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Urban Grid's talented design staff boasts many years of experience in designing A/V systems both in residential, and commercial applications. Like architects and contractors, we use CAD programs to show options for system layout directly on your floor plans. This allows our clients to see exactly how their system will be utilized, and gives them a better starting point towards personalizing their system.
We posses a thorough understanding of the construction processes in our area, and as such, we can effectively communicate directly with architects, carpenters, builders, utility companies, and cabinetmakers to ensure a smooth integration process for your home technologies.
We at Urban Grid take a great deal of pride in the exceptional theater projects that we have undertaken. Nowhere is that fact more evident than in the quality and performance of these completed spaces. Collaborating with some of the most highly regarded firms in our industry, we have created unique rooms that have garnered accolades at the national level. Each room is specially tailored to it's environment and the needs of our clients, resulting in a one-of-a-kind perfomance venue for each of our clients. Take a look at a more detailed look at some of these rooms on our Theaters page.
Whether you're interested in upgrading to a simple surround-sound system, or you're interested in advanced theater options, we have the knowledge and experience to handle it all.
Control systems provide the foundation for an automated home. There are an ever-growing number of manufacturers providing solutions that vary widely in capabilities and cost. Both through test bench, and real-world testing, we have carefully selected the equipment we utilize. We strive to provide only the most durable, and reliable products for our clients so they may enjoy years of worry-free enjoyment of all that their home has to offer.
The term "Media Room" covers a broad range of spaces. What we consider a media room is a entertainment space that is capable of delivering an engaging media experience. With modern technology in our employ, almost any room can be transformed into a space that will wow your family and guests. New advancements in speaker technology make possible 100% concealment of speakers within your wall. Creative solutions now allow the television itself to virtually disappear in an instant.
See our Portfolio to see some examples of media rooms designed and installed by Urban Grid.
The listening room has been regaining popularity amongst audio purists. As its name implies, the listening room is focused on music, while underplaying the video role, or eliminating it completely, in favor of an unadulterated audio experience. With room treatments to tune the room space and advanced equipment that finely calibrates the audio output, it's easy to discover fresh nuances of old favorites. With multiple high-end speaker and amplifier manufacturers to choose from, we can build an audio system that fits you perfectly.
Urban Grid uses professional-grade audio distribution equipment to provide rich, engaging sound in any room in your home. Entertaining is made effortless with comfortable background sounds for your guests. Readily expandable, you can enjoy the accompaniment of music wherever you are in your home.
Distributed video is the method of centrally locating your home's video source equipment (Cable boxes, BluRay players, etc.) in a central location, hidden from sight. This removes the unsightly clutter from this equipment and wiring that would typically occupy valuable cabinet or shelf space in your main living areas. Instead of a rental fee for a cable box at each television, one or two boxes are viewed by every television throughout the house, and your BluRay movies can be viewed at any location, not just one. When coupled with a control system, the abilities of a distributed video system expand even further.
When looking to upgrade your sound system, changing the speakers will make the biggest change to your sound. The second greatest impact to your sound doesn't come from your amplifiers, cable, or processors, but from the room itself. Sound treatments, whether involving the select placement of a few choice panels, or the complete acoustic treatment of your room, will have the greatest impact on your sound quality. Having worked with commercial firms devoted solely to room acoustics, we have valuable insight into studio-level acoustics design.
Not just for residential spaces- restaurants, board rooms, and performance venues can all greatly benefit from acoustic treatment. Let our designers show you how we can transform your room too.
A/V calibration is the final step in a high-end A/V install. Our technicians utilize professional equipment to dial-in the audio and video properties of your system so it can reach its absolute highest level of performance.
PBX or Private Branch Exchange is a type of business-grade phone system that functions similarly to our other distributed systems, originating at a single point. Urban Grid has been implementing PBX phone systems in residential setting for years, and we can maximize the capability and use for your needs.
Most frequently utilized in large homes or multi-unit dwellings, intercom systems have advanced greatly. They now allow for full-video communication between people within the home, or guests at the door. With manufacturer solutions from leading control system producers, we have multiple intercom systems to select from, depending on what's best for your project.
While security requirements weigh differently from person to person, when considering something as simple as a locked door, no one can deny the need for a base level of security to feel protection and comfort for you and your family. Urban Grid has experience servicing and installing a number of different alarm brands, and we only install those that meet our strict requirements for reliability, performance, and longevity.
Fully customizable, our design staff will walk through the design process with you, working to create a system that focuses on your areas of concern. With remote access worldwide, you can rest easy knowing the state of your home, wherever you are.
Closed Circuit Television Systems (CCTV) or, surveillance systems have continually improved over the years, borrowing from the swift development of the video technology sectors. Resolutions continue to improve, and prices decrease, making a remote-accessible, high-definition camera system affordable at the consumer level, and no longer restricted to commercial enterprises.
Total integration means exactly what the name implies, complete connectedness and control of multiple systems throughout your home. Lighting, climate, A/V, and almost any service in your home can be automated to perform on schedule and in unison, allowing you to focus on more important matters. With total home integration, you can enjoy a level of control and technology in your home that's finally on par with the technology enhanced lifestyle that we're accustomed to today.
A robust networking infrastructure is the foundation of a reliable and powerful integrated home. Urban Grid uses business-class networking equipment to ensure rapid and stable communication within the home, and with the world around. Intelligently designed WiFi topology makes sure that your family and guests enjoy full-signal wireless browsing, no matter where they are in your home.
For the wine connoisseur, bottle management systems make the stocking and maintenance of a wine collection as enjoyable as its consumption. Touch screen control allows you to browse your inventory and select the perfect bottle for a meal.