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 […]

ProKNX and Skyresponse Announce New Partnership

Before committing to a partnership, the two companies put their systems through rigorous testing to ascertain that there was complete interoperability of the ProKNX smart speaker with the Skyresponse alarm platform. Both companies offer very high quality products and services, therefore were not willing to compromise on this aspect. Once it was determined that the systems were […]

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 […]

Robust Design: KNX systems can survive Internet failure

Simon Buddle explains that with a little critical thinking at the design stage, the impact of an Internet outage can be minimised when other platforms fail. Much has been said about the 4th utility – indeed access to the Internet is pretty much taken for granted in most of the UK. Even for those difficult-to-reach […]

Light + Building 2022 Focuses on Connected Security

Security is a need whose importance in society is continuously increasing. Whether digital threats, extreme weather conditions or health risks – one crisis is followed by another. Accordingly, the demand for security technology equipment and systems for homes and buildings is increasing. As the leading national and international industry platform, the topic of “connected security” […]

Security: configuring KNX Secure systems in ETS

Mark Warburton explains the basics of KNX Secure and gives a step-by-step explanation of how to configure KNX Secure systems in ETS. There are a lot of things that make KNX stand out against other systems – the key one being the standardisation of the system which is represented by over 30 years of backwards […]

KNX Secure: protecting installations from inside and outside

Thomas Weinzierl explains the evolution of KNX Secure, why it is needed, what it comprises, how it works, how it can be applied and what it means for those making KNX products. Communication and data processing are hardly conceivable today without considering security aspects. Indeed, insecure communication systems are fast becoming unacceptable. The way has […]

Best Practice: how to beat the hackers

Mark Warburton gives some great practical advice on how to secure legacy and future KNX systems, with examples of products offering a range of security features and tips on how to take advantage of them. After years of warning of the risks of leaving network ports open, the KNX Association has recently announced that there […]

Interview: Joost Demarest on KNX Secure

With the threat of hacking ever-present, KNX Association has developed KNX Secure – a robust security solution for wired, wireless and IP-based installations. In this exclusive interview with KNXtoday, KNX Association CFO & CTO, Joost Demarest, talks strategy and implementation. KNXtoday: Why is security a priority for KNX Association? JD: In the past, there was […]