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Crestron European Award

CSS WINS ANOTHER MAJOR CRESTRON EUROPEAN AWARD

For the second year in succession CSS has won a major European Crestron award for its application of Crestron’s Pyng lighting control platform. Announced at Crestron Awards ceremony in front of many hundreds of integrators at the 15th ISE show in Amsterdam, CSS Managing Director Ian Bolt proudly collected the award on behalf of the team from Robin Van Meeuwen, CEO of Crestron Europe.

Damien Smith

CSS WELCOMES DAMIEN SMITH AS SALES EXECUTIVE

Damien Smith joins the sales department with a long history in high-end audio visual retail experience. Having worked directly with private clients for the past twenty years at Bang & Olufsen, Damien has a deep love of all things technical, and a passion for music. On the side Damien is an established pianist and has performed in London, Paris, Berlin and New York.

Damien can be reached directly on 07701 326 055
damien.smith@cssinstall.co.uk

Expanding The Office

EXPANDING THE OFFICE – MORE DESIGN SPACE

Following our steady growth over recent years, we have expanded our design department to include ten new work stations. The added space will allow us to ‘breathe out’ on the design floor and will provide much needed space for new employees.

Jon Brown

JON BROWN IS PROMOTED TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Having joined the team in 2007, Jon has proved his talents in engineering, programing, project management and client liaison. With our ever expanding team, Jon is the perfect candidate to step up and assume the responsibility required for his new role. He has the full support of the team and we would like to congratulate Jon on his achievement.

Cleveland Row Project

CSS IS APPOINTED TO EXCLUSIVE CLEVELAND ROW PROJECT

Following a lengthy design and tender period, we are happy to announce our appointment to this fantastic project in the heart of London. CSS has been commissioned to design and deliver a custom integrated system for a private client which encompasses full integration services, cinema, lighting control, video access and full NACOS security systems, window treatments, IT and BMS interfacing. We look forward to working in collaboration with the design and construction teams.

CSS Logo

WELCOME TO OUR NEW BRAND

We have been busy over the past few months working with our branding company to refresh our company look. To launch our new brand, we invite you to take a tour of our new website to see what is new at CSS. The site includes new videos, awards, projects and our inaugural company journal.

CSS Stage Case Study Presentation @ Crestron Showroom, London

CSS STAGE CASE STUDY PRESENTATION @ CRESTRON SHOWROOM, LONDON

With the sheer amount of interest surrounding this project and the inspiring man behind it, CSS were invited to host a screening of the short film to a panel of industry journalists. The screening was followed by an overview of the project and a Q&A session. We would like to thank our client David Holmes for his support, Crestron UK for providing the perfect venue and to the attendees for their interest and subsequent publications on the subject.

CSS Launches Case Study Video

CSS LAUNCHES CASE STUDY VIDEO

Following our recent success at the ISE awards, we have launched a short film of the wining project. The video tells an amazing story of a truly special person and the events that have shaped his life. Filming was done entirely on location in Essex with an interview being filmed directly after the awards in Amsterdam.

CSS Wins Besy User Interface Award

CSS WINS BEST USER INTERFACE AWARD

This February, Amsterdam hosted the 14th ISE show (Integrated Systems Europe) at the RAI convention centre. The show attracted more than 70,000 guests and hosted over 1200 exhibitors, all of whom were promoting the latest technology available in the integration industry.

The four day event commenced with the annual Crestron Awards Ceremony which announced the best-in-class installations across nine separate categories.

CSS was proud to be chosen from hundreds of installers across Europe to win the Best User Experience award for a private residential installation in Essex. The project was unique in many ways but focused predominantly on simplicity and reliability.

We will showcase the winning project in our next newsletter, which will offer you a unique insight into our client and his daily use of technology.

CSS Achieves ISO Accreditation

CSS ACHIEVES ISO ACCREDITATION

Following many months of hard work, we have achieved full ISO certification from the British Assessment Bureau. Not only does this support our commitment to continued professional development, but also sets us further apart from the competition.

