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KNX vs Loxone

When you looking at Smart Building Automations there’s a never ending range of options to choose however when all things are considered the options quickly narrow down. Smart technologies such as Zigabee, Z-Wave and Bluetooth can work well for upgrading a traditional home with a few devices but quickly cause complications on a larger scale.

Both KNX and Loxone use a hard wired approach and focus on the transmission of data packets which over the past 20 years has become the undisputed solution in smart home technology worldwide.

Let’s compare the two protocols:

KNXLoxone
International Standard for Smart AutomationRelatively New to the market
Not brand specific (Open Source)Brand Specific (limited Device options)
Proven & TrustedStill developing
Star Topology with Standardised Bus CableStar Topology with single purpose Cable
Requires an Integrator to installCan be installed by the end user
Unlimited Devices & PossibilitiesLimited Devices & Functions
Several Central Control OptionsLimited to one Central Control Option
Marginally more expensivePrides on cost effective through limitations

In conclusion, since Loxone is a single manufacturer you are limited to the devices they manufacture meaning both functionality and aesthetics may be an issue. On the contrary KNX has thousands of products from hundreds of manufacturers worldwide meaning your function and design options are truly unlimited. KNX can also be expanded beyond initial installation whereas Loxone cannot.

For us, the answer is abundantly clear – KNX is the only smart home protocol to choose.