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

Mairangi Bay Residence

Whole home design, programming and installation of Audio Visual, Security & Access Control, Lighting Control, Network and Environmental Controls


Audio Visual

The audio visual system in this home has 8 zones, with 7 other zones throughout the property cabled for the future possibility of adding speakers and TV’s. The nuvo music server allows access internet radio & spotify online streaming music services, controlled via an app.

The Media Room (Living Room) features 5 discrete TruAudio in-ceiling speakers and a TruAudio subwoofer. This is a great area to get the family or friends together and watch a movie.

Security & Access Control

This home has a good quality security system, with control of the garage door, pedestrian gate and front door main front door and garage side door. The alarm can be set and unset depending on the time of day. The security system incorporates both intrusion detection and smoke/heat detection.

Lighting Control

Lighting Control is via Lutron, providing all the main living areas and outdoor areas with lighting control. The lighting control system provides a ‘Welcome Home’ setting, which turns on the following: Exterior Front, Garage Fluro’s, Stairwell, Entry, Hallway, Living, Kitchen, with the first 3 turning off after 5 minutes.

The lighting system also includes a setting for the scullery, which will turn off that light if the area is unoccupied.

There are multiple lighting keypads around the house, with each button specifying different ‘scenes’ in that area to control.


A full data network was installed including Ruckus Wireless Access Points. As all the systems rely on network connectivity, a robust wired and wireless network was necessary in this property.

Environmental Control

Control of:
– Internal and external fire places
– Heated towel rails
– Mirror demister
– Louvre motor control
– Patio heaters
– Fans