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The Importance of Cedia

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There are many Home Technology professionals in the area, who have come from a wide range of backgrounds and may have very different skill and knowledge levels. In many cases, checking their portfolio will confirm they are competent, but this alone does not guarantee the business is solvent, insured, and knowledgeable of emerging trends.

The Audio Visual / Smart Home industry doesn’t have the same legal requirements to ensure best practice such as the well know Corgi certification for Gas engineers. So it can be difficult to check that a company is reputable and capable of providing the solution you require.

Our closest comparison to Corgi is Cedia, the “Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association”. Whilst it is not a legal requirement for us to be members of this group, there are many great reasons for membership, both for members and our clients.

Cedia have a world class education program which allows our designers to stay up to date with the latest technological developments such as 4k Ultra High Definition and DTS:X cinema sound. Training courses available for our installation team also ensure that new members of staff are working to best practice standards, especially important with regards to health & safety and care of your home/business.

A clear benefit for our customers is the requirements placed on members by Cedia to ensure each business meets it professional obligations. For example, references are taken from multiple suppliers as well as other members to confirm the company remains in good standing in the industry. Additionally, checks each year ensure that all members are covered by the required level of public liability insurance to protect clients should an accident ever occur. By choosing a Cedia Member, clients can have confidence not only in the member’s ability but also that their business is run professionally.

Cedia provide members with recommended guidelines ensure systems are as future proof and reliable as possible. By working to these guidelines as a minimum standard, we can ensure that whether working on an MDU, a new build home or a renovation project, our clients receive systems which will exceed their performance expectations while being easy to use and thoroughly robust.

Whole Home Audio for Property Developers

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We work with many property developers and partner them on multiple projects to add profitability and ease of sale to their builds.

The most common system that we provide is Whole Home Audio with touch screen control, a feature demanded by customers of luxury homes, but seen as a real bonus in a typical family home.

Interestingly the developers have often told us that adding a whole home audio system doesn’t necessarily increase the listing value of a home, but it really dos help to get asking price offers more quickly.

When 2 similar homes are available for the same price, but one has a background whole home audio system playing while potential buyers are viewing, it is fairly obvious which will be the more memorable.

A system needn’t be expensive and if it helps sell a property even just a few weeks sooner, it’s worth it’s weight in gold from interest savings and allows you to move onto you next project even sooner.

Even if you decide not to add a whole home audio system to your project, it makes sense to make the home ready anyway. We’ve lost count of the number of times we help customers who have just bought a new home that hasn’t be prewired for Multiroom AV or even internet points in each room – In 2013 that is pretty unacceptable from a home builder.

We can provide the design or full installation of “Digital Plumbing” for every new home, so when the purchaser moves in they can decide which equipment they would like to add, be that multiroom Audio, a smart home control system or even a security system. We really do believe the provision of this wiring in place ready to use, is the minimum any developer should be providing to aid a quick sale and satisfied clients