Caravan Monitoring System

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Brief: I want a caravan monitoring system

Many people in the UK enjoy having a caravan. They can offer a great way to holiday in multiple locations while keeping some level of familiarity – they can even make a permanent home. However, when used as a holiday home, caravans are often left unattended when they’re not being used. If there are personal belongings on board this can cause a certain level of anxiety and worry.

A caravan monitoring system would help alleviate some of this fear as you’ll be able to remotely check whether doors or windows are open, for example. That is just one of many benefits of having a caravan monitoring system – in this Use Case, we’ll show you how to set up such a system using Loxone…

Solution: Using Loxone to create a caravan monitoring system

Loxone is an extremely versatile system. Thanks to our powerful hardware and incredibly flexible software, our solution is suitable for a range of special applications such as creating a caravan monitoring system.

A Miniserver on its own would provide intelligent lighting control using its built-in relays. Door & Window Contacts will then allow you to check the status of any, you guessed it, doors and windows – regardless of where you are in the world. If the caravan has a motorised awning, this can also be automatically controlled using Loxone.

When the caravan is locked, the lights go out automatically, any awnings are retracted and the owner receives confirmation from the system that all doors are closed and the system is in All Out Mode.

Anything that has been automated by Loxone is displayed in the Loxone App and can be controlled from there if necessary (even remotely). A Touch Switch or Remote Air could also be used to give intuitive control of the caravan monitoring system.

If something is amiss, the Miniserver sends a push notification. If the owner would rather be contacted by phone, this is possible via the Caller Service.

Important:

To control the van via the Loxone App, a 4G router is needed, to enable an external connection. If this kind of router is not available and therefore there is no local connection, it is not possible to communicate with the van. However, notifications will still be received.

For the power supply, a transformer is needed to convert the 12V from the caravan to the 24V for the Miniserver.

In this example, we’ve used Loxone Air – a wireless technology. However, hard wiring this system would also be possible using Loxone Tree – depending on requirements and conditions.

Hardware:

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Why you and your customer should consider implementing a caravan monitoring system?

A caravan is a big investment. You or your customers want to be able to enjoy it however, it should also be protected. With Loxone, it’s possible to configure an intelligent caravan monitoring system. This system will automatically take care of fundamental features such as lighting however, it will also enable remote monitoring of security features such as the status of the doors and windows – giving incredible peace of mind when away from the caravan. One of the many great things about Loxone is that it’s extremely flexible – meaning that you can expand the system at any time should any other functionality be needed.

 

Local regulations and standards need to be observed. The contents of this page make certain installation assumptions. The information herein does not replace the contextual know-how of a Loxone Partner. As a professionally-installed solution, please consult with a Loxone Partner to realise any of the functionality listed in this Use Case.

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