We design and install home cinemas solutions for a wide range of clients. This ranges from installing a large (50”+) TV in the family snug, coupled with an AV receiver and surround sound speakers, to a full blown dedicated movie theatre with custom Cinema Seats, projector and screens, Movie Servers and Home Automation.
Home Control and Automation
We provides a range of automation and control solutions, from simple AV solutions to fully integrated building management control systems. When you leave the house, press one button to set your alarm, turn off all the lights and lower the set point on your central heating. Or log into your system remotely using your iPad and check you set the alarm, why not have a look at your CCTV cameras to see if you left the backl door open?
This is not geek technology for the sake of technology, it well designed and installed solutions aimed at helping you to enjoy your home. We will ensure it meets your needs and that it is intuative and easy to use.
We offer systems from Control4, Crestron, Home Automation Inc (HAI), and Savant. Each of these systems offers different functionality, price points and capabilities. Please click on the logos to see information about these products.
Light can be the most crucial factor in the interior design of a home yet it is frequently overlooked. Good lighting changes the perceptions of light and space, enhancing features, and creating moods.
Control systems, networking and infrastructure can be simple or sophisticated but do need to be considered right from the beginning of the project. Programmed lighting controllers can create multiple moods at the touch of a button and with the use of dimmers and colour can change the function and feel of any space.
Why leave the bathroom light on all night, in case the kids wake up when you could have sensors detect them walking down the landing and turn the lights on at a low level instead? The lights can then automatically turn off a few minutes later. How about turning off the children’s night light automatically at dawn? Steps like this saves energy and therefore reduces the houses overall carbon foot print, as well as lowing energy bills.
Linn music systems can transform the way you listen to music at home. Choose from one of our pre-configured systems, or build the hi-fi of your dreams from the ground up — that’s the flexibility of the Linn modular approach. We have a complete range of individual hi-fi components so you can customise and mix and match to your heart’s content — find the perfect combination for your home.
Alternatively, why not book a seat in one of our Linn Lounge events? These are evenings listening to 24 bit Studio Master quality recordings of some of the best artists. Come in an enjoy the evening.
For details on Linn Lounge Events and to sign up, please click here.
The warranty for all hardware on your project is the manufacturer’s standard warranty. Different items will have different warranty periods as they will have been installed at different times and becuase manufacturers offer different periods from one to five years. The labour and infrastructure on the job is covered by our standard 12 month warranty, from Practical completion of the project.
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Mirror and Bathroom TVs
People like to be able to watch TV in rooms other than the living room, such as the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The problem is that these rooms often do not have suitable space for a TV, unless of course, it can be hidden away.
How about having a mirror which can turn into a TV at the press of a button? Watch the news while brushing your teeth or catch a cookery program whilst in the kitchen. When the TV is off, it simply looks like a mirror.
In Bathrooms, space in not just a premium but electronics can be hazerdous. Not with a waterproof TV built into the wall of your shower or bath. Now you can catch up on the weather report in the shower or watch the latest ‘soap’ in the bath!
Have a look at Seura’s website:[Published 01.01.70]
Multiroom audio allows you to listen to your favourite music or radio anywhere in your home. Whether you have MP3, DAB, Internet Radio, CD, Music cassette or vinyl, a Multiroom audio solution will allow you to listen to any source in any room at any time. Discreet wall or ceiling speakers and amplifiers, in conjunction with local control interfaces removes the need for installing unsightly equipment in every room.
We can provide Solutions that will allow easy control of your music in every room from basic local volume control to source and zone control. Whether you want to have the same source in every room for entertaining or different sources in every room depending on the diverse tastes of your family we have the solution for you. Media servers allow you to share audio, video, photographs and data files to every room in the house and reduce the need to install expensive and unsightly hardware in every room.
Multiroom AV & HiFi
Multiroom audio allows you to listen to your favourite music or radio anywhere in your home. Whether you have MP3, DAB, Internet Radio, CD, Music cassette or vinyl, a Multiroom audio solution will allow you to listen to any source in any room at any time.
Discreet wall or ceiling speakers and amplifiers, in conjunction with local control interfaces removes the need for installing unsightly equipment in every room. We can provide Solutions that will allow easy control of your music in every room from basic local volume control to source and zone control. Whether you want to have the same source in every room for entertaining or different sources in every room depending on the diverse tastes of your family we have the solution for you.
Media servers allow you to share audio, video, photographs and data files to every room in the house and reduce the need to install expensive and unsightly hardware in every room.
The success of any home technology solution is based around the infrastructure that it is built on. The ability to stream audio, video and data around a building, quickly and without interference is key.
We will use wireless networks where appropriate but we, as a rule, will always recommend a hardwired solution wherever physically possible because of the increased speed and robustness. We setup VLANS to keep high bandwith devices from clogging up your network and VPNs to allow our engineers to remotely manage and update your systems.
