Central Unit (1st generation), SHC Classic

The SmartHome Center is the heart of your SmartHome. Whether radiator thermostats, smoke detectors, roller shutter controls – the SHC intelligently links all your SmartHome devices and turns your home into a real “SmartHome”.

  • Connects all SmartHome devices via radio
  • Encrypted radio transmission
  • Easy integration of compatible partner devices
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to install, set up and control
  • Also works fully locally: The local SmartHome

For technical reasons, the maximum number of devices and usable scenarios in the SmartHome system is limited. The specific maximum number depends heavily on individual use and only becomes relevant for large SmartHome installations (more than 80 devices).

Assembly of the SHC

The Internet router must support automatic IP address assignment via DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Please refer to the documents for your internet router to find out how to set your internet router to automatic address allocation.

It is recommended to establish a permanent Internet connection via an Internet router.

(A) Display

(B) Function keys


(D) Online counter

(E) USB ports

(F) Mini USB port

(G) Connection for power supply

(H) Connection for network cable

(I) Closure flap

You can use the central unit as a floor-standing or wall-mounted device. This means that the device adapts harmoniously to your living environment.


As a freestanding device, you mount the included stand (A) on the back of the control panel. To do this, push the foot from the back into the grooves on the back of the SHC until it stops


  • First open the cover of the connection ports.
  • Connect the SHC to a free Ethernet port on your internet router using the included Ethernet cable (connection socket (H)).
  • To do this, connect the included power supply to the SHC (connection socket (G) and into an easily accessible 230V socket.
    To avoid damage to the device, please only use the original power supply supplied to power the SHC.
  • Finally, put the cover back on.
    Please use the two screws and dowels provided for wall mounting.
  • Drill two holes with a diameter of 5mm in the wall at a distance of 129mm. Insert the dowels into the holes. Screw the screws into the dowels so that they protrude approx. 1.5mm from the wall.
    Align the grooves (B) of the control panel over the screw heads. Carefully slide the SHC down until it sits firmly on the screw heads.

Internet router settings

For most Internet routers, configuration is not necessary. However, for some customer and many corporate networks, ports and firewall settings must be made manually.

Settings when using an NTP server (Network Time Protocol)

  • Port 123 / UDP
  • HTTP Port 80 / TCP
  • HTTPS Port 443 / TCP

Settings if the PC is behind a firewall viewed from the Internet

  • HTTP Port 80 / TCP
  • HTTPS Port 443 / TCP

Required IPs/ports that need to be set in the router

  • services-smarthome.de - ''HTTPS (443/tcp)''

SHC error codes

Error codes of the central unit (1st generation)


Factory Reset Devices

Updating the SHC

Updating the SHC

Signs and symbols

After successful installation of the SHC, the date and time are shown alternately in large numbers on the display. Depending on the status, the following characters and symbols can be found:

Flashing radio symbol
At least one integrated device cannot be reached.
Crossed out globe
No connection to Internet. If the display is permanent, the online switch is deactivated. If the display is flashing, the Internet connection is interrupted.
Continuously lit warning sign
On system-relevant information (e.g. weak radio transmission, email address confirmation, software update) is from the SHC has been recognized and can be accessed in the SmartHome App.
Continuously lit envelope
There is an unread message.
F XXXX Error code
There is a malfunction. Look up Error codes of the central unit (1st generation).

Technical data

Device name SHC (1st generation)
Power supply Plug-in power supply
Input: 100-240V; ~50/60Hz; 350 mA
Output: 5.0V; 1500mA
Max. Transmission power 10mW
Standby consumption ~1W
Radio frequency 868.3MHz
Open field range 100-300m (depending on the radio partner)
Recipient class SRD Class2
Protection class IP20
Ambient temperature +5°C to +35°C
Dimensions (without stand) 187x138x28mm (WxHxD)
Weight 350g
Network protocol Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)