Door Entry Alert for Corner Shops

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Brief: I want to be made aware of a customer entering the store.

Door entry alerts are particularly important in business and sales premises. If a shop owner or their employees are not on the shopfloor, e.g. in an office or storage room, a door entry alert on the shop door prevents customers from having to wait unnecessarily long for service.

An effective door entry alert is also important for deterring burglars and therefore reducing theft.

If you are looking for a simple, modern door entry alert for business and sales premises, this application example offers you the perfect solution.

Solution: Using minimal hardware for a door entry alert setup.

In a Loxone installation, it is easy to monitor the status of doors and inform the relevant parties about any visitors thanks to the Door & Window Contact Air.

In our example, we decided to use visual notification via the lighting – if the door is opened, the Door & Window Contact Air registers this. The Miniserver then makes the light in a defined room flash for a pre-determined amount of seconds.

Tip: If you prefer a different or additional type of door entry alert, there are no limits to your imagination. For example, you can implement a notification via push notification on your smartphone or via the text-to-speech function of our music server.

Hardware:

Configuration:

Air Quality Monitoring:

Door Entry Alert - Loxone Config Screenshot

Download the sample file:

Access Information Store

Config 10.3.11.27

The advantages of an intelligent door entry alert for the likes of corner shops and small stores.

Nobody wants to wait. Every minute that a potential customer spends in the store unnoticed increases the chance that he or she will leave the store frustrated and make the purchase elsewhere. However, it’s not always possible for a business to constantly have staff on the shop floor.

Thanks to our intelligent door entry alert, visitors are guaranteed to be noticed, as owners and staff are informed of the incoming customers through the flashing lights. They can react immediately, take care of the customers and drastically reduce their waiting time. At the same time, a reliable door entry alert provides a reassuring feeling should owners and employees be out of sight.

 

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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