Whist the key components in the network will be hard wired, controls, such as iPads and iPhones remain wireless. We provide high-end, managed wireless networks, which allow you have a single SSID (Network name) and password but be able to roam around a property, connecting and disconnecting for different accesspoints, without interuption. Should an access point fail, we get remotely notified and the network self adjusts to make up for the missing access point.
The network needs to be able to support the levels of activity today but also be able to cope with the demands of new technologies as they come on stream e.g. HDTV, VoIP, Broadband, Multiroom audio/video. Redundancy and capacity needs to be designed in at the beginning of the project.
Our networks are built around industry standard protocols and managed using hardware from the leading manufacturers, including Ruckus, Pakedge, Cisco Draytek and Netgear.
Audio Visual installations can greatly enhance any environment but the process can be complex. Our project managers ensure that your installation goes as planned. We liaise with the onsite and third party contractors to ensure that everything is done at the correct time to ensure a smooth process. Whether this is checking the correct cables have been run to the locations specified or meeting the BT engineer to ensure that telephone master sockets have been installed in the correct place, we take care of it.
Typlically, our project management process would involve:
- Meeting the main contractor on site and going through the plans and schedules we have produced, so that everyone on site understands what is required and when.
- Prior to our first fix, doing a site inspection to ensure the correct cables have been run and everything is ready for the install team
- Prior to the main installation, doing a site inspection to check everything is ready and that the build is at a suitable stage to install the more delicate items
- A handover would be done once all our jobs are completed and system documentation would be provided
- A follow up visit a few weeks later with the client would ensure any snagging was completed
Some clients ask us if project management is required if there is a dedicated project manager working for the client. We would always strongly advise to use our project management services as we have a great deal of experience in audio visual systems and in the particular systems we are installing. We would, however, work with the site project manager to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Projectors and Screens
The the true cinematic experience, nothing beats the big screen. Traditional cinema screens are used where you wish to watch a movie on a display bigger that 65”, although large LCD screens of 8-” and larger are becoming more popular.
The downside on a projector screen is that they do require a dark room. This is because as the screen is designed to reflact light from a projector, rather than emit light like a TV, they are suceptable to stray light coming in from windows or doors. Also they either need a fixed screen, which can take up most of a wall, or a ceiling mounted enclosure and mechanism for retracting it when not in use.
There are some screens which can back up very neaqtly when not in use, such as the Design Screen which folds up and is disguised as a picture.
As a result of this, most cinemas tend to be in dedicated rooms.
Satellite and Aerial Distribution
Our inhouse satellite and aerial specialist has over twenty years experience. Whether you just need a single Sky receiver and freeview or multiple motorised satellite feeds with a complex distribution network, we have slutions for you.
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As you would expect from an Apple associated product, the interface is stylishly designed and very intuative. If you love your IOS devices, why not use then to control your home?
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Security and CCTV
The security of your home is paramount, and the design, specification, integration and integration of the systems needs to be tailored to your specific needs.
Door entry and CCTV systems can be integrated into existing control and video networks, allowing you to view who is at the door or on your premises from any room in the house. Detection systems for fire and intrusion can be linked to lighting systems to increase visibility and aid egress from the property.
Our specialist security advisors can provide a full range of detection, protection and alarm solution based around your requirements.[Published 07.09.12]
Conventional speakers are designed for the ear, not the eye. As a result, they often draw unwanted attention, creating a sense of clutter, that compromises the appearance of the room.
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Visual Performance Series - High Quality but low visability
Architectural Series - Flush mounted, audiophile performance[Published 20.09.13]
We supply and install a wide range of speakers for a wide range of uses.
Plastered In Ceiling Speakers
These are a form of ceiling speaker but they are plastered and painted over, which makes them completely invisible. They do lack a little bass and hence we would normally suggest using these alongside a sub-woofer. Click here for more information.
Single Stereo Speakers
These look like normal ceiling speakers but they only require one speaker for left and right. Normally used in smaller spaces, such as bathrooms.
This is a set of outdoor speakers. A subwoofer is burried in the ground with an above ground sound vent. Eight satellite speakers are then spread around the garden. Click here for further information.[Published 02.06.14]
We can provide a range of analogue and IP (VOIP) based telephone solutions. Whether you are after a single analogue phone line or a multi line exchange system, we have solutions available.
We are Panasonic trained PABX installers and not only can we provide the hardware but we can also provide the calling solutions too.
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TV and Picture Lifts
We can supply and install a range of television lifts to fit in your joinery or we can even have TVs fitting in a recess withon a wall and covered by a moving picture. Whether you wish to hide a screen in the cabinet at the end of the bed or have one covered by a moving work of art, we have a solution for you.
- Home Cinemas
- Home Control and Automation
- Lighting control
- Maintenance Contracts
- Mirror and Bathroom TVs
- Multiroom Audio
- Multiroom AV & HiFi
- Project Management
- Projectors and Screens
- QMotion Shades
- Satellite and Aerial Distribution
- Savant Systems
- Security and CCTV
- Sonance Speakers
- TV and Picture Lifts