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ProKNX wins award for Best Product of the year for the new Aragon Companion

Anticipation rippled through the crowd as the cream envelope containing the names of the winners of Best Product for 2021 was torn open on stage at the annual Smarthome Germany Awards yesterday. This prestigious organization carefully selects and acclaims the best new developments in the German-speaking Smart-home industry each year. Applause broke out as ProKNX was awarded third place for its new offline smart home assistant, Aragon Companion, that enables seniors to live safely and independently at home for longer. After the awards ceremony, ProKNX CEO, Christian Kiefel said that he was extremely pleased with the placing, and congratulated the […]

Announcing a brand-new partnership!

The ProKNX office is buzzing with excitement with the confirmation of our new partnership with AdaptEco!  AdaptEco is a UK-based company that provides end-to-end smart care technology EcoSystems for assisted living and senior-focused, future-proofed homes.  We are proud to collaborate with AdaptEco, and be an active part of their Digital Care Partnership.  AdaptEco has 20 years of experience in the field of digital care. Since 2018 they have been providing pioneering smart-care, personalized solutions for extra-care living. The company is passionate in their search for the world’s most innovative smart home technologies. This enables them to construct bespoke, customer-centric solutions that help […]

smart-home lighting with voice control

Voice control: Five important reasons it makes your smart-home smarter

You may have noticed that smart home assistants of all different kinds are starting to pop up everywhere. They are becoming more and more commonly seen in homes and offices up in all corners of the world.  The number of smart systems available are nearly eclipsed by the number of ways to control them. Depending on the system, they can be controlled with remote controls, with tablets, or with apps on your phone. The choice is dizzying.  There is a danger of ending up with a slew of remote controls, apps, and tablets to control all the smart devices and […]

Voice control “Plug & Talk” with realKNX Aragon

The Smart Visu Server from Albrecht JUNG can now be expanded to offline voice control with ARAGON. All you have to do is connect the PoE cable of the realKNX Aragon, and the KNX installation can be operated with voice. No internet required, what’s said at home stays at home! The existing configuration of the SV server is read out in order to train the words for rooms and functions in thousands of sentence positions using AI.Stored names for light, scenes, shading and heating are then recognized and can be executed or queried in relation to the room. realKNX Aragon […]

Let’s talk X1

ARAGON – works offline, in 55×55 switch design ARAGON is the first offline voice control system based on AI that fits in a flush mounted box. It is now available in Plug & Talk with GIRA X1, which means no additional configurations are required. Once it is connected to the same network everything happens automatically. The words stored with the GIRA Project Assistant are trained by ARAGON in thousands of possibilities. They control, query, inform you about conditions or activate a help call. The spoken data are staying at home and are not recorded. There are no silent updates, the system […]

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.