What is an audio zone?

An audio zone is an area (room) where you want to be able to play and control music.  These zones are outfitted with speakers, touchpanels and/or keypads to give you access to single location audio sources through your whole home audio. These sources can include:

  • FM
  • AM
  • XM satellite
  • Sirius satellite
  • CDs
  • IPOD
  • Media Managers

Separate source, volume and channel controls are located in each audio zone.  This enables the listener to choose music and control volume independently of other rooms.

Both wall mounted and ceiling recessed speakers can be used for audio zones, which are not limited to indoor applications.  Outdoor patios in your Bermuda home can also be transformed into audio zones which are great for entertaining or relaxing in.

What is a video zone?

A video zone is an area (room) where you want to be able to access video zones can be outfitted with video displays or projectors. Through your home audio video system, these zones can have access to:

  • Cable box*
  • Satellite
  • DVD library
  • Media Managers

Different sources can be accessed in different video zones all at the same time, or shared between zones. Media Managers can control, and store, your DVD collection and allow for DVDs to be viewed throughout your Bermuda home.

*A cable box is needed for each video in order to view different channels in different video zones.

Video Zone Application Notes:

  • Home theatre systems reach their full potential by being both an audio and video zone.
  • Video zones do not have to have sound. Product and company advertising loop videos or menu boards can be displayed on televisions and projector screens through your commercial audio/video. By doing this, it is easy to make updates and changes without having to create costly new signs each time.

What is a voice/data/video point?

A voice/data/video point allows for connections to data/internet, phone service, cable/satellite boxes and also wireless networks.  All of this comes out of one discreetly placed wall plate, making multiple sockets and meters of cables tacked to walls a thing of the past.

Can I listen to the radio in the kitchen whilst another household member listens to a CD in the Living room?

Yes, with the multiple source, multiple zone system users can play different sources in different rooms (zones) simultaneously.

What is the advantage of having all the equipment located in one room?

Your house is not full of unsightly equipment and boxes.  Everything is easily accessible on a gliding rack. Repairs, modifications and upgrades are easily made as everything is in one place.

How much space is required?

To install the systems a small amount of space is needed that is in a well ventilated, dry place away from stairwells and exits.

The audio/video rack requires a width of about 2 feet with a depth of about 3 feet (most systems are run off of one rack, however if you are installing a larger system multiple racks may be required).

Are your systems easily installed in existing structures?

Each installation is different and depending on the scope of the work, the installation may require some civil work i.e. cutting of interior/exterior walls. Many systems have wireless components which may be more suitable for smaller installations.

Ideally we prefer to be introduced to projects at the earlier stage so that we can advise you on the conduits required to achieve the goals for your system.

Can I access my system remotely from the internet?

Yes, you can access and control your home audio/ video and lighting automation systems from a device that allows you internet access including an. iPod, laptop or blackberry device. You can also access and view your home security cameras from anywhere in the world. This feature is great for putting on approved movies and music for your children at home, turning on the lights for you or a house guest from a remote area, keeping an eye on your house if you leave it vacant for extended periods, or just checking to make sure you closed the front gate.