KNX is not a new concept, it is a mature and established standard (or protocol) for communication between devices such as smart thermostats, remote controls, voice assistants, lighting systems, and other home automation systems. This system is based upon more than 20 years of experience in the market and there are over 300 manufacturers worldwide making KNX compatible components including major brands you will recognise such as ABB, Honeywell, Miele, Philips and Siemens.
Therefore, your system will be as future proof as is possible. If the manufacturer of any piece of equipment you have goes out of business, an alternative can very easily be put in its place because your entire system conforms with the KNX standard. An analogy would be that it’s like buying a Windows laptop or Apple Mac – you know that there are thousands upon thousands of apps and hardware devices that will work with it.
KNX is the only global standard for home and building control with:
- A single, manufacturer independent design and commissioning tool (ETS)
- A complete set of supported communication media (TP, PL, RF and IP)
- A complete set of supported configuration modes (system, easy and automatic mode)