JP2004135203A - Residential information management system - Google Patents

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JP2004135203A
JP2004135203A JP2002299709A JP2002299709A JP2004135203A JP 2004135203 A JP2004135203 A JP 2004135203A JP 2002299709 A JP2002299709 A JP 2002299709A JP 2002299709 A JP2002299709 A JP 2002299709A JP 2004135203 A JP2004135203 A JP 2004135203A
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Norio Isozaki
Masahiro Kidokoro
Yoshinori Muroi
城所 正博
室井 義則
磯崎 典夫
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Matsushita Electric Works Ltd
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a residential information management system for announcing the maintenance time of an arbitrary facility in a house. <P>SOLUTION: A master unit 1 is equipped with a monitor device 37 for displaying an image of an intercom slave set 2 with a camera. Besides, the master unit 1 has a function for registering kinds of facilities installed in the house, and the maintenance time of the registered facilities is managed by a center server 602. When the maintenance time of each facility comes, the center server 602 notifies it to the master unit 1 via the Internet and displays notice contents prompting the maintenance on the monitor device 37 together with the kind of the facility requiring the maintainance. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
TECHNICAL FIELD The present invention relates to a home information management system that manages maintenance time for equipment in a house.
[0002]
[Prior art]
2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, an electronic device in a house is connected to a server on a network via a communication device, and product follow information is transmitted from the server to the communication device based on maintenance information of the electronic device managed by the server. Accordingly, a technique has been proposed in which guidance information of a bargain product, information indicating early detection of a failure, and use information are provided as follow information (for example, see Patent Document 1).
[0003]
[Patent Document 1]
JP-A-2002-16983 (page 6-7, FIG. 8)
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
The technology described in Patent Literature 1 provides follow-up information on electronic devices connected to a communication device from a server, and cannot obtain maintenance information on various facilities in a house that is not connected to the communication device. . For example, it is convenient if there is a function of notifying the lamp replacement time of a lighting fixture, etc., but this kind of maintenance is performed by a family member and is not of a type provided by a server. May be difficult to apply. Further, in addition to the communication device, it is necessary to provide a function capable of communicating with the communication device in the electronic device, and there is a problem that the cost is high.
[0005]
The present invention has been made in view of the above circumstances, and an object of the present invention is to provide a residential information management system that can notify a maintenance time of an arbitrary facility in a house.
[0006]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
The invention according to claim 1 includes a door phone handset having a built-in camera, and a master unit provided in a house and having image display means for displaying an image captured by the door phone slave unit, wherein the master unit is located in a house. Equipment management means for registering the type of equipment installed, and maintenance for displaying information that prompts maintenance together with the type of equipment requiring maintenance on the image display means when the equipment registered in the equipment management means comes to maintenance. And timing management means.
[0007]
According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the first aspect of the present invention, the maintenance time management means includes a communication means for connecting the master unit to a network, and a facility management company for determining the type of equipment registered in the equipment management means. And a main control unit having a function of notifying the management server owned by the server through a network. The main control unit notifies the image display unit of the type of the equipment when the management server notifies the management server according to the type of the equipment. In addition, it is characterized in that the content of the notification for prompting the maintenance is displayed.
[0008]
According to a third aspect of the present invention, in the second aspect of the present invention, there is provided an input unit for inputting whether or not a maintenance request is required, and the main control unit is input from the input unit in response to a notification prompting maintenance from the management server. A function of notifying the management server of the necessity of the maintenance request.
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
In the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 1, an example is shown in which an intercom function, a control and monitoring function of house equipment, and security functions such as crime prevention / disaster prevention are integrated around a main unit 1. The base unit 1 is provided with various connection units 20 to 27 and 29 (see FIG. 2). The connection unit 20 is connected to a device that outputs sound or image, and includes, for example, a door phone slave unit 2 with a camera, a door phone slave unit 2 ′ without a camera, a sensor camera 3a activated in conjunction with a human sensor attached thereto, and the like. A monitoring camera 3b provided on an entrance porch or the like is connected. Here, the camera means a TV camera and functions as an imaging device. Note that the imaging device also includes a web camera described later. A sensor or a switch is connected to the connection unit 21, for example, the calling push button device 4, the fire alarm sensor 5 a, the gas sensor 5 b, the security switch 6, and the emergency push button device 7 are connected. Furthermore, the air conditioner 8 and the electric lock 9 conforming to the JEM-A standard are connected to the connection unit 22. A plurality of these connection portions 20 to 22 are provided. The connection part 23 is connected with an additional bell 10 for alarm notification, and the connection part 24 is connected via a transmission line 13 to the sub-base units 12 and 12a provided in the house as needed. The connection unit 25 connects the two-wire bus 14 for RS485 of the general-purpose communication system, and the connection unit 26 connects the 10BASE-T cable 15. Further, to the connection unit 27, a communication line 18 between the telephone set 16 and an intercom adapter 17 that enables the telephone set 16 to be used as an intercom handset is connected. The connection unit 29 connects an additional speaker 11 used in the same manner as a built-in speaker SP described later. The base unit 1 is also provided with a contact output unit 28 for sending a notification output to the automatic notification unit 19 when an abnormality occurs.
[0010]
As shown in FIG. 2, inside the base unit 1, as shown in FIG. 2, a CPU unit 30 responsible for signal processing and control of the whole base unit 1, and intercom slave units 2, 2 ′ through signal lines 80 connected to the connection unit 20. A door phone call detection circuit 31 that detects a call signal sent from the CPU and outputs a detection signal corresponding to the call signal to the CPU unit 30, and outputs a signal from a sensor or switch connected to the connection unit 21 to the CPU unit 30. An I / O port 33 for communicating with each other via the internal bus 32 and a selector circuit 34 for selecting an audio signal or a video signal respectively taken in through the plurality of connection units 20 under the control of the CPU unit 30. Provided. The audio signal and the video signal from the camera-equipped door phone handset 2 are transmitted by frequency multiplexing, the audio signal is transmitted from the door phone handset 2 ', and the video signal is transmitted from the monitoring camera 3b and the sensor camera 3a. Is done. The video signal is FM-modulated, and the video signal captured through the selector circuit 34 is demodulated by the video demodulation circuit 35.
[0011]
Furthermore, the base unit 1 can apply a video converter 36 for converting an analog video signal demodulated by the video demodulation circuit 35 into digital image data, and add, process, and correct the image data from the video converter 36. A graphics generation circuit 39, a video converter 40 for converting image data output from the graphics generation circuit 39 into an analog video signal, and a video modulation circuit for FM-modulating and transmitting the video signal output from the video converter 40 41 are provided. The video signal output from the video converter 40 is displayed on a monitor device 37 composed of a liquid crystal display, and the signal obtained by FM-modulating the video signal output from the video modulation circuit 41 is transmitted to the sub master unit 12 through the connection unit 24, An image is displayed on a monitor device 63 (see FIG. 3) composed of a liquid crystal display provided in master device 12. The graphics generation circuit 39 is a circuit for generating graphic data, has a function of adding the generated graphic data to a predetermined position of the image data from the video converter 36, and the function of adding the generated graphic data to the image data from the video converter 36. It has a function of independently outputting, a function of combining generated graphic data with image data from the video converter 36, and a function of performing image quality correction processing and effect processing of image data from the video converter 36. That is, the graphics generation circuit 39 displays a touch switch on an image displayed on the monitor devices 37 and 63, a composite display or a superimposed display of images captured by the intercom slave unit 2, the sensor camera 3a, and the monitoring camera 3b. It performs status display of sensors and switches connected to the connection unit 21, display of absence recording information described later, image quality correction, image effect processing, and the like. The graphics generation circuit 39 is provided with a video RAM 44 as a working memory.
