Each zone can be freely associated to a partition to simplify its management, depending on the model up to 30 partitions are available. For each partition it is possible to program the entry, exit, warning, patrol times and define different entry modes.
On the control panel it is possible to register a virtually unlimited number of different voice messages, with hundreds of minutes of recording; they allow to warn the user in case of alarm or failure (with a personalized message for each zone).
The voice messages are generated by a textto- speech (TTS) synthesis engine: it is available thanks to the Loquendo® libraries (*) and released by a “one-off” license. You can use the licenses purchased on USB key that are compatible with traditional lares, for the generation in local connection, or buy a new one with scratch card for generation via Ksenia SecureWeb (therefore remotely via APP).
Rooms / Maps
Enduser has at his disposal a logical organization subdivided into rooms, so that he can interact with numerous features configured on his control panel. Each device that has been programmed on the system (sensors, outputs, scenarios, cameras, etc.), in fact, can be combined with one or more rooms. With the APP lares 4.0, opening the display for rooms in the section SMART HOME, it is possible to see each element, previously configured, in that room and be immediately in control wherever you are. But there is more than that! Each room can be linked with an image, a picture of the space or a layout where each device can be placed exactly where it is physically located. With one simple click, through the user WebServer, you can move from one corner of your house to the other, without having to get up from your couch!
#hashtags are a necessary tool of work when you need to implement replicated programming. After all, they are simply labels which allow to operate on several homogeneous objects at the same time. So, to create a scenario to switch off all the lights, you do not need to program a long list of actions that should act on a single output. It will be enough to create #hashtag #light, associate it to all related outputs and write down just one instruction that turns off all the #light. The same facility is also available for zones, users and user interfaces management!
Any request received from your Customer, even the most demanding ones, can be satisfied thanks
to the Programmable logics. Try to put together hundreds of different events and arrange them with AND/OR operators: it will take few seconds to make the features of lares 4.0 more flexible and surprising!
The access control section, already integrated on the lares 4.0, is also highly developed. In fact, the control panel is able to manage over 1000 users to whom it is possible to associate PINs to be used in the keypad or RF-ID tags. The user can interact with the system by having up to 64 user interfaces (keypads and proximity readers), which allow a management of every gate. Each user can be assigned to one of 7 different access levels, with different privileges: from the administrator who has complete control of the system, to the minimum level which is only allowed to activate a scenario. From lares 4.0 app it is possible, for administrators and masters users, to manage the authorizations and configurations of other users, as long as they belong to the same partitions.
Thanks to the temperature and humidity sensor of domus, the central panel offers to enduser a sophisticated control of heating and air-conditioning of rooms. Each control panel can manage up to 40 independent chronothermostats, each one of them can operate over independent air-conditioning devices or thermostatic valves. The easy management through APP lares 4.0 for user, or even from ergo-T touch keyboard, joins an exceptional level of functions: from a trivial manual management of temperature up to the programming of weekly programmes divided into time slots and advanced energy saving modes. Of course, both heating and air-conditioning can be set according to the season. Finally, the possibility of controlling humidity of environment, because 360 degree management of comfort is a must-have!
*It may be associated with any model / brand of
Control Panel, even if they are without voice dialer.
Lots of new security features and integrated home automation
integrated home automation Not only is the platform easily integrated into any logic of Home Integration & Automation, but it is also the absolute protagonist being perfectly able to manage the home automation applications you have always dreamed of for your home without the need for PC or complicated programs. Below is a list of some home automation applications that do not include intrusion: lighting, heating, air conditioning systems, irrigation systems, automation and load control, fire detection and suppression system, audio and video entertainment, audio and video surveillance, access control.
The control panel also allows the acquisition of a new programming without restarting the system, any modification does not change the status of the system. New functions have been added to expand the potential of the control panel, such as hashtags per zones, outputs, users and user interfaces: a single label to manage even 644 outputs in one go! Many new features on scenarios, such as the possibility to exclude and include zones, enable or disable users, manage 4 modes of entry (manual override, forced with exclusion, forced with alarm, certified EN50131). Moreover the behaviour of the
scenario can even be variable depending on the localization (local or remote): for example, opening a door remotely requires the insertion of a PIN while locally it takes simply to press a button! All this without losing control of the intrusion, today even more powerful but simplified in many aspects to facilitate the Installer’s work.
Firmware update remotely
Both the control panel firmware and all the peripheral devices connected via the KS-BUS can be simply updated in a few seconds. It is not necessary to make any special connections, nor to insert jumpers or switch off the system or peripherals: the firmware is already in the control panel which downloads it by itself at every update from the Ksenia SecureWeb. The update is done by simply pressing a button and it is safe. All Ksenia Security devices have a unique firmware update technology: the dual-firmware-mode. A copy of the new firmware is saved on the device (control panel) that needs to be updated. Once the copy is finished (it can be done during normal system operation) the device checks the new firmware using a CRC (Cyclic-Redundancy-Check): if it is correct, it will start using the new firmware; otherwise it will continue to use the old code, ensuring maximum reliability even in case of interruption of the transmission. In practice all Ksenia Security systems are backwards compatible, new features or functions available in the future can be added also to existing systems without the need to modify or replace the peripherals themselves.
Future devices: scalability
This special update management ensures that, once a lares control panel is installed, it will be compatible with all future Ksenia Security devices, without any need to replace the control panel, simply by updating its firmware.
The future ahead of us
lares 4.0 is an evolutionary platform that will allow us to always add new and innovative functions oriented to Security, access control and Home & Building Automation. Feedbacks from our customers are important to give the right priorities to all the functions we intend to add from time to time and identify new ones. lares platform has been constantly enriched with functions from 2011 until 2015, absorbing most of the R & D resources. We expect the lares 4.0 platform to follow the same path!