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“I have been involved with the topic of smart homes since 2015. When I built a house myself, it was immediately clear to me that the house should have a smart home system. After all, as an engineer from the automotive industry, I was very enthusiastic about technology and future-oriented. After initial discussions with various architects and developers, disillusionment quickly set in. There was little choice, everyone had their own system on offer from a single manufacturer, or the very high costs did not match the services offered. Flexibility was also non-existent. For me, it was clear that if I was going to actively contribute to the construction of a house, it would definitely be the planning and implementation of a smart home system. Two years later, the house was ready, with fully networked building technology based on two bus systems. Over the years, other functions such as voice control were added. This resulted in the foundation of imb GmbH as a system integrator for intelligent building technology and I realized my dream of owning my own company.”

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading heading_semantic=”h4″ text_size=”h4″ text_weight=”400″ css_animation=”typewriter” uncode_shortcode_id=”140836″]– Timo Poggemann, Founder & CEO of imb GmbH[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_height_percent=”0″ override_padding=”yes” h_padding=”2″ top_padding=”3″ bottom_padding=”3″ back_color=”color-nhtu” overlay_alpha=”50″ equal_height=”yes” gutter_size=”0″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ uncode_shortcode_id=”515133″ back_color_type=”uncode-palette”][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ css_animation=”zoom-in” width=”1/1″ uncode_shortcode_id=”150600″][vc_custom_heading heading_semantic=”h3″ text_size=”h3″ text_weight=”800″ uncode_shortcode_id=”361623″]Our Philosophy[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”619824″]For many people, the term smart home immediately brings to mind a tablet or smartphone that they can use to control their home, for example, turn on a lamp or raise a blind. Is this your association of a Smart Home?

No! Because for us, a smart home means much more than operation via a mobile device. An intelligent building should allow you maximum living comfort and relieve you of work. It thinks for you, so to speak, and supports you in daily processes. You don’t have to pick up your phone or run to a tablet when you get home, because the solutions we have developed will make your living experience as comfortable as possible. To achieve this, we rely on state-of-the-art bus systems in combination with intelligent sensors. Of course you can also use your mobile device to operate the system. Or if you want it to be subtle, choose classic switches that are in fact smart while replicating the look of a conventional electrical installation.

Our focus is on the customer and his wishes. Since we work independently of manufacturers, we offer customers maximum flexibility.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][uncode_block id=”90″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_height_percent=”0″ override_padding=”yes” h_padding=”2″ top_padding=”3″ bottom_padding=”3″ back_color=”color-nhtu” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ uncode_shortcode_id=”129856″ back_color_type=”uncode-palette”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading heading_semantic=”h3″ text_size=”h3″ text_weight=”800″ uncode_shortcode_id=”845352″]FAQ[/vc_custom_heading][vc_accordion active_tab=”0″][vc_accordion_tab gutter_size=”2″ column_padding=”2″ title=”Does it make sense to go with a radio-based smart home?” tab_id=”1651818778-1-86″][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”888106″]If a retrofit is not part of a core renovation, then yes. For a new building or a major renovation, we recommend a wired system based on the KNX standard.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab gutter_size=”2″ column_padding=”2″ title=”Is a Smart Home safe?” tab_id=”1651818778-2-29″][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”181384″]A well-planned smart home is generally very safe. How secure your smart home is depends on which system you choose, for one thing. Secondly, it then depends on how the system is designed by you or the system integrator. Many factors play a role here. A radio-based system tends to be easier to reach from the outside than a wired one, just like WLAN. The manufacturers of smart home components have integrated various encryption methods in their products. This basically creates a high level of security. If you want it to be completely safe and you are willing to do without functions via WLAN or Internet functions (e.g. voice control using Alexa), then you have the maximum security with the KNX system. All data is transmitted via a cable within the building. The data via the KNX bus is encrypted by means of the new KNX Secure standard. In addition, we make sure in our systems that a KNX line that is routed outside the building (e.g. for a weather station or garden irrigation) is always designed as a separate outside line. If someone were to unplug the line and have the appropriate technical knowledge, they would not be able to access the devices and functions inside the building. But also keep in mind that a burglar is much more likely to use a crowbar than a laptop. If you choose a system from us, you don’t have to worry about whether the system is safe, you can feel a whole lot safer than before with the technology we plan![/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab gutter_size=”2″ column_padding=”2″ title=”What does a Smart Home cost?” tab_id=”1dc4e56f-2621-8″][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”342919″]Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in a blanket manner. Very simple smart home systems, start at a few hundred euros while a complete high-end smart home for a very large single-family home can run into the low 6-figure price range, taking into account the hardware and electrical installation. If you need help or would like to receive a quote for your system, simply book a consultation appointment with us.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab gutter_size=”2″ column_padding=”2″ title=”Can I install a small version first and expand it later?” tab_id=”5847e839-d524-4″][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”102298″]This works very well in many cases. With radio-based systems, for example, you can opt for a basic package with a small number of lights and blinds to be controlled. If you decide to integrate further components in the future, this is usually possible without any problems. Extensions to other systems (Philips Hue, Amazon Alexa, SONOS) are also often possible later. You can proceed in the same way for a wired KNX system. Here it is only important that you have a good plan for expansion reserves in the electrical installation. The advantage of KNX over systems from other manufacturers is clear to see: More than 600 manufacturers now offer KNX components, and the trend is rising. This ensures that 10 or more years from now, there will still be enough products that are easily compatible with your system. Unfortunately, the situation is different for manufacturer-dependent systems. There, you may find that the manufacturer takes its products off the market, stops providing updates, or even goes bankrupt. Then, in the worst case, you will have to replace your entire system if something stops working. This is also one of the reasons why we focus on KNX.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab gutter_size=”2″ column_padding=”2″ title=”What happens when the power goes out?” tab_id=”4ea71862-c048-2″][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”139820″]Simply put, the same as in a house with conventional electrics. More interestingly, what happens when the power is available again after an outage? For some systems, wireless components such as the WLAN must be available again or an Internet connection must be established via the router first. This may take several minutes or even require operator intervention. With a KNX-based system, all functions can be operated again within a few seconds. So you can immediately operate the switch for light or blind again.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab gutter_size=”2″ column_padding=”2″ title=”What else do you need to consider?” tab_id=”6b67cd8d-25fc-4″][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”159543″]It is generally important and very helpful to get detailed information and advice before deciding on a particular smart home system. A good consultation takes your wishes and can tell you directly which products suit you. If you don’t have time to find out for yourself, feel free to contact us directly. We will address all your questions during the initial consultation, which is of course free of charge for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]