Searching for a home cinema installer

If you’re investing in a home cinema, you want to be sure the job will be done properly. While it’s possible to install the technology yourself, finding a professional home cinema installer will ensure the work is completed to a high standard, and that you have ongoing support should any issues arise. If there is building or electrical work to be done, it will be necessary to call in the experts, both for safety reasons and to guarantee the quality of the results. Here, we explore what to look for in a home cinema installer.


The more experienced your chosen provider is, the more likely it is that they’ll have dealt with a wide range of requirements, challenges and situations. An installer that has at least ten years’ experience will have a broad knowledge of the best products available, and will have plenty of ideas for designs and furnishings that will make your dream a reality. They’ll be able to advise on how best to use the space you’ve chosen for your cinema, and what acoustic treatments you may need.


Check your shortlisted providers to ensure they have the necessary credentials to guarantee a high standard of work. For example, a membership of CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) is an indicator that your chosen home cinema installer is fully trained and regularly refreshes their professional knowledge. You may also want to look out for partnerships or awards from suppliers. If you want to operate your home cinema with Control4, for example, look for an authorised Control4 partner.


Whether you have a design in mind for your home theatre installation or not, you’ll need to know that your chosen provider will deliver a space that you love. Take a look at the portfolios of your shortlist and find examples of their work that resonate with you. Consider not only the audio-visual equipment used but also lighting designs and furnishings.


When you’ve narrowed down your search to one or two providers, be sure to book a demonstration. Meeting the professionals who are going to do the job will give you a sense of their expertise first hand, and you’ll be able to see exactly how your home cinema will work. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss the space where you want the installation to be, and discover if there may be any specific challenges to consider.

Smart home integration

If you want your home cinema to be fully automated, with integration into your existing smart home system, choose an installer that has experience with providing home automation technology. A Control4 partner, for example, will be able to add your new products to the system and programme in your preferences so that you can create the perfect viewing environment at the touch of a button.

If you’re looking for home cinema installers in the south east, get in touch with New Wave AV today. As CEDIA members and Control4 partners with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, we can deliver a high-quality space that meets all your requirements. Our team covers Kent, Surrey, Essex, London and Sussex – contact us to book a demonstration at our showroom in Tonbridge.

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