Home Automation

Reliable Home Automation Specialists In Melbourne

We specialise in the Fibaro HC3 system. Home Centre 3 is the most advanced smart home management system in the world. The Z-Wave technology it runs is a specific wireless protocol designed for home automation. We strongly believe that the Fibaro is a far better and more cost-effective system than other fully wired bus systems like C-bus and control 4.

Home automation in Melbourne is an excellent addition to any residence. It ensures that you control everything from a remote location utilising a smart device. This smart device can be an item such as a mobile phone or a tablet. If you are thinking about automating your home, talk to CW Electrical & Automation.

For 15 years plus, we have been providing quality security supplies and automation services at competitive prices. We have a team of experienced electrical contractors who have the necessary qualification, licensing, and insurance to provide quality workmanship for residential and commercial clients.

Once you contact us, you can be sure that we’ll provide a suitable home automation package in Melbourne. We’ll determine your needs and provide a system that matches your requirements and one that provides comfort and peace of mind.

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We Have A Wide Range Of Home Automation Products In Melbourne

If you want a new home automation system in Melbourne or need to replace the old one, you can talk to our experts. CW Electrical & Automation will assist you in installing a state-of-the-art home system that you need.

Some of the automation services we provide include:
 

Smart thermostats

Lighting control modules

Voice controllers

Garage door controllers, and many more!

 

Our team will get your automation project completed efficiently whether you want a specific feature or install a comprehensive suite of amenities. Our assurance is that we have experience with high-quality products from all over the world; hence, you can be sure that you’ll find a home automation system in Melbourne that fits your needs and budget.

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Trust Us To Deliver The Best Home Automation Solution In Melbourne

Once you contact our home automation experts in Melbourne, we will discuss what your needs are first. We will then send you a detailed and transparent quote via email. If you approve it, our team will schedule an appropriate time to start the job. The team will strive to achieve a great outcome, and we won’t leave until you are satisfied with our work. Once we complete the job, we’ll send an invoice.

How much will it cost to automate my home?

This will depend on many factors, including how many features you’d like to integrate into the system. Our well-trained professionals will advise accordingly once they listen to your requirements. We assure you that our prices are competitive and we don’t compromise on quality.

If you are ready to automate your home or want to know more about our services in Melbourne, contact our team at CW Electrical & Automation.

What is Home Automation?

Home Automation FAQ

Building a home can be a stressful time with a lot of things to think about. It’s often critical, especially in double storey houses, to get theses

Some questions to consider when building a new home include:

  • What security do you want to put in place? Cameras? Alarm system? Video intercom with motion alerts? Smart door locks? You need to work this out now as most of these systems need to be hard wired and if you’re house is double storey it is difficult to run wires after the house is finished. A lot of these security systems can be integrated with your home automation so it is relevant to this question.
  • What audio visual set up do you want? You may not need to decide on a specific system at this stage but structured cabling needs to be put in place. This means every TV, speaker, projector or other A/V device should be wired back to a central hub location. Wiring your home A/V like this will give you the ultimate flexibility for controlling whatever system you choose to install.
  • What electrical devices do you want automated? Lights? Blinds? Heating and cooling? It’s critical, especially with the blinds, that you work this out in the early stage of the build. Because if certain things are not allowed for it may be just impossible to automate them down the track
  • What home automation system do you want to use? Do your research online and if possible, try to see a few systems in action for yourself. Understand the pros and cons of each system and which will best suit your particular needs.

As far as wireless home automation systems go you want to know, how good is it, how compatible is it and how good is the support? There are a lot of fantastic products out there, but the support teams are overseas. If you run into any issues you want to be able to deal with a local, Australian business. At this stage the main product we’re recommending that fits all these requirements is the Fibaro HC3.

Regarding wired systems the most reputable brands in the Australian market are C-bus and Control4.

There are a lot of “smart” appliances on the market these days that operate on wifi or Bluetooth. I think they’re popular because people are familiar with these protocol’s. The reality is that, whilst they’re great for transmitting high volumes of data, such as video, they are not the best for wireless home automation.

Z-wave and zigbee are wireless protocol’s designed specifically for home automation. They give you great range and performance.

The question we often get is “which is better?”

And for us, the answer is emphatically Z-wave. Z-wave devices are all required by the Z-wave alliance to maintain compatibility with all other Z-wave devices.

This means it doesn’t matter what brand of controller or module you buy. Any Z-wave device will work with any Z-wave home hub.

Also, Z-wave is great for range. Every module acts as a repeater, creating a mesh network that grows larger the more devices that are installed.

On top of the comfort and convenience of an automated home there are some great benefits that relate to money saving and security.
  • Efficiency; a well set up home automation system will minimise the use of electrical lightings. By smart use of blinds, automatically switching off lights that aren’t required and smartly managing outdoor lighting you can significantly reduce your lighting bill. Also, huge amounts of power are wasted running heating and cooling systems through the night or when you’re not home trying to keep the house cool for when you get home. Automated systems totally remove all these inefficiencies.
  • Security; integrating your alarm system, door locks and cameras with your home automation can improve security at your house and should be considered as part of any home automation planning.
There are also some very exciting developments in home automation in aged care. When families can monitor homes remotely; control heating / cooling, lights and smart locks they will feel much better about their parent’s staying in their own homes for as long as possible. If you have any further question please go ahead and contact us at CW Electrical & Automation.
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    I’ve had over 15 years’ experience as an electrician, working in industrial, commercial and residential settings. For several years now I have been running CW Electrical & Automation; servicing many happy customer throughout Melbourne for their electrical needs.

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