Security in the Loxone Smart Home – Part 1: Protection against break-ins

Lucinda Wood
7th February 2018 in Know How

Security has many facets –
the Loxone Smart Home looks after each one

In your home, you can feel completely safe. It deters burglars for you, watches over the whole family, protects itself and preserves your privacy.

In this part of our security blog series, we’re looking out how to protect your home against break-ins.

 

Protection against burglary

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Did you know that a break-in occurs every 40 seconds in London? Burglary doesn’t just equate to a loss of belongings – it can also affect our peace of mind. This is where a smart home can play an important role: with intelligent defense mechanisms, it will make uninvited guests flee and provide reliable protection around the clock.

So what does burglary protection in a Loxone Smart Home really look like?

Preventive measures: Protects in advance

Before it even comes to a break-in, the Loxone Smart Home takes preventive measures.

For many people who have suffered a break-in, one of the most unsettling things is wondering if the house was being watched prior to the break-in, with someone tracking their movements. One way to throw potential burglars off is with sophisticated presence simulation; it makes it appear as if you’re at home, even when you’re not, switching lights on and off and closing and opening blinds according to your usual routine. This realistic portrayal of your presence will unsettle and drive away any would-be burglars. As a result, your home may also be deemed too risky to burglars and be removed from their list of target properties.

Preventive measures: Protects in advance

Before it even comes to a break-in, the Loxone Smart Home takes preventive measures.

For many people who have suffered a break-in, one of the most unsettling things is wondering if the house was being watched prior to the break-in, with someone tracking their movements. One way to throw potential burglars off is with sophisticated presence simulation; it makes it appear as if you’re at home, even when you’re not, switching lights on and off and closing and opening blinds according to your usual routine. This realistic portrayal of your presence will unsettle and drive away any would-be burglars. As a result, your home may also be deemed too risky to burglars and be removed from their list of target properties.

On behalf of your safety:
Captured & chased reliably

Should the uninvited guest still try their luck, your home will begin a series of alarms to send them running for the hills.

Catch uninvited guests immediately – at every entry point

Whether the thief is getting in through the window or simply using the balcony door that is left open, your home will detect the intruder directly, using motion sensors, glass breakage detectors and other sensors, and respond accordingly:

Beat every burglar

If your home registers an intruder, the alert is broken down into three short-lived stages that will alert you as soon as necessary and give the burglar as little time as possible to make off with your belongings.

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1. Silent Alarm:
You will immediately receive a notification via the app on your smartphone. False alarms are automatically registered by your home and acknowledged in good time.

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2. Audible Alarm:
In the second phase you will receive a call on your mobile phone and your Loxone Music Server will play at full volume. This can be a sound of your choice, from a shrill alarm siren to heavy metal – either way, it attracts attention and make a burglar more likely to leave in a hurry.

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3. Visual Alarm:
Your home is now opening blinds and curtains to draw attention to the intruder. The Loxone Smart Home is now “transparent” and makes the neighbours aware with additional flashing lights throughout the house.

Other security features

Discover all the other security features of the Loxone Smart Home and turn your home into a personal fortress!