Cyberhomes wins ‘Best Home Cinema over £100,000’ Award
Source: Building and Construction Review UK September 2016
It’s been an award-winning year for UK smart home experts Cyberhomes. Back in February they won the international ITSA “Best Whole House Integration” award and then just last month they took away the prestigious CEDIA “Best Home Cinema over £100,000” European award.
Cyberhomes use leading home technology control systems such as Savant Pro, Control4 and Crestron to integrate lighting, heating, security and audio-visual systems into a single, easy-to-use control interface. This integration also allows the various technologies in the home to ‘talk to each other’ and in so doing introduces the capability of home automation.
The home cinema in London which impressed the CEDIA judges had the very latest in AV technology such as 4K Ultra HD projection and Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound; yet was themed to look like a vintage cinema from the homeowner’s youth. Lutron lighting control and motorised curtains are integrated with the AV control system to create an involving home cinema experience.
Today’s clients are keen to maximise the opportunities presented by new smart homes technology but often with as little on show as possible, minimising ‘wall clutter’. Close liaison with interior designers and architects is therefore key to optimising best performance and visual design. And smart homes specialists like Cyberhomes should be involved in building projects from the start, working alongside architects, developers, interior designers and M&E consultants to integrate the system with the overall building design and performance.