IKS AUTOMATION (iKatron Solutions Automation) is a company based in Melbourne, Australia.
We focus on providing solutions for monitoring, control and automation of all types of environments - residential, commercial, industrial and scientific. Another focal point of our activities is a profound research and development in this area.
The development methodology of proprietary automation systems dictates that they will have a large number of features, and the number of features chiefly determine the price. Installation companies dealing with these systems will then tell you that their products “give you hundreds of features”, but if you only need five of them, nothing much can be done should you be forced to use that system. Worse, if there's one missing feature you really can't do without or realize that you really need down the track, the value of that system is diluted by the fact that it can't completely address your needs. In this case custom system integration and cross platform solutions are required. We design and develop these types of solutions.
We didn't want to be yet another company chipping stone into a round shape without first looking around and discovering that the wheel had already been invented!
After all, a belief of "if you want it done right, do it yourself" can lead to wasted time, expense and opportunity. However, we found that although some existing integration products were certainly better than others, the deficiencies and limitations were significant enough to justify building our own from scratch. In so doing, we have leveraged our many years of design experience ranging from military related automation software to Corporate Service Oriented data control systems.
Are not "hard wired" to any one particular industry standard however successful it may currently be, but rather to create systems which can be utilized by a wide range of players in automation world, and which will stand the test of time.
Are suitable for any scale of deployment: ranging from simple DIY (do it yourself) style automation projects involving only say 2-3 switches to large, complex installations encompassing security, environmental monitoring, HVAC control, access control, lighting control and many different types of notifications, where a mix of automation technologies and standards is often inevitable.
Make combining different automation technologies simpler and more affordable, providing customers the flexibility to structure their automation projects around THEIR ideas and needs, instead of getting boxed in by the constraints of separate automation technologies and techniques.
Custom physical or logical design of automation framework and workflow for your house or business.
Tailored automation solutions based on iMCA Server™ and iMCA Controller™ system and leading automation technologies.
Organizing and managing your automation project.
Providing evaluation or second opinion on already quoted automation job.
Custom integration with wide range of automation technologies, switching and sensing units.
Seamlessly adding true remote control and automation options to already available PLC technologies like X10, A10, Insteon, Xanura, UPB, C-Bus, Lutron, Dynalite etc.