Comparing smart home trends: KNX vs. Matter
In the rapidly evolving world of smart home automation, two prominent smart technologies take center stage – KNX and Matter. KNX, a tested-and-approved protocol with a robust history, is facing a promising, young brand called Matter.Read more
Wishes and interests of smart homeowners in 2023
What are the desires and intentions of homeowners when it comes to integrating smart technology into their homes? Discover insights and trends in our 2023 smart home report based on insights gathered from the KNX Smart Home Planner.
A beginner's guide to retrofitting smart technology into your current home
Ready to give your home a smart makeover? Don't worry, there's no need for you to transform your current living space into something futuristic. We call it (the art of) retrofitting: installing automation technology into existing infrastructure with little impact on your interior, but even more so on your daily routines, and even energy management.
Making a scene: How to activate multiple devices simultaneously?
Welcome to the future of home automation, where living spaces come alive with the touch of a button or the sound of your voice. Today, our homes are transforming into intelligent ecosystems, and at the heart of this transformation are so-called "scenes."
The ABC's of smart home automation
ABC, it's easy as 123, but home automation terminology tends to get the best of new homeowners. We made a glossary of any and all must-knows to introduce you.
Aging in place thanks to smart technology
As we grow older, so does the wish to age gracefully and independently within the familiar comfort of our own homes. Smart home solutions have revolutionized the way we interact with our living spaces, providing innovative tools and personalized assistance to support our changing needs.
Beat the heat: Air conditioning vs. blind controls for your smart home
With a record-breakingly hot summer across Europe, we're struggling to keep our homes cool. When looking for news ways - or trying to optimize our current methods - to manage our indoor environment, smart technology naturally comes into play. Air conditioning as well as smart blind controls offer their users a solution to create their own perfectly cooled space.
Exploring KNX RF: The wireless formula of an automation standard
KNX RF for your wireless smart system. Its benefits? Where to start. Easy installation, flexibility, and compatibility with a wide range of devices. And thanks to its global standard, homeowners will enjoy their smart space for a long time to come, even with new emerging technologies.Read more
Control panels are superior to your smartphone and here's why
Many homeowners new to smart technology have a hard time recognizing the added value of a control panel to their smart set-up. Why investing in a large tablet, when you already have a smartphone with a corresponding app on you at all times?
Summer approved: Smart irrigation systems
Enter the era of smart irrigation systems, a technological marvel that promises to optimize water usage and conserve resources for homeowners struggling to maintain their garden or vegetable crops in peak summer weather. We'll explore the concept of smart irrigation systems and how you can revolutionize your garden with the help of KNX.
Which smart home systems work with Google Home
4 questions to guide you in the playfield field of home automation and Google Home products, explained from an entry-level point of view.
Home automation ideas for appartments
Apartments are trending as many homeowners wish to stay near the city, close to work, supermarkets, schools and even friends and family. Limited in space, compared to a stand alone house, you have to make the most with the space you've got as a homeowner.
Help! My pet sets off my motion sensors
Motion sensors are very intelligent devices that have upgraded the lifestyles of many households. Today these technologies have become irreplaceable in advanced smart home interiors, they have, however, come a long way. Like many new technologies they encountered into some unexpected hurdles (in this case your pets).
Off-the-shelf smart plugs vs. integrated smart outlets
Smart plugs and outlets are an easy, budget-friendly and energy-saving solution for a smarter home. Though these two automation applications have an overlapping set of functionalities, depending on what you're looking for, you can expect a different installation process and use.