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In spite of COVID-19 – we are fully operational.

Dear visitor Despite the difficult times caused by COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to being available for you. Our web shop remains open, and fully operational. Our stock allows short delivery times of Elsner, MDT, WEINZIERL and ProKNX products. Your price inquiries will be answered swiftly with no delay.  You can count on us. VIRUS-FREE SPECIAL OFFER: buy a realKNX AIR Package and get an Aragon Satellite at no additional cost.

Integration of the Doorbird door stations

The bell signal can be reproduced as a voice output on the integrated loudspeaker of the ARAGON, for example “Someone has rung at the garden gate”. Thus, it is possible to receive in every room of the house the information at which door was rung. In addition, the motion detector of the Doorbird can be used, e.g. to switch on the outdoor lighting via a KNX switch actuator when it is dark. So you can confidently do without an indoor call station, because you can then talk and see each other with your smartphone or tablet. The door opening function […]

We need your vote

The KNX Award is a competition that annually recognizes the best KNX home and building projects. We are pleased to announce you our participation to the KNX Award 2020. We are a part of the project “Smart Living im E-Haus: more security, comfort and energie efficiency” and are competing in the category “Publicity”. The e-Haus is equipped with our offline voice control and with functions for age- and handicapped-accessible living. To find out more, you can visit and test the e-Haus at the Light&Building in Frankfurt from 8 to 13 March. We would be very happy about your support! Click […]

Offline voice control now also connected via standard gateway

ProKNX believes that the configuration for voice control is closely related to the configuration of the visualization of an installation. It does not make sense to create and maintain more than one configuration. That is why we offer “Plug and Talk” for all our solutions. The voice control retrieves the names used for rooms and functions from the visualization, trains them and can be used immediately afterwards. Thus even modifications in the configuration of the visualization are taken immediately into account for voice control. Now there are some applications (e.g. applications for hotel rooms) where the configuration is simply to […]

Project Connected Home over IP

ProKNX welcomes the initiative from Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliances to develop and promote a new, royalty-free connectivity IP-based standard for Homes! What is it? Project Connected Home over IP is a new Working Group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. The official project site: Project Connected Home over IP

Press Release : “ProKNX Launches Aragon, a Unique, Offline Voice Control System for Homes “

ProKNX Announces the World’s First Wall-Mounted Voice Control System, Compatible with Major Home Automation Systems; Privacy Guaranteed. SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, December 3, 2019 (Newswire.com) – ProKNX, a French startup specialized in home automation systems, announced another world’s first today, with the development of Aragon. Aragon is a unique product in this area; it is the first internet-free voice assistant, fitting into a flush-mounted box. With an existing compatible home automation system in place, the user would typically install one Aragon device in each room where voice control is desired. Aragon is part of the product line that works with Snips […]

Sonos + Snips = true

Snips has joined forces with Sonos to create even better products and experiences. We are convinced that the Snips/Sonos constellation will bring new interesting possibilities.

Meet us

We will be present at several trade fairs in the coming months. On the IFA and Light and Building we will be accompanying the e-Haus which allows you to test our solutions in a connected home.

realKNX: Software update v4.3.10

The new update for realKNX is not mandatory and is only useful if you’re interested in the new features and improvements. This version v4.3.10 replaced the previous update v4.2.7 which doesn’t exist anymore. Changes & new features for Snips  Snips voice Functions for the private home automation Ask for the Wi-Fi name and password – by voice. Mute by voice – realKNX will stop listening until it is unmuted – by voice. Enable and disable sound confirmation after hotword – by voice. Set the volume of the speaker and/or the audio system – by voice. Ask for current Date and […]

‘No one will ever hear your voice but you’

ProKNX announces its cutting-edge voice control solution for Home Automation with the release of realKNX Air. The release brings the next generation of voice recognition, which runs directly on-device, without cloud services and without the need of an Internet connection. We’re very proud to announce our latest product update realKNX Air. This release brings the next generation of voice recognition. It runs directly on-device, meaning no one will ever hear your voice but you. We have worked with Snips.ai to integrate their cutting-edge technology. Snips provides Private-By-Design, Decentralised Voice Assistant Technology. realKNX Air with Snips realKNX Air is an evolution of previous releases of realKNX, i.e. you […]

Offline Voice Control with Smarty-Vox : Privacy guaranteed!

