Custom installing means that the equipment is physically integrated with your home. Whether that is simply a plasma screen and speakers fitted to a wall with hidden cabling, or whether its multiple components around the whole house for a completely integrated home entertainment, lighting and automation system, it’s still a bespoke system just for you. We can advise you on what is possible and help you create your vision. We can also turn that vision into reality.
Imagine the possibilities! Browse through your DVD collection from your favourite chair. Check the weather or the TV listings over the Internet on the screen in the kitchen as you drink your coffee. Relax in the bath to your favourite CD whilst your children listen to the sort of music that would burst your bubbles. Our solutions can achieve the seamless integration of video, music and internet.
We specialise in using the latest technology to make installation quick and remarkably inexpensive. For example, our multi room music solution from market leader Sonos can be installed wirelessly, therefore reducing installation and cabling costs. Similarly, our lighting control solutions are a simple replacement of the switch with a controllable module. There is no rewiring and no expensive central control unit. Let us talk to you about your options, and what we could do for you.
In some situations physical wiring is the best solution. Whilst this is easiest done along with other renovations, much can be achieved with minimum disruption to you life and décor! It’s quite amazing where we can fit a cable! All of our solutions use flexible industry standard components, such as ‘cat.5’ cable, which can form the basis of your whole house integration.
Non-cabled areas can be wirelessly bridged, cables hidden under skirting, through the garage, in the loft, under floorboards, and ribbon cables laid under carpets and even wooden and ceramic floors.
The key to seamless integration is control. With a typical home having say, satellite, amplifier, DVD player, video recorder and a display (TV, plasma, or projector), you quickly lose count of the remote controls! And that’s just in one room…
The answer is a programmable remote control. This is much more than a single controller for all the devices. For example, it enables us to program the screen to lower, the projector turn on, the amplifier to turn onto the right source, the curtains to close, the lights to dim, and the DVD playback to start, all with the press of just one button. It is the difference between a replacement TV and an integrated home cinema.
We begin with a consultation and a site survey. It’s essential to know what we are integrating with, what can be achieved and how much ‘installation’ will be required to achieve it. We will discuss the options and what it will mean for you, both in terms of end results and the installation work. From this discussion, we can draw up a full system specification to whatever level of detail is appropriate.
The next step involves the bulk of the work, laying necessary cables, and installing and configuring any wireless components. Additional services like satellite TV or broadband internet are installed at this stage. In-wall and in-ceiling speakers’ mounting brackets are installed, and cables run.
Once this is complete, the selected equipment is installed, along with making good any disturbed décor, after testing.
The final step, of configuring the control system, is the most technically complex part. It can also be tailored to your precise requirements and usage patterns.