Getting Started: 4 steps to configure Easykon for KNX

Easykon for KNX, the Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa certified voice control bridge for KNX systems allows you to manage your KNX system quickly and securely.

Follow these 4 simple steps to perform the physical installation of Easykon, complete the pairing with the Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa platforms and manage the sharing of the KNX system with other users.

2 steps to complete the installation and configure Easykon on the KNX system:

  1. Physical installation
  2. Mapping the accessories

2 steps to start managing the KNX system with Apple HomeKit, Google or Amazon Alexa:

  1. Pairing with Apple HomeKit, Google or Amazon Alexa
  2. Sharing the management of the KNX system with other users

Step 1. Physical installation

Attention: for your safety and the safety of the components, switch off the power supply to the system before installing Easykon for KNX.

Requirements:

  • 12/24 V AC/DC power supply
  • KNX bus cable
  • Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connector for connection to the local network (LAN)
  • List of group addresses or ETS project files (.xml or .knxproj)
Begin installation:
  1. Hook Easykon for KNX to the DIN bar of the electrical panel
  2. Connect the 12/24 V power cable to the upper left connector
  3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the upper right connector
  4. Connect the KNX bus cables following the colour of the connector on the lower side
  5. Check the correctness of the cabling and reconnect the power supply

After about 30 seconds, the Easykon for KNX status light will turn fixed blue.

Step 2. Mapping the accessories

In this step, choose which of your KNX system accessories to connect to the Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa worlds.

Access the Easykon for KNX web interface to map the accessories. For each one, enter a name, choose the correct category and complete the parameters with the group addresses of Command and Status.

To access the web interface:
  1. Enter the Easykon IP address in the browser
  2. Click on "Sign in" (or "Login")
  3. Press the "Sign in / Unpairing" button on the Easykon device installed on the DIN bar
Adding an accessory:
  1. Click on the "+" at the top left
  2. Select the correct accessory category for the accessory to be mapped
  3. Enter the name you want to assign to the object. This will be the name used by Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa, it will be possible to change it directly from the applications
  4. Complete the parameters with the group addresses
  5. Click on save to map the accessory

Repeat this step for every accessory you want to make compatible with Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa.

See the article Compatible accessories to see the details of the parameters for each accessory.

Even faster mapping! You can import the file .knxproj or .xml generated in ETS, view the structure of your KNX project and drag the group address directly in the web interface for even faster configuration.

Well, now that you have mapped the accessories that interest you, control them with the platform of your choice, Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa.

Step 3. Pairing with Apple HomeKit, Google or Amazon Alexa

Easykon is certified by Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa, this means that you are free to choose the platform you prefer or, why not, use more than one at the same time.

Unpairing: the unpairing procedure disconnects each previously paired user
We recommend you carry out the unpairing procedure to ensure you are the only system administrator.
To do this, hold down the Sign in / Unpairing button on the front of Easykon for KNX until the status light begins to flash blue.

This procedure does not alter the configuration of the previously mapped accessories in any way.

Pairing with Apple HomeKit

Easykon for KNX and Apple HomeKit add power and practicality to your KNX system. Control all KNX accessories in a simple way, create customised scenes or automations to improve the comfort of your home.

Combine Easykon for KNX with Apple HomeKit to take advantage of all the features of your system.

Requirements:

Follow these steps to carry out the pairing:
  1. Open the application Apple Home on your Apple device
  2. Make sure you have selected the House in which you want to add the accessories connected to Easykon
  3. Touch "Add accessory" or the "+"
  4. Scan the QR code printed on the front of Easykon for KNX
  5. Follow the directions to complete the configuration

Can't find the QR code? Use the copy in the Easykon package.

Pairing with Google

Easykon for KNX and Google help you at any time of the day. Wake up to your favourite background, manage the lights and the thermostat with just one gesture or create the routines that accompany your daily activities in a few clicks.

Pair Easykon with Google to start using these features right away.

Requirements:

  • Easykon for KNX previously combined with your Freedompro profile
  • Google Home application

Have you paired Easykon with your Freedompro profile?