[0012]
A call processing circuit 42 is provided between the selector circuit 34 and the connection unit 24, and audio signals from the intercom slave units 2, 2 ′ taken in through the selector circuit 34 are passed through the call processing circuit 42 to the sub master unit 12, The audio signal transmitted to the sub-units 12 and 12a via the connection unit 24 is transmitted to the intercom slave units 2 and 2 'through the communication processing circuit 42. That is, the call processing circuit 42 controls a call state between the intercom slave units 2, 2 'and the sub master units 12, 12a. A control signal based on an FSK signal frequency-multiplexed together with the audio signal and the video signal is also input from the sub master unit 12 to the connection unit 24. The control signal is input to the control command I / F circuit 43. The control command I / F circuit 43 extracts a control command, which is operation information of the sub-base unit 12, passes the control command to the CPU unit 30, and generates the control command. The transmitted control command (control information) is transmitted as a control signal to the sub-base units 12, 12a. The audio signal from the intercom handsets 2, 2 'through the call processing circuit 42 and the video signal from the video modulation circuit 41 are transmitted to the transmission line 13 via the connection unit 24, and transmitted from the sub master units 12, 12a. The coupling unit 56 for extracting the audio signal of the communication signal and sending it to the call processing circuit 42 is also provided in the base unit 1.
[0013]
The base unit 1 has a recording and recording function as described later, and since it is necessary to store various data, a flash ROM 45 is provided for recording and recording and storage of various data. Further, a RAM 46 is provided for temporarily storing a working memory and data. Further, an I / O for transmitting a control signal or receiving an operation monitor signal to the air conditioner 8 and the electric lock 9 according to the Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association standard (JEM-A) connected to the connection unit 22 through the control line 81. An I / F circuit 47 for transmitting a control signal received from the CPU unit 30 through the internal bus 32 to the I / F circuit 47 and an operation monitor signal received from the I / F circuit 47 via the internal bus 32 to the CPU unit 30; An O port 48 is provided. The I / O port 48 turns on the contact output section 28 based on a control signal from the CPU section 30 and sends an automatic notification output to the automatic notification device 19.
[0014]
In addition, the base unit 1 is provided with a voice processing circuit 49 for performing hands-free call control so that a call can be made with the intercom slave units 2 and 2 'and a call with the sub-base units 12 and 12a. The microphone MIC and the speaker SP are connected to the audio processing circuit 49 via amplifiers 53a and 53b, respectively. The connection unit 29 for connecting the additional speaker 11 is also connected to the audio processing circuit 49. The master device 1 includes a touch panel 50 on the display screen of the monitor device 37 so that various operations can be performed, and includes a touch panel controller 51 that captures operation coordinate information of the touch panel 50 and the like. Further, in addition to the touch panel 50, an operation display unit 52 including various operation buttons and display elements is provided, and the operation information is taken in by the CPU unit 30. The operation buttons provided on the operation display unit 52 include a call button S0 for making a call between the intercom slave units 2 and 2 ′, and a menu button S1 for calling a basic menu screen on the screen of the monitor device 37. A room call button S2 for calling a room, a monitor button S3 for displaying an image picked up by the imaging device on the monitor device 37, an answering button S4 for performing a process during absence, and an OK button S5. The operation display section 52 is provided with various display lamps.
[0015]
An interface unit for RS485 is provided between the connection unit 25 to which the external RS485-specific bus 14 is connected and the internal bus 32, and various terminals and a CPU unit to be described later connected to the external bus 14. It is possible to exchange control / monitoring information with the device 30. Further, a 10BASE-T interface is provided between the internal bus 32 and the connection unit 26 so that information can be exchanged between a gateway 90 and a CPU unit 30 described below through an external 10BASE-T cable 15. A portion 55 is provided.
[0016]
On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 3, the sub master unit 12 with the monitor device includes a connection unit 60 for connecting the transmission line 13 connected to the master unit 1, and the internal circuit controls the sub master unit 12 and performs signal processing. , A video demodulation circuit 62 for demodulating an FM-modulated video signal sent from the base unit 1, and a monitor device 63 including a liquid crystal display for displaying the demodulated image. And Further, the sub-base unit 12 enables hands-free, two-way communication with the base unit 1, the intercom units 2, 2 'and the other sub-base units 12, 12a using the microphone MIC and the speaker SP. And a voice processing circuit 64. The voice processing circuit 64 also has a function of notifying a notification sound from the speaker SP when receiving a calling signal sent from the base unit 1. An amplifier 72 for amplifying an audio signal for transmission and an amplifier 73 for amplifying an audio signal for reception are provided between the microphone MIC and the speaker SP and the audio processing circuit 64, respectively. Although not shown, the sub master unit 12 is provided with a connection portion (not shown) for connecting the additional speaker 74.
[0017]
Further, a call button S0 for making a call between the intercom slave units 2 and 2 'as well as the operation unit 52 of the base unit 1 is provided on the sub-base unit 12, a menu screen serving as a basic screen on the screen of the monitor 63. , A room call button S2 for calling the room, a monitor button S3 for displaying the image of the image pickup device on the monitor 63, and an absence set for selecting an absence set mode for performing the process during the absence. An operation unit 65 including a button S4 and an OK button S5 is provided. A touch panel 66 is provided on the screen of the monitor device 63, and when there is a touch operation corresponding to the image indicating the operation site sent from the master device 1, the touch panel controller 67 operates the coordinate information indicating the operation position on the touch panel 66. Is transferred to the CPU 61 as operation information. Further, the operation information of the operation buttons for manual operation including the call button S0 provided on the operation unit 65 is taken in by the switch input unit 68 and passed to the CPU unit 61. The CPU section 61 generates and outputs a control command and coordinate information based on the operation information of the touch panel controller 67 and the operation information of the switch input section 68, and the control command and the coordinate information are converted into the FSK signal format by the control command I / F circuit 69. After being converted, it is transmitted via the connection unit 60. The operation state of the operation unit 65 is displayed by a display unit 70 provided with a display lamp, and the display unit 70 is driven via a display drive unit 71 by a control signal from the CPU unit 61.
[0018]
The sub master unit 12a having no monitor device has a configuration in which the monitor device 63, the video demodulation circuit 62, the touch panel 66, and the touch panel controller 67 are omitted from the sub master unit 12, and the other circuit configurations are the same as those of the sub master unit 12. Is the same as
[0019]
As described above, the RS485-specific bus 14 is connected to the connection unit 24, and the master unit 1 can perform control and monitoring of the terminal connected to the bus 14 under the monitoring control function of the CPU unit 30. I have. An example of a terminal will be described below. The terminal includes a security terminal and a housing facility terminal.
[0020]
Security-related terminals include a wireless data output receiver 200 and a wireless data input transmitter 201 that use low power radio. The wireless data output receiver 200 monitors the opening and closing of the window and transmits a detection signal by wireless radio wave when the window is opened, and detects the intruder by using a light beam to monitor an intruder from a gate or a wall. Then, a security sensor 102 that transmits a detection signal by wireless radio waves, a portable call button device 103a that is carried by a family member and is operated in an emergency to transmit operation information by radio waves, and an operation signal that is arranged in an appropriate position and wirelessly transmits an operation signal during operation A call button device 103b that transmits by radio waves, a warning state set that enables detection of sensors for crime prevention and disaster prevention installed in the entire system, and a warning set / reset operation device 104 that transmits a reset signal by radio waves In response to the above, these radio signals are received, and the received detection and operation information is sent to the base unit 1 via the bus 14. Also, the wireless data input / transmitter 201 sends an answer back (confirmation) signal for the operation of the alert set / reset operating device 104 under the alert set / reset setting function of the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1. Is sent to
[0021]
The warning set / reset operation device 104 is effective when the house where this system is installed is large and is far from the gate to the house. For example, a warning set signal is transmitted at a position away from the house when leaving the house. It is also possible to send a reset signal from the outside when returning home, and there is an advantage that wiring and the like are not required as compared with a case where a wired operation device is provided at a gate or the like. . The alert set / reset operation unit 104 can confirm that the alert set / reset associated with the operation has been performed by receiving the answer back signal. When the alert set / reset operation device 104 is not used, it is not necessary to provide the wireless data input transmitter 201.
[0022]
As a terminal of a house facility system, there is a lighting master remote controller 202 that controls the operation of the lighting apparatus 105 that can be remotely controlled by an infrared remote controller under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1. The lighting master remote control 202 transmits control information and receives a reply signal for operation confirmation between the lighting master remote control 203 and a lighting satellite remote control 203 provided in a room provided with the lighting fixture 105 by radio waves (low-power radio).
