Why Us

Why Us?

Smart Automation Designs is a South Australian owned and operated company, with owner, Steve Richardson, boasting more than 25 years of experience in the electrical industry. We work with architects, builders and developers to successfully integrate automation systems into commercial and residential buildings for occupants to enjoy. Our clients choose us simply because they are in need of an expert who they can trust to provide them with the most honest advice, and a reliable team of industry professionals.

About Us

What really sets Smart Automation Designs apart is our service process, with comprehensive end to end service, from the initial consultation, right through to the on-going support we provide once the system is installed. Our client reviews are testament to our friendly work ethic and the standard of our finished products – we are extremely proud of what we have achieved so far, and we cannot wait to continue to use the best in technological innovation to constantly take our product offerings to the next level.


Founder’s Story

Steve realised his dream of becoming an electrician as a young teenager after being electrocuted by a roadside sign with exposed terminals. At just 16, Steve began his apprenticeship and he has never looked back. He excelled to complete his course a year earlier than anticipated, and immediately went on to work in commercial and industrial electrics where he remained for 18 years. In 2011, Steve began his own electrical business with a focus on residential and commercial electrical works, and after he encountered a client with a great interest in automation he decided to make the move to focus on this new standard of technology. Steve’s knack for problem solving has been taken to new heights through utilising the most innovative modern technologies. He is able to integrate all components of a building to be fully automated, which Steve says should be ‘the standard for all new buildings with prestige.’

Steve’s design process is a unique one, with a transparent conversation between the client and himself used to determine whether or not automation integration is achievable. Steve is always 100% honest when it comes to project complexity and time constraints, so you will never have to make a decision wondering if all bases have been covered. He is also dedicated to using only the highest quality products that are guaranteed to save his clients time and money, such as MyHome Automation by Legrand.

Credibility & Testimonial

We know smart automation inside out, and we mean it – but you don’t have to take our word for it; see what one of our clients had to say!

“When we first met to discuss the overwhelming array of electrical choices that were available to us on our rather extensive renovation, Steve was fantastic with the amount of knowledge he had and his “can do” attitude. He spent many hours with us in the initial planning phase and was always willing to give advice and guide us through the process. We always felt very comfortable knowing that he had a lot of experience and a desire to help us through the process; we felt we could really trust him and relied on his input on many occasions.

We wanted a lot of automation to be included with the new section of the building as well as trying to integrate that with the original building. There was also a fair degree of changes made during the build, but Steve & his team were always up for the challenge and their work ethic and reliability is outstanding. Again, we always felt that they had our best interests at heart and did a marvellous job. Whether it was rewiring or moving down lights, automating windows & doors, or simply putting in an extra power point for a new gadget.

Frankly we couldn’t recommend Smart Automation Designs more highly. Their workmanship, communication, general work ethic & attitude was a very welcome addition to our building process. Thanks”

Kent & Emily

Get in touch with us to discuss your project today
Phone: 0400 863 438