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How Schneider’s KNX System Makes Home Automation A Reality Of Today

Home automation needs the right technology behind it to deliver power smoothly and effectively to all the connected devices. Systems such as Schneider Electric’s KNX automation control system assure things always run as they should. Kavita Manral reports.



BY INDESIGNLIVE.SG

21 January, 2020


So many technological inventions have taken place in our world, changing the way we live, across residential, commercial and industrial functions. Smart home automation has now become an ubiquitous technology. The implementation and consequent usage of home control are enabled through swift developments in smart technology.

It is only a matter of time before smart building automation becomes an indispensable feature of every household. When this transformation happens, the topic of discussion won’t be the applicability of smart homes anymore – instead, the focus will divert towards solving the smart city challenges of the future.

Keeping thrown light on the growth of technology and automation across the world, there are so many systems being designed and employed to facilitate smart technology. One eminent system we should be well-versed with if we strive to make smart home control an achievable reality is KNX.

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KNX can be coined as a system of network communication, striving to enhance the concept of building automation with a better user-interface and technology-driven functions.

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In a KNX system, various devices (lights, blinds, shutters, security systems etc.) are connected and interlinked with each other, amplifying the communication between these devices such that most of their functions can be carried out in sync with relative convenience.

To further elaborate this point, we can study the functions of smart panels. It is common knowledge that a building requires a predefined amount of power to be available at all times for proper functionality. Any default in this service can amount to a rather unwelcome, unfortunate, and dangerous situation in the long run. This is exactly where the technology of smart panels comes into play.

Since smart panels are part of an inclusive KNX system, they fundamentally ensure that the distribution of electricity and network connectivity are administered and regulated in a streamlined and systematic manner, without any unforeseen issues occurring during its operation. Smart automation functions like smart panels enable a smoother, better, and effective distribution of power to all devices.

By utilising a KNX automation system, smart home automation will transform the way our homes function and it is a service that will change the quality of our lives. Leaders in the domain of building management and energy management like #SchneiderElectric are already making dedicated research and development efforts in smart homes through KNX development. The functions of KNX can even be implemented in building management for hotels or building management for hospitals.


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