[0023]
The lighting master remote controller 202 has the configuration shown in FIG. 4A, and receives control information indicating the identification data of the lighting fixture 105 to be operated and the operation content from the master unit 1 via the interface unit 202a. Under the control of the CPU unit 202b, the control information is transmitted from the wireless transmitting / receiving unit 202c by wireless radio waves. On the other hand, the illumination satellite remote controller 203 has a configuration shown in FIG. 4B, and when the control information from the illumination master remote controller 202 is received by the wireless transmitting / receiving unit 203a, the CPU unit 203b flashes the identification data included in the control information in advance. The data is compared with identification data registered in a storage unit 203d such as a ROM, and when the two identification data match, a control signal corresponding to the control information is transmitted from the infrared transmission unit 203c by infrared rays, and a reply signal is transmitted to the wireless transmission / reception unit. The signal is transmitted to the lighting master remote controller 202 by wireless radio waves through the signal 203a. In the lighting master remote controller 202, when the reply signal is received by the wireless transmission / reception unit 202b, a process of transmitting operation confirmation information to the base unit 1 through the interface unit 202a under the control of the CPU unit 202c is performed. The infrared transmitter 203c of the lighting satellite remote controller 203 has a function that can be set for each maker so that an infrared signal of a format corresponding to the maker of the target lighting fixture 105 can be transmitted.
[0024]
As a terminal of a house facility system, there is also an electric lock operation device 204 for performing locking / unlocking operation of the electric lock 106 and monitoring of opening / closing of the door. The electric lock operation device 204 corresponds to a non-contact type card key 205 using radio waves or the like. As shown in FIG. 5, the electric lock operation device 204 includes a reader unit 204a that reads a recognition code written in the card key 205 in a non-contact manner. A drive unit 204b that performs locking / unlocking by driving a deadbolt of the electric lock 106, and a detection switch that detects opening / closing of a door (or door) in conjunction with a trigger of the electric lock 106. It comprises an open / close detection unit 204c for taking in detection information, an interface unit 204d connected to the RS485 specification bus 14, and a CPU unit 204e. When the card key 205 approaches, the reader unit 204a of the electric lock operation device 204 reads the identification code written in advance on the card key 205, and the CPU unit 204e connects the read identification code information via the interface unit 204d. To the master unit 1 via the bus 14. In the base unit 1, after the CPU unit 30 authenticates whether or not the identification code is registered in advance, in the case of a permitted card key 205, processing for transmitting recognition information from the base unit 1 to the electric lock operation unit 204 When the recognition information is received through the interface unit 204d, the electric lock operation unit 204 performs control to drive the deadbolt in the locking direction or the unlocking direction through the driving unit 204b. Further, the CPU unit 204e has a function of monitoring a change in the detection signal of the open / close detection unit 207 and transmitting detection information to the master unit 1 through the interface unit 204e when there is a change.
[0025]
As a function corresponding to the electric lock operation device 204, when the information of the identification code is sent as described above, the CPU unit 30 of the master device 1 determines the identification code from the relation table between the identification code and the family registered in advance. Authentication, and if there is a match, a function for creating and returning the above-described authentication information, a function for accumulating and storing the operation history of the card key 205 in the flash ROM 45, and a function for unlocking in the alert set state If there is a warning set, a function to cancel the warning set, a function to perform an alarm process when there is detection information indicating that the door is open under the warning set state and there is no release operation, It has a function of performing a caution process to notify the user as needed.
[0026]
Further, as a terminal of a house facility system, there is also a weighing information panel 208 for receiving weighing information from the gas meter 107, the water meter 108, and the power meter 109. As shown in FIG. 6, the weighing information panel 208 includes a CPU unit 208a, an input unit 208b that receives weighing data from the gas meter 107, the water meter 108, and the power meter 109, and controls the CPU unit 208a to transmit the received weighing data. And an interface unit 208c for sending the master unit 1 to the master unit 1 via the bus 14 below.
[0027]
The functions of the CPU unit 30 of the master unit 1 corresponding to the weighing information panel 208 include a function of integrating each weighing data to obtain each consumption amount at the present time of the month and converting a charge, and a function of converting each consumption amount into CO 2. and a function of the consumption and rates were determined, as well as accumulating store CO 2 equivalent amount to the flash ROM 45, the main unit 1 of the monitor device 37 and sub-base unit due graphs and tables in accordance with these stored data to the operation instruction 12 and a function of monitoring the current power consumption state and displaying monitor data on the monitor device 37 of the master unit 1 and the monitor device 63 of the sub master unit 12 in response to an operation instruction. is there.
[0028]
The terminal of the housing equipment system also includes a unit 209 interposed between the bus 14 and the power line 300. The unit 209 is provided for the base unit 1 to control and monitor various devices (lighting equipment 301, distribution board 302, electric lock 303, other equipment 304) connected to the power line 300 and controlled and monitored by a power line carrier signal. , RS485, and the power line carrier signal. By using this unit 209, control and monitoring of various devices of the power line carrier system using the existing power line 300 as a signal line becomes possible from the master unit 1. Note that the signal format used for power line carrier is not particularly limited, but the unit 209 can be generalized by using a general-purpose format.
[0029]
The automatic notification device 19 is connected to the public line 600, and when an automatic notification device output from the base unit 1 is input, a telephone (either a general telephone or a mobile telephone) of a telephone number registered in advance is transmitted. An automatic notification is made, and the occurrence of an abnormality is reported by voice. Further, as described above, the telephone 16 can be connected to the automatic alarm 19 via the doorphone adapter 17, and the telephone 16 has a doorphone transfer function, and can communicate with the doorphone slaves 2, 2 '. In the case where a system for making a call is provided or a system for making a call with the wireless slave device 500 via the door talk terminal 501 is provided, a visitor call from the door phone slave device 2, 2 'or the wireless slave device 500 is provided. Can be transferred to a telephone having a telephone number registered in advance through the automatic notification device 19.
[0030]
By the way, in the present embodiment, the gateway 400 is connected to the connection unit 26 of the base unit 1 via the 10BASE-T cable 15. The gateway 400 has a firewall function, a web server function, and a protocol conversion function, and can connect the base unit 1 to a home LAN or the Internet 601 via the gateway 400. Control of data transfer when the base unit 1 is connected to the home LAN or the Internet 601 through the gateway 400 is performed from the base unit 1 through the RS485 bus 14.
[0031]
Here, the home LAN is constructed using a hub 404 that connects a personal computer 402 and a web camera 403, and is also connected to the Internet 601. In the example shown in FIG. 1, in order to connect the home LAN to the Internet 601, an ADSL modem 401 having a router function and a splitter 405 are used, and a connection is made to, for example, an Internet connection company through an ADSL using a public line 600. . The Internet 601 may be connected via a CATV network or another communication network. FIG. 1 is an example, but since the splitter 405 is used to connect to the ADSL, the automatic notification device 19 connects the splitter 405 to the ADSL. It is connected to the public line 600 via the Internet. Although the Internet has been exemplified as the network, it may be connected to another network such as a dedicated network.
[0032]
A center server 602 of a service provider is connected to the Internet 601 so that the center server 602 can receive various services described later. Further, since the terminal is connected to the Internet 601, it is possible to exchange information between the parent device 1 and a personal computer or a mobile phone as a terminal of the Internet 601. The operation / monitoring of various devices connected to the base unit 1 via the base unit 1 is enabled.
[0033]
The web server function of the gateway 400 provides a web page for setting functions of the home LAN and the Internet 601 to the base unit 1 using a web browser mounted on the base unit 1. Further, the firewall function of the gateway 400 is to prevent others from invading from outside through the Internet 601.
[0034]
The operation will be described below. When the power is turned on and the parent machine 1 operates, the apparatus enters a standby state. In the standby state, the screens of the monitor devices 37 and 63 of the base unit 1 and the sub-base unit 12 are turned off, but when the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1 receives a trigger such as a telephone call, the screens of the monitor units 37 and 63 are displayed. Is started.
