How much does SMARTech system cost?
1. How much does an intelligent home system cost?
With over six years of experience in construction of Intelligent Home Systems we have done a value analysis of systems and services usually purchased by polish investors. Finally we can define an average cost level. It depends on the amount of living space and what the customer requires (prices below excluding VAT):
* Prices include complete installation cost (design, cabling, switchboxes, KNX equipment, sockets, system start-up) without appliances (lamps, radiators, roller blinds etc.).
Of course already the basic system provides unparalleled comfort in comparison with conventional installations and thanks to energy savings the system cost is refunded within a few years. It should be noted, that the prices of floors, windows, stone facings, or even of interior designers� services are on a similar level to that of a basic system. Thus, the SMARTech system can be considered as a typical element of a house.
2. How can one compare the costs of a traditional installation with an SMARTech (intelligent) installation?
The comparison of both installation types is relative to the individual needs of the customer. If one should use an KNX system only for lighting control – one can ascertain that it will be more expensive that a conventional installation. However, when if one should requirement control of the lighting, roller blinds, heating, as well as power management and central and remote control – then an KNX installation offers a simple and inexpensive way to do this.
Wanting to provide You with reliable information about the costs of a SMARTech system, below is a comparison with costs of a conventional installation in an example 200 sq m house. A comfortable set of functions was planned: 40 lighting circuits (4 dimmable), 16 roller blinds and 8 independent heating zones, as well as selected professional services (assumed Euro exchange rate is 4 PLN = 1 EUR).
|Instalacja tradycyjna||Instalacja SMARTech KNX|
|Urządzenie lub usługa|
|*||Projekt instalacji i systemu||5000 zł||5600 zł|
|*||Instalacja elektryczna||12000 zł||17000 zł|
|*||Instalacja TV, tel., PC||3000 zł||3000 zł|
|*||Rozdzielnica elektryczna||1||2000 zł||2000 zł||2||3000 zł||6000 zł|
|*||Gniazdka (230V, TV, Tel., PC)||100||30 zł||3000 zł||100||30 zł||3000 zł|
|*||Montaż gniazdek||100||10 zł||1000 zł||100||10 zł||1000 zł|
|Wyłączniki lamp||36||45 zł||1620 zł||36||176 zł||6336 zł|
|*||Montaż wyłączników||36||10 zł||360 zł||36||10 zł||360 zł|
|Ściemniacze lamp||4||100 zł||400 zł||4||775 zł||3101 zł|
|Sterowniki rolet||16||492 zł||7872 zł||16||227 zł||3632 zł|
|*||Montaż sterowników rolet||16||20 zł||320 zł||16||20 zł||320 zł|
|Termostaty elektroniczne||8||400 zł||3200 zł||(w przyciskach KNX)|
|*||Montaż termostatów||8||20 zł||160 zł||(w przyciskach KNX)|
|Przyciski KNX||2||678 zł||1356 zł|
|Przyciski KNX z termostatem||8||1040 zł||8320 zł|
|(ze sterownikiem KNX)||8||100 zł||800 zł||8||297 zł||2376 zł|
|*||Zasilacz i uruchomienie KNX||5071 zł|
|RAZEM netto :||40 732 zł||66 472 zł|
*You certainly will find companies that do not quote all costs honestly (e. g. design, assembly and start-up). There are also companies, which offer e. g. the design and start-up for free (or even a system without the design). It is then worth to reflect, whether we can be sure the system will be assembled professionally and with active (labour-consuming) cooperation with the customer.
3. I will pay more for a system by SMARTech than for a traditional installation. What do I get in return?
|Porównanie możliwości powyższych instalacji|
Sterowanie oświetleniem dowolnego punktu.
Additionally, a conventional installation means extra costs associated with the time to choose suppliers and devices, transport, assembly, warranties from several different suppliers, costs of future reconfiguration in case of function changes, doubled risk of short-circuits (twice more connection points), lower aesthetics, and of course lack of the advantaged offered by a SMARTech KNX system.