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Building Automation KNX
KNX is a standardized (EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543), OSI-based network communications protocol for building automation. KNX is the successor to, and convergence of, three previous standards: the European Home Systems Protocol (EHS), BatiBUS, and the European Installation Bus (EIB or Instabus). The KNX standard is administered by the KNX Association

KNX protocol

The standard is based on the communication stack of EIB but enlarged with the physical layers, configuration modes and application experience of BatiBUS and EHS.

KNX defines several physical communication media:

  • Twisted pair wiring (inherited from the BatiBUS and EIB Instabus standards)
  • Powerline networking (inherited from EIB and EHS - similar to that used by X10)
  • Radio (KNX-RF)
  • Infrared
  • Ethernet (also known as EIBnet/IP or KNXnet/IP)

KNX is designed to be independent of any particular hardware platform. A KNX Device Network can be controlled by anything from an 8-bit microcontroller to a PC, according to the needs of a particular implementation. The most common form of installation is over twisted pair medium.

KNX is approved as an open standard to:

  • International standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3)
  • Canadian standard (CSA-ISO/IEC 14543-3)
  • European Standard (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1)
  • China Guo Biao (GB/T 20965)

The KNX Association has partnership agreements with more than 30,000 installer companies in 100 countries and more than 60 technical universities as well as over 150 training centres.

The access to the KNX specification used to be restricted, however as from January 2016 the access is free assuming you have a free account on the knx association website.

What is Home Automation?

Imagine, you are automatically drawing the blinds, dimming lighting, turning on your music or setting the temperature before arriving home, all from your touch screen, iPhone, iPad, any other smart phones or PC!

  • It is about controlling your home environment the way you like and want
  • It is about a house that suits your lifestyle and responds to your changing needs, wants and desires
  • It is about enhancing the comfort, security, energy efficiency, safety and environment of your household

home automation

Home Automation…

  • security & safety
  • lighting control (indoor/outdoor)
  • climate control
  • multi-room audio/video control
  • home networking
  • control audio video devices
  • home theatre control
  • blinds, gates and awnings control
  • and more…

Contact us to find out all available home automation tasks which will personally suit your needs! You will be amazed!

The best time to do home automation is when your house is being built or renovated because it is cheaper and gives you more flexibility when selecting automation tasks.

What is iPhone, iPad or iTouch Home Automation?
From now on, your iPhone is not just a smart phone but a powerful remote control that will allow you to control every electrical appliances/device your home over WIFI or anywhere else over 3G. Our home automation specialists have discovered that iPhone has fantastic capabilities to customise it for most of your existing home systems (eg. security, access control, audio and video). We will be able to turn your iPhone into powerful remote that will control your home environment.

How do we work?

  • We make an appointment to discuss all your needs and desires
  • Then we design the system and draw up the plans that will meet all your requirments
  • Afterwards, we will do our best to make sure that your ‘dream’ home becomes a reality

Our team comprises professional installers and designers who draw on a great depth of understanding and experience in all major home automation tasks. Therefore, we are happy to design any home automation system to suit your lifestyle and budget, whether it will be a simple system that controls lighting, or the most advanced automation of security, access control, heating and audio/video components.

Home Automation – Security & Safety

Just imagine, you are going on holidays but like, you are worried about the security of your home while you’re away. The simplest way to piece of mind is Home Automation. You will be able to control all home automation systems via the Internet, iPhone, iPhad, iTouch or PDA (personal digital assistant) device from just about anywhere in the world.

Examples of home security automation

  • If you’ve forgotten to switch the lights off, at the touch of a button on your iPhone or any other smart phone, all lights will be switched off
  • If your home has been breached, smart security systems will ring and advise you, however you can also use your smart phone to access security cameras to see if it is a real break-in or it is false alarm
  • A digital video recorder (DVR) lets you view surveillance on touch screens, over the Internet, or on your smart phone live or later, at your convenience
  • You can check on the safety of the children, pets and elderly relatives from the office or overseas
  • You can keep an eye on the children when they are in the swimming pool
  • You can program the lights and television to make anyone watching the house think that someone is there

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POWER SUPPLY UNIT

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POWER SUPPLY UNIT

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OUTPUT DEVICE

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OUTPUT DEVICE

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SIEMENS Switching actuator

The switching actuator N 567/22 is a N-type device for DIN-rail mounting. With its 16 relay contact outputs (channels) it can switch 16 groups of electrical consumers independently of each other. The connection to the bus line can be carried out either via a bus terminal block or by a contacting system to a data-rail installed in the DIN-rail. The switching actuator N 567/22 has an integrated power supply unit for AC 230V in order to supply power to the actuator electronics. The power supply unit enables operation of the actuator and direct switching of the actuator channels in "direct mode" even if no bus voltage is available, the N 567/22 still has to be taken into operation with the ETS (Engineering Tool Software) or communication over the bus has been interrupted.

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SIEMENS Universal dimmer, main module

The universal dimmer main module N 528/31 is an installation device for DIN-rail mounting, with N-system dimensions. It is designed for lighting control, i.e. for switching and dimming resistive, inductive or capacitive loads from 20 to 300 VA at 230V AC, 50-60 Hz. The bus is connected via a bus terminal and the power supply for the electronics is provided by an integrated 230V AC power supply unit.

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Universal dimmer, main module

The universal dimmer main module N 527/31 is an installation device for DIN-rail mounting, with N-system dimensions. It is designed for lighting control, i.e. for switching and dimming resistive, inductive or capacitive loads from 20 to 500 VA at 230V AC, 50-60 Hz. The bus is connected via a bus terminal and the power supply for the electronics is provided by an integrated 230V AC power supply unit.

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SIEMENS Universal dimmer, submodule

The universal dimmer submodule N 528/41 is an installation device for DIN-rail mounting, with N-system dimensions. It is designed for lighting control, i.e. for switching and dimming resistive, inductive or capacitive loads from 20 to 300 VA at 230V AC, 50-60 Hz. It is connected to a universal dimmer main module or to a preceding submodule via a low voltage terminal block. The power supply for the electronics is provided by an integrated 230V AC power supply unit.

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DIMMER

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