[0035]
When the menu button S1 of the master unit 1 or the sub master unit 12 is operated in the standby state, under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the master unit 1, the monitor device 37 or the sub master unit of the master unit 1 that has been operated is operated. The basic menu screen shown in FIG. 7 is displayed on the monitor device 63 of the device 12. The screen display of the sub receiver 12 is based on the reproduction of the video signal sent from the master unit 1 side. On this menu screen, selection buttons B1 to B10 of various functions are displayed. When the user touches any one of the selection buttons B1 to B10, the coordinate information of the touched position is sent to the CPU unit 30 of the master device 1 in the master device 1. The information is sent via the touch panel controller 51, and the coordinate information of the touched position is transmitted to the master device 1 via the touch panel controller 67 in the sub master device 12 and is taken into the CPU unit 30 of the master device 1.
[0036]
In the present embodiment, the menu screen displays a kitchen timer function, an alarm function, a message function, a recording / playback function, a security function, a control function for facilities (such as the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 and the air conditioner 8) associated with the house, and a camera monitor. A total of ten functions, a function, a setting function, and a service function received from the center server 602, can be selected by a touch operation of the selection buttons B1 to B10 individually assigned.
[0037]
On the other hand, in the standby state, if there is a calling operation from any of the intercom slave units 2 and 2 ', the CPU unit 30 of the master unit 1 which has received the calling signal causes the master unit 1 and the sub master units 12 and 12a to perform the respective calling operations. A process for informing the ringer is performed. When the calling operation is performed by the intercom slave 2 'without a camera, the monitor device 37 of the master unit 1 and the monitor device 63 of the sub master unit 12 are in the calling position with the installation location of the intercom slave 2'. Character display to indicate that there is. In addition, when the calling operation is performed by the intercom slave unit 2 with the camera, as shown in FIG. 8A, the image M of the visitor captured by the camera is displayed on the monitor device 37 (or 63). At the same time, an icon (button figure) for operating a function corresponding to a call is displayed at the bottom of the screen. As an icon of this kind, in the illustrated example, an operation button B20 of an “electric lock” for locking / unlocking the electric lock 9 (or 106) near the location of the door phone handset 2, and a “brightness and volume for adjusting the screen brightness and the like”. An operation button B21 of “video call”, an operation button B29 of “collection” for transmitting a notification sound (for example, a melody sound) from the door phone slave unit 2 for collecting a visitor, a still image for each touch operation An operation button B22 for “recording and recording” for performing recording and recording of a call voice is provided. An icon I1 indicating the state of locking and unlocking of the electric lock is displayed above the operation button B20. An operation button B0 for switching between display and non-display of an icon is provided to the left of the row of the operation buttons B20 to B22 and B29. In FIG. 8A, since the operation buttons B20 to B22 and B29 are displayed, the operation of the operation button B0 can be switched to non-display of the icon, and the display becomes "icon non-display". I have. Further, on the screen, a character indicating a location corresponding to the door phone handset 2 ("entrance 1" in the illustrated example) and a character "calling" are displayed, and an end button BE for returning to the standby state is displayed. Is done.
[0038]
When a visitor and a user (a family member) make a call, the call button S0 of the base unit 1, the sub-base unit 12, or the sub-base unit 12a may be pressed. Under the control of the CPU unit 30, a communication path is established between the base unit 1, the sub-base unit 12 or the sub-base unit 12a and the intercom slave unit 2 or the intercom slave unit 2 ', and the communication between the visitor and the household is established. Calls can be made between them. When a visitor is desired to be picked up, the notification sound can be transmitted from the intercom slave unit 2 (or 2 ') without a call by touching the operation button B29 of "collection". Here, in the case of a call with the intercom slave unit 2 with a camera, in the screen of FIG. 8A displayed on the monitor device 37 of the base unit 1 or the monitor device 63 of the sub-base unit 12, "video call" When the operation button B21 is touch-operated, operation buttons B23 to B27 for performing detailed settings relating to the video call are displayed as shown in FIG. 8B. In addition, when the operation button B22 of “recording” is touched on the screen of FIG. 8A, the screen switches to the screen shown in FIG. 9, and a call voice for 60 seconds from the touch operation is recorded, and a still image immediately after the touch operation is displayed. To record. When the end button BE on the upper right of the screen is touch-operated, the CPU unit 30 of the master unit 1 erases the screen of the monitor device 37 or 63 of the master unit 1 or the sub master unit 12 with which the call is made, and returns to the standby state.
[0039]
If the call button S0 is pressed within a predetermined time (for example, 10 seconds) after the call according to the call of the visitor is completed, the screen of FIG. 8A is displayed again, and the visitor is extended. You can make calls. As described above, in the call triggered by the operation of the call button S0, the process of automatically returning to the standby state when the end button BE is operated or a predetermined time has elapsed from the start of the call is performed under the control of the CPU unit 30. You.
[0040]
This will be described more specifically. When the operation button B21 of “video call” is touched, the screens of the monitor devices 37 and 63 of the master unit 1 or the sub master unit 12 on which the touch operation has been performed are displayed on the screen illustrated in FIG. Then, a character display I2 indicating that "video call" is being selected is displayed at the lower left end of the screen. Also, at the bottom of the screen, an operation button B23 of “image correction” for correcting exposure according to whether the image is backlight or direct light, an operation button B24 of “call volume” for switching the call volume to three levels, and a color screen Operation button B25 of “color / black and white” for switching to black and white, operation button B26 of “brightness” for adjusting screen brightness, and return to the previous screen (here, the screen of FIG. 8A) Button 27 is displayed, and an end button BE for returning to the standby state is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.
[0041]
On the other hand, if the call button S0 has not been operated after a certain period of time elapses with respect to the call from the intercom slave 2, the CPU 30 performs a process of returning to the standby state. Also, during a call with the doorphone slave 2 (or 2 ′), if there is a call from another doorphone slave 2 (or 2 ′), the base unit 1 or the sub-base unit 12 will notify by a ringing tone. At the same time, the caller is displayed as text on the screens of the monitor devices 37 and 63. By operating the indoor call button S2 during a call, the call is put on hold and can be transferred to another location. The display of the elapse of the set time by the operation of the timer function described later and the display of the sign pictogram at the scheduled time of the alarm function are also performed during the calling. When the call with the visitor has elapsed for a predetermined time (for example, one minute) or when the end button BE is operated, the state returns to the standby state.
[0042]
On the other hand, when the screen shown in FIG. 8A is switched to the screen shown in FIG. 9 by the touch operation of the operation button B22 of “recording and recording”, the recording and recording mode is set. In the recording mode, the voice during a call within a certain period of time from the time of the first touch operation of the operation button B22 and the still image of the image displayed on the screen at the time of the touch operation of the operation button B22 are controlled by the CPU unit 30. To record the digital data in the flash ROM 45 as digital data. Further, in the recording mode, each time the operation button B22 of “recording” is touched, a still image at the time of the touch operation is recorded. During recording, an icon indicating them and characters indicating the date and time are displayed on the monitor screen of the operated parent device 1 or sub-master device 12. In the screen shown in FIG. 9, an operation button B28 of "stop recording" and a display indicating that recording is in progress are additionally displayed on the screen of FIG. The recorded still image and sound can be reproduced by the operation on the reproduction operation screen shown in FIG. 10 called by the touch operation of the selection button B4 of “recording and recording reproduction” on the menu screen.
[0043]
On the playback operation screen, a recording / recording information display area D1 is provided, and the installation location of the recorded camera (the name of the installation location is registered in advance), the date and time of the recording, the recording at home or the recording at absence. Is displayed. The recording and recording at home means recording and recording other than at the time of absence setting described later. The date and time of recording and recording is associated with the recording and recording data button B34, and desired recording and recording data can be reproduced by touching the recording and recording data button B34. In the illustrated example, there are four recording and recording data buttons B34 displayed on one screen, and a scroll button B35 is provided in case five or more recording and recording data are stored. That is, the recording / recording data is registered in chronological order, and it is possible to display the recording / recording data button B35 corresponding to the recording / recording data not displayed on the screen by touching the scroll button B35. The symbols “not shown”, “completed”, and “preserved” that are additionally displayed on the recording / recording data button B35 indicate that “unpredicted” has not been reproduced, “previously” has already been reproduced, and “preserved” has been stored. means. At the bottom of the playback operation screen, operation buttons B36 to B38 for "play", "save", "delete", and "delete all" and an operation button B27 for "return" are arranged.
