Building automation

Industrial grade low power wireless connectivity for building automation and sensor networks

Nordic is the complete provider of low power wireless IoT connectivity solutions for building automation and industrial sensor and actuator networks. This includes all building blocks required, from supplying companion power management and range extender ICs, to cloud services.

We have the optimum and complete solution to enable you to build a robust automation and centralization solution rapidly. Examples include HVAC automation; air quality control sensors (e.g. room temperature, humidity, CO2); gas leak, fire, and smoke detection; emergency lighting; occupancy sensors; and high security access control and smart locks.

Future-proof your building automation solution with OTA updates and AI

Nordic's SoCs and SiPs are all multi-protocol to maximize their design flexibility. We support every major standards-based wireless protocol and ecosystems (Matter, Amazon Sidewalk, KNX IoT, etc) used in building automation and a range of proprietary protocols. Our design and solution partners offer qualified and certified modules ensuring easy integration and rapid deployment.

By specifying Nordic, you can build a solution that combines Bluetooth LE, Matter, Wi-Fi, cellular IoT, Thread, Ethernet, or LoRaWAN. All are supported natively by Nordic’s unified and scalable software development kit (nRF Connect SDK).

Over-the-air (OTA) firmware and software updates also mean solutions can be upgraded in the field to ensure your building automation solution is always up-to-date. The advanced processing capabilities and security features of Nordic's SoCs and SiPs, especially its latest nRF54 Series, make them ideal for adding AI and machine learning (ML) to your building automation solution. The combination of Nordic’s hardware, comprehensive development tools, software solution, nRF Cloud Services and world-class tech support, gives you a complete design and deployment solution that will save you considerable time, money and engineering hours.

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Highlighted applications



Condition monitoring


Access control

Fire and smoke detectors


Sensor networks


Smart locks

Lighting, switches, occupancy sensors


Emergency lighting


Air quality sensors

Gateways, Bridges, Thread Border Routers




Wireless protocols for building automation

Cellular IoT

Want to add cellular connectivity to your product? We offer the most compact and low power solutions in the market for cellular IoT.


Nordic Semiconductor is a leading provider of low-power wireless communication solutions, utilizing decades of ultra-low-power wireless expertise to maximize Wi-Fi’s low-power potential in various applications including home automation, smart lighting, and other IoT devices.

Bluetooth Low Energy

Want to add Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) connectivity to your product? We offer high-quality BLE SoCs, Bluetooth Low Energy chips, and BT modules with ultra-low power consumption and protocol stacks, ensuring excellent interoperability.

Bluetooth Mesh

Want to add Bluetooth Mesh connectivity to your product? We offer the complete solution for building Bluetooth Mesh products; feature-rich SoCs, a qualified Bluetooth Mesh stack with samples, and a mobile app for interacting with the mesh network.


DECT NR+ (NR+) is a non-cellular radio standard recently included as part of the 5G standards by the ITU. Thus, making it the world’s first non-cellular technology included in 5G.


We offer the complete solution for building Thread and Matter products; feature-rich SoCs, a qualified mesh stack with samples, and a topology monitor.

2.4 GHz proprietary

2.4 GHz flexibity and simplicity

Power Management ICs

Nordic Semiconductor leverages its extensive experience in ultra-low-power wireless technology to develop power management ICs (PMIC) and integrated circuits, enabling industry-leading low power wireless solutions.

Range extenders

The range and link robustness of Nordic nRF52 and nRF53 Series SoCs fulfill the requirements of most applications and use-cases, but sometimes adding a range extender/RF front end module (FEM) is the correct choice.

Recommended hardware

Recommended software

nRF Connect SDK

nRF Connect SDK is a common software development kit for Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi, cellular IoT, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee and Matter. It supports all our nRF52, nRF53, nRF70 and nRF91 Series wireless devices.


Cloud Services

The IoT cloud services optimized for ultra-low power Nordic Semiconductor devices.