Intercom

The Intercom function block is used to integrate and program the Loxone Intercom.

This allows intercom and video via the user interface or App.

Table of Contents


Inputs

Abbreviation Summary Description
Ib Trigger input for doorbell Activates the doorbell.
Mute Mutes the doorbell when ON Doorbell via Audio Player and output Qb is deactivated. Instead, output Qmute is activated when ringing.
TTS Text to speech Text input for playing a voice message over the Intercom speakers
R Reset Disables the block




Outputs

Abbreviation Summary Description
Qb Doorbell Output for controlling a doorbell
Qmute Doorbell muted Output for controlling an alternative when doorbell is muted
Q1 User-defined function 1 Can be triggered from the user interface
Q2 User-defined function 2 Can be triggered from the user interface
Q3 User-defined function 3 Can be triggered from the user interface
IC Intercom Connector To assign this block to an Intercom, connect the API Connector of the Loxone Intercom to this output.




Parameters

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range Default Value
Bmax Ringing duration Specifies for how long the camera image is displayed in the App for accepting the video call.
Also, the outputs Qb and Qmute will remain active for a maximum of this duration.
If the call is accepted or rejected, the outputs deactivate.
During this time, the doorbell signal is only played once by the assigned audio zones, even if visitors ring several times.
s 0...∞ 60
Lbr Button illumination brightness Sets the brightness of the bell button illumination % 0...100 20
Lon Manual button illumination Input activates the bell button illumination. - - 0
Tp ON duration of the output pulse Duration of the pulse at outputs Q1-Q3. s 0...∞ 3




Properties

Summary Description Default Value
Q1: User Interface Action 1 Name for function 1
e.g. door release
-
Q2: User Interface Action 2 Name for function 2
e.g. outside light
-
Q3: User Interface Action 3 Name for function 3
e.g. Inside Light
-
Reply With Message The specified text is played back as a voice message on the Intercom when selecting it in the user interface. -
Audio Player Bell Output Pair the Intercom with your Audio Players to play a ringtone when the doorbell is pressed. -




Programming example

First, a Loxone Intercom is paired.

The block is automatically created when the Loxone Intercom is dragged from the periphery tree to the programming page:

The doorbell button input of the Intercom is connected to the block's Ib input.

A separate doorbell can be connected to output Qb. Outputs Q1 - Q3 are used to control user-defined functions, such as door strikes and lighting. These can be named in the properties of the function block and are then available in the user interface to control the corresponding output.

A double-clicking on the block allows you to select Audio Player blocks. These will then play the doorbell sound when the doorbell is rung.


User Interface and Operation

Once the configuration is saved in the Miniserver and it has restarted, the Intercom functions are available in the user interface and App.
The video image can be viewed, calls can be accepted, and programmed functions, e.g. a door opener can be activated:

When the bell button on the Intercom in pressed, a notification with an image of the visitor is displayed on mobile devices. From the notification, you can accept the call or open the App.

These notifications may be restricted on some iOS devices if the "Private Relay" service is active.
If this is the case, the notification will not display an image. Instead, the Loxone App is opened to access the functions of the notification and to display the image.
On iOS 15 devices, the connection to the Miniserver may be interrupted when establishing the video connection.
The following steps may help in some cases:
- Close the video view and try again
- Use a different network (WiFi / mobile network).
Apple is aware of this issues and will provide a fix with a future iOS update.

Video and audio connection are not supported in the web interface of the Miniserver Gen. 1.
The Loxone Apps, on the other hand, do fully support the Miniserver Gen. 1.