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As an Award Winning Crestron Dealership we specialise in creating bespoke home automation systems for large residential projects. We have a huge number of past projects detailed on our case study pages. Only Crestron offer a truly flexible home automation system - we can and do control anything electrical in the home from saunas and fire pits through to audio video equipment and heating. Our designs ensure a future proof solution which are easily adapted to incorporate new devices and services as they are released.
As a company we are delighted to have won the Crestron Integration Awards for five consecutive years - 2009 (Best High Rise), 2010 (Most Intuitive Control Solution), 2011 (Best High Rise), 2012 (Best International Project) and 2013 (Brilliant Lighting Control and Design). This track record and a company running since 1998 makes us the perfect choice as your Crestron Installation company.
We have a very close working relationship with Crestron. All our technical staff are Crestron accredited programmers and we therefore benefit from full Crestron technical support. As a company we are a Crestron dealer of distinction which ensures access to the full range of Crestron equipment and has enabled us to source equipment where others have failed. Our close ties also enable us to courier goods around the world at very little notice.
Crestron Home Automation systems allow us to create Smart Home Systems which delight our customers - the system is hugely flexible and can control any electrcial sub system in the home. Multi-Room Audio Video distribution and Lighting Control systems are our core offering but we regularly control a huge amount of other things in the home, from heating and cooling through to security systems. We have previously controlled the irrigation system for an indoor olive grove and fire pits around a swimming pool, among other things. Anything is possible and due to our flexible installations and designs we often add services on to existing systems as clients become more comfortable and experienced with the technology. Adding devices on to the smart home system allows control from touchpanels and iPads, even allowing control from outside of the home. One of our favourite applications is to control steam room and saunas, allowing clients to pre-warm them before returning home - great for ski chalets!
We employ a number of accredited Crestron programmers with a vast amount of knowledge and skill - we believe we have some of the best Crestron programmers in the world. Our team are used to designing and programming easy to use, efficient and reliable systems. Our case study pages have projects which are huge (multi-processor projects with maxed out video and audio distribution controlled by multiple iPads for example) right through to single room solutions. They are all equally easy to use with beautiful user interfaces. With a clients permission we usually have remote access which allows us to proactively monitor systems as well as performing updates should a clients needs change.
We do not use third party programmers - all projects are programmed in house.
LightSource by Crestron is the most comprehensive lighting control and automation system available. Crestron have utiltised their extensive knowledge to ensure seamless integration with the entire Crestron range whilst providing stand alone Lighting control and dimming. We have lots of experience designing and installing Crestron lighting systems - either stand alone or part of a whole home audio visual installation and can control any type of lamp. Crestron LED Lamps are the perfect partner to a Crestron DIN rail or CLXI lighting control system. The lamps have been designed from the ground up to provide excellent light output with a smooth, controllable dimming curve. These lamps dim from 100% to 1% with zero flicker and provide a uniform colour temperature throughout the range. From ceiling down-lighters to recessed up-lighters the range includes enough variety to keep any lighting designer happy.
The Crestron range of digital light dimming solutions includes products for most applications - we can dim mains, lox voltage lights, compact fluorescent and LED's. The actual dimmers are hidden away with only a stylish keypad on show and are scalable - we design light dimming systems for one room through to whole house and office block systems. The range is complemented by devices like motion detectors and light sensors. Imagine the lights automatically switching on when you enter a room or the lights slowly rising as dusk falls. The same light sensor could also drop the blinds or close the curtains should the light be too bright on a summers day - resulting in perfect lighting whatever the weather.
We are pleased to offer Maintenance & Support of Crestron systems installed by other dealers. By making a few simple adjustments to your existing system we can take over support for your system. Our services are unique - we offer pro-active monitoring of your system remotely. We are alerted to issues before the home owner ensuring complete satisfaction - we dial up and deal with issues before clients are aware. Remote access allows us to make changes to your system remotely - keeping costs down and allowing us to respond very quickly.
