Essential Guide

What is KNX?

What is KNX?

KNX is a control system that was developed to allow products from various manufacturers to work seamlessly together. The system operates on a standardised bus cable with a common language, allowing different products to work together.


It controls all aspects of home and building control such as: lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation, blinds/ shutters, security and door communication systems, audio and video, and metering.


With KNX there are no more problems of isolated devices or systems not being able to talk to each other. It also means all home and building control functions can be controlled through the one central system without the need for additional control centres.


KNX can be installed in to new or existing developments, be it a new build or retrofit project, residential or commercial. With wired, wireless, IP and powerline communication mediums it is possible to use the system within any building type.


Due to its ability to talk to other systems, it is commonly used a backbone in linking together proprietary control systems, standardised controls such as: DALI, BACnet, Modbus and AV control systems such as AMX, Crestron or Control4.


Benefits 

  • Flexible
  • Simple to use
  • Daisy chain topology
  • Multiple manufacturer products work together
  • Talk to other control systems
  • Enables full building control
  • Low operating costs
  • Time saving


    More about KNX

    It was developed in 1990 after noting the issue of control systems not being able communicate to one another, creating timely and costly issues for integrators. Since then it has become the worldwide standard for home and building control with over 400 manufacturers, nearly 50,000 partners and almost 400 training centres, all across the globe.