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 […]

KNX Provides the Tools so Installers can Prevent Cyber Attacks

Smart Buildings are the subject of cyber attacks Smart building installations, including those based on KNX, are increasingly the subject of cyber attacks. In the case of KNX, these attacks can be easily avoided by ensuring that installations are never directly accessible via the Internet unless it is via a VPN. The KNX Association issued […]

The IP-BLiS Initiative: preparing digitalised buildings for a cyber-secure future

Yasmin Hashmi of KNXtoday explains why a host of international standards have joined together to facilitate a cyber-secure future in smart buildings. The imperative for the digitalisation of buildings is clear; they generate nearly 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, and thanks to the COVID pandemic, places of work and leisure are having to be […]

Working from Home: bringing the home office up to standard using KNX

With so many more people working from home thanks to the pandemic, Simon Buddle discusses how KNX can be used to facilitate a safe and healthy environment. In spare bedrooms across the world, people have set up their temporary offices. The neighbour across the road has become the nearest thing I have to a work […]

Siemens Ensures Sustainability and Safety of The Circle Complex at Zurich Airport

Building technology installed in all rooms of “The Circle” complex End-to-end solution for energy supply of all buildings Certified LEED Platinum by the US Green Building Council The Circle at Zurich Airport is a new 30,000 m2 building complex that features shops, restaurants, services, hotels and a conference center under one roof. Siemens installed over […]

Elsner Elektronik Introduces CasaConnect KNX Central Unit for Smart KNX Buildings

The new Smart Home & Living solution for more living comfort, security and energy efficiency in the KNX world is the central unit CasaConnect KNX. Using the touch screen and the smartphone app, effortless central operation of the building technology is possible. The central unit is communicative right from the set-up stage: the service technician […]

Case Study: world’s largest sports air dome completed in one month

By Flavio Sanches, ComfortClick. Connacht GAA (Connacht Provincial Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association) is the governing body for Gaelic games that are played in the province of Connacht, Ireland. It had been planning an indoor playing facility for some time, and in 2017, decided that this would be in the form of an air […]