Making the magic of home and business automated technology an everyday reality for New Zealanders
Smartlife was born out of a need for accessible, integrated technology. Technology that easily integrates into people’s lives, and technology that’s part of an integrated system. Living a Smartlife means homes and businesses are more energy-efficient, and secure, and life is easier and more intuitive. Smartlife also enables older people, or those with limited mobility, to live more independently in their own homes.
Smartlife creates and integrates home automation products and support services across home, commercial, agriculture, care, and energy. It’s a tech industry leader and the only New Zealand company to have built its own integrated control system. Being integrated brings all aspects of automation together meaning users only need to use one app, versus multiple apps.
Products and services include electrical and lighting control, multi-room audio, video distribution, home theatre, smart security, access control, CCTV and energy management.
Smartlife has a strong range of products from ‘off-the-shelf' solutions, to full bespoke projects, and has invested many years and millions of dollars into research and development.
Meet Our Awesome Team
1995KiwiTech Marine OpensSailing and Tech enthusiast Rob Willcox founded KiwiTech Marine Solutions while living aboard his Warram Catamaran. They developed software for America’s Cup then SailTech and PowerTech – sold to Raymarine.
1998Seamation FoundedSeamation was founded by Rob Willcox and Anthony Uphof to provide integrated solutions for Superyachts. Featuring the latest in navigation hardware and software, communications, entertainment and monitoring of engine and control systems, Seamation also developed the Weather Program for Prada and One World America's Cup syndicates.
2002Navman Acquires SEAmationAt the time Navman acquired SEAmation, Navman’s Marc Michell said "We believe that the knowledge and expertise contained within SEAmation combined with Navman's continuing focus on developing and manufacturing quality products, high value IP and speed to commercialisation will result in a new generation of powerful, cost effective PC based Navigation systems."
2003Brunswick purchases NavmanNavman is purchased by US Company Brunswick. Navman forms the centre of Brunswick New Technologies, a unit developing marine electronics and software. “Navman becomes an integral part of our growing presence in the marine electronics market,” said George W. Buckley, Brunswick Corporation chairman and CEO. image credit: Bccomms - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
2006Navman's Northstar 8000i LaunchedRob was the Director of Technology for Navman Marine for 5 years, culminating in completing the development and launch of Navman’s Northstar 8000i, internationally the first comprehensive integrated product for Marine.
2007Bringing Integrated Tech to the HomeSeeking the next challenge, a new development was undertaken with Matt Brunton, designing integrated systems for Home and Commercial Automation.
2017Smartlife Connect Platform beginsWith the wealth of experience from hundreds of home and commercial projects completed, Smartlife Labs was started to develop the Smartlife App and Connect to create the next-gen disruptive cloud-based control platform.
2020Smartlife Care LaunchedIn addition to supporting Smarthome and Commercial Automation, Smartlife utilises its technology and skillset to create technology solutions for use in Family Care.
2021Smartlife Energy LaunchedIn addition to supporting Smarthome and Commercial Automation, Smartlife utilises its technology and skillset to create technology solutions for the smart use of Energy.
2022Multi Tenanted Platform deployedAdvanced templating and deployment features enable Smartlife Connect to claim as a world-first cloud control platform designed for apartments, large-scale housing developers, hotels, retirement villages, franchises, and corporates.
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