Automation, security and control

Putting the genie back in the bottle

16 May, 2017 by Dannielle Furness

The increasing use of CCTV, sensors, drones, monitoring and mass data collection across urban landscapes means human movement is being tracked more than ever before. For the data and comms industry, increased connectivity equals more opportunity. But when it comes to the individual, where is the line between optimised security and an unstoppable loss of privacy?

SATEC EM133-AR Smart Energy Meters

01 May, 2017 | Supplied by: SATEC (Australia) Pty Ltd

SATEC's EM133-AR with four-quadrant measurement and interval data logs meters record energy or other electrical measurements at 15, 30 or 60 min intervals, or other defined intervals of time, providing date/time stamp of recorded data.

A welcome change

11 April, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

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.

Is home automation worth the hype?

11 April, 2017 by Malcolm Richards | Supplied by: Master Electricians Australia

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.

Unlocking the value of automation

04 April, 2017 by Ben Green, Director, Smart Space | Supplied by: Clipsal by Schneider Electric

Thanks to the proliferation of IoT in recent years, automation today is part and parcel of an electrical contractor's toolkit. Indeed, an electrician's role is so much more than lights, switches and power points.

Treotham Automation partners with Lapp Group

04 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Treotham Automation has been appointed as an authorised Australian distributor of Lapp Group cable and connection technology products.

​Clipsal opens new showroom in Canberra

04 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Clipsal by Schneider Electric

Clipsal by Schneider Electric has opened a new showroom in Fyshwick, Canberra.

Mitsubishi Electric e-series chillers

30 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has launched a range of inverter-driven chillers to the Australian market. The e-series modular chiller range is designed to answer the need for controllable, energy-efficient cooling and heating, with reduced plant size and a host of benefits.

Home automation just got ridiculous

27 March, 2017

In the age of increasing automation around the home, the yet-to-be-commercially-available ThreadRobe is taking things to new heights.

$50 million in funding for smart cities

22 March, 2017

The federal government's Smart Cities and Suburbs program has been officially opened by Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor.

Too many links in the chain

14 March, 2017 by Dannielle Furness

Intelligent buildings, home automation, smart cities, the Internet of Things. With the promise of more connectivity and a better life, these topics have been talking points for decades, but will new arrivals in the automation market change our approach for good?

Hot topics at Total Facilities 2017

13 March, 2017

Did you know that after just one hour of sitting, 90% of our fat-burning enzymes stop working and our bodies start to hibernate and shut down? Or that occupants of naturally ventilated buildings are more tolerant of their thermal environment, despite experiencing significantly warmer temperatures than those in air-conditioned spaces?

Panasonic i-PRO Extreme surveillance technology

03 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Panasonic Australia Pty Limited

Panasonic has launched its next-generation i-PRO Extreme surveillance technology platform, a native end-to-end H.265 system designed to maximise the performance and video surveillance systems whilst protecting against cybersecurity threats.

Andatech SolarCam smart outdoor wireless security camera

02 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

Andatech has introduced the SolarCam — a solar-powered outdoor wireless security camera — to bridge the gap between consumers who want complete control over their security needs without the hassle of CCTV systems.

Chamberlain PowerLift MyQ smart home garage door opener

27 January, 2017 | Supplied by: Chamberlain

Chamberlain has introduced a garage door automation solution — PowerLift MyQ. The DIY garage door opener offers users the ability to monitor and control their door using a smart device. Built using the company's encrypted MyQ technology platform, the app connects home owners to their home router, taking advantage of an increase in smart home connectivity.

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