eQ-3, the European market leader for whole-home systems*, is now focusing even more on the long-term further development of the Homematic IP smart home system and the expansion of its portfolio of more than 150 products. To make this possible, the production of the predecessor system, Homematic, will be discontinued after almost 20 years. However, there is no reason for Homematic users to worry. They can continue to use their smart home installation without restrictions and will continue to be supplied with security-relevant updates for at least another ten years. In addition, combined operation of Homematic and Homematic IP is possible via the smart home central control unit CCU3, which also allows for a simple, step-by-step changeover. In the beginning, there was an idea: "We make smart home simple". Following this guiding principle, in 2005 eQ-3 developed the first generation of a bidirectional home control system which, thanks to its flexibility and convenient operation, was suitable for almost every user: Homematic. Today, almost 20 years later, the company can look back on three generations of Homematic smart home control centres, a portfolio of more than 200 devices and numerous satisfied users.
In the meantime, however, Homematic has been almost completely replaced by its successor Homematic IP, which has been available since 2015. Homematic IP represents a consistent improvement and further development of Homematic in all areas, making home automation even more flexible, simple and convenient. eQ-3 has therefore decided to focus all available resources on the long-term expansion of Homematic IP and to discontinue the development and production of Homematic after a long and successful production period.
What does this step mean for Homematic users?
All owners of a Homematic installation can continue to use their Smart Home devices in the future as usual and without restrictions. Security-relevant updates will continue to be provided for at least ten years.
In addition, the CCU3 smart home central unit enables combined operation of Homematic and Homematic IP. This means that a Homematic installation can be easily expanded with Homematic IP components in the future. It also enables a gradual changeover to the current Homematic IP smart home system.
Can I continue to buy Homematic components?
eQ-3 no longer manufactures new Homematic devices. However, a whole range of Homematic components will still be available in the coming years through sales partners such as ELV.
How can I switch from Homematic to Homematic IP?
The switch from Homematic to the successor system Homematic IP is particularly easy with the Smart Home central control unit CCU3, which enables the combined operation of components from both systems. The Homematic IP portfolio comprises more than 150 products and includes a suitable solution for almost every Homematic application. This means that nothing stands in the way of a step-by-step changeover.