Communication technology for the residential building
The world is becoming increasingly complex, intelligent, and networked – this also affects modern residential buildings. Digitalization provides information on the situation in the building and, in addition to intelligent control, also enables active remote access from anywhere in the world. COMPLETE line provides solutions for reliable and secure remote communication with smart residential buildings.
The communication technology for buildings is often located in the main distribution box, even though these were not intended for the conventional rail-mounted device format. Therefore, RMD control cabinets often contain media fields that are not in keeping with the format.
If the monitoring system for different loads in the residential building registers critical states, an SMS relay sends a short message to cellular devices in defined cases. This enables a quick response when level sensors, pump monitors, and other systems report errors and damage is imminent. In this case, the alarm can be acknowledged via SMS or cellular communication to the relay, so that countermeasures can begin.
A controller implements significantly more functions as needed. It captures, stores, and analyzes data in almost infinite quantities. This data forms the basis for automated communication between devices and active remote control. Open systems such as Raspberry Pi devices are often used in the Smart Home.
With an increasing number of data points and connected devices, or a more intensive use of monitoring and control systems, the use of an industrial controller is recommended. Here, COMPLETE line provides the PLC logic programmable logic relay modules and the controllers of the PLCnext family including cloud integration, for example.
Switches act as connecting elements between different devices. The number of connected devices, the activity of the network, and the data volume define the requirements on the IT infrastructure. COMPLETE line provides a wide range of unmanaged and managed switches of a high-grade industrial quality and with many specialized features. Control panels provide direct access to the overall IT infrastructure, make building data visible and, depending on programming, enable direct control.
The connection of data networks to the Internet creates the need for data protection, especially with regard to remote access to the controller for various devices. Here, security provides comprehensive protection against unauthorized access.