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The benefits of KNX

KNX has some serious advantages for both the user and installer, including:

  • Open standard: The universal KNX protocol guarantees that all connected devices from different manufacturers are compatible with each other. This means that you’re not tied to a single manufacturer, if you choose a particular brand.
  • Quality: As KNX is mostly used within high-value commercial buildings and residential buildings, the KNX Association requires a high level of production and quality control during all stages of a KNX product's life.
  • Versatile and future proof: Any KNX system can be expanded or reprogrammed. Once a KNX system has been installed, the system can be adapted to individual requirements whenever preferences or working conditions change.
  • Decentralized system: KNX is a decentralized system; If one device stops working, the rest will continue to function unhindered.
  • Secure: As a wired system, KNX is closed from the outside world, making it the best way to secure your data.

Some considerations

KNX does not come cheap; a basic KNX home automation system will easily cost in the region of 20-30K euros to install. However, if you have the option, a wired system is the best choice. This is especially true for new construction projects, because the installation can be worked into the construction process.

KNX does not provide integration with Home automation standards such as Apple HomeKit, Google Home or Amazon Alexa. This is where you need a Thinka. How does Thinka connect KNX and Homekit?