[0044]
In the case of reproducing the recorded sound recording data, the desired recorded sound recording data is selected by touching the desired recorded sound recording data button B34 on the screen shown in FIG. 10, and then the "playback" operation button B36 is touched. Thus, the selected recorded data can be reproduced. The code added to the recorded video recording data button B35 corresponding to the reproduced video recorded data is changed from "not yet" to "completed". In order to save the recording data, the user selects the recording data to be stored with the recording data button B35 and then touches the operation button B of "save". At this time, a sign of “preserve” is added to the selected recording / recording data button B35. To delete unnecessary recording and recording data one by one, select the unnecessary recording and recording data with the recording and recording data button B35, and then touch the operation button B38 of "Erase". To delete all the recorded data, the operation button “B39” for “delete all” may be touched. As described above, in the reproduction operation screen, in addition to the reproduction of the recording data, it is possible to save and delete the data. To return from the playback operation screen to the menu screen (that is, the previous screen), the operation button B27 of “return” is touch-operated.
[0045]
By the way, when the answering set mode is set by the answering button S4, in response to a call from the intercom slave 2, recording of a still image picked up by the intercom slave 2 and recording of a call voice are automatically performed. . Three still images are picked up at fixed time intervals, and the call audio continues for one minute. Thus, when the recording / recording data is recorded in the absence mode, an indication that the recording / recording data exists is displayed on the base unit 1 or the sub-base unit 12 (an indicator lamp (not shown) blinks and lights). The number of recorded data is displayed on the screen. After that, the recorded video data recorded during the absence is automatically played back from the oldest one. Here, since there are three still images per record of the recording data, the three still images are displayed in order for a predetermined time, and then the screen is divided into four and the three still images are displayed in a list. . After all the recorded data has been reproduced in this way, the answering machine set mode is automatically released. If there is no recording / recording data in the absence mode, an indicator lamp (not shown) is continuously turned on. If the absence button S4 is pressed in this state, it is displayed on the screen that there is no recording / recording data during the absence. Then, if the user presses the OK button S5, the answering machine set mode is released. In addition, the recording data is not obtained only from the doorphone handset 2, but is selected by the user selecting a camera from the camera of the doorphone handset 2, the sensor camera 3a, the surveillance camera 3b, and the web camera 403 as appropriate. It is also possible to record a still image picked up by a selected camera as recorded sound recording data.
[0046]
As described above, base unit 1 is connected to Internet 601, and can receive services provided by center server 602 via Internet 601. The center server 602 according to the present embodiment has a function as an image server including a recording and recording database that stores recording and recording data in association with a user. That is, the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1 has a function of transferring the recorded recording data to the center server 602 and recording it in the image database, and a function of reading the recorded recording data from the image database into the flash ROM 45 of the base unit 1 and reproducing it. are doing. However, this processing is automatically performed without the user's awareness, and the function of the center server 602 as an image server is used as a means for recording recorded sound recording data in the same manner as the flash ROM 45 from the viewpoint of the user. Although the flash ROM 45 in the present embodiment has a relatively small capacity of, for example, eight still images as recorded video recording data, the center server 602 is used as a recording unit of the recorded video recording data. It is possible to record video recording data exceeding the capacity of the flash ROM 45.
[0047]
Here, if the recording and recording data exceeding the storage capacity of the flash ROM 45 among the recording and recording data including the image is transferred to the center server 602 and accumulated, only the image which cannot be recorded by the master unit 1 alone is stored in the center server 602. Since the transfer is performed, communication with the center server 602 is not performed more than necessary, and an increase in traffic on the Internet 601 can be suppressed. Alternatively, if the recording / recording data, including data stored in the flash ROM 45, is transferred to the center server 602, at least a part of the recording / recording data is read from the flash ROM 45 to communicate with the center server 602. The display time can be reduced, and the response time from when a reproduction request is made to when the recorded data is actually reproduced is shortened while the recorded video recording data is stored in the center server 602.
[0048]
Since the recording / recording data is stored in the center server 602 on the Internet 601, the recording / recording data is stored in a format that can be reproduced by a web browser. Playback can be performed by a personal computer connected to the Internet 601 or a mobile telephone equipped with a web browser. Therefore, it is possible to cope with a usage form in which the user checks the recording / recording data from outside to check for a suspicious person, or checks the recording / recording data with a contracted security company or the like. Further, an image server may be provided separately from the center server 602, and the image server may be connected to the parent device 1 via the center server 602.
[0049]
The above-described call operation is an example of a case where a call is made from the intercom slave units 2 and 2 ′. However, when the talk button S0 is operated on the master unit 1 or the auxiliary master unit 12 in the standby state, the operated master unit 1 or the auxiliary master unit 12 is operated. Under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1, the monitor screen of the base unit 12 corresponds to the place where the door phone slave 2 (or the door phone slave 2 ') is installed as shown in FIG. The icon of the location selection button B30 is displayed. In this state, if the user (housekeeper) touches the place selection buttons B30 to B32 corresponding to the location of the doorphone slave 2 (or doorphone slave 2 ') to call, the doorphone slave 2 (or doorphone slave) is operated. 2 ') can be selected. When the doorphone handset 2 with a camera is selected, an image M of a visitor captured by the camera and various operation buttons B0, B20 to 22, B29, and B33 are displayed as shown in FIG. When the intercom slave unit 2 without a camera is selected, only the operation buttons B0, B20 to 22, B29, and B33 are displayed. On this screen, in addition to the operation buttons B0, B20 to B22, and B29 displayed in FIG. By touching the operation button B33 of “switch slave unit”, the screen returns to the screen of FIG. 11A, and another door phone slave 2 (or door phone slave 2 ′) can be selected. The size of the icons indicating the location selection buttons B30 to B32 is generated by the graphics generation circuit 39 under the control of the CPU unit 30 so that the size is large when the number is large and is large when the number is small. Also, in the case of a call using the place selection buttons B30 to B32, the call can be extended by pressing the talk button S0 in the same manner as when calling from the door phone slave 2 or the door phone slave 2 '.
[0050]
In the above-described example, a case has been described in which a call is made between the doorphone slave 2 or the doorphone slave 2 ′ and the base unit 1 or the sub-base unit 12 or the sub-base unit 12 a. When a room call is made between the sub-base units 12 or between another sub-base unit 12 and another sub-base unit 12, the room call button S2 of the calling side for performing the room call is operated. By this operation, a screen shown in FIG. 12 is displayed on the monitor device 37 of the master device 1 or the monitor device 63 of the sub master device 12 under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the master device 1. Here, a two-family house is assumed, and the screen shown in FIG. 12 includes call buttons B40 to B47 for individually calling the parent device 1 or the sub-master device 12 in the household making the indoor call. Icons for a call button B50 for calling, call buttons B51 and B52 for calling in a preset group unit, and an operation button B53 for switching to another household are displayed.
[0051]
Here, when calling individually, one of the call buttons B40 to B47 is selected. When calling in groups, the call buttons B51 and B52 corresponding to each group are selected. Operate B50. In order to make a room call to another household, the operation button B53 is touched. By touching the operation button B53, the display screen is switched to the display screens of the call buttons B40 to B47 and B50 to B52 corresponding to the other households, and it becomes possible to call the other households individually, in groups, or simultaneously.
