Brochure on KNX home and building control

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On nearly 90 pages, you will find practical solution examples around KNX home and building control that are worth knowing.

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Solutions brochure for presence detectors and motion detectors

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On almost 80 pages, the Theben solutions brochure presents a selection of the most common applications of presence and motion detectors.

Theben: The experts for motion detectors, KNX building systems technology and much more

KNX presence detector PlanoSpot KNX by ThebenHTS: Flexible, flat, feature-rich

Room situations in offices are changing faster today than ever before. The new PlanoSpot KNX by ThebenHTS is the first presence detector on the market with a mechanically moving detection area. This makes Plano Spot KNX the optimal presence detector for spaces where a flexible floor plan is important. But PlanoSpot can do even more.

Presence detector PlanoSpot KNX

The best way to switch and dim LED lighting: LED compatible solutions from Theben

LED sales have grown rapidly over recent years. Thanks to the improvements in the degree of efficiency and colour rendering index, there is almost no area of lighting technologies where they are not present: as retrofit versions, they are a welcomed alternative to unpopular energy saving lamps. Being illuminated strips and surfaces, they snuggle against every surface and thus allow completely new possibilities for light design. Even the first high-performance devices such as stage and studio spotlights are already available as LED version.
However, not every bulb can be easily be replaced by an LED retrofit lamp. This may lead to some issues with existing installations, even with straight forward switching. The reason for this is the short but extremely high starting currents. They can be more than a thousond times the rated output. Contacts could burn-through or fuse as a result.

The best way to switch and dim LED lighting

Clever automation: KNX home and building control from Theben

KNX has long been established as the global standard for home and building automation. Controlling room climate, lighting, and blinds – all these are classic KNX functions. KNX technology is suited for functional buildings as well as for private homes. However, KNX is far more than just an installation system. It is as versatile as life itself.

KNX offers the technical opportunities to make a building a Smart Home or Smart Building, to use energy efficiently, and to increase comfort and quality of life. What you can do with KNX, and how you use KNX optimally for yourself and your customers, you will learn here.

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Presence detectors for energy-efficient lighting control

With the Theben presence detectors, you have every option for energy-efficient and intelligentlighting control. In addition to classic use for lighting control in offices, corridors and publicbuildings, you can also control heating and air-conditioning based on presence. This is how you save on energy costs and considerably reduce CO2 emissions. Presence detectors react to the slightest of movements and measure room brightness at the same time. If no more movement is detected, or an individually set brightness value is exceeded, the presence detector automatically switches off the light.

Presence detectors by Theben

Motion detectors for safe outdoor lighting

Light means security. A motion detector never leaves you in the dark and helps you cut energy costs at the same time, as lights do not stay on longer than absolutely necessary. The light comes on reliably when you do not have a free hand to operate the light switch. And, outdoor motion detectors also have an effect on uninvited guests outside: Which burglar wants to be put under the spotlight? This page contains some useful tips and advice on the selection, installation and set-up of motion detectors.

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X-times awarded: Theben is selected “Most innovative brand 2015“

On the evening of 18 June 2015, awards were presented to the 26 most innovative brands. Theben received the coveted „Most innovative brand 2015“ award in the category “Energy and lighting“. Already in early summer, Theben demonstrated its splendid performance in the fields of innovative technology, perfectly shaped product design, convenient operating concepts, and processing of high-quality materials.

Theben is “Most innovative brand 2015“

KNX makes life easier

KNX building systems technology makes building control more convenient, easier and more environmentally friendly. From lighting and environmental control in public buildings and private accommodation or fully automatic sun protection. KNX from Theben is the solution for energy-efficient building control and smart homes.


Lighting and climate control with KNX

KNX presence detectors such as the award-winning design PlanoCentro monitor areas of up to 100m2 and, in contrast to motion detectors, are able to detect the slightest movements, such as typing on a keyboard. At the same time, the presence detector measures the intensity of natural light. The light level in a room can be controlled to a preset brightness level, or if the presence detector no longer registers movement the lights can be turned off. Heating can also be controlled as required via presence detectors and KNX: For example, if all the students have left a classroom, the temperature can be automatically reduced by 2 degrees and the lights are switched off. That drastically reduces operating costs. In the case of heating, it does not matter if you are controlling underfloor heating or a traditional radiators, Theben KNX can control both.

KNX weather station for fully-automatic sun protection

But KNX is capable of more: A KNX weather station allows blinds and shutters to be controlled automatically. The sun protection for each facade is controlled separately depending on the position of the sun. At wind speeds above 8 m/s, awnings and blinds are raised automatically, thus protecting them from damage in event of a sudden storm when nobody is at home.

Visualisation on KNX multi-function display

All functions of the KNX system can be read, set and corrected as required via the VARIA 826 KNX multi-function display. Individual room heating control is equally possible as the setting of individual light scenes in living rooms, corridors or children's rooms via the text-based guidance on the large display. Group functions, also called scenes encompass light and temperature settings and are easy to call up with the press of a button. The VARIA 826 KNX was awarded the red dot Award 2009 for its elegant design.

Via a central OFF function, the KNX system ensures that all important devices are switched off when you leave the house. It can be remotely controlled via the Internet or telephone at anytime. Only KNX building systems technology offers such high levels of integrated comfort and control.



Motion detectorsfor energy-efficient lighting control

It doesn't matter if you are looking for a motion detector for internal or external use, for wall or ceiling mounting or whether it should cover a detection area of 110° or 360°: At Theben you will find the ideal motion detector to meet your individual requirements.

Motion detectors for external use

Our motion detectors provide more security in external areas (IP 55): If they detect movement, they always switch on the light. A function that has an effect on uninvited guests: What burglar wants to be put under the spotlight? It doesn't matter if you're near home in your car or if you are outside your front door – creep under protection detects movement right under the installed motion detector and it never leaves you in the dark. The horizontally and vertically adjustable sensor head allows the detection area to be set as required. With the help of different segment discs, it is possible to further refine the detection area of the motion detector and it avoids unnecessary operation.

Motion detectors for internal use

Whether it's hotel corridors, staircases or cellars light provides security. Especially in areas you are unfamiliar with or in areas where you don't have an empty hand to operate the light switch, motion detectors can be a great help. Wide as the range of applications is for motion detectors, they all have one thing in common: They provide more security, lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions. However motion detectors can do much more. A second output allows the connection of environmental control. The individually adjustable time delay controls, for example, how long a fan should stay on in a bathroom after the room is vacated.


Innovation and quality "Made in Germany"

With around 700 employees, including 550 in Haigerloch, five subsidiaries in Europe and branches in over 50 countries worldwide, Theben is one of the global leaders in the production of KNX building systems technology, lighting control,climate control and time control. 

In addition to our original core expertise in the area of "time control", we have been a member of the "KNX Association" since 1992 and have made a significant contribution to establishing KNX as a globally-recognised standard in building systems control. The merger with the inventors of the presence detector – the Swiss company HTS in 2007, enabled us to extend and reinforce our expertise in the area of presence detectors, motion detectors and lighting control.

Our in-house testing laboratory, authorised by the VDE institute, enables us to thoroughly test Theben products from the initial idea, through development to the production stage. A 100% final inspection in production ensures that there are no unpleasant surprises after distribution.