Joop Hogen (English)Joop Hogen (English)
Joop Hogen (Nederlands)Joop Hogen (Nederlands)
  • domotics
  • systemintegration
  • audio video

There are a lot of misconceptions concerning domotics. In a nutshell, it is simply a way of setting all the controls in your home so that they are operated automatically, without repeat actions on your part.

Whereas you used to just switch the lights on and off, now with a remote control or touch screen you operate your music system, heating, etc., and you create the ambience.

With a touch of the screen you switch on your home theatre: your curtains close themselves, the sound comes on and the first images of the film glide across the screen.

Touch the alarm button. In the blink of an eye your home and property are under the control of your security system.

You decide which functions are important to you. From one button you can operate several functions simultaneously. You decide the input variables.

This can be a button or equally a motion sensor, light, temperature, infra-red transmitter, etc. The system is not operated by a computer. A computer is only used for programming. The brain of the system is a powerful microprocessor.

Domotics is technology for integrating electronic applications and automation in the home, enabling all the electric appliances to communicate with each other.

We work with 5 operating systems: Vantage, AMX, KNX, RTI and Helvar.

Vantage, AMX, KNX, RTI and Helvar are systems that can realize complex installations.

Joop Hogen has years of experience in control technologies and professional audio-visual systems. This expertise, in combination with the control systems of Vantage, AMX, KNX, RTI and Helvar makes it possible to design complex installations which are very simple for the user to operate.

The building control system is not used for lighting alone - it makes it possible to link all kinds of systems together.

Systems that can be linked to the building control systems are:

  • Heating control with e.g. communication of temperature in the touch panels;
  • Telephone switchboard, link with the intercom and/ or mobile telephone;
  • Switching on and off the security system, operating of security lighting;
  • Operation of curtains and sunshades, possibly linked to wind and rain sensors;
  • Garden spray units linked to time and season;
  • Gate operation, linked to the video image on the touch screen or TV;
  • Operation of hearth;
  • Swimming pool, operation of adjustable floor and roller cover;
  • Registration of doors and locks, open or closed, locked or unlocked.

These systems can also report breakdowns and automatically connect to maintenance staff. In practice, this means that we first investigate, in cooperation with the suppliers if and how these systems can be connected to our operating system.

Besides the integration of all kinds of systems, the control systems we use are ideally suitable for operating all kinds of audio-visual equipment.

We design complex audio-visual installations for use throughout the home, with all the functions shown on the touch panels.

Where applicable, we design extensive hometheaters, including the acoustics.

In general, a design consists of the following parts:


  • compiling of a list of components
  • compiling of a load list
  • distribution of box units
  • siting touch panels
  • creating proposals for various controls, such as for curtains, sun blinds, fences, etc.
  • creating a lighting plan for periods of absence
  • translating a lighting plan into lighting distribution
  • creating drawings, giving indications of all the control panels and load numbers
  • wiring diagrams for electric boxes
  • wiring diagrams for other controls

Audio Video

  • establishing outlet points
  • creating proposals based on a cable system
  • compiling of a cable list with cable numbers
  • compiling of a list of equipment
  • drawings showing audio-visual connection points

Other installations

  • proposal for telephone switchboard including peripheral equipment
  • proposal for satellite installation including peripheral equipment
  • proposal for network installation including peripheral equipment

What is simple should be treated simply,
what is difficult should be reduced to the simplest terms.