Recent News & Editorials

Below you’ll find our most recent comprehensive reporting from a variety of publications about Liquid Automation and our Projects.

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The Liquid Automation Team has won 1 CEDIA Award for our work at Auckland City Council.

The award presented was for:

  • Best Documentation

Automation AwardIt has now been 11 out of 12 years that we have received an award in this category.


The Liquid Automation Team has won 2 CEDIA 2018 awards for our work on the 145 foot Sailing Yacht Hemisphere, a 5 man refit located in Cospicua, Malta.

The awards presented were for:

  • Best Marine, Auto, Aircraft
  • Technology Meets Design

This marks a huge milestone for us, as it has now been 10 years in a row that we have won the Best Marine Category! Click on the link below to read the Article.

MAY 2018

Liquid Automation have been featured in the June 2018 Issue of “Widescreen Custom home and Theater Design” Magazine out of the USA for our work on the award winning Melbourne home theater . A special thank you to Wavetrain Theaters who we worked with on this project.  Click on the link below to read the Article.

February 2018

Liquid Automation have been featured on the CEDIA website - an article written about the project for which we won Best Integrated Home (level 4), Best Media Room (level 3) and Best Documentation in August 2017. Click here to read the article.

Commercial Project

Auckland Grammar Gym

Auckland Grammar

Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

Liquid Automation was chosen as the supplier of the new Auckland Grammar Gym lighting control system. Ward Chandler Electrical was the main electrical contractor and Liquid Automation provided a lighting control solution to meet the clients requirements.

The lighting control system is the Lutron LCP Softswitch. This system has all lighting circuits run directly back to the LCP panel. Keypads were placed where required and were also connected back to the LCP panel via data cable. Keypads can have 1 to 7 buttons that are programmed to perform tasks as required.


The main gym area consists of 6 rows of 6 luminaires, each luminaire consisting of two lamps, giving a total of 72 units. The control of all these units is made simple with buttons programmed to give lighting patterns as required.

There are two exit points that have ALL OFF key switches. This allows the person leaving to switch off all lights with confidence by simply using their key.

There is a button labeled Cleaners that will turn on all lights from the entry point, eliminating the need for cleaners to find lighting controls during the cleaning process. Should the lights be left on for any reason, the system is programmed to turn off all lights at midnight, thereby ensuring energy savings.

External lighting is operated automatically by the system running on a astrologic clock, switching lights on at sunset and off at sunrise.

All lights will be turned on in the event of an alarm activation by an intruder.