KNX Smart Penthouse

Residential project in Reykjavík, Iceland

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2022
Size of project(m2) 101 – 500
Number of KNX devices used 26 – 100
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 251 – 500
Man power 1 – 5
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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 , Dimming , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Lighting Colour Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Timed Operation Modes , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Floor Heating Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control
  • Security and Safety: Access Control , Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions
  • Other: Intercom

Customer's description

A smart downtown penthouse in Reykjavik, Iceland. KNX is used for lighting control, dimming, RGBW, video intercom, smoke detectors, intrusion detection, access control, blinds control, TV control, fireplace control, socket control for lamps, radiator control, underfloor heating control and more. Scenes are used a lot for different occasion, i.e. at home, having a party, cosy, etc. A TV scene which sets the mood for watching the TV. Turns some lights off and other on and sets the right dimming value. Sets the blinds to the right position. Powers on the socket and turns on the TV. An electric gas fireplace scene which sets the right mood to the lights, turns on the fireplace fan and the fireplace itself.

Contact information

Company name IO ehf.
Company email
Company website
Contact name Fannar Freyr
Contact function System Integrator