“Het gaat niet om de lengte van het leven maar om de inhoud”
Translated to:
“Its not about the length of life but about the content”

Albertus Theodorus Huiberts (Bert)
(Founder of BeNext)
Amsterdam, 3 September 2015

We will celebrate the life of Bert Huiberts at 10 september 7pm at the Mirror Centre, Ter Gouwstraat 3, Amsterdam.


We have new beta apps for Android and iOS. We would like to inform you on these latest developments, because the beta apps will replace the current apps in the near future.For the past couple of months we have been busy developing a new, innovative and responsive redesign. In it we have combined our most important values: Control, Comfort and Innovation. With these thoughts in mind we redeveloped the most important features and made them easier to use.  

Your home, your features

The newest addition to the app is the fully customizable main screen. Customize your start up screen to your personal preferences with your favorite features. Of course, all of the familiar features from the current app are available as well.

iOS and Android

The iOS version of our new app is still in development and not quite as complete as the Android version. You can already check out the app in the App Store.
Important: Only the new iOS app can handle push notifications, it is not possible to receive push notications for the old app anymore. You can still use the new app next to the old app.
More info…

The Android version is almost done and will replace the current app in the middle of september. You can also still use the new app next to the old app.
More info…



Every day we get tons of feedback from our users on how to improve our system. We would like to thank you this valuable information. Not only do we appreciate the feedback, we are also continuously working to integrate your feedback into our system. Your satisfaction is our SUCCESS!

To show our appreciation, we have been working to add some of the most requested features over the last few months. So no special offers or gimmicks, just better usability!

Faster loading times

Do you like to wait? We neither! Then why did we let you wait for your energy graphs?You didn’t like it and neither did we. This is why we revised our energy infrastructure from the ground up in order to lower these loading times. The result: Up to 12 times faster loading times for all energy graphs!
You don’t have to set up anything to get these speed ups. Just open the app, go to Energy and effortlessly scroll through all of your usage history.

Longer names

Starting today, it is possible to enter longer names for your Products, Scenes and Rooms. This way you won’t have to worry about mixing up your Kitchen light and your Kitchen alarm when you come home late at night.


Go ahead and edit the names of your Products,Scenes and Rooms.

Better generic support

Some third party Z-Wave products are not yet fully support in our system. That is why we offer our “Generic product” service for these “unknown” products
We have given this service an upgrade to make it even easier to install unknown products. During installation you now choose a single Generic product. This product will automatically create the most important sensors and switches for your convenience.

Besides an easier installation we also offer smoother generic product integration into our Rule system. All generic products will automatically be added to our Security, Control and Energy screens.

You can find more information on our Generic Product service on our tutorial page.


We have interesting news to share with you about new products and exciting new activities.

Meet us at the European Utility Week 2014 in the RAI from Tuesday 4th until Thursday 6th of November.


BeNext stand

Register your eTicket here and visit us at booth 4.J20.

See you there!

Opening hours:
Thuesday 4Nov from 9hr until 18.30hr
Wednesday 5Nov from 9hr until 18.30hr
Thursday 6Nov from 9hr until 16.00hr


*Make sure you have been registered before the 3th of November.

Products & Services: Application Providers, Device Developers, Home Automation, Home Control / Energy Management, Smart Plugs, Thermostat / HVAC control, Meter Data Management, Electricity Metering , M2M, Smart Grid Solutions, European Utility Week 2014, EUW2014


On 27 September the HCC ( Hobby Computer Club) will have a meeting in ‘De Bilt’ with this year as theme Domotics.

BeNext will also make a contribution.
We will give a lecture in the Cole Bergh Hall 2 at 11.30 so be there on time.
In addition, there will be a BeNext table with a demo set up of our system and a various of other demo tables.
Take an action-flyer with you with the special action.

Location : HF de Witte centrum Henri Dunant plein 4, De Bilt
Date: Saturday 27 September
Time: 10:00-16:00
Presentation: 11:30-12:30


More information at

Saterday 6 September there was a BeNext interview on the news channel.

As part of an item about Home Automation (domotica) the film crew shoot a clip in our Demohouse in amsterdam. The spoke about the possibilities of the BeNext domotic system, had a general discussion about home automation and did an interview.

In the newsitem you will see that Nest and BeNext are both working on changing the domotic market.

Watch the newsitem below or at the NPO website.

In the broadcast program on the Dutch RTL television station called lifestyle experience is the BeNext system explained.
Listen en look to the many solutions and services which are provided by the Home Automation system of BeNext. One of the best domotic system on the market based on the Z-Wave RF technology.

Watch the movie below:

Online tutorials
Installing products? Add a Scene or Rule? Our interface guides you through every step during these processes. However, it can happen that you get stuck on a certain subject. No problem!

Extra help online
With our new tutorials we provide you with a comprehensive guide to the BeNext interface. Using plain language, simple steps and plenty of screenshots we easily guide you through any process to customize your system to your own needs.

Try it!
Go to and choose a tutorial. Or you can click on one of the links below to immediately start using these online tutorials: