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Infiltrating environments since 2003, 5thCorner is one of Southeast Queensland's most trusted home automation & audiovisual technology integration specialists.
Our projects range from modest residential audio systems through to award-winning multi-level executive residences for Queensland’s elite. Our creative approach and affinity for challenging automation projects even saw us complete the set-lighting on the ‘Big Brother’ TV program for the final six consecutive series; between two television networks.
With applied knowledge across a broad scope of projects, 5thCorner delivers an exceptional result with the experience & support to back it up.
The world of home automation and audio visual is full of really cool products, the problem is that they’re usually sold by people who dictate a bunch of tech talk to bamboozle you into a purchase. We realise it takes tech-geeks to make it all work but when it comes to your pad, you don’t want them designing your system. We have dedicated system designers that focus on user benefits, not numbers & specs. They’re much more user-friendly – coincidentally, that’s also how your system ends up!
We still have Geeks – but ours are cool – They are part of the 5thCorner Tech Republik after all.
5thCorner Tech Republik stands for more than just technology though; it represents attitude, individuality and the philosophies that 5thCorner is based upon.
In a nutshell (well, several actually...)
Home Theatre / Cinema
Probably our favourite part of any project, a well designed home cinema transforms watching movies, TV & sports into an experience you’ll want to share with everyone… or no-one!
Planning a home cinema can be quite a challenge; expert product selection is required to match the proposed space to get the ideal result – whether it’s an open plan living space or a dedicated media room. But designing a cinema also means considering the room itself – the walls, floors & windows, seating arrangements, sound containment & air-conditioning all play their part in the overall design.
Seeking expert advice from an experienced AV designer is paramount to a great result.
Motorisation & AV Lifts
Whether you’re seeking an ultra-minimalist aesthetic or designing a multi-purpose room that will transform from an everyday living space into a complete home cinema at the touch of a button, there’s a motorisation solution for almost everything.
AV lifts are available to hide away everything from LED TVs to projectors, screens & even speakers that retract away to become virtually invisible when not needed. If there’s not something off-the-shelf available to suit the motorisation job, 5thCorner can even commission a custom automation design for you.
Touchscreens & Control Systems
This is where the magic happens!
Learning to use multiple remote controls, all with different layouts & designs to control your systems will never be a problem for you again. And with the proliferation of smart phones, smart watches & tablet PCs, unified control these days is quite affordable too!
Products such as Savant, Crestron, RTI & ProControl allow us to seamlessly integrate an unlimited number of audiovisual & automation components & rooms into one unified, easy-to-use and attractive user interface that requires virtually no learning curve to master!
Home Automation is something of an umbrella term, generally used to describe the integration of disparate technology systems – such as lighting control, security or AV – so that one can affect the other.
Simple examples include things like activating a ‘Welcome’ or ‘Away’ lighting ‘scene’ (there’s that tech talk we mentioned earlier) based on the status of the alarm, disabling the air-conditioning if a window is left open, or ensuring the irrigation system doesn’t operate after rainfall.
More advanced concepts may include multiple systems & sensors. For example, to maximize cooling & heating energy efficiency by combining window & door sensors, blind & louver motors, passive & forced ventilation & heat pump air-conditioning systems to suit ambient temperature & solar radiation levels; or having your music playlist follow you automatically from room to room as you roam the property. The only limitation is your imagination..!
Any music, in any room – this is the fundamental goal.
Multi-room audio, as it’s also known, involves the designation of audio ‘zones’ both inside and out, connected to music sources such as a personal digital music library, streaming services like Deezer, Tidal, Spotify, CD players and radio tuners. Different areas can enjoy different content at once, or the whole system can be synchronised to a large, whole-house, party mode.
Speakers are generally unobtrusively flush-mounted in ceiling, walls, or joinery, or they can even be completely invisible.
Control is simple, using your smart phone or tablet, simply pick a room, then pick a song! Intuitive software Apps have all but replaced the keypad-on-wall music systems of the past, allowing effortless manipulation of zones, playlists & volume, whether you’re in a comfy chair, entertaining outdoors or lazing by the pool.
Lighting Control Systems
A well-designed lighting control system provides much more than just elegant switches & smooth dimming – it enhances ambiance, increases security, improves energy efficiency & adds convenience.
For example, a single button can recall activity-based scenes designed for Entertaining, Dining, Reading time, or whatever. ‘Welcome home’ or ‘Away’ scenes can be automatically activated using the arming or disarming of a security system as a trigger, and critical lights can be activated under an intruder or fire alarm.
Adding motion sensors significantly improves energy efficiency by controlling lighting based on actual occupancy. When combined with intelligent programming, lights can be programmed to different levels depending on time of day or other parameters – for example, a middle-of-the-night trip to the bathroom can automatically bring on low-level path and room lighting instead of a blinding light.
A lighting control system is often the basis for much wider level control – often incorporating, blinds, fans, pumps, motorised windows, doors & awnings.
At it’s most basic level a security system consists of a keypad, siren, and sensors to deter & detect unwanted intrusion.
When integrated with other systems such as lighting, access control & surveillance however, a security system becomes a critical control component; adding convenience, efficiency & comfort. Lighting scenes can be activated by the status of the alarm, heating & cooling can be adjusted based on room occupancy & service access codes can be restricted by time of day or Arm-level.
Modern security products can also facilitate keypad, card reader & bio-metric access control; allowing for keyless entry. Additionally, many are equipped with sophisticated Apps & software; allowing the user to remotely monitor the system in real time & check alarm history from wherever they may be.
Taking security to another level, adding surveillance or CCTV cameras is becoming increasingly popular. With recent, big improvements in image quality, it’s now possible to have discrete, high definition cameras in and around the home as a deterrent, and to record unwanted activity should it occur.
Recording & playback of footage is automatic and easy, using simple Apps & software that also allow real-time monitoring from anywhere. When integrated with intercom or security this provides additional benefits, such as automatically displaying the entry camera when a doorbell is pressed, or pushing a video clip to your phone when the alarm is triggered.
Structured Cabling & Telephony
Cabling is still the backbone of any ‘smart wiring’ system or automated home. Even with huge advancements in wireless technology, cabled connections are more reliable, allow for more data flow, and cost less than the equivalent wireless connection.
Our approach to this is simple, if it can be wired – do it.
Not only regarding the reliability aspect, but for every advance in wireless technology; there is a simpler advance in wired tech. Sure the latest Wifi standards are really fast, but its like one ‘wire’ shared by all wireless devices – just think about how many tablets, smart phones & laptops in your home already share this one Wifi ‘wire’ – it’s pretty obvious that we should physically cable as much as possible.
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What our customers are saying...
Phi Long Ngo | ICLT Support
Saint Augustine's College
5thCorner offers a reasonable price for their services, they are punctual and offer prompt responses to all of our enquiries; they also tidy up after the job is completed. Jerry and the installation team are both very personable and approachable, no task seems too difficult.
Kevin T - South Brisbane
Thanks for sending Igor around. Nice to have someone who is on time and obviously interested in the work he does. It wasn't just a fix, it was an education. Cheers!... I'll be passing your contact onto my neighbour who has the same system.
Janelle - Brisbane
Good Afternoon Marc & Dan
Again, many thanks for facilitating Tom’s visit to my house so quickly yesterday - his customer service was excellent and I greatly appreciate it.
Paul B. - Hawthorn
Just wanted to say very impressed with your tech, a very nice person, I feel very confident with him doing the install... Thankyou for all you help in getting this completed i look forward to upgrading more in the future and having this stage completed.
TONIC ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Good morning Heidi,
Thankyou very much for the proposal. The presentation is Tres cool and definitely a departure from the norm. I'm sure our client will be blown away by the package, especially being that they can have the proposal handy and refer to it on the go.
Isn't it obvious? Still not convinced? In which case, let's sum it up below...
Designing for the customer, not the company.
Following detailed consultation & discussion, we make a point of choosing the products & systems that best meet your specification, brief & budget. Most importantly though, that choice is only from a range of products that most suit YOUR needs & desires, not the latest wholesale incentive sell-through targets or from preferential suppliers.
This ensures a Home Automation & Audiovisual system design without bias, exactly as you expect.
With over 12 years in operation, 5thCorner stands out as one of Brisbane’s most experienced & trusted integration companies. We attribute our success to a mix of creative design, a strong company ethic & a customer focussed approach.
Think leftfield | Live win-win | Never stand still
OUR SERVICE AGREEMENT
Automation and AV affect your lifestyle or business, that’s the whole idea. More specifically, it’s supposed to enhance it – but what if something simple but untoward happens, as in your TV stops working? The manufacturer’s warranty requires that the TV must be delivered to an authorised repairer. Question is, how do you get it off the wall bracket and into the car then find the time to get it to a repairer? Don’t forget you still have to pick it up and install it again.
Our goal is your satisfaction and we would like to take care of these kinds of issues, because we know we can make it easy for you. Though, like all good service, it costs money.
Our Service Agreement is designed to cover all those loopholes associated with faults, repairs and modifications (and we don’t get cheesed off about doing a service call when we’re not at fault). In fact, it entitles you to support and on-site backup for an agreed time. In the case of faulty product, we will pick-up the product and organise its repair and re-installation. If a product fails outside the manufacturer’s warranty period we will continue to honor our service agreement for the life of the system, however the cost of repairs is up to you.
Your extended service agreement support also entitles you to service calls – at regular intervals after the system installation. Our goal is your satisfaction and these service calls are designed to ensure:
• Your system is functioning correctly
• All software and firmware is up to date
• Settings for equipment are still correct
• Further education if needed, to make sure you are getting the most out of your system
• Small modifications occur, that might improve the system’s functionality
Remember our goal is always your satisfaction.
Kick-ass Demo Lounge
We have the largest, coolest display of home automation in SE Qld. It’s one heck of a sales tool – to help both you and us figure out what you want in your system.
We don’t believe in a system proposal that bores you with pages of text and uninteresting columns of numbers. We outline the benefits and the reasons why we have chosen the specific system and components for you personally, then present your system in an interactive, dynamic format.
The underlying foundation underpinning all our solutions is value. Products that offer great benefits for a great price.
What we don’t recommend is equally as important as what we do – We’re picky about the equipment we use and there is always a good reason behind certain products not being recommended. Since we back the products we sell 100%, we only like to use the good ones. Brands such as Integra, Artcoustic, Harman Kardon and Bowers & Wilkins aren’t available at your run-of-the mill, AV retailer. That’s because the manufacturers care about how they are installed and they’re selective about the companies they allow to install.
It’s not just about performance and user-friendliness – We seek aesthetics as well, and our systems always look the part. Whether it be blending into your environment, completely invisible, or as a focal point in your space. We create specific to YOU and your tastes.
Where’s our head at? – Well technically speaking, it’s above our neck but enough with the medical jargon. We’re passionate, dedicated, and have attitude (positive of course) towards our work and customers. No staff member ‘just works’ here, they are all focussed on the end result and that’s your big, wide smile! We love mixing business with pleasure. Your pleasure is our business after all.
Become part of the 5thCorner Tech Republik, and learn how to take control of your environment.
Want to see all this automation stuff in action? Come see the 5thCorner Technology Lounge! Call to make an appointment and see what we are really capable of.
PO Box 1480
Coorparoo BC Q 4151
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