Simply smart. ABB-free@home® transforms the house or the apartment into an intelligent home. Whether blinds, lights, heating, air conditioning, door communication or scenes. Easy to remote control via a switch on the wall, with the laptop or with the smartphone. Very convenient. Extremely comfortable. Very energy efficient. Especially attractive: Only minimal costs are involved when compared with conventional electrical installations.

Free@Home is available as a wired and wireless solution for new and retro-fit applications.

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Twice as easy – for commissioning and configuration

ABB-free@home® combines all the useful functions of comfortable home automation and door communication into a single system that is easy to understand and operate. The initial configuration of the system by the electrician is carried out via an app. Commissioning is particularly fast and saves valuable working hours.

Total networking

ABB-free@home® transforms the house or the apartment into an intelligent home. Whether blinds, lights, heating, air-conditioning, door communication or home appliances – comfort, safety and efficiency can finally be controlled intuitively. Via a switch on the wall, via voice-control or remotely with a smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Also all functions in the house can be managed automatically – according to schedule, sun set or sun rise, temperature and the presence of people – or be called up at the touch of a button. And here, every combination of the various functions is possible.

Easy installation

The installation is as flexible as it possibly could be. With wired or wireless sensors, actuators and sensor-actuator units, as well as configuration and operation via an app, the system is future-proof and thus ensures electricians greater success and easier operation for end customers – without extra effort. Another advantage of ABB-free@home is that it can be installed centralized – with the actuators in the enclosure cabinet – or decentralized with the actuators right behind the sensors in the mounting box.  

Installation types

ABB-free@home® offers different installation alternatives, which can be mixed as desired. The installer has the choice to install sensors and actuators in a centralized manner, where all actuators are centrally installed in the distribution board and sensors distributed throughout the house wherever the owner wants them to be. Alternatively, a decentralized installation can be an option if, for example, space in the distribution board is limited. In this type of installation, the actuator is incorporated into the sensor. These devices are called Sensor-Actuator-units.

Perfectly connected – wired or wireless

Our customer has the choice: wired or wireless communication between the free@home devices.

Wired: The cable can be fed through the same duct as the power cable and is very flexible in installations – all combinations of linear, tree and star wiring configurations are allowed. A KNX-certified bus cable (J-Y(ST)Y 2x2x0.8) is recommended to be used.

Wireless: The wireless devices of ABB-free@home provide the same level of functionality as the wired ones without the necessity of connecting a bus cable – because the communication takes place via radio frequency – only a mains power supply is required.

The commissioning of all components is conducted through the same proven interfaces – either through an ordinary web browser or the ABB-free@home App. The possibilities remain unchanged. Wired and wireless devices can easily be part of time programs and be operated via voice commands or remotely through MyBuildings portal. With ABB-free@home® up to 150 wired or wireless participants (devices) can be installed in one system, excluding the power supply. Each participant in ABB-free@home® has a unique address which is detected by the System Access Point, the heart of the system. A participant can have multiple channels but is still counted as one participant e.g. Switch Actuator 4 gang.

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