Our certifications are:

ISO 9001: Customer Service & Quality Management
ISO 14001: Environmental Management
OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health & Safety

We would like to thank all of our clients, associates and friends who have helped make this possible and we look forward to a thriving 2017. Further information on this and many more topics will be available in our forthcoming journal.

CSS Is Appointed to Tregunter Road

CSS IS APPOINTED TO TREGUNTER ROAD

Following a lengthy tender period, we have started work on this private residence in Tregunter Road. We are working with Rackham Construction and EA Pearce to complete this exciting scheme over the next 18 months. Our scope of works includes the design and installation of a full Crestron integration & lighting system and KNX BMS controls.

CSS Is Appointed to Gilston Road

CSS IS APPOINTED TO GILSTON ROAD

We are pleased to have recently secured a private residential project with Cheevers Howard and Studio Indigo on Gilston Road. The five floor property will have full Control4 integration, Lutron lighting control, HD distribution and a large dedicated media room. The project is already moving at quite a pace and we look forward to a timely completion next year.

New Interface: Amazon Echo

NEW INTERFACE: AMAZON ECHO

Voice control has long been a system feature which sounds better than it really is. However, progressions from within Amazons secret labs over recent years means that we are now being presented with increasingly viable platforms to work with. Integration with Echo has been underway in the integration industry for a while now and Crestron announced its interface solution at CEDIA this year.

At this stage, commands are to be kept simple and offer singular functions such as; 'Alexa, open the curtains', but more complex instructions known as 'scenes' are available which accommodate multiple functions like 'Alexa, good morning' which brings on the lights, raises the shades and turns on the news for you.

The interface is still in the test stages and it maybe some months before it becomes available for installation, but we will bring you news of this once it happens along with our own conclusions on the topic.

CSS Welcomes New Client Support Manager

CSS WELCOMES NEW CLIENT SUPPORT MANAGER

We would like to welcome Jude Martins who has joined our team as our new client support manager. Jude will assist clients in various roles on completed projects from general support to upgrade assistance and future advice. We look forward to introducing him to you over the coming months.

Jude joins us with 25 years of experience dealing with private clients in the custom integration industry in London.

CSS Secure Marylebone Development Project

CSS SECURE MARYLEBONE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

OD Projects have been appointed by investors to complete a prestigious residential development at 19 Bolsover Street. The development, which is set over seven floors, will comprise of Studio, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with a 4 bedroom duplex Penthouse at the top.

Working alongside OD and the rest of the team, our role is to design, install and maintain the integrated systems and provide tenant upgrades as required.

We are delighted to be involved in the scheme and look forward to making new relationships along the way.

Recently Completed Project - Embassy Gardens

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECT – EMBASSY GARDENS

Following a 24 month contract, we have recently completed a large scale cinema and leisure complex at the heart of the famous Nine Elms site. Surrounded by 400 luxury apartments, the scheme is complete with spacious breakout areas, bar, lobby, guest lounge, gym and spa complex.

We were commissioned to design, install and maintain the systems on site and we worked closely with the client team to deliver a cutting edge solution in a beautiful environment.

During the contract period, our involvement increased beyond the communal areas and into the residential scheme to deliver a collection of fully fitted-out apartments for a private investor. We enjoyed the project immensely and look forward to the next venture.

New Interface - Creston/Sonos

NEW INTERFACE – CRESTRON/SONOS

Following years of third party interfacing, Sonos & Crestron have recently teamed up to provide a seamless interface between their two systems. Prior to the new interface, Sonos music was available via Crestron devices but required costly third party interface equipment to achieve fully integrated control.

Now Sonos can interface natively with all Crestron devices offering direct control and a saving to our clients.

We are currently installing the new system at an existing client's property making us the first integrator in Europe to use it. We will update you on this system (and the story surrounding it) in a special editorial later this year.

Sonos and Crestron will be demonstrating the new integrated solution at CEDIA EXPO 2016 in Dallas, 13-17th September.

