At KNX Association we are committed to be the most secure solution in the smart home and building automation market. That is why we are the first technology to meet the highest security requirements according to the encryption standard AES128.
Data protection is a hot topic. And let’s be honest, there are risks involved with your home or building automation system. Warnings about attacks on building networks should not be trivialised.
The threat level changes depending on whether it is a smart home or smart building.
Intelligent applications in buildings are becoming more versatile. Access management, gate control systems, alarm systems... can all be possible targets. If crafty criminals find a security breach, they can copy telegrams, open doors remotely or even deactivate the alarm system. Hackers could view unprotected data from presence detectors, energy consumers and administration programs and make use of them for malicious intent. The manipulation of lighting control systems, heating control systems and other processes in building technology is also a potential risk.
To give these hackers no chance KNX has implemented the highest standard of protection in the current technology. KNX Secure has been developed to respond to the current and future challenges regarding cyber security in building automation.
Home and building automation with KNX is secure. Our technology follows all necessary security regulations. The KNX technology is standardised according to EN 50090-4-3, which means that KNX successfully blocks hacker attacks on the digital infrastructure of networked buildings. Thus minimising the risk of digital break-ins.
Moreover, KNX Secure meets the highest encryption standards (according to ISO 18033-3, such as AES 128 CCM encryption) in order to effectively prevent attacks on the digital infrastructure of buildings and to achieve the highest level of data protection.
KNX Secure guarantees maximum protection by offering a double protection. KNX IP Secure extends the IP protocol in such a way that all transferred telegrams and data are completely encrypted. KNX Data Secure effectively protects user data against unauthorised access and manipulation by means of encryption and authentication.
KNX is a secure technology and we are determined to keeping it so. Therefore, all parties (building designers, system integrators, installers…) need to commit themselves to correctly apply the security measurements that are required.