Top home tech­nol­ogy

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

Home Cin­ema: A ded­i­cated cin­ema room in your own home pro­vides an ex­pe­ri­ence un­matched by even your lo­cal mul­ti­plex and will have your friends green with envy. For the ul­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence you can now in­cor­po­rate tiers of lux­u­ri­ous, elec­tric re­clin­ing cin­ema seats and the very best pro­jec­tors, speak­ers, elec­tron­ics and acous­tic treat­ments to en­sure huge, ra­zor sharp and life-like im­ages with im­mer­sive sur­round sound. De­pend­ing on spec­i­fi­ca­tion and size a cin­ema room can cost be­tween £10,000 and £150,000 to in­stall.

Kalei­descape Cin­ema One is a new movie server that stores up to 600 DVD-qual­ity or 100 Blu-ray qual­ity movies and can play them in­stantly in the high­est au­dio and video qual­ity – with­out pre­views, menus or ads. You can browse your col­lec­tion via an iPad or be in­spired by movies pre­sented by genre, di­rec­tor or ac­tor. Gone are the days of dig­ging through stacks of DVD cases. What’s more, you can sim­ply down­load Blu-ray qual­ity movies right from the Kalei­descape Store. Cin­ema One costs about £3,500.

In­te­grated Se­cu­rity: As more smart sys­tems are in­te­grated in to a prop­erty’s over­all func­tion­al­ity, they can also be har­nessed to give greater pro­tec­tion and se­cu­rity. A per­fect ex­am­ple is a home con­tain­ing in­tel­li­gent light­ing and au­dio­vi­sual as well as CCTV sys­tems. Th­ese sys­tems can work even harder by in­te­grat­ing with a perime­ter heat de­tec­tion sys­tem. This pro­vides a 5-10 me­tre bar­rier around any home with early warn­ing of any in­trud­ers in the grounds be­fore they even get to the house. If the perime­ter sys­tem is breached whilst you are at home this smart con­trol sys­tem can turn on all se­lected TV screen, mute the mu­sic sys­tem and show the CCTV footage. It will also turn on ex­ter­nal se­cu­rity light­ing and sound an au­di­ble alarm giv­ing fam­i­lies time to move to a safe area and call the po­lice be­fore any­one en­ters the home. It is also in­te­grated into a fire alarm so that all in­ter­nal lights are au­to­mat­i­cally switched on to high­light a path to safety.

MOVIE MAGIC: Home cine­mas are be­com­ing more pop­u­lar and some boast au­then­tic cin­ema-style seat­ing as well as spec­tac­u­lar sound.

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