Your smart home with ekey fingerprint scanner and KNX

Combine the advantages of the ekey access solution with your KNX building control system now!

Smart living made easy

Would you like more comfort, security and energy savings in your home? By intelligently controlling heating, lighting and electrical appliances, you can make their use more efficient in no time at all.

Here, the automated processes can be individually adapted to your habits and needs or even to weather conditions. The smart home of today is networked and thus facilitates your everyday life!

What can you manage with your KNX building control system?

  • Heating or air conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Roller shutter control
  • Garden irrigation
  • Presence simulation
  • Music control
  • and much more.

Did you know that KNX…

… the world’s only manufacturer-independent standard for home and building control systems?

How do the individual components communicate with each other?

By means of the KNX standard (bus), it can be ensured that all building automation components can communicate with each other, regardless of the respective manufacturer or the function used. This standard is based on more than 24 years of experience in this market.

How do KNX and ekey communicate with each other?

The ekey home converter KNX RS-485 forms the interface between the KNX and ekey installation in the building. This thus networks your building control system with your access solution. The unique identification of the ekey fingerprint enables the building control system to trigger an event and set the building to the state defined for the person.

The technical details of the ekey home converter KNX RS-485

  • Designation: ekey home CV KNX RS-485
  • Mounting type: top-hat rail in switch cabinet
  • Dimensions W x H x D: 18 x 98 x 61 mm (1TE)
  • Supply voltage: 12-24 VDC
  • Cable length RS-485: 10 m
  • Number of RS-485 interfaces: 1
  • Protocol RS-485: ekey home
  • 12 events (10 freely configurable, 1 unknown, 1 security)
  • In addition to relay contacts of the control unit
  • Own ETS application (ETS 5).
  • Functions: Switching, sending value, scene call
  • Event assignment to finger

Which events can be transmitted to KNX via ekey fingerprint?

The following 12 events can be triggered using the ekey home converter KNX RS-485:

  • 10 “Freely configurable” events (recognized fingers)
  • 1 “Unknown” event (for unrecognized fingers)
  • 1 “Security” event (several unknown fingers within a certain time)

What does the ekey home converter KNX RS-485 do in detail?

The ekey home converter KNX RS-485 recognizes the information of a known or unknown finger from the communication between the fingerprint and the control unit (home or multi). Derived from this, the converter sends information via the KNX bus to the building control system. The resulting actions in the KNX system are configured and triggered in the ETS5 application.

Event “Childproof house”

When your child enters the house, it is clearly recognized by the use of the ekey fingerprint. The building control system thus instructs the house to be switched to a “childproof mode”. Functions such as the electric stove, Internet, pool cover or access to certain rooms (e.g. garage or office) are deactivated and are not available to your child.

Event “Safe House

If an unknown person tries to open the door using the fingerprint, the bell can be set to ring as the “Unknown” event. If an unknown person presses the fingerprint 3 times in one minute, the ekey home converter KNX RS-485 can trigger the “Security” event. This can mean that the shutters go down, the lights come on and the homeowner receives a message on their smartphone.

ekey offers the optimal solution for every requirement!

Below you will find an overview of the ekey home and ekey multi access solutions, which you can connect to your existing or planned KNX building control system using the ekey home converter KNX RS-485. Here you have the choice between a single access solution with 1 fingerprint and a multiple access solution with up to 4 fingerprints in one system.

Take the first step to your Smart Home now

Discover the smart world of ekey via our online store! Here you will find detailed information about our products, their functionality and areas of application. If you have any questions, please feel free to arrange a callback by our customer service. We will be happy to help you with your project planning!

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