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Stylish Crestron Smart Home Installation in Cheshire

“Crestron smart home system superbly integrate security, lighting, gate control, multi room audio and entertainment systems with ease.”

Project Location: Chester, Cheshire
Project Year: 2008
Project Cost: £200,000
Categories: Smart Home Automation, Home Cinema, Multi Room Audio Video, Lighting Control
Awards: Highly Commended Best Integrated Home - CEDIA Awards 2008

A great benefit of smart home automation is its ability to bring together various functions in large residences in a simple control interface. This smart home installation, located in Cheshire, was designed to automate all the electronics in the household with the power of Crestron smart home automation systems.


Considering the wide range of systems to be integrated in the installation, it was important to specify a central control system that will tackle all the functions rapidly and easily. Crestron’s smart home processors and touch screen controllers throughout the house provided the perfect infrastructure to build the features of this smart home.


Our client has requested all rooms in his house, including the exterior, to be equipped with smart mood lighting systems to create a whole house atmosphere in the evenings. Rako lighting system was chosen to control the lighting options thanks to its perfect integration with Crestron lighting system and the wireless keypads they offer which takes away the necessity to run extra power cables.


The security system incorporates 8 infra-red cameras that provide excellent view both day and night. The Galaxy alarm system integrates with the Crestron control system to improve the security even further. For instance, when the burglar alarm is activated, lighting systems would be triggered to alert people in the surrounding area of intruders.

The security cameras dispersed throughout the property is viewable on the Crestron touch screens. Crestron system also plays perfectly well with the Panasonic telephone system, allowing two-way communication with the gate intercom. When the door bell rings, all our client has to do is to answer it from any phone in the house.


A total number of 6 Sky HD boxes was installed in the entertainment system, allowing  every one of the 6 members of the house can enjoy Full-HD TV on their own TVs without causing congestion. Central media server, hosting all films, TV shows and music is accessible throughout the home; allowing the household to play any media anywhere in the house simultaneously. The advanced Crestron audio visual distribution around the home provides great performance to handle all the multimedia entertainment without a glitch.

In ceiling speakers by Bowers & Wilkins are installed in all six bedrooms and the kitchen area to help achieve the discreet look in interior design. The main living area is powered by an Onkyo surround sound amplifier and stylish Anthony Gallo speakers to give a modern look to the surround sound system.

An 8-seater bespoke home cinema system was installed in a dedicated room to provide the ultimate big-screen home cinema experience. The whole family can enjoy films together and create that authentic home theatre experience.

View the home cinema room here.


The client really enjoys music and movies, so the ability to access what they want when they want it really does meet, and in most cases, exceeded their expectations. The fact that little effort goes into how to use the system, as the control has been designed to flow logically when used coupled with an audio visual system that discretely sits very well into their everyday life.

The client is so happy with the install that they have encouraged us to use the house to show potential clients the quality of our installs.

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