We offer maintenance throughout the UK (and often travel to Europe for yachts) from our Manchester and London offices. Please contact us for more details.
The Crestron Digital Media system enables High Definition audio and video distribution around the home. Any variety of sources (HD and non HD) can be plugged in and distributed around the home at high definition levels. Distributing Sky HD enables recordings and HD TV to be enjoyed anywhere in the home whilst Apple TV gives easy access to online content and iTunes music. The Digital Media matrix comes in various varieties including an 8x8 (DM-MD8x8 with 8 in and 8 out) and 16x16 (DM-MD16x16) all the way through to 128x128! The DM solution can even use inexpensive Cat5e cable making the cabling easy and cheap to install. Room Controllers and receivers (DM-RM-100) take the signal and present it to the display, making the display think it has the source locally plugged in. Controlling the display or other equipment in the room is also a breeze thanks to the serial port, infrared port or relays built in to the Room Receiver.
The Crestron Sonnex audio distribution system enables us to distribute audio over huge properties with ease. It is built on the same principles as Digital Media 8G allowing up to 48 channels of uncompressed 24-bit HD audio to be sent down one shielded Cat5e cable. This enables us to place amplifiers close to rooms providing more power and better acoustics. The Sonnex system allows any of the 24 possible sources to be enjoyed independently in 8 rooms. Adding more zones is as easy as adding a Sonnex expander - up to a total of 74 zones! TheSonnex system will even process digital audio allowing a digital sources to be distributed around the home. Advanced equaliser functions allow us to tailor the acoustics to a particular room - even allowing us to nominate one of the outputs as a subwoofer channel. We are designing systems utilising passive Artcoustic on-wall Subwoofers providing a 2.1 speaker configuration in key rooms. This is a no compromise solution to music distribution! The amplifier can power the biggest speakers with an impressive 240Watt output which can be scaled down to ensure suitability for smaller speakers too.
This stunning dedicated cinema room is an amazing addition to this family home in Derby. A best-available Artcoustic audio system provides full surround sound, utilising two huge 1.8m subwoofers! We built a false wall which houses the front speakers and subwoofers, we then covered the wall frame in acoustic fabric and installed room treatments behind! The screen sits on this frame so the sound travels through the screen – creating a very high end system. A Sony 4k projector provides an outstanding picture – this is a truly stunning cinema room which has delighted the clients.Read More
Crestron Integration Award Winner 2012
This case study details the biggest and best Crestron system available! Two huge interconnected villas share a huge number of Audio Video sources, Lighting and HVAC Controls – this is the ultimate connected home with FIVE surround sound rooms, an integrated Basketball Court and a dedicated cinema room! This is Home Automation & Entertainment on a grand scale and is great example of where Custom Controls excel!Read More
Crestron Integration Award Winner 2011
The iconic Penthouses at the Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair benefit from a full Crestron Audio Video solution. The listed rooms have high end Loewe AV systems controlled by easy to use, custom branded Crestron touch panels. The technology blends in to the rooms perfectly and is testament to the ease of use for our systems with clients at the hotel easily and intuitively using the systems.Read More
This stunning West London Townhouse is enhanced by a fully integrated Crestron Lighting and Audio Video system. The Crestron wireless lighting system ensures perfectly lighting levels throughout the home with different levels easily recalled by pressing different buttons on the lighting keypads or iPads. A Crestron Audio Video distribution system ensures a wealth of entertainment at each room with games console input plates in key rooms. This is a stunning family home!Read More
A truly high end dedicated cinema room installed in a family home in Dubai. A high end Artcoustic surround sound system, powered by 17 amplified channels, ensures an audio experience which complements the ultra bright 4.5m projector screen. Bespoke home cinema seats ensure a comfortable viewing experience for the whole family with a lighting system controlling light levels – even dimming the Onyx tables and controlling the curtains which cover the screen when the room is off.Read More