Key Considerations for AV Installation Projects
AV equipment is now used in every conceivable setting, from the home, to our place of work, to our schools and our shopping centres. This technology is also becoming increasingly sophisticated and connected, enabling us to do things that would have been impossible a few years ago.
AV Installations Have Become Ubiquitous
Technology now touches virtually every aspect of our daily lives, and AV equipment is a core part of that.
- Office – In our places of work, TV screens are now common place, include as digital signage or showing news streams around the office. Technology allows us to collaborate in previously unimaginable ways, with screens and conferencing facilities in meeting rooms making it easier to share ideas.
- School – Tech also plays a larger role in education nowadays, with interactive whiteboards becoming the norm. Projector systems are widely used to present to large groups.
- Retail outlets – Our shopping centres, and other public spaces are similarly awash with technology. Advertising is show on screens all around us, and public announcement systems make it easy convey information to the masses.
- Home – At home technology is becoming increasingly connected and increasingly smart. This includes everything from multi room TV and audio experience, to home cinema and security systems. This is being integrated with the latest developments in voice and gesture control.
AV Installation – The Right Way
If you’re making a significant investment in AV equipment, whether professionally or personally, it is beneficial to consult with professionals in this space. They will be able to advise on a number of key issues that will help to make sure your project is a success, including:
- Power and cabling – As part of the AV installation it is essential that you consider the best way to connect equipment to the existing power circuits and network infrastructure. Concealed cabling is an excellent way to create a sleek modern look.
- Secure fitting – It goes without saying that surfaces need to be assessed and properly prepared to ensure that they can take the weight of the equipment. This is doubly important in public, or work environments where health and safety is a key consideration.
- Integration with other systems – To maximise your investment, it is wise to understand how well your AV equipment can integrate with other systems.
- Future proofing – Technology is constantly changing, so it is important to make sure that where possible, you’re building your AV system in such a way that it is possible to upgrade components over time.
If you are interested in starting a new AV project and would like more information to help make sure it goes as smoothly as possible, don’t hesitate to get in touch to speak to one of our technical experts.