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.

Residential Project

Campbells Bay Residence

Whole home installation of Audio & Video Distribution, Lighting Control, Security and Access Control, Network Systems & Electrical

This project won several awards in the 2016 New Zealand Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards.


Audio and Video Distribution

There are 10 zones of audio throughout the house with multiple sources of audio that the owners are able to listen to. Our programming enables the owners to play audio via an ipad and/or remote, each dedicated to a specific area of the house. There are also discrete outdoor speakers spread throughout the garden, which add to the atmosphere when entertaining outdoors. In terms of future-proofing this house, zones that don’t currently have speakers were cabled for, in the event of it being an additional audio zone in the future.

The video is distributed by a 4K Matrix Switcher which is integrated with an RTI control system, enabling video and control signals to be sent to the televisions in each location.

Lighting Control

A Lutron Lighting control system was used in this home, as it is reliable and provides great energy savings, beneficial for a residence of this size. Lutron can be monitored and easily allows for changes to be made to the functionality of the system remotely.

Security and Access

This home has extensive intrusion detection coverage and protection. There are over 20 zones throughout the property that are part of the alarm and access control system. This system includes monitoring of windows and external doors, which will detect if a window or door has been left open when setting the alarm. Also, the alarm will sound if the window or door is tampered with from the outside in by an intruder.  There are smoke and heat detectors throughout the house and garage, having these set up through automation will reduce false alarms from, for example, burnt toast and exhaust fumes.

The security and access system interfaces with the control system to allow others access to the property via a touch screen in the kitchen. The pedestrian gates are also monitored, with entry via a keypad at each gate.

The surveillance system was kept to a minimum here as it didn’t suit the style of house, however, the extensive alarm and access control system combats this regarding intruders. The house is cabled for additional cameras in the future.


The Network System in the house is not as extensive as other properties that we have done; however, what we have provided, enables good wireless network coverage for the house and outdoor area.


Liquid Electrical did the prewire for this house –