A pool of technicians follows and advises customers who want to build a civil electrical system, carefully evaluating every request and need and trying to direct them to the choice of the most suitable type (classic/domotic) and/or level for their system.

What is domotics?

Domotics comes from the union of the words domus (which means “house” in Latin) and robotics, and is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of technologies to improve quality of life in the home and more generally in anthropized environments. This highly interdisciplinary area requires the contribution of many different technologies and professional skills, including construction engineering, architecture, energy engineering, automation, electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications and information technology.


ART SYSTEM uses products for both standard civil systems and home automation systems that are always in step with today’s technical evolution. The company is specialized in the use of the KNX standard domotic network, but the know-how it has acquired over the years also allows it to adapt and use different networks, perhaps those proposed by the customer. The company always takes a bi-directional approach to design: a great deal of data is always exchanged between the end customer and the company, from the first drafting of the offer to the delivery of the system, with relative technical documentation.


CCTV video surveillance systems, alarm and fire alarm systems are also designed and built to either be complementary to the above systems or as stand-alone equipment.

Basic legislation for civil and home automation

Standard CEI 64/8

Standard CEI 64/8 introduces a classification concept for levels of electrical systems and applies to low voltage systems or those with voltages between 50 and 1000V AC and between 75 and 1500 V DC.


Standard 64/8 has been updated several times: the updates of particular interest are V3 of 31 January 2011 and VII of September 2012. The provisions apply to residential environments: condominiums and single/multi-family homes in the context of new constructions or renovations. However, buildings of historical interest are excluded in addition to those subject to Italian Legislative Decree 42/2004, pursuant to Article 10 of Italian Law 37 of 06/07/2002, in addition to the common parts of the buildings.


The third part of the standard, “Residential Environments and System Performance“, describes the correct construction of electrical systems in residential environments in order to offer maximum safety and functionality. It also describes criteria, equipment and specific features to ensure greater performance, energy savings and living comfort.


The classification and allocation of the level is based on the system’s functional equipment in relation to the living surface area. The level cannot be traced back or in any case connected to the land registry and/or energy classification of the building.


This is the basic level which is mandatory for the system’s compliance with CEI 64-8 and guarantees a minimum amount of light points and sockets which, however, guarantee a safe and sufficiently functional system. A bell and intercom (or video intercom) are mandatory.


This level includes a greater number of light points and sockets, together with a greater number of circuits and additional equipment, such as a video door entry system, burglar alarm system and load control.


This level envisages the use of home automation in the true sense of the word: in addition to increasing levels of system sectioning, combined with a greater provision of light points and sockets, it also requires that devices can communicate and integrate. To be considered home automation, level 3 must manage at least 4 of the following functions:

  • Burglar system
  • Load control
  • Lighting control management
  • Temperature management (if no separate management is envisaged)
  • Scenario management (shutters, etc.)
  • Remote control
  • Audio system
  • Fire detection (UNI 9795) if no separate management is envisaged
  • Anti-flooding and/or gas detection system