Smart home automation

Busch-free@home®

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    With the Busch-free@home® Next app you can control your Busch-free@home® system with your smartphone or tablet.

Busch-free@home® is our system for smart home control.
With our Busch-free@home® system you can control your entire home - from lighting control and blind management to heating and climate control, various functions can be controlled intelligently.
The entire home can be controlled as usual with switches, and even more practical: with the smartphone, tablet, or computer. Via touch or thanks to the integration of voice assistants also with voice control.
Discover here the numerous functions and advantages of Busch-free@home® and, thanks to our cooperations, how you can integrate also smart lighting solutions, sound systems, and modern household appliances.

Type of building

Apartment, house

Control options

Light switch, panel, multisensor, voice control, smartphone, tablet, web interface

Installation possibilities

Wireless, wired

Type of property

Existing property, renovation, reconstruction, new construction

Number of possible devices

150

Features at a glance

  • Astrofunction
    Thanks to the astro function, functions can be switched depending on the sunrise and sunset times. Blocking times prevent functions from being triggered during the night's rest, for example.
  • Presence simulation
    The presence simulation simulates the presence of the residents by recording the daily routine of individual Smart Home components and playing it back in the desired time period. The function can be adjusted or deactivated at any time. Particularly practical when you are on holiday.
  • Everything-off function
    The everything-off-function is a preset scene with which the networked devices in all rooms can be switched off at the same time. For example, the lights in the entire house can be switched off at the touch of a button.
  • Window monitoring
    By integrating the window detectors into the Smart Home System, the current position of the window handle is transmitted. In this way, it is not only possible to check whether all windows are closed, but functions such as heating control can be automatically switched off when the window is open.
  • Geofencing
    With the geofencing function, various defined actions can be activated when leaving or entering a certain area, e.g. 200 metres around the house. For example, the system switches off the light and reduces the heating output to save energy when all residents have left the house. Or regulates the room temperature as soon as one leaves one's workplace in the evening, so that it is pleasantly warm when one arrives at the house.
  • Individual scenes
    Presettings and the triggering of actions can be combined in individual scenes so that they can be called up at the touch of a button. For example, a living room can be prepared for a cosy evening of television within seconds - with the right lighting mood, lowered blinds, the ideal room temperature or even the right music.
  • Integration of household appliances
    Networked and compatible household appliances such as washing machines, coffee machines or ovens can be integrated into the Smart Home system. This enables full interaction, such as controlling, receiving status or adding to scenes (e.g. all-off switch).For example, if a Coming Home scene is activated, not only are the lights switched on and the blinds raised, but the espresso machine is also switched on and preheated.
  • Air conditioning & heating
    Thanks to the Smart Home System, the optimal room temperature can be controlled individually and according to actual needs. In this way, the temperature control can be adapted to the personal daily routine so that, for example, the bathroom is already preheated in the morning after getting up or not all rooms are heated during the day when you are absent.
  • Panic feature
    Thanks to the programmed panic switch, all the lights in the house can be switched on and the blinds raised, for example, at the touch of a button. This can be particularly useful if you want to attract attention at night.
  • Integration of warning detectors
    Smoke alarm, CO and heat detectors can be integrated into the Smart Home System to provide more security. In the event of an emergency, the system can automatically switch the lights of the escape routes to full illumination, open blinds for better orientation or, in the event of a CO alarm, ensure that the windows are opened electrically for immediate ventilation. Push messages can also be sent to a defined group of recipients.
  • Sound
    Networked with Busch-free@home® , music, films and TV can be experienced throughout the house with the Sonos music, films and TV can be experienced throughout the home - and in the best quality.
  • Door Communication
    By integrating door communication into the Smart Home System, both solutions can be used together and functions can be combined. For example, the light can switch on when the doorbell rings so that visitors can be better recognised, or the video camera records images of missed visitors in front of the door for security purposes when they are absent.
  • Weather data integration
    With the integration of a weather station into the Smart Home system, functions can be triggered depending on the current weather conditions. In the event of wind and storms, the Smart Home automatically raises the blinds so that they are protected from damage.
  • Remote access
    Remote access allows convenient mobile access to your Smart Home system. With remote access, you can control your home while on the move.
We celebrate 10 years Busch-free@home®!

