If you want a Smart Home, it's best to plan it when building the house or the next time you decorate. However, if you already live in a furnished house or apartment, retrofitting a Smart Home is slightly more complex. For KNX, you would have to drill cable routes in the walls. The Gira eNet Smart HOME does not need wiring, but it does require the installation of a server and some technical know-how in order to operate it.
In contrast, the Gira System 3000 requires neither additional cables nor a server. That’s because the smart technology is in the switch itself and the required connections are already in your walls. These basics are enough to give you smart control of lights, blinds and heating with the Gira System 3000.
What if you don’t want to completely retrofit your home, but only upgrade certain rooms? Then you can benefit from the flexibility of the Smart Home for retrofitting. You can carry out the following basic functions with the Gira System 3000:
For example, you can fit the Gira System 3000 in the rooms where you spend a lot of time, such as the living room or study. In your other rooms, where smart convenience isn’t as important, you can leave your conventional switches in place or upgrade later.
In the Gira System 3000, every switch acts as a kind of mini smart home: functions such as the timer, astro function or remote control by smartphone are processed directly in the switching insert fitted in the flush-mounted box. This is why each switch in the Gira System 3000 functions autonomously. A network with a central server, as with KNX and the Gira eNet SMART HOME, is not necessary. Instead, a Bluetooth signal enables direct connection between a smartphone or tablet and the switches.
This functionality gives you the flexibility to retrofit additional switches from the Gira System 3000 independently of existing installations.
Whether for lighting, heating or blinds – with the Gira System 3000 you can control your devices either directly at the switch or remotely via the Gira Bluetooth app. This allows you more flexibility in everyday life: if you’re in a hurry, simply press the switch; if you've made yourself comfortable on the sofa, you can conveniently control it using your smartphone or tablet without having to get up.
The app not only functions as a simple remote control, but also as the control centre. Here you can set schedules and control the brightness, temperature and the blind position with just a swipe of your finger.
Touch control is not only possible with your smartphone. Thanks to its touch-sensitive surface, the Gira System 3000 touch top unit offers the same modern operating concept on the wall. This means you can control your lights and blinds via the switches just as intuitively as on your smartphone – just tap your finger to switch them on and off. You can adjust the brightness or the position of the blinds by swiping up and down on the surface of the switch.
If you want to retrofit a Smart Home, it can be done easily and without dust and drilling. With the Gira System 3000, you only need to replace your switches to enjoy smart convenience.
Checklist: how to retrofit the Gira System 3000.