Automated house 2.0 – #30 Interfacing our Garage Doors to our Loxone wise house

one of the things we liked about the old home was the capability to drive into our garage as well as from there be able to walk directly into the house. It’s a bit thing, however it feels like a luxury, especially when it’s cold, dark, wet as well as windy outside.

So this was absolutely something we wished to replicate in the new location as well as an connected garage was in our listing of bullet points for the style of the home ideal from the start.

We looked around at rather a few solutions. I didn’t want sectional doors once again with their rails, rollers, chain as well as motor across the ceiling like in our last location (see photo). So I started to look around at a lot more compact roller doors.

After a number of suggestions we ultimately settled on the Hörmann RollMatic garage doors. These are a high quality German system with the contemporary look we desired as well as we bought 2 size 2380mmx 2470mm units in RAL colour 7016 to match our windows.

Interfacing Hörmann RollMatic to Loxone

Some doors need this Hörmann universal Adapter Board UAP 1 however the motors on ours were appropriate to be interfaced directly to our system by means of Loxone relays.

They have a built-in security circuit that reverses their motors when the bottom seal comes into physical get in touch with with an obstacle. however we likewise added the optional non-contact photocell security sensors to the doors which provides additional peace of mind while operating them remotely. In truth these may be a demand for remote operation when you are not in sight of the doors (check your regional laws).

The doors take around 20 seconds to open completely as well as on their way back down have a soft close program, slowing as they near the bottom so they seal to the concrete floor gently.

We’re utilizing Loxone Door / window get in touch with Air units (4 total) to verify the open as well as closed positions of the 2 doors which gives us their status. If I was doing this once again I believe I may utilize difficult wired door contacts instead, although this may work out to be a lot more costly (I’m not sure) as it would need 4 digital inputs.

As with all our Loxone kit, the appeal lies in the tight integration of every element which indicates the door contacts, movement sensors as well as other aspects around the garage all type part of the safety system too.

Now the doors can be operated from any type of of our Loxone interfaces as well as input devices. The Loxone Touch switch in the utility has been programmed to operate the doors so as we leave in the morning we can begin them opening. now we’re prepared to drive out when we’re sitting in the car.

They can be operated from their own RF remotes, the Loxone mobile app on our phones as well as wall mounted iPad, in addition to the NFC Keypads outside too.

But the most fascinating element is of program the automations. For example – having the doors close immediately when wind as well as rain reach a specific level based on the weather condition station information. any type of of the garage doors left open when the home goes into night mode are closed immediately too.

Adding HomeLink

HomeLink is a wireless garage door opening system that’s developed into lots of cars. It can be retro-fitted to the Tesla which can then be set to immediately terminate the command to open the door as you approach, utilizing the car’s GPS location.

Our Hörmann system is not HomeLink compatible out of the box, nevertheless it turns out it’s fairly basic to adapt with this Liftmaster universal receiver which we may in shape in the future.

Checkout the video below…


We will be covering great deals a lot more on our Loxone set up in the coming weeks so keep in mind to check out our Instagram to comply with the project, checked out the rest of the Automated house 2.0 blog articles as well as discover the links to all the products we’ve used in our self-build.





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