Smart home system for cottages and country houses

A few years ago, to automate your home, you had to invest in solutions originally developed for office buildings. It was not easy and expensive to adapt them to the needs of private homes. Currently, the market is much more friendly to individual investors. Offers them solutions that use wired technologies and are based on the transmission of radio signals.

Cable system

They require design during the construction of the house and wiring during installation work. In an unfinished building, we can install devices that are compatible with the most popular KNX bus system.

Wireless system

They allow you to automate a ready-made or residential building. This is also a good choice when we plan to gradually expand functionality, including new devices and sensors. Wireless installation is about 20% cheaper than a traditional cable system.

Wireless systems operate using a variety of communication protocols. In some cases, controls and drives are factory-installed, while others allow additional factory-installed devices to be connected without automation.


Smart home systems use about a dozen solutions, all of which are divided into closed and open programs. Closed. They are based on devices, solutions, and technologies offered by a single manufacturer. Examples of such systems that are popular in many countries:


Open. The most popular open system in a single-family home is the KNX system. These distributed systems are most often used in homes. They do not have a single control device, but have a common bus (cable, radio frequency) that connects the microprocessors that control the operation of individual devices. This solution is less prone to failures, because there is no single device that determines the operation of the entire installation.


Depending on the type and manufacturer of automation, we can use keyboards (keyboards, touch screens), remote controls, and apps for smartphones or tablets (both running on Android and iOS platforms). The latter method provides the greatest opportunities. The phone itself can be a sensor that provides the control panel with a lot of important information, and it is almost always with you. On the phone, we can check what is happening at home, from anywhere in the world, or we can pretend that we are present by remotely opening the blinds and turning on the lights in the selected rooms.

All systems send feedback to the user. Depending on the type of smart home system, the command is confirmed to be received or executed. The device that receives the command sends a signal – which can be a beep or a blinking led on the remote control. The spread of smartphones and tablets with GPS has expanded the ability to control home automation.