Automation, security and control

$50 million in funding for smart cities

22 March, 2017 by

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 by

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 by | 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 by | 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 by | 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.


Melbourne a guinea pig for connected transport study

25 January, 2017 by

Melbourne University is developing a connected transport project for the heart of the city's CBD, according to a report on the Australasian Fleet Management Association website.


Smart street lighting for Swaziland

24 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: gridComm

The Kingdom of Swaziland has a new smart street lighting solution and sensor network, courtesy of a partnership between gridComm and investment firm Somerset Group.


Mean Well LRS series enclosed power supplies

20 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Soanar now offers the Mean Well LRS series of single-output enclosed power supplies. The range includes the LRS-35, LRS-50, LRS-75, LRS-100 and LRS-150 models — from 35 to 150 W — and directly replaces the superseded RS series.


InfoSyte energy management software

21 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

NHP has partnered with Switch Automation to deliver InfoSyte, an energy management software solution tailored for the Australian and New Zealand markets.


Gathering momentum

13 December, 2016 by Peter Garrett | Supplied by: mySmart

The Internet of Things has actually been around for some time. According to folklore, the phrase was coined by Kevin Ashton whille he was working for Procter and Gamble back in 1999. So if the phrase was first used all the way back then, why is it only gaining momentum now?


Hills to launch fire detection range

02 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Hills Limited

Hills has announced it will partner with UTC Fire & Security (UTC) to introduce a range of fire detection products into the Australian and New Zealand markets.


NERO wireless home automation

01 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has partnered with Environexus to distribute NERO — a scalable and wireless home automation solution suitable for retrofitting, allowing consumers to create the ultimate smart home, one switch at a time.


Industri Elektronik NEMA23 integrated stepper motors

29 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

The JVL Industri Elektronik NEMA23 series of integrated stepper motors from Motion Technologies features the latest technology to achieve 409,600 step/rev, delivering smoothness and silent running.


Honeywell Vector Occupant building control smartphone app

17 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: Honeywell Building Solutions

The Honeywell Vector Occupant App combines the convenience of today's mobile devices with connected building features to give users more control over their comfort levels and ability to securely move about the workplace.


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