Top home technology
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.