4 Key Considerations Before Installing a New Integrated AV System
Installing building automation solutions like integrated AV requires careful planning and design
Building automation technologies make your business locations more efficient, more accessible, and more interactive. Sophisticated AV high-performance solutions facilitate better communications, collaboration, data transfer, content sharing, and training for the workplace, higher education and other commercial applications.
If your Phoenix, AZ, business is ready to invest in integrated AV solutions, we recommend consulting with a qualified AV integrator first. There are many factors that go into making an AV system a success. Keep reading to learn four considerations you’ll need to tackle and how Level 3 Audiovisual can help.
One of the primary decisions you’ll have to make is determining the solutions that will deliver the most benefits to your employees and building operations. There are almost limitless solutions to choose from depending on your industry, space and budget requirements:
- Projectors and projector screens
- Microphones and microphone arrays
- Sound systems and in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
- PTZ and motion-tracking cameras
- Video walls
- Digital signage
- Audio video conferencing technology
- Intercom systems
- Wall-mounted control touchscreens and keypads
At Level 3 Audiovisual, our experts will work with you during the AV design process to ensure you’re getting the solutions you need. We have experience designing and installing integrated AV systems for a range of applications: classrooms and student centers, conference rooms, executive boardrooms, auditoriums, production suites, command centers, healthcare centers and more.
Power and Cabling
Another primary consideration is determining how to connect AV equipment to your power circuits and network infrastructure. We recommend working with an experienced integrator to design a structured cabling system that will support all the technology you need now and leave a foundation to support new additions and expansions in the future.
Properly budgeting for new equipment is tricky, especially if you don’t know how to cut through the bells and whistles to determine which tools serve the best purpose for your needs. Many manufacturers are notorious for adding glitzy, attractive features and functions that do little more than jack up the price.
When you work with an experienced integrator, we’ll start with your space and budgeting requirements and go from there to help you find the tools that perform the functions you need, are intuitive and user-friendly, and play well with your other technologies. At the same time, we’ll recommend areas where you shouldn’t skimp on paying extra — like robust audio and enterprise-grade AV.
Does your IT team have a plan to monitor your AV systems and provide support when things go wrong? System malfunctions can lead to productivity downtime, lost data, and complete system meltdowns. Protect your investment with a highly intelligent monitoring platform like Pulse IDM.
Pulse IDM was designed for enterprise audiovisual and unified communications systems. The software proactively monitors your system status and health to detect problems before they spiral out of control. When devices reach a threat level, alerting and notification protocols flag the appropriate personnel responsible for day-to-day system management and IT support.
Level 3 Audiovisual provides a full range of AV building automation services — everything from system design and installation to system management and IT support. We serve commercial organizations of all sizes in Phoenix, AZ, and worldwide. Call us today or submit an online contact form to set up a consultation with our team.