I’m with @farmio on this one. We’ve seen bigger companies fail in their business in the past, so having a big installation base is no guarantee on a company still be able to deliver new products and/or support their old base.
My local electrician is a great Loxone fan and we’ve had a few talks. Even with his discount, I was able to build a KNX system at the same price point (± 10%). To be fair though - I had to invest way more time researching and learning to see what products are worth their money and where to invest.
For anyone interested, I ended up dividing my house into 2 major systems:
- Primary Lights
- room-level power metering
- Solar integration
- Window contacts
- Has to run without any TCP/IP Network being available
- Has to be able to be controlled without HomeAssistant being available
- If wired, the contractor has to be able to provide wiring
- If you “push a button” something should happen
- Motion Sensor
- Camera / Face Recognition
- Wall Tablets
- Wallplug level power metering
- Secondary Lights (LED Strips / RGB / Accent lights)
- Media Player
- Basic function will work if triggered by Business Critical component (e.g. light will go on if room switch toggles the light, even without a network)
- Low-cost components (e.g. 35€ Hue Motion sensor vs 100€ (KNX / Loxone))
- Can rely on Network + HomeAssistant ( but no Internet )
If anyone is interested here is my current hardware list. Some things changed but the rough parts are still the same.