SPONSORED 08.04.19

The importance of proper KNX documentation

KNX Documentation

This article looks at the certification of a KNX installation. After finishing the installation of a smart home, it is very important to write the documentation.

What is this documentation?
 
This documentation is a complete collection of all device addresses to know what is installed under what address. It is also important to get the complete configuration of the project file. This is of great importance for later adaptions or just further additions. As well as this, you need to include all project passwords, passwords and the BCU-key in the documentation.

"The E-Report needs to include the installation plan including measurements and measuring results, by doing this it is guaranteed that the installation follows all lawful norms."

Do I really need a documentation?
 
Yes, if you do not include a documentation and you want to adapt the installation it would only be possible through a costly reconstruction or by reprogramming the whole installation. In extreme cases some parts would need to be removed to get them reset by the manufacturer. So, it can only be advised to insist on getting a final documentation including a seven-point check
 
In addition, with the final inspection you also need an E-Report.

 
The E-Report needs to include the installation plan including measurements and measuring results, by doing this it is guaranteed that the installation follows all lawful norms. In the documentation it is important to not forget the distribution box. It needs to be labelled and include a legend. This needs to be done to identify a damaged part easier when a fuse triggers. Additionally, it allows the easy switch off of a fuse to change a luminous element.
 
The documentation should be summarised in an installation book.