In parts one and two of this feature we discussed the inception and technology that went into this New Jersey luxury home theater. When you work at as high of a level that we do here at GMI, the work does not come without significant challenges, after all our motto is Done Right Not Easy, which means challenges are expected, and how we utilize our experience, acumen and connections to overcome those roadblocks are just one of the many things that separate us from the rest.
Challenges + Solutions
This project was no different, and one of the first challenges we met on the job was the house itself. Every professional installer will tell you that no matter how beautiful and perfect a job looks on the initial plans, you never know what you’re going to get until you start physically building out the space. We found this out quickly when knocking out some of the basement walls to build our theater to it’s proper specifications. This being in a previously finished basement we weren’t expecting to find a support beam inside one of those walls. For many other professional integrators, this could have been the death of a project, but the relationships we cultivate through our quality of work allow us to navigate these issues. In this case we were able to leverage our relationship with the builder on the project to procure appropriate materials and working alongside the builder to complete the space as designed.
Our motto is Done Right Not Easy, which means challenges are expected, and how we utilize our experience, acumen and connections to overcome those roadblocks are just one of the many things that separate us from the rest.
Another challenge we were met with in this home was integrating the existing tech throughout the home with our new programming, there are 10 TVs throughout the home and everything needed to present at the highest level of 4K. HDCP content protection is the bane of all AV4K installations and to make the existing technology play nice with all the different components, we naturally utilized our partnership with Crestron. They involve themselves to a degree in all of our projects, and to make this project work Crestron wrote custom firmware for their products in order to make the homeowner dreams a reality.
Of course, no one cares about your problems when a deadline looms. We take pride in being knowledge, nimble and experienced enough to get the job done even on a time crunch even while navigating these unique challenges.
The Finished Product
It’s not enough to deliver the high end audio video experience our clients expect when working with GMI, we also make sure that the finished project feels as unique and extraordinary as the customer themselves. To do this we included two rows of custom leather motorized chairs, one row being traditional theater seats, the other designed to have the look and feel of a living room sofa to feel truly like home.
When all’s said and done, installations are complete, programming is set and the system is working properly, it is time to turn the keys over to the customer so they can bring their new theater to life. We want nothing more than to work closely with our clients to give them what they they wanted in their heart, without knowing it was in their head.
This particular customer, after years of hard work and at the end of their career, wanted something beautiful. In building his final house, he wanted something he could hang his hat on and really call his own. GMI is proud to deliver this experience to our customers everytime, no matter the technology or challenges involved.
To learn how GMI can bring you the automated home of your dreams, contact us today for a consultation.