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How you'll be living smarter at Melbourne Square

- 15/01/2019

As part of our Spring Collection, Melbourne Square recently partnered with the market leader in electrical accessories, data communications, industrial and home automation markets, Clipsal by Schneider Electric. We spoke to Matthew Lumsden, Business Development - Smart Space - EcoBuilding Division to find out more about home automation and how Clipsal is future-proofing smart living.

Tell us a little bit about the history of Clipsal by Schneider Electric?

The Clipsal brand name first appeared in 1920, when Alfred Gerard developed a range of adjustable, clip-on metal conduit fittings. These products provided Australian electrical contractors with an innovative solution to the long-standing problem of size variations in metal conduits.

Fast forward almost 100 years, and Clipsal now provides complete electrical solutions to Australians across the country by offering product ranges that provide superior reliability and optimise energy use.

What exactly does Clipsal by Schneider Electric do?

Without getting too bogged down in the scientifics behind what we do, in a nutshell, Clipsal creates products and solutions designed to bring your home to life and make your living environment more comfortable and enjoyable.

Electrical planning can be quite complicated, so we are here to simplify the process and make your lifestyle easier and fuss-free

What does the future of data solutions look like?

In Australia, we’ve come a really long way with home data solutions. Since our beginnings in 1920, we’ve worked tirelessly to fine-tune our products to ensure we provide homes across the country with the best possible technology so people are living safer, cosier and smarter.

With people becoming increasingly busier and at-home technology advancing by the minute, we believe that the connection between home and life will continue to blur and it will become progressively easier to manage your home-life remotely.

What’s Melbourne Square doing to ensure smarter living?

Throughout my years working at Clipsal, this is the first time I’ve come across a project of this magnitude that really considers the end-user at every touch point.

We’ve worked really closely with the Melbourne Square team to ensure that residents who choose to, can enjoy the exciting world of smart home technologies and home automation in their apartments. This might be voice or remotely controlled cooling and heating, being able to pre-heat the oven before coming home, programming lights and streaming music in multiple zones.

The future of technology is exciting and thanks to the team at Clipsal, Melbourne Square is at the forefront of what’s new.

Why should you make your home a smart home?

Five great reasons to make your home smart are... comfort, energy efficiency, convenience, future proofing and security. Each of these five contingencies separately are things that we all want at home and combined they all make for a smarter living environment.