We have installed more than 100,000 systems since 2014. The heart of every system: the System Access Point with which up to 150 components can be integrated into the system. With various control options, more than 10 partners and add-ons, numerous functions and scenes can be realized. We say: Happy Birthday and here's to many more years of smart innovations! 

What can I control with my Busch-free@home® system?

You can control various functions in your Busch-free@home® system - such as the lights or the blinds. You can not only switch the individual functions on and off, but also add them to scenes.

  • Light control

    With Busch-free@home® you can control the lighting in your home. This allows you not only to switch lights on and off, but also to dim them, change the light color or add them to your own scenes. The lighting can be controlled by switch, app or panel, or can be switched automatically by movement or presence detectors.

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  • Blind control

    With Busch-free@home® you can control shutters, blinds and curtains individually or in groups. It also features window monitoring and allows, thanks to the integration of the weather station, shading control depending on weather conditions. With Busch-free@home®, blind control can easily be automated depending on external factors, e.g. the weather or with a fixed time schedule. For example, thanks to the timer or the astro function, the blinds automatically regulate themselves according to sunrise and sunset.

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  • Heating and cooling

    Set up your ultimate comfortable temperature. With Busch-free@home® you can fully automate the room temperature depending on daily routines as well as according to your needs - for example, depending on the time of day. In ECO mode, the temperature is automatically lowered at night or during absence. And with the integration of a window detector, your heating is automatically switched off when the window is open.

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  • Door communication

    With Busch-free@home®, the Busch-Welcome® door communication system can also be integrated. This way, your door intercom and smart home system can be used together. And thanks to the integration of Busch-Welcome® in the Next app, you can access your entire home from your smartphone or tablet at any time.

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  • Home appliances

    All smart home capable devices from Miele and Home Connect can be integrated in Busch-free@home® without any difficulty, creating scenes to combine their functions such as "everything-off". The washing machine and the drier immediately signal on the panel and the Busch-free@home® Next app when they are finished. Practical and time-saving.

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  • Sound system

    Never has the enjoyment of music been so comfortable in all rooms. Because the Sonos wireless home sound system harmonizes perfectly with Busch-free@home®. All Sonos loudspeakers can be easily integrated and can be operated via Busch-free@home® wall sensors, the touch panel or via the Busch-free@home® Next app. The replay of music, the selection of your Sonos favourites or the volume control are simplicity itself.

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How can I control Busch-free@home®?

The Busch-free@home® functions can be controlled as usual by switch or even more conveniently via the app with your smartphone or tablet. A panel provides you with a central point of contact for controlling your Smarter Home. And if you don't have a hand free, the system can also be controlled by voice command.

  • Control via app

    The operating concept provides the highest flexibility and mobility because everyone has the choice to control the functions also mobile via the smartphone or tablet. And thanks to the Busch-free@home® Next app, also with the tip of the finger while travelling.
    The app is available for both iOS and Android.

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  • Voice control

    With the voice control function, your Busch-free@home® system listens to your word. With this option you can control the lamps in your Smarter Home, call up scenes or play your favorite music.
    The voice control works with Alexa as well as with Google Assistant.

  • Smarter Home Panel

    With one of our Smarter Home Panels you have a central point in your Smarter Home to control your Busch-free@home® system. This allows you to centrally control the entire house or individual rooms and thus, for example, switch off the lights in your home as soon as you leave the house or activate your personal welcome scene at the touch of a finger when you come home.
    Our Smarter Home Panels are available in different colors and sizes, and the user interface of the devices can be individually adapted to your needs.

  • Light switch

    Of course, the individual functions in your Busch-free@home® system can also be triggered classically by a light switch on the wall. This allows you to switch lights on and off and dim them, but also to raise and lower your blinds and trigger individual saved scenes. You can choose the light switch design individually from our wide range of designs and assign different functions to the rockers.

