Automation, security and control > Home automation and control

Gender concerns in smart home technology

29 April, 2019

Early adopters of smart home technologies have reported they reinforce gender stereotypes and could pose security threats to women, according to a study.


Living lab to trial smart home technology

05 March, 2019

Quantify Technology has partnered with Curtin University of Technology to install its products in a living lab in Fremantle, Western Australia.


Top IoT experts to gather in Sydney

23 August, 2018

Leading Australian and international Internet of Things (IoT) experts will descend on Sydney for Australia's largest IoT conference and exhibition, IoT Impact.


Vertiv partners with HazElec and Powerfirm

22 August, 2018

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has partnered with Queensland-based electrical services provider HazElec and Sydney-based IT infrastructure provider Powerfirm.


Making smart homes smarter with AI

07 August, 2018

A Washington University professor is working to help smart homes become smarter and more efficient with artificial intelligence (AI).


Goodbye, connected home — hello, intelligent home

12 June, 2018 by Jessica Ekholm, Gartner

Digital disruption is happening right now in the connected home space. The disruption we are seeing is the move from a connected home to an intelligent home.


Moving beyond the hype

03 May, 2018 by Lawrence McKenna*

Australian homes are expected to have over 300 million connected devices by 2021, according to technology research firm Telsyte. The smart home revolution is sweeping the world, but is there more hype than reality?


AMC XR900 Wireless Control Panel

01 March, 2018

The AMC XR900 Wireless Control Panel, distributed by LSC Security Supplies, features a sleek, compact design with user-friendly functionality.


Gerard Lighting Diginet Sitara lighting control system

15 January, 2018

Gerard Lighting's Diginet Sitara lighting control system allows users to personalise the way they control their lighting.


Accumulus Energy Group B.One Hub home automation system

27 September, 2017

Accumulus Energy Group's (AEG) B.One Hub home automation system allows users to control their home from anywhere in the world, using their smartphone.


HMS Industrial Networks Anybus gateways

20 September, 2017

HMS Industrial Networks' two new gateways connect factory automation equipment to building automation systems — Anybus Modbus to KNX gateway and Anybus Modbus to BACnet gateway. The new gateways enable industrial devices using Modbus to communicate on building systems using KNX or BACnet.


Black Box ControlBridge Wired Touch Panels

20 September, 2017

The ControlBridge Wired Touch Panels allow users to connect and control everything in conference rooms, classrooms and control rooms — room controls (such as lights and window shades), KVM systems and AV systems including projectors, sound, screens and more.


M-Elec PE10 light control sensor

17 July, 2017

The PE10 is a PE cell light sensor specifically designed for mounting on M-Elec NOX LED floodlight accessory brackets. 


Is home automation worth the hype?

11 April, 2017 by Malcolm Richards

Voice activation for taps, lights, music, (even the toilet flush!), lowering the too-high clothes rail, lighting, speakers, sprinklers and movie theatre; facial recognition; switch lights in the bathroom glass panels — The Block 2016 shone a spotlight on a few lust-haves in the home automation market.


A welcome change

11 April, 2017

ABB has installed its innovative intercom technology at the Rivage Royale, one of the most recognisable residential buildings in Surfers Paradise. Boasting 176 luxury riverside apartments across 30 floors, the building offers breathtaking views out to the Pacific Ocean.


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