Automation Authority: Our Name and Our Mission

With over 40 years’ combined multi-faceted experience, we pride ourselves in providing superior commercial and residential automation solutions.

Smart. Intelligent. Simplified.

Our goal is to continue pushing the envelope of facility and home automation with innovations that use sophisticated technology yet simplify our clients’ lives.

Residential and Commercial Audio, Video and Lighting Solutions

We design, sell, upgrade and integrate control systems for established properties and new developments. Our turnkey solutions include custom design, sourcing and fabrication, installation, and support.

Each project that we undertake is treated as unique. We apply our skills in sound engineering and acoustics, spatial planning, layout and lighting control to deliver an exceptional experience.

Automation Solutions Overview
  • Lighting Control
  • Climate Control
  • Motorised Blinds and Curtains
  • Multi-Room Audio
  • HD Video Distribution
  • Home Cinema
  • CCTV and Security
  • Video Conferencing
  • Touchscreens
  • Networking
  • Full Blinds, Lighting and Climate Control
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Building Management
  • Security and Surveillance
Commercial Developments & Facilities
  • Luxury Residential Developments
  • Hospitality and Hotels
  • Restaurant Ambience
  • Educational Institutions
  • Solar and Inverter-Based Solutions
  • Systems Integrations
  • Wifi and Networking
Our Story

Automation Authority was founded in London in 2002 by Johan Weideman and Juan Van Staden. They had gained extensive experience and insights in the home automation industry while working abroad.

By 2006, the duo decided it was time to bring their knowledge back to SA shores. Their first local showroom was in the Dunkeld Bakos Brothers building. Their relationship has only flourished over the years and, today, Automation Authority boasts showrooms in Bakos Brothers Menlyn, Fourways, Cape Town and Nelspruit.

Our footprint is national, but our work spans across borders.

More than 2000 clients have chosen Automation Authority in 5 countries.
Our Accreditation

We are proudly CEDIA certified. CEDIA members represent the world’s finest custom electronic design and installation companies. A CEDIA Professional Certification acts as a guide to the very best for your home and family.

Looking towards the Future

Our mission is to continue delivering world-class service to clients locally and internationally. We have had the privilege of working on some of the most prestigious properties and business in Southern Africa. We strive to be the first-choice in Automation in the SADC region.

Frequently Asked Questions

Automation is a system installed into your home during the building stages, or it can be retrofitted. The home automation system controls all your audio, video and lighting components, within your home or remotely. There is no limit to what can be done with home automation—the aim is to make living in your home more luxurious, convenient and efficient.

You don’t have to worry about specific equipment. Our trained technical/sales representative will visit your home or site to assess your needs and advise you on what system specifications will suit your home.

You can choose! If you only want to control audio, video and lighting throughout the home while you are physically in it, a closed home automation system will be sufficient.

However, if you’d like to monitor and control your home automation system anywhere, then you’re looking for a remote access system. With this, you use a Web browser and home control APP or even your smartphone, from anywhere!

  • Lighting
  • Motorised curtains and blinds
  • Climate control: HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning)
  • The audiovisual components, namely multi-room distributed audio (home theatre surround sound) and HD video.
  • Security CCTV Cameras
  • Irrigation
  • Pool, Jacuzzi and Water features

Yes, Wifi is necessary, but you don’t have to arrange installation—we can do that too.
Most of the home automation systems use Wifi. Smart TVs let you enjoy apps, surf the web and stream videos on the internet from the comfort of your couch. You can also control your multi-room audio system from your smart device. We specialise in professional Wifi technology, ensuring a fast and reliable broadband connection.

As soon as possible. Where you are building from the ground up, doing major renovations or upgrades, it is best if we get involved as soon the council approves. This way, we ensure the planning and placement of points and conduit pipes are all correct for the system you require.  The infrastructures layout and pipes are crucial for a smooth installation from phase 1.

Want to know more about the phases in our process? We’re happy to share, grab a coffee with us.

This is one of the most frequently asked questions—and one of the toughest to answer. Your solution will be unique to you. Designed, from scratch, to suit your specific brief and budget.

Many elements make up the final smart home solution. Depending on the size of your home and other specifications, a system can start upwards of R35 000 or go into the millions. There is a comprehensive solution available for every type of house and budget.

If a smart home system is designed, configured and programmed effectively, you can definitely save energy. Automatically turn lights off when a room is empty or when you are away from home. Motorised curtains or blinds and light level sensors can control natural daylighting in a room, leveraging the sun and stopping unnecessary electricity usage.

We offer future-proofing of a home or building, which means integrating features that are locally sourced and designed to allow for hassle-free future upgrades. We keep our ears to the ground on emerging technology. Our up-to-date knowledge and continual training enable us to deliver tech solutions that merge seamlessly with your lifestyle. All of which provides convenience, security, and entertainment for years to come.

A combination works best.

In-wall touch screens are elegant and give the added benefit of being hard-wired to your system. If there is a problem with your Wifi, you can still have control of the system.

Wireless options include very stylish iPad or Android devices that are wall-mounted but movable. Some on-wall options are magnetic, and will even charge the device via an induction charger, so you can still use the tablet on the go!

Don’t hesitate, automate!