Issued: 12th February 2015
Smart homes technology specialist Cyberhomes has just received the Control4 2015 Award for ‘Most professional AV rack’ at the Integrated Systems Europe Show, Amsterdam.
The award recognises work related to a fully integrated automation and entertainment system designed, built and delivered by Cyberhomes in a 12,000 ft2 Surrey house. Cyberhomes Director Andy Mack was at the Amsterdam show on 10th February to receive the award and commented: “We are delighted by this award which acknowledges the company’s ethos of consistent quality, as well as the skill and dedication of our engineers.”
The Cyberhomes founders have a background in outside-broadcasting technology for the BBC and take the same rigorous approach with the equipment, cabling and software behind home automation projects. The AV racks were built and tested at Cyberhomes’ rack building facility in Thame and all the wiring looms created in a controlled environment before installation.
Careful consideration was given to how all parts of the racks and cabling infrastructure could be accessed for maintenance and future upgrades within the space available at the Surrey house. The plant room houses two full-height equipment racks for the audio and video systems, and two low racks for CCTV and networking. To avoid having to move racks for access, front-mounted power breakers were installed for all equipment and made easily available at the top of the two main racks. This project was also a finalist for ‘Best Dressed Rack’ at the 2014 CEDIA awards.