Tips to Choosing the Right Home Audio Visual Professional
Ask Questions! You want to make sure you interview your audio visual profession to make sure he/she can and will get the job done right the first time.
Here’s how to start your interview:
- How long has your company been in business? Companies in business for a long time typically will be around to service their work.
- How long has their representative been working in this industry? A company can be in business for a long time, but the representative may not have the experience you’re looking for. Discuss his background and his passion. If it is just a job and not something he/she truly loves, you’ll know it right away.
- Ask for references? And then call them.
- How long will it take to receive a proposal? This helps to determine if the representative is truly interested in you and your project.
- Ask to go see similar audio visual systems? It is a valuable asset to see, hear, and use comparable systems in similar settings. This can help you visualize the end result.
- Is your company a direct dealer for the equipment you are recommending?
- What is the turnaround time to respond to a service call? After the audio visual system installation is complete, the company’s response time for service is important. Guaranteed 48 hours doesn’t typically work. Eight hours is better. How about weekends when the big game is on?
- What is the cost of service calls? It is good to know this ahead of time. Is the travel time cost included? Ask them how the process works.
- Ask about what’s in the future for audio visual technology. See if the representative up to date on the latest wiring, techniques, and equipment. And when was their last continuing education session.
Be diligent in this process, to avoid repeating this process, to find an integrator to fix the last integrators’ mistake. With the proper design, integrator’s skills and execution, future upgrades will be seamless.
Contact us for an interview to see how we stack up. We can, will (and have) fixed the last integrators’ mistakes.