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 developed their own freight tracking software.

Deb Noller and John Darlington loved creating technology that helped monitor, manage and optimize outdated shipping processes, and saw an even bigger opportunity to improve efficiencies in real estate. They recognized three key opportunities presented by traditional facilities management:

These issues drove them to build a platform that fundamentally changes the way people experience and operate buildings.

The Switch Platform is 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.

Our team includes some of the world’s leading building experts, sustainability gurus, energy engineers, data scientists and master systems integrators. With headquarters in the U.S. and offices in Australia, Asia and Europe, we bring multi-faceted perspectives to the problems we face. Everyone at Switch shares the same motivation that drives our co-founders: we create technology to bring people and planet to the center of building operations.

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.

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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