Rafik Sarkis

Residential project in Cairo, Egypt

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2022
Size of project(m2) 501 – 1.000
Number of KNX devices used 26 – 100
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 1 – 100
Man power 6 – 10
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Project characteristics

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Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation


Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Lighting: Switching , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Constant Light Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Timed Operation Modes , Automatic Occupancy Detection
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning , Automatic Programs
  • Security and Safety: Smoke/Fire Detection
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , IR Remote Control , PC Visualisation , Web Servers , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Internet Access
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Visualisation
  • Other: Intercom , Home Appliances Control , Irrigation Control

Customer's description

Villa Rafik Sarkes is a one villa of a story high-end luxury project in Cairo, EGY. The project 3 floors and landscape are all fully controlled by KNX. The building is a large icon in the paradise compound and known in Egypt and would make an excellent KNX reference project. It is a system that has features of the high-end, latest technology, the international standard, easy to implement and maintain, etc. We suggest using KNX because it is a standard that exactly matches the client's needs. It is not cheap by applying such a solution with so many devices but it is worth the investment. We see that in Egypt there are more and more projects like this that are Equipped with KNX solutions and products. Stability and Flexibility are obviously the two sides but by using KNX we could have them both. Thanks.

Contact information

Company name Gila Al-Tawakol Electric
Company email amr22mostafa@gmail.com
Company website https://www.linkedin.com/in/amr-mustafa-gad/
Contact name Amr Mostafa
Contact function System Integrator