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Smart Home technology keeps people happy at home for longer

“I felt so very guilty.  My grandmother lay with a broken hip on her bathroom floor for hours before the cleaner arrived and discovered her. We had bought her a call-for-help transmitter. She refused to wear it and always left it on her bedside-table”. This is a true story that replicates itself far too often all over the world where elderly people live alone. Unfortunately, many of us have been in the worrying situation of having a frail loved one living by themselves, and and being unable to check on them frequently.  Now, new innovative smart home technology keeps people […]

Meet PRATGLAD, the world’s first voice-controlled offline smart home assistant

We are proud to announce the launch of our new product, PRATGLAD; an offline voice controlled smart home assistant that works seamlessly with Home Smart Trådfri products. PRATGLAD means ‘chatty’ in Swedish. The device uses machine learning and ‘Natural Language Understanding’ to comprehend and respond to commands said in thousands of different ways. This means that it works completely offline and records no data. Users can enjoy all the comforts of a smart home assistant without giving up any of their privacy. What’s said at home, stays at home. PRATGLAD is a wall-mounted voice assistant which measures only 81 x […]

Help mitigate climate change: get an offline voice control system!

Why would buying an offline voice control system like realKNX Aragon help? It is very simple. As of 2019, Amazon have sold 100 million Alexa devices. When Alexa is turned on, regardless of what it is doing, it sends out data. So even when idle, energy is being used to send, and to store information in data storage centres around the world creating an unnecessary carbon footprint. On top of that, each time a cloud-based voice control system like Google Home or Alexa Echo is actually used to control your lights or your heating, your voice command is recorded. The […]

Security and Privacy Review of Online Smart Home Assistants

Read the full article on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/6661978072369123329/ Conclusion Home automation has been developed to simplify our daily lives. The use of Smart Home Personal Assistants allows us to enjoy an increased comfort level, and as an added bonus, save a large amount of energy when compared to traditional manual operation of appliances such as lights and heating. However as this review has highlighted, in the case of the majority of Smart Home Personal Assistants on the market today, hand-in-hand with this convenience, serious privacy issues are being brought into play. The ability of malicious actors to attack these systems in […]

Smarthome Deutschland has endorsed the new ProKNX development

We are really proud! The winners of the SmartHome Germany Awards 2020 have been announced. We are very pleased to report that ARAGON won second place from the jury as the Best Smart Home product of the year. During the online event, ARAGON was voted as the Best Smart Home Appliance for 2020 by the audience across several award classes. ARAGON, the cloud-free device for the switch box If you have not had the opportunity to get to know ARAGON yet, here is a short video that describes some of its many skills for aiding people of all ages to […]

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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.

Integration of the Doorbird door stations

The bell signal can be reproduced as a voice output on the integrated loudspeaker of the ARAGON, e.g. “Someone has rung the doorbell at the garden gate”. Therefore, it is possible to receive the information to tell you where your visitor has rung the bell in every room of the house. 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. This allows you to easily do without an indoor call station. You can simply talk and see each other using your smartphone, […]

We need your vote

The KNX Award is an annual competition that recognizes the best KNX home and building projects of the year. We are pleased to announce that we have been nominated to participate in the KNX Award 2020 competition. This year we are a part of the project “Smart Living im E-Haus: more security, comfort, and energy efficiency”, and we 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 […]

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 […]

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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