Dealers:Musical Images

From Livingcontrol.co.uk
Jump to: navigation, search

MI-logo.png
The UK's leading hifi and home cinema specialists since 1984

Contact

Musical Images, Beckenham

126 High Street, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1EB
Tel: 020 866 33 777
email: beckenham@musicalimages.co.uk

Musical Images, Edgware

173 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7JX
Tel: 020 8952 5535
email: edgware@musicalimages.co.uk

Home Installations by Musical Images

Lounge banner.jpg

Why Musical Images?

Musical Images has been installing cutting-edge home automation systems for many years.

Our installations have won many awards and our engineers are trained to the highest levels in the systems we provide. We work with our clients and with a trusted team of designers, craftsmen and contractors to ensure that any Musical Images installation - from the simplest to the most complex - is carried out to the same fastidious standard. Multiroom Audio

Every system we design is tailored to the individual client's needs and budget. Property development and refurbishment projects can be extremely stressful times. We are confident that our experience will enable us to make the entire process as smooth and and enjoyable for you as possible.

We understand that our clients live in the environments we help create and we take this responsibility very seriously.

We are a real "bricks-and-mortar" company with shops and demonstration facilities in Edgware and Beckenham. We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship and the level of service we provide. See below for what we can do for you. Call us now to arrange an appointment or visit one of our award-winning stores.

Our Services

MI-planning2 200.jpg
We offer the full range of home technology installation services, including:

  • Smart Lighting
  • Stately Lounge
  • Multiroom Audio and Video
  • Home Cinema
  • Home Control Systems
  • Data and Telephone Networks
  • Building Management and Smart Monitoriing
  • CCTV and Integrated Security Systems
  • Bespoke Cabinetry and AV Furniture
  • Bespoke projects
  • Motorised Blinds and Curtains
  • Aerial installations

You can find out more about each of these services below. Call us now to arrange a demonstration or to discuss your requirements in more detail.

What can we do for you?

From simply hanging a television on a wall through to a fully integrated smart-home with the latest in building-management, home automation and home entertainment; we can help you get the most from your leisure time and your budget.

Our projects can typically be categorised as:

  • Retro-fit
  • Refurbishment
  • Development

How far we are able to go with a system, and what products we recommend will depend largely on the amount of work you are doing; and how early we can get involved. If you've already finished decorating your house or you live in a listed property we can still install a wide range of wireless, or semi-wireless solutions, but our options are more limited and you may struggle to incorporate some new technologies in years to come.

However, if you are refurbishing all or part of your house it is now critical to think about your data requirements. It is possible to install appropriate cabling to support your current needs, and any foreseeable future requirements.

The end result is neater, more integrated and more cost effective. Why have a stereo or radio in every room when all you need are ceiling speakers and control via in-wall keypads or your phone? Why not share one or two Sky boxes - or stream High Definition movies - to every room in the house? Why not have total control of every light in your house in the palm of your hand or access your CCTV from anywhere in the world?

Anything is possible. Find out more about some of the core technologies we use, below. Call us now to discuss your requirements and find out what we can do for you.

Core Technologies

MI-installers 200.jpg

Smart Lighting

As well as being more efficient and cheaper to maintain than traditional lighting, an intelligent lighting system enables you to set the mood at the touch of a button by having multiple lighting sources all controllable individually - or saved as "scenes". Jump from "bright and airy" to "gentle and relaxed" or even introduce a range of colour-washes, feature lights, LED marker lights or more.

Musical Images are Lutron Homeworks installers and our engineers have the highest level of certification available. We also supply and fit the Rako wireless lighting system.

Multiroom Audio and Video

In recent years, the way we consume music and television has changed forever and this trend is only going to increase as internet-based content becomes the norm. A multiroom audio and video system allows you to have all your source equipment in a single location and distribute it to any room of the house.

You will no longer need lots of equipment in every room - just discreet speakers in the ceiling or disguised as a painting, possibly a television or even a drop down projector and screen that hide away after use. Access all your music and movies in any room - or even listen to internet radio or music services like Spotify without the need for a computer.

