Apartment building Europe Palace

60 apartments units equipped with the best for efficient monitoring and control, all centrally managed with Sledgehammer Controller.

PROJECT LOCATION

Astana, Kazakhstan

This stunning apartment complex epitomizes the thrill of Astana living and sits near the waters of Ishim River.

TECHNOLOGY

  • KNX for apartments units including lighting, shades, HVAC, and water leakage sensors.
  • Video surveillance integration.
  • 2N Helios IP intercom system integration.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

With ComfortClick Sledgehammer it was possible to enable remote building control and automation tasks (schedules, scenes, data logging, etc.). In order to obtain the best efficiency for monitoring and control, the building was divided into three sections:

  • Individual apartment units
  • Common areas (staircases, hallways, lawn)
  • Parking garage

All three sections were equipped with automation system based on KNX standard.

Apartments with "Worry Free" System

Each apartment is an independent KNX system, connected to Sledgehammer via IP KNX interface. This kind of architecture enables the use of data from common sensors (weather station) for individual apartment units and efficient two-way messaging (e.g. alerts send to the concierge and general notifications send to the user such as reminder for owners meeting). It also enables stand-alone operation of individual systems (e.g. apartment lighting) not making them depended on the Sledgehammer. In practice this means that in case of any malfunction on the Sledgehammer user will still be able to turn on/off the lights and lower/raise the shades with KNX switch.

Monitoring and Privacy

Parking garage and common areas are also connected to the Sledgehammer via KNX IP interface. Both unit owners and concierge have access to individual apartment graphical user interface, whereas only concierge has access to parking garage system and common areas system. IP door phone system is controlled with bOS Phone Android app.

Remotely Configuration and Upgrades

The maintenance and upgrades of configuration of all three sections can be done remotely by either ComfortClick or concierge.