The Loxone Intercom is a compact video door station featuring a glass finish, illuminated bell button and proximity sensor. It is available in two colour options.
The microphone is embedded into the front panel, the concealed speakers are located on unit's left side.
The device is connected to the network and powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet).
The integrated Tree interface makes it possible to connect an NFC Code Touch as part of an access solution.
The installation is surface-mounted in a flat frame made of aluminium, which is available as an accessory in a single or double version.
Table of Contents
- Connection to other devices
- Proximity sensor
- Maintenance and cleaning
- SD Card
- Inputs, Outputs, Properties
- Safety Instructions
Depending on the application, the mounting height should be selected in such a way that adults are well captured by the camera, while children can still press the call button. We recommend a mounting height to the top edge of the device of 1600mm.
With the anthracite version of the Intercom, direct sunlight should be avoided because the camera is switched off if the device temperature is too high.
Install the Mounting Bracket by affixing it onto a level surface. Make sure that the TOP marking of the frame is at the top:
A back box behind the bracket is not required, but may be useful for cable management or having a spare loop of cable.
Care must be taken not to cover the speaker openings on the left side of the bracket.
Standard solid core network cable, CAT5 and up, can be used to connect to the local network. Remove about 5 cm of the cable jacket and prepare the orange/white and green/white cores for connection. The other two twisted pairs are not needed and must be made safe.
Strip the cores, then insert them into the matching coloured orange/white and green/white push-in terminals:
The core assignment in the colour shown corresponds to T568B termination. In a network wired according to T568A, the green and orange pairs are swapped.
As the Intercom is capable of Auto MDI-X, operation is ensured in either assignment.
For a compliant connection according to T568A, the orange and green terminal pairs can be interchanged, but this is not technically necessary.
Optionally, an NFC Code Touch as access control or other devices can be connected to the designated terminals (24V output and Tree interface).
A self-adhesive cover is included in the delivery to protect against water. It must be attached above the terminals once connected.
Two markings at the top edge of the housing help with positioning:
Finally, the device is placed into the Mounting Bracket. For this, it is first inserted at the top and the bottom is then snapped into place.
After connecting the intercom, connect the other end of the network cable to the PoE injector, which is available as an accessory. The second port of the PoE injector is connected to the network.
Alternatively, use the port of a PoE (Alternative A) capable switch instead of the PoE injector.
The Intercom starts as soon as the power supply is switched on, and is ready for operation after about 1 minute.
Wait until the Intercom is fully operational.
The device can now be commissioned as described in the following instructions.
During initial setup, the Intercom is ready for pairing with the Miniserver after start-up. This is indicated by the status LED flashing red/green/orange.
Open Loxone Config and connect to the Miniserver. In the periphery tree, first select Network Periphery, then click on Network Device Search in the menu bar
After a few moments, the Intercom should be listed among the network devices in the search window:
If you select an Intercom here, it will identify by quickly flashing the bell button red/green. This also allows multiple devices to be assigned and named.
Highlight the Intercom and click on Configure Device to assign a static IP address to the Intercom.
Then assign a name, room and installation location for the selected Intercom and add it to the program using the Pair Device button or the + symbol and save the program to the Miniserver.
Afterwards, the Intercom is ready for use in configuration in the Loxone Config periphery tree.
The device is programmed and set up using the Intercom function block in Loxone Config.
Drag the Intercom from the periphery tree to the programming page to create the function block.
Connection to other devices↑
The Loxone Intercom also provides a Tree interface and a 24V output to supply additional devices. For example, an NFC Code Touch can be connected to the Intercom as part of an access control solution.
The new version of the NFC Code Touch (100480, 100481, 100482, 100483) can be mounted together with the Intercom in a double bracket, sold separately:
When mounting in the double bracket, vertical positioning of the bracket is preferred and the intercom must be inserted at the top as shown.
When using the double bracket horizontally, the intercom can be inserted on the left, but audio quality is impaired in this case as there are no openings for the speakers in the bracket at this position.
|The devices connected to the 24V power output and the Tree interface of the Intercom must remain independent of the rest of the installation. No connection to other Tree branches, power supplies or devices may be established, not even via a common GND.|
To pair connected Tree devices select the Intercom's Tree interface in the periphery tree in Loxone Config, and start the Tree device search.
The infrared proximity sensor on the glass front detects objects in front of the Intercom.
When an object is detected, the corresponding digital input is activated.
This input can then be used in programming, e.g. to switch on the lights or trigger other events.
Due to the technology used, not only people but objects are also detected; in addition, the range of the proximity sensor is shorter in daylight than in darkness. For this reason, and because of the comparatively narrow angle of detection it is not a fully-fledged replacement for a motion or presence sensor.
Maintenance and cleaning↑
Use a damp, soft cloth to clean the front panel of the device.
Avoid getting any dirt into the openings for the microphone and speaker.
The Micro SD card, located at the bottom edge of the back of the Loxone Intercom, contains the operating system and settings. The SD card slot is protected by a sticker.
The SD card can be removed as follows:
Pull off the sticker and gently press the visible edge of the SD card with your fingernail or a small flat screwdriver.
This will release and partially eject the card so it can be removed.
After re-inserting the card, the opening must again be sealed with a sticker of the same or similar type in order to protect the electronics against moisture.
|Bell button||Input is active when the bell button on the Intercom is pressed.|
|Motion||Input is active when an object is detected by the proximity sensor|
|API Connector||This output is used to connect the Intercom to the Intercom function block.|
|Sabotage||Input indicates a possible sabotage attempt, e.g. if the Intercom is disconnected or can no longer be reached.||-|
|Online Status Intercom||Digital|
|Summary||Description||Unit||Value Range||Default Value|
|Device type||Device type||-||-||-|
|Serial number||Specifies the serial number of the device.
For Extensions: 'Auto' may only be used if only one Extension of this type is being used.
|Monitor online status||When selected, you will be notified via System Status or the Cloud Mailer if the device is no longer available or goes offline.||-||-||-|
|Miniserver||Miniserver this device is paired to||-||-||-|
|Overrun Duration Following Motion||The 'Motion (Mv)' input remains active for the specified overrun time after the last motion was detected. The longer the set overrun time, the fewer packets have to be sent on the network.||s||3...900||-|
The installation must be carried out by a qualified technician in accordance with all applicable regulations.
Please follow the installation guide carefully to ensure protection against water and dirt.
The device must not be used as part of safety-critical systems.