Follow these steps to control your KNX system with Google:
  1. Open the Google Home App available for Android and iOS
  2. Press the "+" button and select "Configure device"
  3. Select "Have you already configured something?"
  4. Search for "Freedompro" among the services listed
  5. Use your Freedompro profile, logging in with Google or Facebook, to carry out the pairing with Google Cloud

Pairing with Amazon Alexa

Easykon and Alexa multiply the possibilities of your KNX system. Add voice applications (called skills) and you will activate new features and content that enhance your home experience and open up new possibilities for what you can do with accessories and appliances.

Pair Alexa with Easykon to take advantage of all these new possibilities.

Requirements:

  • Easykon for KNX previously paired with your Freedompro profile
  • Amazon Alexa application
Follow these steps to control KNX with Amazon Alexa:
  1. Open the Amazon Alexa application available for Android and iOS
  2. Click on the icon "Devices" in the menu at the bottom and select "Skill for the smart home"
  3. Select "Enable smart home skill"
  4. Search for "Freedompro" among the services listed and click on "Enable use"
  5. Use your Freedompro profile, by logging in with Google or Facebook, to pair with the Amazon Alexa Cloud

Easykon pairing with the Freedompro Cloud

The Freedompro Cloud is a powerful, secure and free service that allows you to integrate our products with other worlds. Google and Amazon Alexa services are connected to the Freedompro Cloud and work together to give you the best experience.

Pair Easykon with the Freedompro Cloud to take advantage of the power of Google and Amazon Alexa.

Requirements:

  • Compatible browser on a device connected to the same network to which Easykon is connected
Follow these steps:
  1. Access your Freedompro profile logging in with your Google or Facebook account
  2. Click on "Pair new device"
  3. The system will search for the Freedompro devices available on your local network, after the search, select the "Pair" button on Easykon that you want to pair
  4. Enter the Pairing code that you will find printed on the label on the front of Easykon for KNX

Can't find the pairing code? Use the copy in the Easykon package.

Step 4. Sharing the management of the KNX system with other users

Sharing via Apple

With the Apple Home application, you can share a house and allow other users to manage all its accessories.

Requirements:

Follow these steps to invite a user:
  1. Open the Apple Home on your Apple device
  2. Touch the home icon in the upper left corner
  3. Click on "Home Settings"
  4. Select the house that you want to share
  5. Select "Invite..." in the "PEOPLE" section
  6. Enter the Apple ID that you want to invite
  7. Tap "Send invitation"

The invited person will receive a notification on the Home App on their Apple device. Follow the instructions in the application to accept the invitation and get control of the accessories in the house.
Want more information on sharing in Apple HomeKit?

Sharing through Google

With Google Home you can share a house, allowing other users to manage all the accessories inside it.

Requirements:

Follow these steps to invite a user:
  1. Open the Google Home App available for Android and iOS
  2. Choose the home you want to share
  3. Select the "+" at the top and then "Invite person in the house"
  4. Enter the email address of the person you want to invite (only @gmail addresses are accepted, you cannot invite G Suite accounts, Google accounts with advanced protection or children under the minimum required age in the Country of use)
  5. Select "Save" and then "Confirm"

The guest will receive an email on the email account he or she used, with all the information to accept the invitation to become a member of the shared home.

Want more information on sharing in Google Home?

Sharing through Amazon Alexa

At the moment, it is not possible to share accessory control through Amazon Alexa. You can share Easykon's control through the Freedompro Cloud.

Share Easykon through the Freedompro Cloud

With this operation, you share the Easykon and all the KNX accessories mapped with other users.

Requirements:

  • Freedompro profile with at least one paired Easykon for KNX
Follow these steps to invite a user:
  1. Access your Freedompro profile using your Google or Facebook account
  2. Identify the Easykon you want to share and click on "Settings"
  3. Select "Send invitation" in the "People who can access" section
  4. Insert the email address of the person you want to invite and choose "Send invite"

The person invited will receive an email on the account you have entered, they simply have to accept it by clicking the button in the email and following the pairing for Google or Amazon Alexa.

With the Freedompro Cloud, you get rid of the constraints linked to the invitations for the individual Google and Amazon Alexa worlds. The users invited through the Freedompro Cloud, in fact, can choose whether to control the KNX accessories with one of these two services or with both.

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