[0052]
When the base unit 1 or the sub-base unit 12 is individually called by touching the call buttons B40 to B47, the calling side screen is displayed under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1 as shown in FIG. As shown, an image X consisting of characters indicating the caller and the location, an image Y consisting of characters indicating the caller and the location, and an arrow Z indicating the call direction are displayed. On the other hand, on the called side, as shown in FIG. 14A, an image X consisting of characters indicating the calling person X and the location, an image Y consisting of characters indicating the called person and the location, and a calling direction is shown. An arrow Z is displayed. In these displays, images X and Y composed of characters indicating the person and the location corresponding to the master unit 1 or the subsidiary master unit 12 on the side where the screen is displayed regardless of whether the screen is the calling side or the called side is displayed on the left side. You. In other words, the direction of the arrow is right on the calling side, and the direction of the arrow Z is left on the called side. Here, when the call button S0 is operated on the called side and a communication path between the calling side and the called side is established under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1, FIG. As shown in FIG. 14 (b), on the calling side and the called side, the arrow Z changes to an arrow indicating both directions, and it is displayed that a call is in progress. 13 (a) and FIG. 14 (a), a "call volume" operation button B60 for switching the call volume, a "recall" operation button B61 for starting the recall operation, and a screen in FIG. 13B and FIG. 14B, only the operation button B60 of "call volume" is displayed. The call by indoor call is ended by operating the end button BE or one minute after the start of the call, and returns to the standby state after the end.
[0053]
Next, an operation of selecting an imaging device will be described. In order to select an imaging device, the user operates the monitor button S3 of the master unit 1 or the subsidiary master unit 12 in the standby state, or clicks on the menu screen shown in FIG. The camera shifts to the monitor selection mode by touching the selection button B6 of "Camera monitor". In the monitor selection mode, as shown in FIG. 16A, the connected individual imaging devices (the doorphone slave unit 2) are displayed on the screens of the respective monitor devices 37 and 63 under the CPU unit 30 of the master device 1. The screen is switched to a monitor selection screen on which icons of selection buttons B70 to B75 corresponding to the camera, the sensor camera 3a, the monitoring camera 3b, and the web camera 403) are displayed. On the monitor selection screen, characters indicating the type of screen (in this case, “monitor selection”) and an end button BE for returning to the standby state are also displayed.
[0054]
By the way, the number and installation location of the monitoring cameras 3b and sensor cameras 3a, the number of the web cameras 403, and the individual numbers which are connected in advance at the time of system construction are stored as registration data in a predetermined area of the flash ROM 45 of the base unit 1. The CPU unit 30 causes the graphic generation circuit 39 to create image data of the selection buttons B70 to B75 in which the installation location name or the camera number (individual number) of the monitoring camera 3b is entered based on the registration data in the flash ROM 45. Further, the CPU unit 30 causes the graphic generation circuit 39 to create image data so as to change the size of the selection buttons B70 to B75 according to the number of displayed selection buttons B70 to B75. The process of changing the size of the selection buttons B70 to B75 according to the number of displayed images is also applied to various operation buttons and selection buttons displayed on the screens of the monitor devices 37 and 63.
[0055]
Now, it is assumed that, on the screen shown in FIG. 15A, a selection button B70 for selecting the monitoring camera 3b installed at the entrance is touch-operated on the master unit 1 or the auxiliary master unit 12. In this case, the CPU unit 30 of the master unit 1 takes in the image of the surveillance camera 3b through the selector circuit 34 and displays the image on the screen of the monitor device 37 of the master unit 1 or the monitor device 63 of the sub master unit 12 that has been operated. Do. In FIG. 15A, “Web camera” means a web camera or a network camera. FIG. 15B shows an example of a screen in this case. In this screen, the characters of the installation location of the camera being monitored (“entrance camera” in the illustrated example) are displayed, and FIG. Operation buttons B0, B20 to B22, and B76 of various functions similar to the screen shown are displayed. That is, an “electric lock” operation button B20 for locking and unlocking the electric locks 9 and 106 arranged near the installation location of the imaging device displayed on the screen, an “video call” operation button B21, and images of other imaging devices Are displayed on the screen, and an icon of an operation button B76 of "switch camera" and an operation button B22 of "recording / recording" for displaying the icon are displayed. Further, the icon is switched between display and non-display (in the illustrated example, the icon is displayed. An operation button B0 is displayed at the bottom of the screen. At a portion corresponding to the operation button 20 of the “electric lock”, an icon I1 indicating a state of locking and unlocking of the electric lock is displayed. In this way, it is possible to display an image of the imaging device at an arbitrary place on the screen at an arbitrary time.
[0056]
Next, security-related operations will be described. The security-related operation includes an operation of performing an alert for crime prevention and disaster prevention during absence. When the user is to be alert for crime prevention and disaster prevention during absence, for example, the absence button S4 of the master unit 1 or the auxiliary master unit 12 is pressed. When the answering button S4 is pressed, the mode shifts from the standby state to the answering mode, and the screen of the monitor device 37 of the master unit 1 or the monitor device 63 of the sub master unit 12 on which the answer button S4 is operated is shown in FIG. As shown in the figure, the present status of the installed electric lock, security sensor, fire, gas, etc., and the current status of the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 controlled by RS485 or power line carrier are displayed. The screen switches to the set screen. On the absence screen, selection buttons B80 to B82 for selecting a predetermined crime prevention pattern from a plurality of crime prevention patterns set in advance by the user are displayed, and when the desired selection buttons B80 to B82 are touched, crime prevention / disaster prevention is performed. Select the combination pattern of the target electric lock, security sensor, etc., and control the state of the electric lock, security sensor, fire, gas, etc., which is the target of the selected combination pattern, by RS485 or power line transfer The state of the various lighting fixtures 105 and 301 can be displayed.
[0057]
When the user touches the set button ST after confirming the state on the absence set screen, the sensor belonging to the selected combination pattern does not detect any abnormality, and the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 are set. When it is, a message indicating that it will enter the alert state after a certain period of time is displayed as shown in FIG. 16B under the control of the CPU unit 30, and the alert state is set after a certain period of time. However, on the screen shown in FIG. 16B, an operation button B90 of “Cancel” for canceling the transition to the alert state before a predetermined time has elapsed since the touch operation of the set button ST is provided, and a cancel button B90 is provided. Is operated, the screen returns to the screen of FIG. 16A under the control of the CPU unit 30. Further, when a security sensor provided on a window or the like detects an abnormality after the touch operation of the set button ST (that is, when the sensor detects an abnormality, or when the lighting load 105, 301, etc. 16), a message indicating that the state is different from the selected combination pattern is displayed as an alert dialog, as shown in FIG. That is, it is possible to check the state of the doors and the state of the electric devices before going out. The alert dialog of FIG. 16C is closed when the user operates the confirmation button B91.
[0058]
When the state shifts to the answering mode by the above-mentioned operation and the alert state becomes valid, an indicator (not shown) for indicating the answering mode provided on the display unit 70 of the sub master unit 12 and the operation display unit 52 of the master unit 1 And an indicator light (not shown) provided at the same time. As described above, in the answering machine set mode, if there is a call from the door phone handset 2 or the door phone handset 2 ', the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1 automatically records a still image and a voice of the visitor (the door phone). Only audio recording is performed on the slave 2 ', and if an imaging device such as the sensor camera 3a operates, an image (still image) captured by the imaging device is automatically recorded.
[0059]
By the way, when a security sensor, a fire sensor, a gas sensor, and the like operate in the absence mode (alert state), the additional bell 10 is sounded, the contact output unit 28 is turned on, and the automatic notification device 19 sends a predetermined notification destination (telephone number). (Specified by) is notified by voice through the public line 600. In addition, a command is transmitted to the center server 602 to instruct the center server 602 to transmit an e-mail having contents corresponding to the occurrence of an abnormality to a mail address registered in advance. Commands to the center server 602 are sent from the gateway 400 through the home LAN and the Internet 601. Therefore, the center server 602 sends an abnormality notification e-mail to a predetermined address. These processes are performed by the notification processing function of the CPU unit 30. In this way, promptness is assured by notifying the occurrence of an abnormality to a notification destination designated by a telephone number by voice, and furthermore, by notifying by e-mail, the information is reliably transmitted. Therefore, if a destination such as a mobile telephone that can perform both telephone communication and reception of an e-mail is set as the report destination, a reliable report can be made by compensating for the disadvantages of both.
