Your viewing and listening pleasure can soon turn to utter frustration if your system has been badly designed and installed. It doesn't have to be this way. At CMM we understand things have to be reliable and easy to use. We design systems that can re-use some of your existing audio visual equipment, or we can suggest new ideas that utilise new or emerging technologies that you didn't know were available.
Simplicity is the Key
The key to any great system is simplicity. By involving CMM in the planning stages you're ensuring that you get a system that's easy to use, but you can also avoid making costly mistakes through being misinformed. We can flag potential issues with you or your builder, and we stay up to date with the latest technical and wiring trends. You can have the assurance that you'll be getting the best advice because it is what we do for a living.
When should you get us involved?
If building a new home or renovating an existing home, we like to get involved before the frame stage so we can discuss pre-wiring and the location of your audio-visual equipment. If you're wall mounting TVs and/or speakers, then we can ensure that everything is in order before the gyprock goes on walls and ceiling. We also offer advice to builders, architects and electricians to prep a walls / ceilings correctly for a wall-mounted TV, and projectors. We also provide dimensions and advice on how to construct a wall with a recessed section for your wall-mounted TV or projection screen.
Cabling for New Homes
Often confused as a "Smart Home" or home automation, a SmartWired® House is simply a comprehensive wiring installation with cabling for speakers, phones, faxes, TV, projectors and security to be installed using an integrated approach. Installation starts from as little as $1500 and can add thousands of dollars more in value to the house when it comes to selling the property.
The cabling / wiring should be installed during construction, often called "pre-wiring". These speaker, data and TV cables are then utilised later as and when the need arises. The great advantage is in the saving in the cost of further installation or relocation of services, not to mention convenience. As the home evolves, bedrooms often get converted to offices or study rooms. With smartwiring in place, phone, fax, TV and computer points can be added to the room by the home owner in a matter of minutes.
Buyer beware! Most electricians are NOT accredited to install Smartwiring.
Be careful who you contract to "Smart Wire" your home. Smart wiring requires special accreditation and licenses. Connect Multimedia are one of a handful of companies in South East Queensland who are fully qualified to carry out this work. Some companies aren't even aware that these qualifications exist, let alone understand how to cable a house to the smart wired specification. Sometimes, they proudly advertise they can do Smart Wiring. Buyer beware!
If you'd like advice on how to smart wiring your home for music system, data, phones, Austar and free-to-air TV, contact us on 1300 884 200 or email and we help give you a rough idea about what type of wiring you'll require for your project. If you like we can help design a system that's right for you.