Automated Home 2.0 – #12 Loxone Will Power Our New Smart Home!

Loxone in the Automated Home 2.0

We’ve covered Loxone smart home products since 2011 and I’ve always looked at the system with an envious eye. So I’m really delighted to announce that we will be fitting a comprehensive Loxone system in the new Automated Home 2.0!

It probably won’t come as much of a surprise that we’ve chosen Loxone if you’ve been following along with our recent trip to Austria and our stay in theShow Home 🙂

That experience was incredibly useful and my better half, who has zero interest in tech, saw all the advantages of a proper smart home system. She’s genuinely as excited as me now to be installing Loxone in the new house.

Why Loxone

The 2 decades that we lived in our last house certainly cemented my opinion on Home Automation technology, as I tried out a multitude of different smart home systems over the years.

The Loxone Miniserver
The Loxone Miniserver

While some products were genuinely useful (here are the ones we took with us), many others brought frustration and disappointment. How can tech that’s designed to simplify our lives and save time, so often do the exact opposite? Hardware failures, incompatibilities, short battery life along with all the general tinkering required to keep things working, often conspired to make it difficult to live with.

This time we want something more professional, reliable and unobtrusive. And also something that has much more genuine automation built-in, rather than just being a remote control.

Most smart home setups fall foul of integration problems. And remember, even choosing a relatively open ‘standard’ doesn’t guarantee compatibility.

So over the years I’ve come to see the proprietary nature of Loxone to be one of its greatest strengths. These are products that are guaranteed to work together, hassle free.

Loxone Pure Touch Switch


During the planning stages of our project we have worked closely with Loxone Partner, Scott McMurray from Epitome Living. I’ll talk more about Scott and Epitome in a future post, but for now I can say it’s been wonderful to be able to bounce ideas off him and take advantage of all his brilliant Loxone expertise.

Next Time

So there we are, exciting times ahead. There will be plenty of detailed Loxone posts coming your way in the weeks ahead as we finalise the plans for the system and work through the first and second fixes. For now though follow us on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss anything.

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Thank you so much for following our build on Insta. I’ll be announcing this on the blog on Monday morning, but you guys get the news first… 💡[Swipe for more images] ⁣ ⁣ I’m really excited to say we are going to be fitting a comprehensive system in the new Automated Home 2.0! Still a few things to finalise with @epitomeliving (and budgets to massage 🤣) but I’m looking forward to bringing you all the plans, first fix and second fix info over the weeks ahead. ⁣ ⁣ ———————————————————————⁣ 🏡😃⚡️🎛🤖🏡😃⚡️🎛🤖🏡😃⚡️🎛🤖⁣ ——————————————————————— ⁣ ⁣ #AutomatedHome #Loxone #Leak #SmartHome #HomeAutomation #SelfBuild

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Remember to check out our Instagram to follow the project, read the rest of the Automated Home 2.0 blog posts and find the links to all the products we’ve used in our self-build.

5 Comments on "Automated Home 2.0 – #12 Loxone Will Power Our New Smart Home!"

  1. The Loxone system does look interesting with a good set of options for total coverage of all you HA needs. Whilst cheaper than the so called premium home/office automation solutions it still appears expensive. Hope you’ve got deep pockets!

  2. @Paul – Thanks, I believe Loxone is a top quality product that’s in the middle ground between the DIY ‘Islands’ and the millionaire stuff that’s way out of reach.

  3. How are you going to future proof the setup? Will the build allow for easy integration of new tech in 10-20 years?

  4. @Mick – ah, ‘future proofing’, nice idea 🙂 It’s not possible and anyone that tells you it is, is lying to you. We ran many speaker cables in the old place for the future. We never used one of them, we just plugged in Sonos units.

  5. Michael Dewhurst | February 17, 2020 at 12:28 pm |

    I became disillusioned with the whole idea of future proofing when someone convinced me to buy new PCs in the early 90s because they had some new innovation that made them ‘future proof’. Then these future proof PCs seemed to get out of date just as quickly as the old ones had.

    I wonder where those early 90s PCs are now, they must be around somewhere now, still being used, I mean, they are future proof ones 😉

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