This product is discontinued and replaced by realKNX Aragon realKNX Aragon is Private-by-Design. realKNX Aragon is small, it fits in a flush mounted wall box. What’s said at home, stays at home   ProKNX was first to present Siri, Alexa and Google Home voice control for KNX and now we’re proud to present the next level: offline voice control for KNX. Privacy is guaranteed! We have teamed up with Smarty-Vox for this. The Smarty-Vox solution is fully integrated with realKNX v2. The setup is faster and easier than a cloud based system – no online account is required. Note that it is possible to use Smarty-Vox with realKNX […]

Smart Senior Living

ProKNX in the News – ‘Help’ Command for ‘Smart Senior Living’

Google Assistant Gets ‘Help’ Command for ‘Smart Senior Living’ KNX home automation system with Google Assistant allows seniors and other residents to summon help by voice or automatically through IoT events; caregivers can respond remotely with realKNX system demonstrated at ISE 2018. Continue reading: https://www.cepro.com/article/google_assistant_gets_help_command_for_smart_senior_living

Node-RED App Library gets a complete revamp

What can I use Node-RED for? With Node-RED you can build your own powerful applications such as a full fledged Alarm System, Feel Good lights or Voice Alarm Activation. You may think of the Node-RED App Library as an collection of recipes, each app/recipe lists the ingredients and how to use them. Quick start by downloading our ready-to-use Node-RED flow examples. Configure your devices and publish – it’s really that easy and requires no programming skills. Good to know: The Node-RED apps run locally on your realKNX mini server, that is not in the cloud! realKNX Node-RED App Library gets […]

KNX Today – ProKNX Shows RealKNX Certified for Google Assistant at ISE 2018

KNX Member Stand, Hall 9 F120, at ISE 2018 RealKNX is the first KNX device certified for Google Assistant. Just activate Google Action, and all KNX functions (lights, blinds, heating, scenes, status …) are translated for Google Assistant. Both Google Home and the mobile phones (Android + iOS) understand spoken sentences. On the other hand, it is possible to receive alerts by voice: A motion detector can “report” that someone is approaching the house. Triggering the smoke detector will alarm and indicate the escape route. With only one configuration through a ETS product database RealKNX additionally provides voice control via […]

Meet realKNX – Smart Home the easy way

We’ve launched our new website realknx.com and we invite you to take a look. Here is a preview of the exciting things you will find:     Hands-free help around the house. With realKNX you can use more than one voice assistant. We make Alexa, Siri and Google Home work together. Mix as you like – realKNX make them it work together! Your all-in-one Smart Home server, your Swiss army knife. Create your own atmospheres using smart scenes. realKNX helps you track your energy habits. Get the big picture easily using smart charts. Set alarms on high power consumption. Save energy by using realKNX!

realKNX works with the Google Assistant

We’re proud to announce our realKNX smart home action now is certified by Google. The realKNX action works with the Google Assistant and the Google Home smart speakers. Simply say “OK Google, turn on the lights” or “OK Google, set the thermostat to 24 degrees”. Google Assistant speaks english, french and german amongst all.

KNX Award 2018

The KNX Award rewards the smartest KNX projects in home and building control around the world, which stand out as regards innovation and technical progress.

Finding the realKNX server

We have developed a browser application that makes it easier for you to find your realKNX server. We have tested the tool with Chrome, Firefox and Safari. With a device connected to the same network as the realKNX server(s), open the browser and type my.proknx.xyz In Chrome and Firefox the scan starts immediately based on the device’s IP address. you can scan another subnet by editing ‘Subnet to search’ In Safari it is semi-automatic In Safari enter the ‘Subnet to search’ and press Search button You can find your Local IP by clicking the What is my Local IP button.

New feature in realKNX – visual programming with Node-RED

The latest addition to the realKNX feature list is the very powerful but yet easy-to-use visual programming tool Node-RED.  Node-RED is used for building automation tasks, simply by ‘wiring together’ code blocks. It uses a visual programming approach that allows wiring together predefined code blocks (known as ‘nodes’) to perform a task. The connected nodes, usually a combination of input nodes, processing nodes and output nodes, when wired together, make up ‘flows’. This visual programming approach requires no programming skills. Our customers have access to an extensive code library. The library demonstrates low level functionality as logical functions (AND/OR etc), SMS […]