Why Your Company Should Hire A Low-Voltage Expert for Your Buildout
The Right Cabling Makes It Easy to Add AV, Security, and Automation
What's so important about low-voltage cabling and wiring? Low-voltage wiring links together vital parts of your location’s infrastructure - like security, audiovisual equipment, and networking. Doing it right during your buildout is critical to enable the technology you need and want without spending a lot on rework later or finding out something is virtually impossible to do without starting over.
As a leading commercial audiovisual integrator, we've seen many situations where a lack of planning for low-voltage infrastructure made an installation more difficult, expensive or sometimes compromised. Don’t let that happen to your Scottsdale, AZ, firm! Keep reading to learn more about why hiring a low-voltage company is smart for your next buildout.
What Are Your Requirements?
The best way to plan is to understand your needs at present and how they may grow in the future. You should think about systems that you are prioritizing for the short term and the long run. With low-voltage infrastructure, you want to build extra capacity to accommodate growth and new solutions in the future. Consider all these areas:
- Structured cabling for networking and communications systems
- Access points for seamless wireless network coverage
- Lighting Control
- Conference room systems
- Microphones and microphone arrays
- Projectors and high-resolution displays
- Control panels and wall-mounted multifunction keypads
- Security and Safety
- Access control systems
- Video surveillance
- Carbon monoxide and smoke detection
- Water leak and intrusion detection
As you can see, there's a lot to consider! While some of the technology above can work wirelessly, ultimately, an integrated system still depends on a foundation of wired components.
Matching Your Design Vision
You have a vision for how you want your spaces to look and function. Your technology infrastructure should enable that vision and not limit or impede it. Do you envision a giant video wall in your lobby? That requires careful planning. Do you want hidden microphones that pick up everyone's voice in a videoconference room? That may require cabling for installation in the ceiling. Are you looking at state-of-the-art digital signage? You’ll want to prepare all the signage locations beforehand. If you are in an older building with more challenging construction, it requires forethought and planning to add modern technology and not detract from the vintage aesthetics.
Perhaps you are excited by newer technology that is coming down the pike, like 8K video. High-resolution video like 8K may require different cabling and systems with a higher capacity if you need a full audio-video distribution system for future applications like conferencing, digital signage, wayfinding, and more. You can install the right infrastructure from the start and drop in the latest technology later without rework, saving significant sums of money in the long run.
Level 3 Audiovisual is much more than a low-voltage company. Low-voltage infrastructure is the foundation that enables our solutions for broadcast systems, collaboration, lighting automation, and more. To get started enabling your vision, reach out to us here or click the chatbox below to connect instantly. We look forward to working with you.