Our clients brief for this recently extended North Leeds residence initially was to have a family cinema room within their newly designed day room, as the decor was almost complete we had the task of designing a very discrete 3D home cinema installation with minimum disruption.
Working with the client and their interior designer a whole new feature wall and dropped ceiling was designed to allow flush fitting of the 3 metre recessed Beamax Projection Screen, for this 3D movie mad family we chose the newly launched Panasonic PT- AE5000 3D Projector mounted in a Pure Theatre Compact motorized projector lift to produce an incredibly discreet system which when not in use disappears completely.
Our loudspeaker choice was an easy one as our client wanted to retain his Bowers & Wilkins floor standing loudspeakers which we voice matched with a HTM61centre speaker (which was built into the newly formed wall), an ASW610 Subwoofer and a pair of CCM65 in ceiling rear speakers all by B & W. Amplification and Processing by way of Onkyo TX-SR809. Sources where Sony BDS570 Bluray with Sky HD, the system control by way of Control 4 HC300 with iPad app.
High Definition TV Distribution
After successful completion of the 3D Cinema Room our client wanted the facility to have High Definition TV Distribution to all rooms of the house, this was achieved by using an 8 way HDMI matrix distributing signal over Cat 5, using latest UTP base T balums, this allowed distribution of 2 sky HD receivers and Bluray DVD and Apple TV to any of the TV’s.
All the house technology is connected to the internet network so that when new firmware is available for TV, bluray DVD, Sky HD etc equipment is automatically updated. Music around the house is provided by Sonos and operates with Control 4 and iPad apps.
Security and CCTV
Second phase of this install was to provide security to the house using very latest technology from Texecom’s Ricochet wireless mesh network alarm system to produce an almost cable free house alarm providing full coverage to all areas of the property.
CCTV cameras with Both internal and external where installed complete with remote monitoring facility for iPad, iPhone and PC to offer maximum security. Pan Tilt and Zoom cameras track any unwanted intruders to the grounds of the house. so precise are the PTZ cameras they are also used to watch at close range all the wildlife that live around the grounds of the house.