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Your AV Installation Questions Answered – Virtual Consultation Services

Would you like a no-obligation, virtual consultation about your av installation? Perhaps you are too busy for a site meeting at the moment? Would you like to explore the idea of a smart home installation, but have no firm ideas or budgets yet? Our virtual consultation may be the answer!

In this article we look at:

  • The project cycle
  • Why a virtual consultation may suit you
  • How can we help?
  • Virtual, but not impersonal
  • In conclusion
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Have you thought about a virtual consultation?

The AV Installation Project Cycle

Usually, AV installation projects follow a set of processes, which start with the initial consultation and end with the project handover. In this article, we are thinking specifically of the very start of the whole process; the initial consultation.

In the initial consultation, we normally explore options at a fairly high level. We explore the functionality you would like from your AV installation – for example, lighting control, a home cinema, a data network, a security system, gated entry, a distributed audio and video system, telephony etc. Once we know broadly what high-level functionality you might like, we can work on an outline proposal and costings.

In preparing an outline cost fairly early on, you are empowered to determine whether or not to proceed, or whether to amend the scope or the budget. This qualification of the potential project scope and costs could be potentially vital to your decision-making.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

Henry Ford

Why a virtual consultation may suit you

A virtual consultation can be a great solution if you are just at an early stage of exploring potential ideas and costs. Without committing to a lengthy site meeting, you can ascertain whether or not you wish to proceed. It’s also an excellent way to get to know one another; to reassure yourself that there is a good personal fit with your team.

In instances where you have an idea of the scope of the project, a virtual consultation will allow you to compare contractors and costs.

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How can we help with your AV installation?

Our aim in the initial consultation is to initiate a working relationship with you and to explore the many smart home options with you. This will help to inform the scope of the project, the deliverables and the cost.

From our initial conversations, we can gain an understanding of the areas of interest to you. We can gather an understanding of how you would like to live with technology. And in so doing we can serve you better.

Virtual, but not impersonal

Whilst the consultation for your AV installation may be virtual, it will nonetheless allow you to “meet” our project design and management teams. AV installations can by their nature be long term projects, because of the time taken to have building work designed and completed. Thus, the relationship with your installer needs to be a good one, as it could be that you work together for some time. By spending a little time with us, during a virtual consultation, you can get a good feel for who we are and how we can fit into your project team.

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In conclusion

There may be many reasons why you might consider a virtual consultation and, whatever they are, we are sure we can help.

Our team have been designing AV installations for over two decades and have the skills and experience to provide you with a first-class service.

For a brief chat, or a more in-depth discussion covering ideas, plans, technical considerations and budgets, why not book your free and no-obligation virtual consultation now?

Further reading

For further reading, here is an article about smart home installation, here is a lighting/smart home project, or here is an article from the archives. For something different, here is an advice article about selecting the best home cinema installer and here is Guy’s article about content driving the need for Home Studio spaces.

(Additionally, if there is a topic you would like us to address in our news articles, please let us know using the contact form below.)

If you would like a virtual consultation for your AV installation project, please do get in touch:

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