Theben presents electromotive actuator Cheops S KNX – perfectly shaped and versatile

Theben presents the new electromotive actuator Cheops S KNX for controlling heating and cooling systems in KNX building automation. Cheops S KNX combines a high maximum actuating force of 220 N with great flexibility thanks to two binary inputs and maximum security with KNX Data Secure. Cheops S KNX is used in office, administration, industrial […]

TAPKO Technology Presents KNX Developments and OEM Devices at Light+Building

Hall 9.0, Booth C89 Home and building automation as well as networked smart applications have been the passion of the southern German company TAPKO for decades. We are known as an OEM equipment supplier in the international market and with our own equipment production in the European Union, we are also in a position to supply our […]

Weinzierl Offers KNX Modbus TCP Gateway 716 secure

KNX has become the most important standard in building automation and is mostly used in the professional sector. At the same time, many devices, especially in the area of heating and ventilation, only offer Modbus as an interface. Even modern applications such as charging stations for e-mobility or inverters for PV systems usually support the […]

Security: IP-BLiS on the IoT security landscape

As building control systems become part of the IoT, Bruno Johnson looks at the approach IP-BLiS is taking to security. Building control systems are vulnerable to attack, both from within the building and from the outside. This means that building control systems must employ security frameworks that require all users and all equipment to be […]

Weinzierl Sets its Focus on Security

Our world is becoming increasingly networked. This creates many new application possibilities which were hardly practicable in the past. But it also creates new points of attack for hackers and criminals. Every type of digital communication is in danger and this does not even stop at KNX installations. The fact that unauthorised persons switch the […]

KNX Secure: how safe are voice assistants?

Whilst KNX IP Secure and KNX Data Secure protect KNX installations from unauthorised local or remote access, Christian Kiefel reminds us that we must also consider the security of cloud-based voice assistants connected to systems within the home. The market for voice-controlled assistants is rapidly expanding worldwide, and is expected to grow by 7% per […]

KNX Secure: ensuring system security in a connected world

Simon Buddle explains why any building control system which can be physically or electronically tampered with must be made secure, and why KNX Secure is the answer. KNX Secure is the most important system update that we will ever see. The global data network is fraught with danger, as it is open to any would-be […]

Gira Offers New Freedom with KNX RF System

A wired Smart Home system included right from the start of the design phase is now part of the high standard in new construction projects. Yet, in existing buildings, more and more owners are also looking to install the latest building and control technology. However, many are put off by the effort involved in laying […]

System Security: how to set up a VPN

Whether a client’s home control system has access to the Internet for remote control, monitoring or maintenance reasons, Simon Buddle explains how to use a VPN to protect the connection. I have just returned from a fantastic week away skiing. It has been a holiday in the making for more than two years; repeatedly cancelled […]