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  • Sensors

    Our sensors like Busch-Tenton® are not only a central control element, they also provides automation and control of heating and cooling systems as well as room automation, such as lights and blinds control.

How does Busch-free@home® work?

Only a few components are required for the installation of Busch-free@home®. To switch on the light directly, the entire system only needs a bus cable, the sensor/actuator unit as well as a power supply and a System Access Point for programming.The System Access Point allows up to 150 connections, in any combination of all wired, all wireless or a mix of both.

System Access Point
The heart of the Busch-free@home® system is the System Access Point. It communicates with the components of the system, whether wired or wireless, and is the interface to the home network. Using 2-wire bus technology, the System Access Point is connected to various sensors and actuators throughout the home.The wireless communication is encrypted by the AES 128 standard, making home automation not only easy, but secure.

Sensors and actuators
Actuators for switching, dimming and controlling are available for Busch-free@home®. Conventional sensors, such as window contacts, can also be integrated into the system through flush-mounted binary inputs. Push-buttons, room temperature controllers as well as movement and presence detectors are available as sensors.

Integration possibilities

Even more possibilities for your Smarter Home

To make your Smart Home experience even smarter and we work with many strong partners - all for a holistic Smarter Home solution.
Discover the different integration possibilities - from lighting to music systems to home appliances.

Product overview

Discover the entire product range of Busch-free@home®.

Touchpanels (3)

Busch-SmartTouch® 10"

Colors (8)

Switch: black

Compatible with: Busch-Welcome®, Busch-free@home®, KNX Building systems technology

Haptically and in terms of operation, our Busch-SmartTouch® 10" plays in a new league. The 10-inch, high-resolution IPS display made of glass allows a viewing angle of 75° in all directions. It reacts highly sensitively to your touches and swipes. You can customize the user interface and assign different functions. The setup is intuitive and as simple as possible.

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IP touch

Colors (2)

Switch: black

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®, Busch-Welcome® IP, KNX Building systems technology

The IP touch offers you a uniform solution for your Busch-free@home®, KNX and Busch-Welcome® IP system. With the intuitive user interface you can control the various functions in your building as well as the door communication at a central location in your building. The panel is available as a 7" as well as a 10" version.

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Panel 7"

Colors (2)

Switch: black

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®, Busch-Welcome®

The panel offers you a 7" touch display for the central control of your Busch-free@home® system. You can freely configure the user interface with the displayed functions. Thus, you can freely configure up to 16 functions - from light and blind control to scene control and the control of your room climate. The panel also serves as an interface to the Busch-Welcome® door communication system.

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Control elements & sensors (4)

Busch-Trevion® Display

Colors (6)

Switch: black

Frame: Aluminium silver

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®, KNX Building systems technology

Busch-Trevion® is the new sensor technology in the size of our switch ranges. The sensors are optionally available with a 2.4" touch display or a capacitive user interface with LED light guides. The sensors are suitable for conventional control, but also for integration into your Smarter Home system. Visually, the sensors fit into the variety of our switch designs.

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Blind control element, Busch-free@home®

Colors (6)

Switch: Aluminium silver

Frame: Aluminium silver

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®

With the operating elements for blind control, you can control blinds or roller blinds with your Busch-free@home® system as usual using a switch on the wall. In addition, you can use the rocker to access the blind positions you have defined.

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Lighting control element, Busch-free@home®

Colors (6)

Switch: Aluminium silver

Frame: Aluminium silver

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®

Thanks to the operating elements for light control, you can control the lighting in your Busch-free@home® system via a switch on the wall. You can also access your individually set brightness values directly via the rocker.

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Busch-Tenton®

Colors (4)

Switch: Aluminium silver

Compatible with: KNX Building systems technology, Busch-free@home®

With Busch-Tenton® you can conveniently control various functions in your Busch-free@home® or KNX system at a central point in the room - including the room temperature. The display shows you both the actual and the target temperature in your room. You can assign the different buttons individually and depending on your needs with functions such as switching, dimming or even scenes. You can also select the icons on the buttons individually.

