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KNX or Wireless For Your Smart Home Automation

Updated: Jun 24, 2023

The Best Smart House Solution For Your Home of the Future either KNX or Wireless!

Smart Home, Home Automation, Wireless or Wired, KNX, Advantage and Disadvantages, Home of the Future



Smart Home Solution - Right Here Right Now

A smart home solution can totally transform the way you enjoy and experience your home!


Finally, the smart home has arrived! And there is no going back now!


Ever since the Jetson’s was screened on US TV in the early 1960’s, we have been teased with the prospect of having intelligent homes that genuinely make our life easier. Until recently the preserve of the mega-rich, standalone smart house products are now mainstream but does that mean that a professional smart home automation system is a thing of the past? On the contrary, the role of a smart home solutions has just become much more important!


20 years ago, our coffee tables were filled with multiple remote controls for TV’s, Video Recorders, DVD Players, ACs… fast forward to 2020 and the growth of smart home devices has created a situation where our smartphones are filled with Apps. We have an App for smart heating, an App for smart lighting, an App for our TV, an App for our music…. it goes on and on and on!


Customize your smart home wireless system

Investing in a professional smart home system both of wired and wireless systems can deliver a supreme experience! Our team of experts are trained to work with industry leading smart home solutions like Tuya for wireless solutions as well as Zennio for knx wired systems – you can be sure that Teknetic have a solution for you! Find out from our experts how much a smart home costs.


A Wired vs Wireless Smart Home Automation For New Build House


Choosing the right solution for your smart home automation solution is absolutely critical. The first big decision is whether you will have a wired knx infrastructure or a wireless solution. Choosing wired or wireless technology is often determined by your particular project. When recommending a Smart Home option in a new build property we would almost always advise to put in a wired knx system where possible. It is no secret that wires work better than wireless signals and as we are professional smart home system integrator, we always do what we can to ensure the smart home system is as reliable as possible.


While being more robust and reliable, a hard knx wired smart home installation has other advantages too. The knx wired home network will encounter less interference, handle faster transmission speeds if needed, and can be better managed to solve problems introduced by consumer devices on the system.


Smart Home Wired knx Automation System

Wired Advantages:

  • Constant knx connection for no dropouts and consistent performance.

  • Guaranteed interference free - will not affect other wireless devices such as garage doors, remote controlled toys, home hubs etc.

  • Holistic; knx systems are capable of running simple or complicated applications

  • the intelligence that is used to control your home’s services is centralised as opposed to being spread around the house.

  • no battery changes required.


Wired Disadvantages:

  • If deep refurbishment or re-wiring is not being considered a wired option is not applicable due to the cost of ‘making good’ and decorating.

  • It's not easy to replace or upgraded any of the smart devices.

  • Usually the automation software is blocked by the system integrator and you cannot do any modification yourself or any other (hidden additional costs)


Teknetic can work with you to design and install the right network to ensure your smart home automation solution operates exactly how you want it too!


A Wireless Smart Home Solution For Hassle-free


There can be very little argument that a wired smart home infrastructure will be more reliable and capable than a wireless smart home solution. However, that doesn’t mean that wireless solutions are without merit. Our view is that if you can get a cable to the device (light switch, speaker, manifold, CCTV camera, TV etc) then a wired smart home system is the best solution. Certainly, if you are building a new house we would advise you to focus on getting a rock solid network infrastructure installed.


In other circumstances when you can’t justify installing new cables everywhere, we would explore a wireless solution. Wireless smart home solutions can be the preferred and most optimum automation solution when it is impossible to install new cables. For example, a wireless smart lighting control system can often be installed very quickly and with little disruption! Similarly, wireless smart heating and smart door locks or access control systems are straightforward too. Our smart home designers can advise you on the most effective solution for your property.


Advantages OF The Wireless Home Automation

Wireless Advantages:

  • It’s simple to install. No need for any wall modification.

  • You don’t have to plug into a socket.

  • The battery-powered smart devices kept working even in case of electricity cut-off

  • There are fewer cables.

  • It works up to 100m from the base station.

  • It’s easily and cheaply scalable.

  • It's easy to change your mind, replace or upgrade any smart device


Wireless Disadvantages:

  • It’s not as quick as a hard-wired connection - the limiting factor is the bandwidth coming into the house. If the bandwidth into the house is the limiting factor then the bandwidth of the wireless system in the house is not an issue!

  • There are often blind spots - it often won’t work everywhere in the house (need extra access points to strengthen the network coverage)

  • Some of smart home applications are not wireless - i.e. Smart Curtain, and Sound Systems.


So, what is comes down to is what suits you and the way you want your home to work. We are of course huge believers that a wireless solution is the way to go if you value availability, flexibility, and a system that can run all your services in partnership with each other, but I think this is a debate that will run and run!



Using A Professional Smart Home System Integrator


Smart home professionals should be viewed just like a qualified engineers, electricians, or architects. In the same way you wouldn’t want someone to build your house who had just watched a couple of Youtube videos and completed a week long course, you need to make sure that the company you are asking to deliver your smart home installation is an expert! Professional smart home installers have gone through years of training to develop their skills and product knowledge. They use this knowledge to select the right products, design a robust infrastructure and integrate many systems together into a seamless smart home.


Our team at teknetic are proud to be smart home professionals. Our smart home installation team are well trained and accredited to deliver a wide range of solutions and we will always find the right one for your smart home installation!



 


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