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

Silverdale Window Makers

Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand

Liquid Automation provided integrated controls for lighting, security and a boardroom entertainment suite.




Crestron colour LCD touch panels, E-Key Biometrics and Lutron interfaces.


Lutron control throughout entire building, including factory floor.

Integrated with alarm system and Crestron LCD keypads.


DSC Maxsis system with Biometric E-key system.

System allows users to arm/disarm the alarm and unlock doors utilising their fingerprints throughout the building.

Allows management to specify what time certain people have access to the building and if they are allowed to disarm the alarm. Along with this is a record of who entered and at what time via a web interface.

When arming the system, the security system will notify if any windows or doors are left open before arming and show their locations.


Bosch cameras throughout the building record directly to a DVR. This DVR can be accessed through any PC either internally or externally to the building, with the proper security clearance. This allows the owners to monitor the building when they are off site.


Show Room

Projector with motorized screen, audio/video input via Crestron touch screens. A CCTV camera can be displayed directly on the touch screens.

Factory Floor & Offices

Full 100v line audio system distributed around the building with multiple zones capable of routing different inputs to each zone.

Global paging system for whole building. Paging input automatically mutes volume from external inputs while page is active.


  • Multiple keyless entry points via finger swipe biometrics controlling door release and arm/disarm.
  • Global shutdown button closes all truck bay roller doors, high bay windows, turns off air conditioning and air compressor, shuts down all entertainment, turns of all lighting.  Also delayed power off to corridor lighting to allow user to exit building.
  • Time controlled start up of AC & compressor before work hours.
  • Detailed recorded history of who entered the building or disarmed the alarm via E-Key Biometrics.