Specialist disability accommodation (SDA) Park House

Residential project in Chermside Queensland, Australia

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2021
Size of project(m2) 101 – 500
Number of KNX devices used 101 – 300
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Twisted pair
Man hours 101 – 250
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 , Dimming , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Individual Room Control / Zone Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning
  • Security and Safety: Access Control , Presence Simulation , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , Internet Access , Remote Programming

Customer's description

A special place for young disabled people to call home. Park House Apartments is a luxury integrated apartment complex, designed specifically to accommodate young adults with special needs. This project is about providing age-appropriate and dignified homes for young people living with high physical support needs. They all deserve to feel at home and to live equally in their community. Youngcare is offering 9 SDA apartments for high physical support needs within the 51 apartment complex. Every unit is equipped with State of the art home-automation technology throughout. KNX based system was the perfect choice for this project, enabling each tenant to live independently, but also to have one care taker to control over all the different units 24/7. Each tenant is able to control all aspects of the room from wall switches, mobile devices and voice recognition. This was only made possible by using the flexibility KNX can offer.

Contact information

Company name SyncWise Smart Building Solutions
Company email roy@syncwise.com.au
Company website http://www.syncwise.com.au/
Contact name Roy Baharal
Contact function System Integrator