Communal TV Systems

Contact Aerials 4U we are your local IRS installer

With many years experience in the maintenance and repair of many Integrated Reception Systems (IRS) Systems, our engineers will be able to assist in all aspects, diagnosing faults within your own system. Installing additional equipment correctly to upgrade to the latest services available, and maintain a strong and effective working system.

  • Installations / Repairs / Upgrades
  • Complete support for every type of installation

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Communal TV Systems

IRS Supplied, Installed and Serviced by Aerials 4U

Integrated Reception Systems offer sophisticated technology which delivers a top quality signal, and therefore fantastic reception on both TV and radio equipment. This is possible because it is able to make use of multiple signals from different channels to forward on to multiple receivers.

IRS is perfect for projects where large communities of individual rooms or offices, need to each receive a separate signal without having to use multiple aerials.

Because satellite signals use a high broadcast frequency, this procedure causes them sometimes to lose a little of the signal in the process. Careful planning of the IRS prevents this, as it uses a cable of a higher quality and specification and higher standard of equipment. It is sometimes a little more expensive but saves money over time and is a less intrusive installation.

 

Why is IRS the perfect solution?

  • It provides Satellite, TV and Radio aerial signals that can be shared amongst multiple points
  • It is perfect for communal areas where a satellite, digital and analogue aerial signal is required
  • The user does not have the hassle of having to put in place their own aerial points, as the IRS provides them in an easily accessible format
  • The user or tenant does not need to get onto the roof: the IRS connection points are provided in a safe location

Ideally based in Surrey, we can provide your premises with a fully Integrated Reception System wherever you are located within the UK. If you are looking for other options, then we can also supply and fit MATV, SMATV and IPTV services.

Our fully commercial service runs parallel to our domestic line of work, which provides consumers at home with such things as digital Freeview, Sky TV and even foreign satellite channels. Contact us now for access to our first class service and effortless installation of your IRS system.

Integrated Reception Systems

The Details

  • UHF – FM – DAB – Satellite
  • Upgrades to the latest services
  • Knowledge to accomodate all types of IRS
  • Diagnosis of signal loss or damage
  • Existing IRS Maintenance
  • Newley Installed IRS Systems
  • Sky Q Upgrades
  • Extentions to existing buildings
  • CAI Registered
  • Fully Insured

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  • CRB Checked Engineers
  • NICEIC Domestic Installers
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Samples Of Our Communal TV Systems

You’ll find below some samples of our recent work.

Our Feedback Is Impressive

All of our glowing reviews are gathered by 3rd parties and only influenced by our great work.

Aerial erected in loft, and 3 T.Vs installed (2 wall mounted).

We received excellent service from Paul, Luke and Hannah. Very little waiting, and useful advice given. Jobs completed quickly, and extremely professionally. Nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend them totally, and would use them again.

Customer in Camberley

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you upgrade our Communal System to be Sky Q compatible?

A Sky Q ready upgrade is an enhancement to the existing communal system where a DSCR (Digital Single Cable Router – switch containing Sky Q –Ready technology) switch is fitted at the head end (Location of switches and other equipment) allowing anyone that wants Sky Q to be connected.  This new switch will work with either Sky Q or Sky+ customers.

Q: How does an IRS System Installation work?

There are 4 main sections of an IRS Installation:

  • The Design
  • The Roof Works
  • The Riser / Internal Works
  • Commission and Testing

We will work with your requirements and your budget to produce a system that not only works for you at the moment, but is adaptable with future demands of TV viewing.

  • The Design – We will asses the exact amount of Flats / Cables that will require a connection to the system, and provide electronics and set up that will suit.
  • The Roof Works – We will provide and install a Satellite Dish and TV/FM/DAB Aerial to enable a wide range of choices for your future clients.
  • Riser / Internal Works – Some form of Electronics (dependent on requirements) will be installed with the capacity required to enable easy connectivity and viewing for all.
  • Commission and Testing – We will provide you with a detailed IRS Certificate for your records, showing a number of individual signals both at the head-end location and in certain flats.
Q: We only have a small number of flats, would an IRS system be beneficial?

There is not a minimum or maximum requirement for an IRS System, a standard multi switch can come with as little as 8 outputs.

The benefits of an IRS System are:

  • It gives all the occupants access to the free channels and satellite channels they may want.
  • Access to Sky TV if the occupants would like this.
  • Having one antenna will make the visual appearance of your property development more appealing.
  • IRS systems are very reliable and maintenance costs are low.
  • IRS systems can easily be integrated with other systems such as CCTV and broadband.
  • Having an IRS system will improve the marketability of your property development, because purchasers know that they can just move in and watch TV without having to get an aerial erected.
Q: We have a large number of flats in our building, would an IRS System still be suitable?

Yes, with growing technologies the amount of individual properties running for one IRS system is not limited.

A set of antennae is located onsite at a point of good reception, either on a building or a mast.

Modern fibre-optic systems mean that there is effectively no limitation on the distance from the mast/antennae to individual buildings. This means that a single antennae set can supply thousands of homes, plus any office and commercial buildings on the same site.

Q: Only part of our building is experiencing issues, could this still be the IRS System?

Yes, although most of the block is working correctly, there could be a number of different faults that can isolate a single part of the building.

We would usually advise arranging for a Diagnosis Visit to be preformed and access to those flats experiencing issues.

Q: Do you carry all of the relevant checks that we required?
We are registered with:
  • CAI (Confederation of Aerial Industries)
  • Trust Mark
  • Checkatrade
  • We carry full Working at Heights training, are CRB checked and carry the required level of both Public and Employers Liability (all available on request.)
Q: Are your Engineers qualified and fully insured?
Aerials 4U and its Engineers are fully checked, vetted, and fully qualified, our work is regularly checked also.
Q: What kind of warranty do you offer?
Great news, we offer at least a 12 Month Warranty on all installation or upgrades. Were necessary we are also able to offer a 24 month warranty so you know you’re always covered. All materials/equipment that we supply comes with its own 12 Month Manufactures Warranty, unless otherwise stated. *we are not able to offer coverage for an third party interference or weather damage.
Q: Is your work guaranteed?
Yes, we carry £2 Million public liability and £10 Million public liability to ensure that both you and us are covered. This is available to view upon request.
Q: I still have questions, who do I talk to?

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