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What is KNX?

KNX is a world renowned Smart Building Protocol allowing total building control including Lighting, Heating, Motor, Access, Security, Energy and Audio/Visual from single nodes including Digital Wall Plates and Mobile App. Every KNX project is designed around the client’s requirements with no limit to the stability meaning both residential and commercial KNX projects can be easily accomplished.

The KNX protocol utilizes a single screened pair cable to link all KNX devices in a ‘Bus Route’ style system. Each device in the system is individually addressed where commands are securely exchanged between devices to accomplish tasks such as switching on a Light. The primary elements of a KNX system include a Power Supply, Sensors (Motion, Temperature, Weather, Touch); Actuators (Switching Units, Values, etc…); Binaries (Local Switch Actuators) and RS Devices (Alarm and AV Integrations).

KNX systems can be designed to include any of the 30,000+ devices on the market from the 300+ registered manufacturers which is a demonstration of its’ global adoption as THE smart home protocol. KNX is also the only Global Standard for home and building control with it’s own design and commission tool (ETS), communication media and configuration modes. Below is a screenshot of ETS3 and the typical view of how a KNX Integrator programmes a KNX installation.

KNX can be difficult to comprehend on first view, have a look at the benefits of KNX for some examples of the system and it’s uses. If your still unsure but your interested to learn more then get in touch for a free no obligation chat.