The Brief

To deliver a high quality media room and smart system which allows for easy access and control over the houses entertainment systems, security and environment within a fixed budget as part of a home renovation and extension project.

The Solution

The specification of a system which could provide for all of the clients requirements and come in under budget lent itself to a Control4 smart home system which utilised in wall touch screen panels, hand held remotes and the families smart phones and tablets to control all aspects of the home.

The media room was a separate element of the budget combining high quality audio visual specification from JVC, Screen Research, Triad Yamaha and a very high end interior fit out to create a wonderful family space that could be enjoyed by the whole family for a variety of purposes.

Integrated Technology

The systems working beneath the Control4 smart system were as follows; Sonos music system, Wyrestorm 4k video system, Rako lighting Control, Dahua CCTV, Heatmiser underfloor Heating, 2N gate intercom and a Texicom Premier burglar alarm.

To support the Control4 smart home system all equipment was supported by a solid Cisco and Ruckus wifi network and housed in custom built and wired Middle Atlantic professional pull out AV racking which was built in to the cinema room media cabinetry.

Design and Installation

The design process very involved with Finite Solutions liaising with the main architect, home owner, interior designer, cabinet maker, plumbers and security contractors to develop a detailed set of design documents that all trades could work from to deliver a fully integrated solution.

Installation of the systems involved off site wiring and testing of the AV racks during the first fix stage on site so all equipment was ready for installation upon commencement of second fix. The full installation all speakers, TV’s, CCTV cameras and gate entry panels was completed by Finite engineers as each area was decorated and clean. Upon installation of the AV racks in the media room the whole house system was commissioned and signed off for stage 1 after which our engineers integrated with the systems provided by others such as heating and security after they had first been signed off as fully operational by the main third party contractors prior to a final handover over and instructional guide review by our lead project manager.

End Result

The clients are delighted with the installation but in particular the simplicity of the systems operation by the whole family and guests plus the effectiveness of the lighting control system and performance and design of the Media room in the basement.

Talking Points

What the client & Finite team had to say about this project

  • “Delivered on promises made and managed expectations throughout, thoroughly impressed with the system and I would recommend your services to anyone looking for a large yet simple to use smart home system or Cinema room that will blow them away.”

    Mark Priest – Harrogate