[0060]
As described above, when the recording / recording data occurs in the absence mode, the indicator lamp provided on the base unit 1 or the sub-base unit 12 blinks to indicate that the recording / recording data exists. When the answering button S4 is operated in this state, the number of recorded recording data is displayed on the screen of the operated master unit 1 or the auxiliary master unit 12 under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the master unit 1. After the recording, the recorded date and time are reproduced sequentially from the oldest one. When the reproduction of all the recorded data in the automatic answering mode is completed, the automatic answering mode is released under the control of the CPU unit 30 and returns to the standby state. On the other hand, when there is no recorded video data, the indicator lamp is kept in a continuous lighting state. When the answering button S4 is pressed in this state, the message "No Answering Message" is displayed on the screen of the parent device 1 or the sub-master device 12 on which the operation has been performed, and the family member who has confirmed this screen receives the OK button S5. When is pressed, the CPU unit 30 cancels the answering machine set mode and returns to the standby state.
[0061]
In the security-related operation, in addition to the operation of alerting the user to crime prevention and disaster prevention during absence, security-related operation while at home or sleeping is also prepared.
[0062]
By touching the “Security” selection button B5 on the menu screen shown in FIG. 7, the screen of the master unit 1 or the sub master unit 12 on which the operation has been performed is displayed under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the master unit 1 in FIG. In the security screen, icons indicating states of an electric lock, a security sensor, a fire sensor, a gas sensor, and the like, a selection button B92 for selecting a security mode at home (daytime home mode), and going to sleep A selection button B93 for selecting the middle alert mode (sleep mode), a release button B94 for selecting reset of the alert set state (alert release mode), and a set button ST for the alert set are displayed. , B93, one of the daytime home mode and the sleep mode is selected, and the alert state can be set by touching the set button ST. Further, the alert state can be reset by the release button B94. Touching the "return" operation button B27 displayed on the screen returns to the menu screen, and touching the end button BE returns to the standby state. In the daytime home mode and the good night mode, since the family member is at home, even if an abnormality is detected by the sensor, the automatic notification including the electronic mail is not performed.
[0063]
In the present embodiment, in addition to the intercom function and the security function related to crime prevention and disaster prevention described above, a control monitoring function capable of remotely controlling the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 in the house is provided. When this function is operated, FIG. The user touches the "control" selection button B8 on the menu screen shown. An operation screen for control shown in FIG. 18A can be called on the screen of the master unit 1 or the sub master unit 12 on which the operation has been performed, under the control of the CPU unit 30 of the master unit 1. FIG. 18A shows an example of a screen for remotely controlling the lighting fixtures 105 and 301. Selection buttons B100 to B102, B107 and B108 for operating the lighting state of the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 are displayed. The selection button B100 in the figure is lighting control of the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 when sleeping, the selection button B001 is lighting control of the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 when getting up, and the selection button B102 is lighting control of the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 when going out. The selection button B107 corresponds to control for turning on all the lighting devices 105 and 301, and the selection button B108 corresponds to control for turning off all the lighting devices 105 and 301. By performing a touch operation on the set button 109 after a touch operation for selecting one of these selection buttons B100 to B102, B107, and B108, control information is generated by the CPU unit 30, and the control information is converted into a predetermined signal format. After that, it is transmitted to the corresponding terminal via the bus 14, and as a result, the lighting state of the lighting donations 105 and 301 is controlled.
[0064]
When the operation screen of the device other than the lighting fixture is called, by operating the operation button B200, it is possible to switch to a screen related to the operation of another device as shown in FIG. To return to the screen for remotely controlling the lighting fixtures 105 and 301 on the screen shown in FIG. 17B, the operation button B201 corresponding to "lighting fixture" is touched. In a predetermined area of the flash ROM 45 of the main unit 1, a relation table indicating a correspondence between the selection buttons of these screens and the luminaires 105 and 301 and other devices is stored. The CPU unit 30 generates a control signal for controlling the lighting devices 105 and 301 and other devices. For example, when remotely controlling the lighting fixtures 105 and 301, a control signal for performing control is transmitted through the bus 14, and when remotely controlling the JEM-A standard air conditioner 8, control is performed through the I / F circuit 47. Send a signal. The process of confirming the operation check is also performed at the same time.
[0065]
By the way, in the present embodiment, each measurement information by the gas meter 107, the water meter 108 and the power meter 109 is collected and accumulated, and by touching the “energy saving” selection button B7 on the menu screen shown in FIG. Each measurement information can be displayed on the screen of the master unit 1 or the sub master unit 12. The display contents, the current consumption, the accumulated consumption, the end expected rates, and the like numerical display or a graph display, such as CO 2 equivalent.
[0066]
Further, when the “kitchen timer” selection button B1 is touch-operated on the menu screen shown in FIG. 7, the kitchen timer function is called, and under the control of the timer function of the CPU unit 30, the alarm sound is generated. Can be set and registered by using the speaker SP, and the type and volume of an alarm sound can be set and registered. Further, by touching the selection button B2 of the “medicine timer”, the timer function of the CPU unit 30 for notifying the medication time of the medicine or the like is called, and the speaker SP emits an alarm sound under the control of the CPU unit 30. There is also a function that allows the user to set and register the time to be notified and to set and register the type of alarm sound. That is, various schedule management can be performed by these timer functions.
[0067]
Further, the present embodiment has a function of registering a message between family members, and this function can be called up by operating the "message" selection button B3. When the “message” function is selected, a message can be recorded in the flash ROM 45 under the control of the CPU unit 30 using the microphone MIC of the master unit 1 or the sub master unit 12. The registration information of the message is displayed on the screen for each message. The message can be reproduced by touching the operation buttons displayed on the screen in the same manner as the recorded data.
[0068]
Note that when a touch operation is performed on the “setting” selection button B9 on the menu screen in FIG. 7, a screen for performing various settings necessary in the present embodiment is called, and on the screen, the settings required for the above-described operations and functions are set. Is supposed to do it.
[0069]
The “center server” selection button B 10 on the menu screen in FIG. 7 is selected when trying to use the service of the center server 602. The services provided by the center server 602 include, as described above, functions of automatically recording and reading recorded video data and transferring e-mail, as well as notification of replacement time of gas sensors and the like, automatic It is installed in the house, such as a notification of the time of replacement of the battery for the power failure of the notification device 109, a notification of the time of inspection of the air conditioner 8, the electric lock 9, the water heater, and the like, and a notification of the time of replacement of the lamps of the lighting fixtures 105 and 301. There is also a notification of the time for equipment maintenance. In order to receive this kind of service, the type of equipment installed in the house is registered using the flash ROM 45 of the base unit 1 as equipment management means, and maintenance is performed in the center server 602 in association with each house and the type of equipment. There is a database to manage the timing of the period. The registration of the equipment type can be performed in the "setting" selected by the selection button B9. If the selection button B10 of the "center server" is touched after the setting, the information on the equipment is transferred to the center server 602.
[0070]
The center server 602 notifies the master unit 1 via the Internet 601 of the equipment registered in the equipment management unit when maintenance is to be performed, and the monitor device 37 of the master unit 1 or the monitor device of the sub master unit 12 as image display means. At 63, the type of equipment requiring maintenance is displayed together with the type of notification that prompts maintenance. This notification is automatically performed and written in the flash ROM 45, and only that the notification is made is notified by the indicator lamp of the base unit 1 or the sub-base unit 12, and is read out by the user's operation in the same manner as in the absence mode. It is. However, the notification may be made when the selection button B10 of “center server” is operated.
[0071]
As is clear from the above description, the notification of the maintenance time is obtained by transmitting the facility type data written in the flash ROM 45 from the CPU unit 30 as the main control unit of the base unit 1 to the gateway 400 and the ADSL modem as the communication unit. This is performed by notifying the center server 602 through 401 or the like, and receiving the information from the center server 602 via the communication unit. In other words, the main unit 1 has a main control unit having a communication unit capable of connecting to a network (Internet 601) and a function of notifying the center server 602 of the type of equipment registered in the flash ROM 45, which is the equipment management unit, via the network. A maintenance time management unit is constructed by the CPU unit 30 as the unit. Although the center server 602 is one in the illustrated example, the center server 602 may be distributed to a plurality of servers as long as the server is owned by a facility management company. In the illustrated example, the center server 602 functions as a management server owned by a facility management company. However, the management server may be provided separately from the center server 602, and the management server may be connected to the parent device 1 via the center server 602.
