HILLS and QSS are 2 of the 3 largest electronic security distributors in Australia (Central Security Distribution is number 2) and they face off in home automation, with each offering the market a quality hardware solution and a proven Alarm.com backend. 

Security and home automation solutions are going to be the future of the alarm installations and alarm monitoring businesses and that makes the product selections of the biggest and most capable distribution businesses key aspects of many installation companies’ future successes. 

QSS carries North America’s largest security and home automation brand, Linear’s excellent 2GIG Go!Control panel. The company is also offering the Bosch 2000 and 3000 panels, which if new releases at ISC West were anything to go buy, will soon be powerful and flexible home automation solutions in their own right. 

In the Hills corner is Tyco Security Product’s DSC range, led by NEO. DSC has developed a strong following in the Australian market and this new NEO security and home automation solution incorporates the best of DSC’s panel expertise and Visonic’s wireless nous. 

There are a number of other quality players in home automation in the local market – Honeywell, Ness and Risco spring to mind. But Hills and QSS, both of which use the excellent and proven Alarm.com backend, are the serious and competitive distributors that between them have it in their power to create a long-awaited home automation breakout in Australia. 

You can check out the Hills and QSS security and home automation offerings at SecTech Roadshow (register here for your last chance at free parking), which opens at 12 noon in Brisbane on May 4, Sydney on May 6, Melbourne on May 11, Adelaide on May 13 and Perth on May 18. And don’t miss our Security and Home Automation Sessions at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, every day, every city – find out how real alarm installation business are making money from security and home automation. Doors open at 12 noon!

* Brisbane: Royal Int. Conv. Centre, RNA Showground, 
Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills 
Monday, 4 May 2015 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

* Sydney: Concourse Pavilion
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood  
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

* Melbourne: MCEC South Wharf
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Monday, 11 May 2015 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

* Adelaide: Adelaide Showground
Goodwood Road, Wayville 
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM 

* Perth: Hyatt Regency
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Monday, 18 May 2015 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. ♦