Emergency Alarm

The Emergency Alarm allows individuals in emergency situations to trigger a call for help or an alarm.
For this, compatible devices such as the Button Air, the Wrist Button Air, or a Loxone Touch are linked to the block, or the block's inputs and outputs are used for manual programming.

The alarm is triggered when an assigned button is pressed.

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Abbreviation Summary Description Value Range
Tg Toggle push & hold If input is active longer than parameter (Ta), an alarm is triggered.
If input is active longer than parameter (Tc) while an alarm is active, the alarm is confirmed.
A Activate alarm Triggers the alarm. 0/1
Ca Confirm alarm 0/1
Off Off Pulse: Outputs are reset / switched off.
On: Block is locked.
Dominating input.


Abbreviation Summary Description Value Range
A Alarm 0/1
Aon Pulse on alarm start 0/1
Aoff Pulse on alarm end 0/1
Ca Cause of alarm Provides the name or location of the triggering button or the name of the app user. -
Cc Cause of confirmation Provides the name or location of the acknowledging button or the name of the app user. -
AC API Connector Intelligent API based connector. -


Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range Default Value
Ta Push & hold time alarm For input (Tg). sec 1...10 4
Tc Push & hold time confirmation For input (Tg). sec 1...10 2


Summary Description Value Range Default Value
Number of Entries Maximum number of saved messages. 2...100 20
Configuration Configure devices for use as emergency buttons. Normal buttons (e.g. Touch Tree) trigger an alarm if they are pressed for the duration 'Ta'. A further pulse for the duration 'Tc' acknowledges the alarm. - -

Programming example

A window for assigning supported devices opens when the block is created, or when clicking on Assign objects at the lower edge of the block.
This is where the devices to be used for emergency alarms are selected:

When using a dedicated device like the Button Air or the Wrist Button Air, the Alarm is triggered immediately when pressing it. Parameter Ta is ignored.

When using a Loxone Touch, the center button (I3) is used to trigger the alarm. A long click with the time specified by parameter Ta is required to trigger the alarm.

Other devices such as conventional retractive buttons or switches can also be connected to the function block via digital inputs.

Subsequently, the sending of the call for help or an alarm can be configured via the text outputs of the function block, for example, by a notification or the caller service.