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
Living off grid made possible by KNX
There are many valid reasons to consider a lifestyle that's (more) off grid. As a homeowner, you'd be self-sufficient and independent from the uncertain energy industry, while also becoming significantly more sustainable.
What you should know about selling a smart home
Smart homes definitely provide added value to their property, as their convenient nature complies with the desires of buyers. Discover how smart technology has become a differentiating factor on the current housing market.
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.
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
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.
The best home automation systems beyond Google Home and Alexa
You’ve probably heard of Google Home and Amazon Alexa. But what else is out there in terms of home automation systems? Let’s look beyond the established brands and see if there are other options to furnish your smart home with.
Breathe easy with the IKEA STARKVIND Air Purifier
Your home is a limited space, so let's make the most of each inch. By incorporating two products into one, in this case a coffee table and air purifier, the STARKVIND Air Purifier by IKEA avoids excessive spacial intake.
The different budgets needed for a smart home
How much does a smart home cost? Sadly, there's not really a clean cut answer to that question. However, today's market offers a broad range of home automation features for basically any budget. Let us guide you through your options and you might pick up on a money saving tip or two.