How to Choose a Technology Partner
What to Look For When Selecting an Audio Video Specialist
If you’re a builder in the Delaware Valley area, then you know just how common it is for homeowners to want smart, integrated technology in their homes.
Whether you’re renovating an old house or building from the ground up, you’re going to need to work with an audio video specialist who can help install the complicated systems your clients ask for.
Of course, choosing a technology partner isn’t always easy.
In this blog, we’ll show you how to spot the signs of a quality integrator – one who won’t leave you high and dry in the middle of a build.
Ready to learn how? Just keep reading.
It may seem old fashioned now, but make sure they have a website.
Many businesses will put valuable information on their site, like a blog, past work gallery and more.
It’s the first step in building an online presence – something that’s important for small businesses in the 21st century.
Of course, nowadays it’s easy to go online and build your own site, so the site itself isn’t a mark of quality. It’s simply the first step in spotting a legitimate, long-standing and trustable partner.
- Online Reviews
If you want to know if a movie is good, you ask someone who’s seen it.
If you want to know if a business is trustworthy, you should ask someone who’s worked with them before.
User-generated online reviews are some of the best sources of information.
Just do a quick online search and see if you can find any reviews about the company and the way they work.
- Brick and Mortar Store
Not every integrator has a brick and mortar store, but it’s a great way to get a sense of how stable they are as a business.
Most long-standing businesses will have a well-kept showroom or some other kind of facility that you can explore.
Get to know the technology first hand so you can know what you’re putting in your build.
By now if you’ve seen the website and the store, you’ve probably gotten a sense of the company’s brand.
A brand says they know who they are; they’re not going to suddenly pivot and leave you in the dust.
While branding isn’t the only thing you should watch out for, it’s an important factor in knowing who you’re dealing with.
- Industry Presence
Getting familiar with a business is a great idea, and there are fewer places better to do that than at a trade show.
If you go to a show, you’ll find plenty of options for audio video specialist partners all around the convention hall.
All you have to do is walk up and say hi.
Are you ready to partner with a professional AV installer for your next project? Reach out to us online or give us a call at (856) 751-1100.