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Country House Smart Home Installation

Our client had recently purchased this Spectacular Country House Residence in this highly sought after location in West Yorkshire, See-AV were originally commissioned by the former owners to carry out extensive works to the house, being recommended and introduced by Smallbone of Devizes in 2006 the standard of work had to be exemplary.

Bespoke HD Cinema Room

See-AV were commissioned to design, supply and install a classical style High Definition Cinema Room, using one of the first JVC DILA range of 1080p HD Projectors and discreet in wall and ceiling high end loudspeakers by Speakercraft, with amplification by Denon this made for a superb system.

TV built into Classical Picture Frame

TV systems with 5.1 surround sound were supplied and fitted to the day room and snug. The master bedroom suite also required TV and music to the Dressing Rooms and Bathroom, all being housed in bespoke furniture manufactured by Smallbone of Devizes. We also installed a large plasma screen mounted in a bespoke made classical picture frame located in the Formal Day Room.

Family Friendly Smart Home

With the arrival of the new owners we were pleased to be to be asked to implement further improvements to the systems already in place, the enthusiastic family where keen to explore ways of making the Audio and Video system more family user friendly instead of the usual plethora of remote controls they faced with everyday use.

Control4 iPad Controller

As iPhones and iPad’s were already in use by the family members we recommended the Control4 system with its excellent iPad and iPhone control apps. Along with C4’s own easy to use controllers we were able to bring the whole house system together and hide away all those unnecessary remote controls.

Green Wireless Heating Solutions

With such a large residence come even larger heating bills, our client wanted a Green and more energy efficient way of reducing fuel usage, this was achieved by using the Honeywell Hometronic Wireless Evotouch system replacing all the existing room thermostats which then report to a central controller that allows precise customisable settings for each individual room.

Manor House Alsager

Best Western Manor House Hotel Alsager

The Best Western Manor House Hotel close to Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe, and just minutes from the M6 motorway. Set in countryside on the Staffordshire-Cheshire border, the hotel originally extends from a 17th century farmhouse. Under new ownership major renovations to all the bedroom suites have taken place in the last quarter of 2013.

During January to March 2014 a major transformation has taken place to the hotel’s public areas with the refurbishment of the reception, restaurants, bars, outside areas, meeting and conference rooms.

Client Brief

As part of the refurbishment of the Manor House Hotel, PV Audio Video were asked to design, supply and install the conference and meeting room system, audio visual and CCTV systems to key areas of the hotel. We worked closely with the client to design and provide the optimum system to meet both their current brief and future requirements and deliver high quality audio video and security systems within the client’s expectations and budget.

Multifunctional Conference Suite

The new Conference Suite is designed to offer ‘state of the art’ multifunctional presentation capabilities. See-AV utilised the latest technology from Epsom Multimedia Systems using their latest range of Wireless WXGA Projectors, this allows any delegate to show presentations on the projector screen using any wireless or hard wired device such as iPhone, iPad, laptop or android device or any presentation system with HDMI video output . This facility really gives The Manor House Hotel the edge when competing against other conference centres offering older technology via hard wired presentation systems.

Hybrid Analogue and Digital IP CCTV System

The existing CCTV equipment was typical 10 year old technology using low resolution cameras and a DVR without internet access for remote monitoring, our brief was to update the complete system so that management could actually see real time high resolution images to essential areas of the hotel and grounds, we had to reuse most of the old coaxial cable as there were areas with no access to run new cables.

The system we specified was a Hybrid NVR with a 16TB memory which allowed See-AV to utilize both analogue and new 2 mega pixel IP cameras, the hotel then had the facility to have coverage of key areas giving full HD images which can be monitored both locally and remotely via internet access.

Hotel Distributed Music System

The existing PA and music equipment was a mixture of amplifiers and speakers playing un managed music to the bars, restaurants and function rooms around the hotel, the requirement of the hotel was to have a managed system capable of playing music from one centralized source or from local sources in each area.

See AV used mixer amps from British manufacturer Cloud using their renowned 46/50 series. Using this system allowed all the bars, restaurants and external areas to have the facility of independent music sources (including TV and radio) also the capability to have variable volume controls.

Windows on the Wild

State Of The Art Capabilities

The Windows on the Wild Conference Suite is designed to offer ‘state of the art’ multifunctional capabilities to cater for conferences for up to 100 delegates, it also features a full surround sound audio system to enhance HD video presentation for schools and educational presentations. The facility is also used for corporate and social functions such as wedding receptions, private parties and product launches.

High Resolution Multimedia

See AV utilised the latest technology from the Crestron family’s multimedia presentation system offering a complete presentation control and signal routing solution ideal for boardrooms, providing traditional video switching and digital audio processing including gated microphone inputs, balanced stereo audio, full 12-band parametric equalisation, a dedicated touch panel preview output, true native HD and high-res signal outputs.

Portable Controllers

The room is brought to life with a simple touch of the Crestron in-wall touch panel or hand held controller which is programmed to carry out all electronic functions of the room including lighting scenes, heating and ventilation, blind and curtain control, with high definition projection bringing the whole system to life.

Arc Inspirations

Established in 1999, multi award winning Arc Inspirations opened its first bar, The Arc, in Headingley in 2000. Within three years, The Box and Trio Bar & Grill, both in Headingley were launched, along with Zed in Chapel Allerton. They now have eight bars and restaurants located in some of the busiest and vibrant suburbs in Yorkshire, including Headingley, Chapel Allerton, Roundhay, and Horsforth in Leeds and Harrogate City Centre ……. and there are plans for more.

Peter Varey of See-AV has worked with Arc Inspirations since 2001 providing and installing the audio visual system to The Box Headingley and played a key role in the successful opening of the bar. Since then we have worked with Arc Inspirations on all their projects supplying and installing all their Audio and Video requirements. A working relationship with See-AV does not stop with the completion of the initial project installation. Service is paramount, before, during and after the installation. All AV service requirements for Arc Inspirations continue to be supported by us. This relationship ensures all AV equipment is always working and Arc Inspirations never miss a sporting event or fail to deliver on a big night out.