Crestron Touchpanels and Remote Controls
We look at the Crestron range of Touchpanels and Remote Controls
An article looking in to the various control surfaces from Crestron – from in-wall and table top touchpanels through to remote controls.
When a client based in Abuja, Nigeria asked us to design a Home Cinema Room for his home he had one brief – quality. As experts in cinema design we are used to maximising return for a clients budget –
In the modern home WiFi should be treated as a utility – everyone needs it and it should be fast, reliable and always available. Unfortunately the ISP provided routers are generally low quality and built to very tight budgets. This can result in a
A Crestron Home Automation system can make life a lot easier for clients with a disability such as reduced mobility, vision or hearing. A well installed system can increase independence and reduce the need for careers.
Our Home Cinema Rooms aren’t solely for movie nights with the family – they also perform stunningly well as gaming rooms. High end surround systems fully immerse the player with audio coming from all sides, behind and even the ceiling! The
If you are reading this then you are probably interested in a lighting system for home. Whether this is the first article you have read, or you are at the end of your research, we feel this article will help you work out what you need and why.
We have answered the most common questions asked about Crestron Home Automation systems so whether you have just heard the term and need to know what it is or you have a complete Crestron system installed in your home, the answer
OK, You are in the market for a Home Cinema to be installed in your home by a home cinema installation company. Why would you choose a Trinnov system? What does it offer over a high end AVR from the likes of Anthem or Denon? It costs a
In this blog post we explained about how Crestron Pyng is revolutionising the Home Automation market. The imminent release of OS3 (UPDATE – Released and available on the app store as of September 2019!!) brings a huge amount of improvements
We regularly work with Architects and Interior Designers to deliver their vision of a client space. We are Home Technology specialists which means we can simply the process of integrating home technology in to a home and crucially
Crestron dimming systems are well established in the lighting control system field. Hugely flexible and powerful lighting control systems are as happy dimming a studio apartment as they are controlling the lighting for a multi-building complex.
What do you think of when you think about home lighting? Perhaps it’s the bulb hanging from the pendulum fitting in your living room. Maybe it’s the standard lamp in the corner. There are a few variations on the theme, but that pretty much covers
Everything these days is “smart”, from your smartphone through to smart TVs. You might be able to remember when all this technology began to be introduced – it wasn’t that long ago. Like every new
UPDATE!! Crestron Pyng will shortly be upgraded to Crestron Home OS3 – A huge upgrade which is due Spring 2019. Read more here – https://www.customcontrols.co.uk/blog/crestron-home-os-3/
Crestron Pyng has been around for a
Double Garages can be the perfect space to transform in to a stunning, bespoke home cinema room. Very few people actually park cars in their garages nowadays as cars get bigger and the
Sony have been our go to range of Home Cinema Projectors for some time now – they represent great value for money and the range ensures a projector for most budgets and requirements. The latest range has a stunning 4K resolution and is
A Stunning Bespoke Home Cinema Room Design for a London based Client
We love designing home cinema rooms and this client came to us with the perfect brief – “Please convert this unused room in my home in to a bespoke home cinema room.” The client pointed us in the
We have created the below Smart Home infographic to clearly show what we do. We hope you enjoy it – feel free to share it around social media etc! You can download as a pdf here.
What Can A Smart Home Do for You?
We have a huge range of Projector Screen options available for home cinema designs and we thought an article laying out the differences and explaining why we choose certain models over others might be handy for prospective clients and also
As Custom Installers we design and install high end lighting and audio video distribution systems. We fully appreciate that our high end systems are not suitable for every home being built and for every client, however we do feel every new build
We regularly install audio solutions in to swimming pools, terraces and gardens but they can be very tricky places to make audio sound good – particularly if the area is also a video zone with the need to hear voices clearly. Our usual audio distribution
Outdoor cinema makes perfect sense in climates warmer than most of the UK. Our Clients in Dubai and Africa spend huge amounts of time outdoors – hosting dinner parties and enjoying time in their swimming pools. The logical extension to
Agath Mirror TV solutions have been featuring in our whole home audio video installations for some time – traditionally with a small mirror TV at the end of the bath or in the shower. They are a great way to relax and catch up with recorded TV
We have been specifying and installing Cineak Home Cinema Seating for years (our earliest case study with it is our Dubai Home Cinema Room) for a few simple reasons:
Unfortunately a good home security is a necessity in the modern world but there are so many options! Follow our guide to choosing home security systems. Most people look around at their neighbours homes to get the contact of a local alarm
There is no doubt voice control is here to stay and leading the charge is Amazon Alexa. The convenience of being able to start and stop your favourite music simply by talking to Alexa is revolutionary – and that is only one trick up Alexa’s sleeve.
Home Cinema lighting design is crucial to creating an enjoyable home cinema room. Lighting levels should be just right to create the perfect environment!