[0072]
By the way, when the center server 602 notifies the user of the maintenance of the equipment, the screen of the monitor device 37 of the parent device 1 or the monitor device 63 of the sub-master device 12 displays the type of the equipment and the notification content for urging the maintenance. On this screen, an operation button as an input means for inputting the necessity of the maintenance request is also displayed. When the necessity of the maintenance request is input from the operation button, the necessity of the maintenance request is controlled under the control of the CPU unit 30. The result is notified to the center server 602. Therefore, it is possible to make the user aware of the maintenance time without giving a notification by telephone or mail, and the user can request maintenance without using telephone or mail.
[0073]
In the above-mentioned absence mode, the alert state is automatically set after a predetermined time by an operation on the screen, and the alert state is released by unlocking the electric lock 9. Further, in the present embodiment, the alarm set / reset can be performed by using the wireless alarm set / reset transceiver 104 via the RS485 bus 14. That is, if the house to be installed is large and it is not possible to go out of the site within the above-mentioned fixed time, the use of the wireless security set / reset transceiver 104 is set in advance, and the wireless security set / reset transceiver 104 is set. The alert state is set when the set information from is sent to the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1. The alert state can also be reset by operating before entering the premises.
[0074]
Further, although it is not possible to take in information on who has released the lock with the JEM-A standard electric lock 9, in this embodiment, the electric lock operation device 204 using the card key 205 is used as a terminal connected to the RS485 bus 14. Since the identification code of the card key 205 is unlocked by the CPU unit 30 of the base unit 1 and who unlocked the authentication code from the authentication code is stored in the flash ROM 45 as history information. It has a function to save. Therefore, in the present embodiment, when the electric lock operation device 204 is used, when the alert set is released, the alert status reset information and the reset person information are sent to the mail address registered in advance. By sending the e-mail via the center server 602, it is possible to notify a family member out of home that their family has returned home.
[0075]
In the present embodiment, since the connection to the Internet 601 is made via the home LAN and the gateway 400, the above-described playback and deletion of the recorded video, the locking of the electric locks 9 and 106, and the opening and closing of the electric lock 106 are performed. Checking doors, controlling lighting fixtures 105 and 301, checking warning set / reset, checking the image of web camera 403 in real time, setting and playing back recording and recording linked with sensors, browsing alarm history, etc. It can be performed by an Internet terminal such as a telephone or a personal computer. It is also possible to send a notification (e-mail) of a visitor who is out of the office as well as a report at the time of an alarm.
[0076]
The above description has been given of the case where the recording and recording operation at the time of a telephone call is manual, but the operation of automatically starting the recording and recording may be set in advance. In this case, when the base unit 1 receives the calling signal from the intercom slave unit 2, the recording is started after a predetermined time (for example, 3 seconds). In the above-described example, an example in which RS485 is used as the bus 14 has been described. However, a communication system using other general-purpose serial transmission, such as RS232C and RS422, may be used.
[0077]
【The invention's effect】
According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a base unit having an image display unit for displaying an image picked up by a door phone slave unit, a facility management unit for registering a type of the facility installed in the house, and a facility management unit. Before the maintenance of the registered equipment reaches the maintenance time, the maintenance time management means for displaying the information prompting the maintenance on the image display means is provided. Since the maintenance time is displayed on the image display means provided in the printer, it is not necessary to separately provide a means for reporting maintenance information, and the maintenance can be provided at a relatively low cost. In addition, if the user registers the type of equipment in the equipment management means, a message prompting the maintenance is displayed before the maintenance time is over, so that the maintenance can be performed without providing a separate server. The time can be notified to the user. In other words, there is an advantage that the maintenance time can be notified for any equipment without connecting the electronic device to the communication device as in the conventional configuration.
[0078]
According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the first aspect of the present invention, the maintenance time is managed by the management server, the maintenance information is notified from the management server, and the maintenance time is displayed together with the type of the equipment on the image display means. For relatively large equipment such as air conditioners and water heaters, maintenance will be notified from the management company. In addition, this type of maintenance notification is conventionally sent by mail, but it is sent by data communication, so the management company can automate the maintenance notification, which requires more personnel than mail. Costs and communication costs can be reduced.
[0079]
The invention according to claim 3 comprises input means for inputting the necessity of the maintenance request, and the main control means determines whether the maintenance request is input from the input means in response to the notification prompting the maintenance from the management server. To the management server, it is possible to respond to the necessity of a maintenance request when a notification for maintenance is issued, and the user responds to the notification for maintenance from the management company by telephone or mail. As compared with the case where the notification of the necessity of the maintenance request is notified, the user's labor is reduced and the response to the maintenance request is easily obtained.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is an overall system configuration diagram of an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a circuit configuration diagram of a base unit used in the embodiment.
FIG. 3 is a circuit configuration diagram of a sub master unit used in the embodiment.
FIG. 4A is a circuit configuration diagram of a lighting master remote controller used in the above.
(B) is a circuit configuration diagram of the lighting satellite remote controller used in the above.
FIG. 5 is a circuit configuration diagram of the electric lock operation device used in the first embodiment.
FIG. 6 is a circuit configuration diagram of a weighing information panel used in the above.
FIG. 7 is a diagram showing a display example of a menu screen displayed on a screen of a monitor device of a parent device and a sub-parent device of the above.
FIG. 8 is a diagram showing an example of a screen display of the monitor device at the time of calling from the above door phone slave unit.
FIG. 9 is a diagram showing an example of a screen display of the monitor device during the recording operation according to the first embodiment.
FIG. 10 is a diagram showing an example of a screen display for a reproduction operation of the above.
FIG. 11 is a display example diagram of a monitor device when a door phone slave unit is called from the master unit and the sub master unit in the same embodiment.
FIG. 12 is a diagram showing a display example of the monitor device at the time of an indoor telephone call according to the embodiment.
FIG. 13 (a) is a display example diagram of a monitor device on the calling side at the time of in-home telephone call of the above.
FIG. 4B is a display example diagram of the called-side monitor device at the time of calling the same home call.
FIG. 14 (a) is a display example diagram of a monitor device on the calling side during an in-home call of the above.
(B) is a display example figure of the called side monitor device at the time of the above-mentioned in-home call.
FIG. 15A is a display example of the monitor device when a location of the camera monitor is selected.
(B) is a display example figure of the monitor apparatus at the time of a camera monitor same as the above.
FIG. 16A is a diagram showing an example of a screen for an alert set when the user is away from home.
(B) is a screen example figure at the time of the alert set processing same as the above.
(C) is a screen example figure at the time of the alert set processing same as the above.
FIG. 17 is a diagram illustrating an example of a screen for another security set according to the security function of the embodiment.
FIG.
(A) is an example of a screen for operation set of the lighting equipment of the control monitoring system same as the above.
(B) is an example of an operation setting screen of another terminal of the control monitoring system of the above.
[Explanation of symbols]
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Base unit 2 Door phone cordless handset 30 CPU part 37 Monitor device 45 Flash ROM
55 Interface section 400 Gateway 401 ADSL modem 601 Internet 602 Center server

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  1. A door phone handset with a built-in camera and a base unit installed in the house and provided with image display means for displaying an image taken by the door phone handset, wherein the base unit is a type of equipment installed in the house And a maintenance time management means for displaying, on the image display means, the type of equipment requiring maintenance and a notification prompting the maintenance when the equipment registered in the equipment management means comes to a maintenance time. Residential information management system characterized by the following.
  2. The maintenance time management means has a communication means for connecting the master unit to a network, and a function of notifying the type of equipment registered in the equipment management means to a management server held by an equipment management company through the network. A main control unit, wherein the main control unit causes the image display unit to display a notification prompting the maintenance together with the type of the equipment when the management server is notified of the maintenance according to the type of the equipment. The house information management system according to claim 1.
  3. An input unit for inputting the necessity of a maintenance request, wherein the main control unit notifies the management server of the necessity of the maintenance request input from the input unit in response to a notification prompting maintenance from the management server. 3. The information management system for a house according to claim 2, comprising:
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