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We Pick The Best Automation Products For 2010

By The Smarthouse Team | Wednesday | 02/12/2009

The automation market has undergone a lot of changes this year. Wireless and IP-connected devices have changed the landscape, with receivers and home management systems now delivering IP capability and easy automation integration. New iPhone automation applications and a new generation of control software have made automation accessible to all.

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Best Automation Management System
Control 4

This system excels at letting separate and isolated systems to talk to each other. Once set up, you can add an amazing list of automation tasks or 'smart behaviours' to your home. Control4 products definitely increase the level of comfort, convenience and safety within anyone's home.

Highly Recommended
Switch Automation


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Best Lighting Control System


Whether it's general lighting, task lighting or accent lighting, Clipsal provides the widest range of solutions for all indoor, outdoor and landscape lighting applications. Combining both functionality and stylish design in every product, Clipsal really makes your home come alive.

Highly Recommended
dynalite-online.com | $1399


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Best Content Management System
Meridian Sooloos
www.ambertech.com.au | $8999

The Sooloos stores your music library in lossless quality, offers backup protection, and plays your music anywhere you need it. It is extremely versatile and easy to use while able to play a wide range of file types.  It is no wonder it won accolades from all over the world.

Highly recommended
Imerge MS1
www.ambertech.com.au |From $13,200


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Best Power Management System

Monster HTS1650
www.e-hifi.com.au | $999

The Monster HTS1650 gives your delicate gear the advanced protection it needs. It protects against power surges and spikes on all three power lines (line, neutral, ground) and provides a very high level of protection with over 5,526 Joules of surge absorption capacity.


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Best Door Station
Switch Automation INT-FDS Front Door Station

This touch IP door station allows two-way communication via an SIP-compatible IP PBX switch to IP phones, soft phones, mobile phones and touch interfaces. If you want a doorway that simplifies communication, then this product is it.

Highly Recommended
2N Helios IP
www.hitechsupplies.com |$3000

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