Proper Crestron design is fundamental to delivering a reliable home automation system. We are an official Crestron Dealership which means we are trained by Crestron on the latest technologies and best practices for system installation and
Home Cinema Seating is one of the most important elements to a successful Home Cinema Installation – clients can spend a lot of time spent in one position watching a film or a box set and they must be comfortable. If the seating choice is wrong
Building a garden room can be an easy way to add value and space to your home – transforming the old patio at the bottom of the garden in to a stunning room which is isolated from the rest of the property. A
As London based Crestron Specialists we love taking clients to the Crestron Showroom London. The Showroom resembles a high end apartment packed with the latest technologies – it’s a great way to show clients the possibilities and
Smart Home Automation systems allow complete control of your home while home or away – providing convenience, comfort and security. Most home automation systems come complete with some form of Artificial Intelligence – for example a
Who goes to the cinema anymore? We live in a world where entertainment is a lot more personal and, because it is easily accessible, a lot more comfortable. After all, if you can put together the best home cinema in your own home, why would you
Choosing the right size home cinema screens is crucial to designing a successful cinema space – but it is a tricky thing to get right! Before working out sizes there are a couple of decision points – is this a dedicated cinema or a room
So, you have decided on a Crestron home automation system – you have done your research and have a rough idea of costs – how do you choose a Crestron dealer to work with? This is a crucial question and
Building a Home Theater? Our team of expert installers share their knowledge to allow you to build a successful home theater or cinema room. The key to success is preparation and planning –
Our high end Home Cinema Designs all benefit from full renders – allowing clients to visualise the space before construction begins. This home cinema design for ghana has been produced to show a client the home cinema room designed to fit in a
There are a huge array of home cinema projectors available so how do we choose which model to install in our home cinema and home theater rooms? We have a number of criteria which we evaluate when proposing a projector for a
A well designed home cinema room will allow your sound system to perform at its absolute best – home cinema dimensions are the key. Standing waves and acoustic reflections can influence even the most expensive sound system available –
It’s not that long ago that controlling your home via your voice would of seemed particularly far fetched. Voice control in cars had been around in niche vehicles for some time but was fairly unreliable and
One of our simpler jobs –Multi-Room Audio Installation Sonos London (Putney, SW15) – this client got in touch as she had just purchased a new home which was wired for Multi-Room Audio but had no sources in place. She has Sonos
We are very pleased to be a partner of the British speaker manufacturer B&W. We have access to the full range of equipment, from their custom install range to the 800 series speakers installed in
The Autonomic MMS Music Server frequently serves as the cornerstone to our whole house audio systems. The MMS is a hugely flexible digital music server – allowing a world of music to be enjoyed anywhere in the home when partnered
Lutron lighting control systems excel at energy efficient mood lighting and automated lighting controls – however specifying compatible Lutron LED lamps has always been far from straightforward. Cheaper LED lamps can change colour
What are the Benefits of a Smart Home System? Smart Home Systems are becoming more and more common, with a huge number of devices becoming “Smart Home Enabled”. A huge number of manufacturers are making enabled
Audioquest cables and interconnects make a huge difference to audio quality in a high end audio video installation. Our larger multi-room systems can have a huge number of zones, sometimes up to
Here at Custom Controls we believe home lighting systems should be one of the first things installed in to a new home or substantial renovation. They add convenience and security whilst showing your home off at it’s best and save energy
Due to the huge flexibility of Lutron and Crestron lighting control systems we can guarantee to upgrade old, obsolete lighting control systems to modern, efficient and reliable versions. We have a number of
If you are planning to install a Smart Home system in to a residential property you will probably come across Crestron and Savant (and Control 4 but we have that covered here). These companies are the two main players in the residential smart
Spotify Integration is a great feature of our home entertainment systems. There is no doubt that the future of music streaming around the home is internet based – services such as Spotify, Pandora and
Smart Home Automation systems excel in new build properties – more and more new build properties have high amounts of insulation and renewable energy elements. Our Smart Home systems increase
As a company we install lots of Mood Lighting Systems. This blog entry aims to address some of the common questions we are asked by prospective clients.
A mood lighting system is simply a lighting system which controls the lights in a room
A well designed, installed and programmed home automation system is a convenient way to control electrical devices in the home. Touchpanels and iPads allow simplified control of different subsystems and whole house pages allow
The Crestron Digital Media system forms the video distribution back bone of all our projects. It is a hugely powerful and scalable video distribution system – allowing any video source to be sent to a display over HDMI, Cat6 or Fiber
The Crestron Audio Distribution – Crestron Sonnex system is central in the vast majority of our designs – it’s a hugely flexible system which allows 24 audio inputs which can be distributed to up to 72 individual audio zones! Any input
Prospective clients tend to get in touch with us when hunting for a great audio video solution for the home – Multi-Room Audio Video, Home Cinema, perhaps some Lighting Control. On a new build property we can do much more. As solar panels,
Wireless home security systems are becoming more common – even in high end homes due to ease of installation and incredibly long battery life. Wireless can be a great way to expand a pre-installed system – for instance enhancing a home
First of all we need to lay our cards on the table – if we were embarking on a new build or renovation project a lighting control system would be the number one requirement. If budget was an issue we would install a lighting control system
As Home Cinema Specialists we are experts at designing and installing Home Cinema systems. For each and every system we install we preform a full calibration service – after all the best equipment in the room needs setting up
The Nest Thermostat and Nest protect (of which we are certified installers!) are bringing home automation within easy reach of most home owners. We have been offering advanced scheduling and control of Heating & Cooling for years – the savings can be immense and it is
We have just finished working on this new apartment block opposite Harrods on Knightsbridge.Each of the 55 apartments is pre-cabled to allow easy installation of a full multi-room audio video system
Our clients were a young couple based in Liverpool who were in the process of building a new home. The brief included a whole house audio system with surround sound home cinema in the lounge and large TV’s in the kitchen and bedroom. The
This install of a Rako wireless lighting system in this villa in Marbella, Spain created some technological challenges for us – the villa was substantial, split over 3 floors and of a concrete and marble construction. The Rako wireless
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