Presence Sensor Air

The Loxone Presence Sensor Air is used to detect presence, motion and brightness in a room. The device can either be powered by batteries or external power supply.

In addition to the passive infrared sensor, it also features an acoustic presence detection, which is only available with external power supply.

The Presence Sensor can also detect some pets. Although the sensitivity of the sensor can be reduced, there is no dedicated technology that excludes the detection of pets.

Datasheet Presence Sensor Air

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Mount

For motion to be detected accurately, correct placement of the Motion Sensor on the ceiling is essential. The following drawings can assist with this:

Install the mounting ring at the desired location. Insert the batteries or connect the 24VDC power supply. To complete the installation, attach the Presence Sensor to the mounting ring.


Commissioning

In delivery state, pairing mode will be active after inserting the battery or after the power supply has been established. This is indicated by the status LED flashing red/green/orange.

Then follow the pairing procedure

To activate the pairing mode manually, hold down the pairing button for at least 5 seconds after establishing power supply. The pairing button is located on the back of the device.


Set volume thresholds

From the Presence Sensor's properties you can open a diagram for setting the volume thresholds. Here you set the ambient volume thresholds for presence detection and volume alarm:

A graph is drawn using the current ambient volume of the selected Presence Sensor. Use the graph to adjust the volume thresholds for presence and sound level alarm to the specific location. When doing so, also take into account intermittent sounds that could trigger presence or an alarm even when no one is present. For example, dishwashers (keeping presence active) or high levels of noise from outside such as construction sites, heavy traffic or the like (volume alarm).


Usage and Functionality

The presence input of the sensor can also be used for blocks with motion sensor (Mv) inputs (e.g. Lighting Controller). However, the overrun time is then no longer specified in the blocks but via the Presence Sensor. The overrun time (TH) of the blocks is set to 0.1s when using the presence input. As a result, lighting, for example, remains active for as long as the sensor indicates presence.

In a quiet setting, it may happen that no presence is detected although a person is in fact present. For example, if you do not move for a long time when reading and no sounds occur. As a result, the lighting is switched off. Within 10 seconds of the end of presence, it is possible to reactivate the presence input using sound alone. You could shout "Hey", for example, and switch the lighting back on. It is not necessary to move during this time.


Battery Replacement

To replace the batteries, remove the unit from its base by briefly turning it counterclockwise. Remove the batteries from the back of the unit and insert new AA batteries. The device will restart and the status LED will flash green 3 times.


Sensors

Summary Description Unit Value Range
Volume Minimum Provides the minimum volume periodically based on the value set in "Volume Transmission Cycle". Not available when battery operated. - -
Volume Maximum Provides the maximum volume periodically based on the value set in "Volume Transmission Cycle". Not available when battery operated. - -
Brightness Measured value of the current brightness Lx 0...83000
Motion Input is active when motion is detected - -
Presence Input is active as long as presence is detected. Motion activates the input, volume and motion keep it active. Not available when battery operated. - -
Sound level alarm Input provides a pulse when the volume exceeds the threshold for the sound level alarm. 1 pulse per 10s. Not available when battery operated. - -




Diagnostic Inputs

Summary Description Unit Value Range
Online status Presence Sensor Air Digital -
Battery Low This sensor switches on when the batteries are at a low state of charge.
The device only supplies values to this sensor if it is supplied with batteries.
Digital -
Battery Level This sensor indicates the current battery level.
If the device is externally supplied with 24v, the value of 100 is constantly shown.
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Preferences

Summary Description Unit Value Range Default Value
Monitor Online Status If ticked you will be notified via the Loxone App or the Loxone Cloud Mailer when the device is no longer reachable, e.g. goes offline. - - -
Air serial number Serial number of the Air device - - -
Device type Air device type - - -
Presence volume threshold Minimum volume for presence detection - - -
Volume threshold sound level alarm Minimum volume to trigger sound level alarm - - -
Volume thresholds Configure the volume thresholds using a graph of the current volume - - -
Overrun time presence Overrun duration for presence and motion sensor input s 2...60000 -
Volume transmission cycle Transmission cycle for minimum and maximum volume (1-3600 sec, 0=off) s 0...3600 -
Brightness transmission cycle Brightness transmission cycle (0=OFF). min 0...120 -
Max. time interval between 2 motions Presence is automatically ended if no further motion is detected within the specified time.
0 = Disables this function.
s 0...60000 0
Sensitivity Effects the sensitivity and thus also the distance over which motion can be sensed - - -




Safety Instructions

When connecting to an external power supply, the installation must be carried out by a qualified technician in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Ensure that the device is protected from water.

The device must not be used as part of safety-critical systems.


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Datasheet Presence Sensor Air