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Heating & climate control (4)

Room temperature controller, Busch-free@home®

Colors (1)

Switch:

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®

With the room temperature controller for your Busch-free@home® system you can easily realize the ideal room temperature in your home at any time of the day or night. You can set your temperature via the rockers. The display visualizes the SET temperature.

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Busch-Tenton®

Colors (4)

Switch: Aluminium silver

Compatible with: KNX Building systems technology, Busch-free@home®

With Busch-Tenton® you can conveniently control various functions in your Busch-free@home® or KNX system at a central point in the room - including the room temperature. The display shows you both the actual and the target temperature in your room. You can assign the different buttons individually and depending on your needs with functions such as switching, dimming or even scenes. You can also select the icons on the buttons individually.

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Window sensor

Colors (5)

Switch:

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®

The window sensor determines whether the handle of your window is in the correct position and your window or patio door is locked. The detector is simply mounted between the handle and the window frame and thus reliably performs its service. Special advantage: your window handles do not have to be replaced, but can still be used.

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Busch-Trevion® Display

Colors (6)

Switch: black

Frame: Aluminium silver

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®, KNX Building systems technology

Busch-Trevion® is the new sensor technology in the size of our switch ranges. The sensors are optionally available with a 2.4" touch display or a capacitive user interface with LED light guides. The sensors are suitable for conventional control, but also for integration into your Smarter Home system. Visually, the sensors fit into the variety of our switch designs.

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Warning detectors (1)

Busch-Smoke Alarm Detector

Colors (1)

Switch: Studio white

Frame: Studio white

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®

The Busch-Smoke Alarm Detector is a detector that watches over you and your loved ones. It reliably wakes up everyone in the house around the clock at the slightest sign of smoke - loudly and in time. It is a true helper in prevention, because often it burns at night when you sleep and then fires in private homes can become a deadly danger - because in sleep we humans smell nothing. Just like a dog, by the way.

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System components & accessories (2)

System Access Point 2.0

Colors (1)

Switch: White

Compatible with: Busch-flexTronics® wireless, Busch-free@home®

The System Access Point 2.0 is the heart of every Busch-free@home® system. With the System Access Point you can put your system into operation and have the possibility to control your Smarter Home remotely. Regardless of whether wired or wireless, up to 150 devices can be connected to the System Access Point.

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Weather station, Busch-free@home®

Colors (1)

Switch: Grey

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®

By integrating a weather station into your Busch-free@home® system, your Smarter Home can react to the current weather situation at any time. Our weather station records temperature, wind speed and rain. As soon as it storms, your blinds are raised automatically and broken slats are a thing of the past.

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Movement & presence detector (2)

Movement detector, Busch-free@home®

Colors (6)

Switch: Aluminium silver

Frame: Aluminium silver

Compatible with: Busch-free@home®

With the Busch-Wächter® 180 flex we offer you a flush-mounted movement detector for the Busch-free@home® system. Due to the detection angle of 180 degrees and three different lenses, you can meet the most diverse requirements and, for example, switch the light depending on movement.

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Busch-Wächter® PRO

Colors (5)

Switch: Anthracite

Compatible with: Busch-flexTronics® wireless, Busch-free@home®, KNX Building systems technology

The Busch-Wächter® PRO presents itself with a variable design in shape and colour that can be harmoniously integrated into numerous installation situations. Thanks to the three integrated joints, the detection range can be precisely adjusted, ideal for seamless integration into your smart home and smart building.

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Busch-free@home® is VDE-certified

Intelligent home automation has never been so easy – and safe

Both the cabled and the wireless components of Busch-free@home®, the Busch-free@home® app of the iOS and Android version, and the remote access via myBUSCH-JAEGER have been tested by the VDE with regard to the security of information and have passed it as being secure. This enables users to enjoy the entire diversity of the Smart Home functions – even when travelling. Busch-free@home® is manufactured in accordance with the international standards IEC EN 60669 and IEC EN 50428. All devices are manufactured in an ecologically compatible manner - in accordance with the RoHS Directive.

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