The KNX protocol technology is the leading choice for building automation for every type of building.
Unlike each company's proprietary protocols (which only the manufacturer supports), KNX is an open global standard with more than 500 different manufacturers producing products that all interact and work together seamlessly. So for example, if we break down some automation hardware from company A and they have gone out of business or have for some reason stopped producing it, we can choose the same hardware from a wide range offered by over 500 KNX hardware manufacturers.
With the KNX we can control lighting, heating, blinds, ventilation and even audio and video and security technologies locally or remotely via phone, tablet etc. We can also integrate KNX with other automation protocols, IOT devices, etc. This creates an efficient system which can meet any need.
The amount of the monetary investment for the installation of the KNX system may be slightly higher than that of a conventional installation, but if you take into account the energy savings, comfort, and safety it offers, you will definitely end up choosing this system for your building. Roller blinds, awnings, thermostats, heating valves, window and lighting sensors can communicate with each other via KNX. Their intelligent networking drastically reduces the energy consumption of the building. The system users are able to draw useful conclusions about energy consumption and the possibilities of optimising it according to the ways in which it is used.
The smart grid for home automation interconnects the cameras, motion detectors, crystal breakage detectors and shutter controllers to the alarm system and to the mobile phone-tablet. This ensures protection and security around the clock. In case of smoke detection, the interconnected smoke detector sounds a smoke alarm in case of possible water or gas leakage detected and also reported early enough to prevent any damage to the building.
The KNX system is a flexible smart home (or smart building) option and can be retrofitted or installed in existing buildings with relative ease. The KNX system is also an expandable system with standards for the future. This means that any KNX system can be extended or reprogrammed with ease when upgrades to the system are needed or desired. KNX technology offers the perfect long-term solution for a variety of different residential, commercial and industrial projects, as the entire system can be easily modified as the technology develops rapidly and new KNX compatible products are introduced to the market.