CSS Welcomes Nasir Rehman - Software Programmer

CSS WELCOMES NASIR REHMAN – SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER

Providing our clients with the highest level of service is something we pride ourselves on. To make this possible, it is vital that the services we offer all reside under our own roof.

Offering strong design and installation services is key for the smooth running of a project, but the true integrity of any system hinges on the quality of the code that runs it. Therefore employing the right programming staff is key.

Over the past few months we have interviewed scores of candidates for a senior position in our programming department and we are now pleased to welcome Nasir Rehman to our team.

Nasir will provide vital support across various disciplines in the company and specialise in control systems programming. While Nasir will generally be office based, he will visit our sites from time to time and we look forward to introducing him then.

Vanatge House Completes

VANTAGE HOUSE COMPLETES

The Project We are delighted to present our most recently completed project in the heart of London. The development consists of twenty luxury apartments with Penthouse views of the Themes. We provided the design and installation of the IRS & Entry systems while fitting out the apartments with Lutron lighting control and a range of audio visual solutions integrated with Control4. We also installed a communal Cinema. Each apartment is designed to offer fully working systems for the end client and to cater for multiple upgrade paths.

This is the third such project we have completed with the same client and we look forward to the next venture.

Words from our Client 'CSS have provided an excellent service which has been efficient and executed well. They work on time, neatly and always well mannered. Overall a very well-run company and (we) would recommend them to anyone'

The Team Should you wish to find out more about this project or speak with those involved, please feel free to pick up the phone for a chat; we are always happy to talk.

CSS Are Appointed to Exclusive Oxfordshire Residence

CSS ARE APPOINTED TO EXCLUSIVE OXFORDSHIRE RESIDENCE

We are proud to announce that we have been appointed to an exclusive land-mark project in the heart of Oxfordshire. While we can’t give away too much about the project, the scheme is one of the first of its kind in the UK and features an advanced integrated system including full residential and AV controls and an in-depth BMS system.

CSS Company Get Together

CSS COMPANY GET TOGETHER

As a team we make sure we get together at least twice a year to have a bite to eat, a drink and a chat. Or in this case, a round of white-water rafting at the Olympic course at Lee Valley.

Completion of a Luxury Sloane Street Penthouse

COMPLETION OF A LUXURY SLOANE STREET PENTHOUSE

This fantastic luxury apartment is the second project we have completed for this client on Sloane Street. Our services included Crestron integration with Lutron lighting control, window treatments and the fundamental residential systems to run the apartment on a daily basis.

CSS Completes a Unique Private Residence in Essex

CSS COMPLETES A UNIQUE PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN ESSEX

Despite over 20 years in the industry, this project has taught us just how much integration can help our clients. Given the unique requirements surrounding this scheme, we will be issuing an interview with the client later this year.

CSS Run the Royal Parks Half Marathon

CUSTOM SIGHT & SOUND RUN THE ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON

Joël Chalk (our New Projects Director) raised money for charity by running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday. He raised £1,000 for the TIKO Foundation, a charity set up to sponsor underprivileged people through university.

Mayfair Apartment Joins the CSS Gallery

MAYFAIR APARTMENT JOINS THE CSS GALLERY

This recently completed Mayfair apartment is another shining example of the full array of design and installation skills that CSS offers.

CSS Welcome sJoel Chalk, New Projects Director

CSS WELCOMES JOËL CHALK, NEW POJECTS DIRECTOR

We are delighted to announce that Joël has joined the CSS team as our New Projects Director. Joël has over ten years’ experience in the custom install industry brings with him a wealth of experience to our established team.

Joël can be contacted directly on 07702 211 857
joel.chalk@cssinstall.co.uk

CSS Completes Beautiful Family Home in Hampstead

CSS COMPLETES BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME IN HAMPSTEAD

Working with the client at this new build in Hampstead was a fantastic and very enjoyable experience. Being able to work directly with the client the family gave us the opportunity to complete the works entirely to their wishes.