By Claire Reilly

SYDNEY, NSW: Harvey Norman Commercial and Len Wallis Audio have been honoured at the annual CEDIA Electronic Lifestyle Awards Night this month, picking up awards for outstanding electronics installation and design.

The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association held the awards to recognise the achievements of the electronics installation industry at a showcase event in Sydney, bringing together 300 guests from the industry, including over 70 award entrants from across Australia, New Zealand and China.

Stephen Miller, CEDIA Asia Pacific’s Executive Director, congratulated the winners on “doing such a great job in setting the highest possible standards for the industry.

 “Yet again the Awards have showcased some amazing projects from right across the Asia Pacific Region,” said Mr Miller. “The Awards night also succeeds as a networking highlight of a really successful Expo, giving us a fantastically entertaining evening for the global custom installation industry to enjoy and savour.”

Len Wallis Audio and Queensland’s Electronic Living were recognised with three awards each, while Harvey Norman Commercial was successful in picking up two gongs. Awards went out in a total of 14 categories, with a panel of industry insiders offering the final judgments.

Selected Electronic Lifestyle Awards Night Categories and Winners:

Best Integrated Home Installation over AU$500,000
Winner – Len Wallis Audio, NSW

Best Integrated Home Installation AU$250,000-500,000
Winner – Len Wallis Audio, NSW
Highly Commended – Electronic Living, QLD

Best Integrated Home Installation AU$150,000-250,000
Winner – Automation Associates, Auckland NZ
Highly Commended – Electronic Living, QLD

Best Media Room
Winners – Harvey Norman Commercial – Taren Point, NSW & Len Wallis Audio, NSW (two winners for this category)
Highly Commended – David Leisk Electronics, NSW & Electronic Interiors Brisbane, QLD (two winners)

Best Commercial Project
Winner – Harvey Norman Commercial – Mile end, SA
Highly Commended – Videopro, QLD

Best Home Theatre under AU$75,000
Winner – Electronic Living, QLD
Highly Commended – Technology in Design, VIC

Best Website
Winner – Smart Home Solutions, NSW
Highly Commended – Image Audio, NZ