Our Story



Enable all buildings to be smarter and more sustainable.



We create technology to bring people and planet to the center of building operations.

More than twenty years ago, two software engineers in northern Australia began dabbling in the world of freight tracking software.

They loved creating technology solutions that helped track, manage and optimize outdated shipping processes, but saw an even bigger opportunity to improve efficiencies in real estate management. They saw that buildings are broken.

They're broken for:

  • Building operators who deal with fragmented, outdated mechanical systems and siloed data sets
  • Building occupants, 40% of whom are dissatisfied with the temperature and air quality in their buildings
  • The planet, as the building sector makes up 40% of global energy usage and carbon dioxide emissions

So, they set out to build a platform that would fundamentally change the way people experience and operate buildings.

The Switch Platform has received worldwide acclaim as a proven smart building solution that helps our customers make effective, timely decisions to reduce operating and energy expenses while delivering an exceptional occupant experience.

We've curated our team to include some of the world's leading building experts, sustainability gurus, energy engineers, data scientists and master systems integrators. With a headquarters in the U.S. and offices in Australia, the Philippines and Ukraine, we hail from diverse backgrounds and bring multi-faceted perspectives to the problems we solve. Everyone at Switch shares the same motivation that drives our co-founders: we create technology to transform buildings for planet and people.

From leading financial and retail organizations to global real estate management companies, technology giants to local energy service companies (ESCOs), we work with our customers and partners on results-driven smart building programs that create lasting value for enterprises, people and the planet.


Two software developers meet in Northern Australia and decide to go into business together


Switch Automation is founded in Sydney, Australia


Released automation product for high-end homes


Created a new award-winning architecture to bring scalable automation to apartment buildings


Cloud & SaaS technologies are born, so Switch opens our development office in Philippines and rebuilds Platform into a cloud architecture.


Switch Automation as we know it today, launches


Switch Automation expands to the U.S. market, opening an office in San Francisco, California


75+ buildings on the Switch Platform


640+ buildings on the Switch Platform


$1.50M raised in seed round and 7,100+ buildings on the Switch Platform

Start of 2016

Switch opens its 5th office in Denver, Colorado

Mid 2016

8,000+ buildings on the Switch Platform


Switch launches 3 distinct Solutions: Portfolio Intelligence, Performance Optimization and Enterprise IoT

Our Story

The Switch Automation story is a rich, dynamic lesson in tackling an incredibly fragmented industry and using technology and smart, motivated specialists to push for change that will leave a lasting impact.

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