Burglar Alarm

INTRODUCTION

The burglar alarm block can be used to set up an alarm system in your house with Loxone. You can use the motion sensors you already have in your house to control your lighting to also trigger your alarm so you do not have to double up on motion sensors in every room!

See below for more information on how to set up a basic alarm system and also information about the user interface.

BASIC SETUP

To set up an alarm with Loxone is straightforward. First off add in the Burglar alarm block to your program, then connect the inputs that you have wired to your motion sensors to I1 which is for movement sensors (look in the overview section below for more information on the inputs, outputs and parameters). You can also connect window and door sensors like in this example.

Next connect an input, either a switch or perhaps an iButton to the Tr input to arm and disarm the alarm.

Finally connect an output that is wired to a sounder for example to Q2. You can make use of existing outputs such as mulit-room audio or your lights to flash them and play loud music on trigger of one of the outputs Q1-Q6.

When you add the Burglar Alarm block there is an automatic popup block that allows you to connect in the background the inputs and the outputs that are relevant. For example the Air and Tree devices that are applicable can be added as sensors. The lighting controllers, automatic blinds and music server zone blocks can also be connect as output items.

Loxone Config Burglar Alarm

INPUTS

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range
I1 Motion Sensors Single pulse to set off alarm (motion sensors) Digital 0/1
I2 Glass breakage detectors Single pulse to set off alarm (glass breakage sensor) Digital 0/1
I3 Window contacts Single pulse to set off alarm (window contacts) (0 = closed, 1 = open) Digital 0/1
I4 Door contacts Single pulse to set off alarm (door contacts) (0 = closed, 1 = open) Digital 0/1
I5 Other Single pulse to set off alarm (other devices). Digital 0/1
Tr Trigger including motion sensors Arms / Disarms the burglar alarm with Motion Sensors A single pulse immediately arms / disarms alarm system (toggle) Motion sensors are included and can trigger the alarm Digital 0/1
TrNm Arm/Disarm without Motion Sensors Single pulse arms/disarms the alarm without Motion Sensors A single pulse immediately arms / disarms alarm system (toggle) Motion sensors not being used to trigger alarm (i.e. Night Mode) Digital 0/1
A Arm including motion sensors Single pulse arms the burglar alarm including motion sensors Digital 0/1
ANm Arm without motion sensors Single pulse arms alarm system without motion sensors Digital 0/1
V Trigger delayed arming including motion sensors Single pulse arms alarm system with delay including motion sensors. The duration of the delay is defined with the parameter “Da” Digital 0/1
VNm Delayed arm without motion sensors Single pulse arms alarm system with delay without the motion sensors. The duration of the delay is defined with the parameter “Da” Digital 0/1
R Reset Single pulse disarms alarm system This will also cancel any active alarm Digital 0/1
C Trigger Acknowledge Acknowledge Alarm The current alarm and outputs Q1-Q6 are deactivated The alarm system, however, remains armed and the alarm is reactivated only when another detector is triggered Digital 0/1
Dis Disable Disable input of the burglar alarm (child lock) Locks all inputs to the block in configuration but does not disable access via the app Digital 0/1

OUTPUTS

Abbreviation Description Unit Value Range
AQ Analogue Output – Value indicates the state of the alarm: 0 = disarmed 1 = armed with motion sensors 2 = armed without motion sensors 0…2
Q1 Digital Output – ON when silent alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D1” from the initial trigger of an alarm Digital 0/1
Q2 Digital Output – ON when audible alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D2” from the initial trigger of an alarm The selected Music Server Zones play the alarm sound Digital 0/1
Q3 Digital Output – ON when visual alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D3” from the initial trigger of an alarm The selected Lighting Controllers are set to alarm mode and, in addition, all the selected blinds are raised Digital 0/1
Q4 Digital Output – ON when internal alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D4” from the initial trigger of an alarm Digital 0/1
Q5 Digital Output – ON when external alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D5” from the initial trigger of an alarm Digital 0/1
Q6 Digital Output – ON when remote alarm is active Only becomes active after time parameter ”D6” from the initial trigger of an alarm Digital 0/1
AQn Analogue Output – Value indicating number of active sensors
Qt Digital Output – ON when test mode is active Only used if the parameter Tm = 1 Digital 0/1
AQr Time remaining in activation delay Remaining time in seconds until activation of the alarm system s 0…∞
TQ Text Output – Providing last triggered sensor Text includes date, time and the name of the sensor Text Text
Qo Digital Output – When ON indicates that door or window are open during arming. Digital 0/1
AQT Text Output – Providing TTS when I4 is ON during arming (should be connected to the TTS input of a Music Server Zone) Text Text

PARAMETERS

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range
Remanence input Remanence Input: If active, the block resumes its last state after a Miniserver restart. Digital 0/1
Da Duration of Arming Delay Defines the duration of the delay after which the Alarm System is activated. s 0…∞
D1 Delay duration for the Silent Alarm Defines the duration of how long, after the alarm is triggered, the silent alarm (Q1) should be delayed. s 0…∞
D2 Delay duration for the Audible Alarm Defines the duration of how long after the alarm is triggered the Audible Alarm (Q2) should be delayed. s 0…∞
D3 Delay duration for the Visual Alarm Defines the duration for how long, after the Alarm is triggered, to delay the Visual Alarm (Q3). s 0…∞
D4 Delay duration for the Internal Alarm Defines the duration of how long, after the alarm is triggered, the Internal Alarm (Q4) should be delayed. s 0…∞
D5 Delay duration for the External Alarm Defines the duration of how long, after the Alarm is triggered, the External Alarm (Q5) should be delayed. s 0…∞
D6 Delay duration for the Remote Alarm Defines the duration of how long, after the alarm is triggered, the Remote Alarm (Q6) should be delayed. s 0…∞
Ti Duration by which input pulses are extended Defines the duration of how long input pulses are extended. This elongation is used when calculating the simultaneously active sensors. 0 = No elongation s 0…∞
T2 Duration time before 2nd Motion Sensor Defines how long a 2nd Motion Detector must be activated in order to trigger more than a Silent Alarm. Different triggers will continue to immediately trigger the alarm. 0 = this function is not being used. s 0…∞
Tm Test mode Parameter – Test mode If turned to On only the Output (Qt) will be activated. Digital 0/1
Dm Maximum Alarm Duration Defines the how long the Alarm System will remain active before it reverts to a Silent Alarm 0 = Unlimited Make sure that the duration is longer than the longest delay (D1-D6), otherwise, this level will never be activated! s 0…∞
Ca Automatic alarm acknowledgment Parameter – Automatic alarm acknowledgement The maximum duration of an alarm, at the end of this time the alarm is automatically acknowledged. Digital 0/1
Ii Contact state change Parameter – Take into account the initial state of window and door contacts Defines whether the initial state of the window and door contacts should be taken into account If Ii = 1 (on), the alarm can be armed even if a window or door is open. The alarm will not be triggered until the status of the contact changes i.e. The window is then closed. Digital 0/1

USER INTERFACE

The last 40 detectors to be triggered are listed in the burglar alarm user interface. You can arm the alarm through the app either immediately or with a delay. You can also acknowledge and disarm the alarm through the app.

              

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxoneSensors that are triggered by breaking a contact must either be inverted, or if all the sensors of this type are connected to a single input, then that input can itself be inverted.