Automation, security and control

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?

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Security Expert integrated security management solution

30 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Security Expert integrated security management solution provides high-performance access control and intrusion detection functionality.

Smart Cities Readiness Challenge launched

27 April, 2018

The Smart Cities Council will award benefits to up to 15 communities looking to accelerate their smart city initiatives.

GE Quickpanel+ range of operator interfaces

18 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The GE Quickpanel+ range of operator interfaces connects machines, data and people.

Data security in the spotlight

12 April, 2018

Over 60 data breach notifications were reported during the first six weeks of the new Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. This is according to Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's (OAIC) first quarterly report since the introduction of the scheme in February.

Australia to export green building expertise

20 March, 2018

A new report highlights some of the niche expertise that Australia's building industry can offer the ASEAN region.

Honeywell Command and Control Suite release 200 smart building solution

19 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Honeywell Building Solutions

The Honeywell Command and Control Suite release 200 connects building personnel with data analytics to help drive operational improvements and efficiencies.

ABB showcases digital solutions in Melbourne

16 March, 2018

ABB showcased the latest industrial digital solutions at its inaugural ABB Customer World – Australia event in Melbourne on 15 March.

AMC XR900 Wireless Control Panel

01 March, 2018 | Supplied by: LSC

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

The IoT and building management

26 February, 2018 by Dr Tim Kannegieter*

The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting virtually every industry, but it is particularly effective in challenging conventional approaches to control systems.

Improving uptime, operational performance with IIoT

13 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Polymer company Covestro has selected Emerson to provide Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies to improve operational performance.

MOBOTIX MxBell app

22 January, 2018 | Supplied by: MOBOTIX

The MOBOTIX MxBell app can be used as a mobile interface station for MOBOTIX door stations with p3 processor (PXA320).

Gerard Lighting Diginet Sitara lighting control system

15 January, 2018 | Supplied by: GLG

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

HMS Industrial Networks Anybus Modbus to KNX gateway and Anybus Modbus to BACnet gateway

05 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Global M2M

HMS Industrial Networks has released two new gateways connecting factory automation equipment to building automation systems — Anybus Modbus to KNX gateway and Anybus Modbus to BACnet gateway.

Is product liability insurance snake oil?

06 November, 2017 by Ben Robertson | Supplied by: Carroll & O’Dea

With the senate inquiry into non-conforming building products (the Senate Inquiry) underway, building industry stakeholders have reported a concerning rise in defective building products being imported into Australia.

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