Video intercom without fisheye effect – elektro.net


The Loxone intercom is available in white and anthracite

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Ruediger KeinbergerThe CEO of Loxone explains: “The intercom is made in Europe. It is a joint development within the Loxone Group – by the engineers and designers in Kollerschlag, Austria, and by Baudisch in Wäschenbeuren, Germany. There it is produced on one of the most modern production lines in Europe. Clean lines, elegant understatement and a timeless design make it probably the most beautiful – and smartest – video intercom in the world.

Residents or users of single- and multi-family houses and commercial properties can not only look forward to the successful design, but also to the numerous advantages of the intercom system. Andreas HetzendorferThe Chief Product Officer for Loxone puts it in a nutshell: “Loxone relies on a completely new approach to the intercom field in terms of product architecture and components used.” Compact components such as cameras and speakers are used, as they are also used in high-quality smartphones. Because of their compactness, they enable a flat design that makes a recessed box obsolete.

No gnarled noses

Several software innovations such as the image and sound processor (echo canceler and active noise reduction) were also developed for the intercom. In this way, unwanted distortions such as uneven noses in the image area (fisheye effect) are eliminated. And the voices of visitors and residents are clear and easy to understand, even with wind and other ambient noise. Thanks to an integrated proximity sensor, the intercom’s lighting is activated so that visitors can quickly find their way around.

Integrated into the building

The seamless integration into the Loxone universe opens up further application possibilities. If, for example, the children are already in bed, the visit is announced with a flashing light and the doorbell remains silent. The latter can be defined by sound effects – instead of a simple “Ding-Dong”, the possibilities are endless.

Remote access via “Remote Connect” ensures that residents never miss a visit again. Thanks to “Rich Push Notification”, residents can already see on the lock screen who is at the door and can thus interact with the visitor. The intercom also allows you to save three freely definable messages. With just a tap in the app, these are broadcast via text-to-speech, such as “I can’t talk right now, please put the package in the garage”.

And if you don’t want to or can’t say “hello” at the moment, you’ll still know exactly who was at the door thanks to the optional visitor history photos. A service that, like remote access, also provides more security. As is usual with Loxone, the images and all other data are of course stored on the miniserver and not in a cloud. Last but not least, and good to know for builders: the use of the intercom system is fully eligible for financing from the German reconstruction loan company (KfW).

Benefits for the craft

With the intercom, Loxone partners benefit from the simple installation and integration into the Loxone solution. Installation is made easier by practical push-in terminals and power supply via the integrated wooden extension with 24V to 3W (PoE). Wooden devices such as an NFC Code Touch can be connected directly to the intercom. To the delight of builders, investors, architects and craftsmen, no built-in box is required for installation. This is good for the overall effect of the facade, especially in the entrance area, and opens up maximum flexibility. This particularly applies to modern facade building materials such as wood or metal.

The integration of the intercom takes place with just a few mouse clicks in “Loxone Config”. Remote access via the “Remote Connect Service” can also be set up with just one click of the mouse. The communication between the app and the intercom takes place with true end-to-end encryption thanks to “WebRTC”. In addition, communication via SIP is still supported. In combination with “NFC Code Touch”, Intercom is a flexible and comprehensive access solution.

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