The need for ease and flexibility in the automated management and regulation for homes and office buildings are increasing. Schneider Electric introduces KNX home control and building management systems. Atin Chhabra shares more.
1 July, 2019
The need and desire for ease and flexibility in the management and regulation of functions such as heating, lighting and access control systems for residential homes as well as office buildings are increasing. Side-by-side, the practical use of energy is becoming increasingly important as well.
We all prefer working and living in a comfortable, healthy, and safe place – this is precisely where the function of automation comes into play. However, it is important to note that convenience and safety, along with lower energy consumption can only be attained by intelligent and efficient control and monitoring of the variety of products involved.
This is a significant challenge, as it pertains to more wiring that runs from the sensors and actuators to the control and regulating centres. For professionals in this field, a mass of wiring also means higher design and installation efforts, increased fire risk, and soaring costs. This is where Schneider Electric’s KNX jumps in.
KNX can be referred to as an integrated system used to streamline all the unique and complex components, such as home control and building management systems. The benefits of implementing such a system are:
The KNX system has been designed keeping in mind the futuristic and modern mindset of people right now. This technology is a benchmark, and nearly every automation solution used today in the world has this innovation at its core.
Endless possibilities in flexibility and personalisation when it comes to the setup of an office or home automation project is no longer a distant dream – it is gradually becoming a reality.
KNX allows users to let a wide range of devices communicate and function with each other, even if they are from different manufacturers or systems itself. These systems can even be integrated together with other automation systems created by other developers.
This software stands for simplicity. There’s only one tool for engagement, with an extremely easy to understand and use interface. This will save users’ valuable time, which could be devoted to the more critical and important functions of a business.
Moreover, KNX allows clients to take control of their own smart home or office. The newest software, ETS Inside, allows clients to make minute yet personalised modifications on his/her tablet or smartphone.
It enables users to work with various products created by different businesses. The technology can be used in both new as well as existing infrastructural structures.
A KNX installation can be easily altered and augmented, so that they can conform to unforeseen needs, with negligible time and financial investment. It can be installed in both small-size family houses as well as large buildings.
Automation doesn’t have to be considered difficult anymore. It simply needs a system that erases the problems of isolated devices by making sure that all components communicate via one common language.
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