A single wireless remote control or in-wall keypad can be used to control everything, with "activity led" interfaces like "watch movie" or "turn everything off" rather than needing to understand technical jargon for each piece of equipment. Furthermore, when new technologies become available, they can be integrated much more easily and cost-effectively.

We offer a range of options for every budget, from stand-alone wireless audio products like Sonos to fully integrated home control and AV systems. Call us now to discuss your requirements.

Home Cinema

Bring Hollywood home with a professionally installed home cinema. From dedicated cinema rooms with cinema-style seating and large fixed screens to the invisible; with speakers hidden in the ceiling or behind artwork and motorised screens and projectors that hide themselves away when not in use.

The range of options is limitless. We have permanent demonstration facilities with a wide range of market leading products in our stores. Call now to arrange a demonstration or to discuss your requirements in detail.

Home Control Systems

At the heart of the modern integrated home sits a control system. This enables you to take control of all the technology in your house from anywhere, using remote controls with user interfaces custom designed for you.

A simple wirelsss touch screen remote or in-wall keypad can take control of your television, music, lighting, heating and security systems, as well as operate motorised blinds, curtains or anything else with a plug socket! Furthermore, by tying these systems together, we can make everything simple and fun to use; and put you firmly in control.

Musical Images have worked with most control systems on the market. For most applications, we currently recommend Crestron, Control4 or SystemLine. However, other systems may be considered if requested or if there is a client requirement for it. Data and Telephone Networks

A modern home needs a modern infrastructure. The cabling itself is relatively inexpensive, easy to install during the build process or when renovating and offers a secure and reliable way to send data around your house.

Wireless technology has come a long way in recent years, but it is not suitable for many applications, such as streaming high definition video to multiple locations or over long distances. Furthermore, many modern building materials, such as foil-backed insulation, are prone to disrupting wireless signals - and heavily populated areas like London are already seeing wireless saturation.

If you want to enjoy the full benefits of even the current generation of home technologies - you need a good cabling infrastructure. The cost savings associated with centralising your equipment and sharing services around your home will pay for any investment here very quickly.

Building Management and Smart Monitoring

All modern buildings are designed with efficiency in mind - and much research has been conducted in how to optimise properties for energy consumption, heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation. A building management system can constantly monitor the environment and adapt to ensure the perfect balance of comfort and efficiency.

For example, on a hot day the heating will be turned off and the system can also do things like: close selected blinds or curtains to limit the ingress of UV and open certain windows and sky-lights to ventilate in a chosen direction. Just select a temperature - and let the house do the rest.

The larger the property, the greater the need to consider building management, but many new properties of all sizes can benefit. Call now to find out more about we can do for you.

Integrated Security and CCTV

Musical Images supplies and fits a wide range of security and CCTV systems. We can advise you on the best technologies for your needs and budget.

Security in the modern world is about much more than just an alarm system with passive sensors. A modern security system can incorporate heat and motion detectors, pressure pads, door and gate entry systems, cameras that can be accessed from anywhere in the world and much more.

Furthermore, in the days of wifi hacking, identity theft and other computer-based crime, any good security model must incorporate every aspect of ones' digital life. An unsecured wireless network or poorly configured laptop or mobile phone may be as much of a risk as an open door or window. Many of our clients are high-net worth individuals whose security requirements are greater than normal. We offer a full personal security audit to assess the likely threats; offer ways to mitigate them and advise on practical measures than can be taken to avoid risk to you and your family; or the loss of your personal possessions or data.

We understand that the worst kind of security system is one that isn't used. It's a known fact that a high percentage of the population don't use the basic alarm systems they already own as they are thought to be complex and troublesome. We work with our clients to make sure that any system we provide is simple, reliable and effective.

Call now to arrange an appointment.

Bespoke Cabinetry and AV Furniture

Many of our installs require bespoke cabinetry and AV furniture. We work with a team of trusted craftsmen and contractors to design and create the perfect environments to house your electronics. Beautifully made to your exact specification, using the finest materials; with proper ventilation and discreet access for cabling.

If you don't want your television to be permanently on display - we can mount it on an automated bracket and hide it away in a cabinet whilst not in use, or hide speakers behind acoustically-transparent cloth grilles. Call now to speak to one of our home installation specialists.