Frequently Asked Questions
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What can a SmartHome do?
There are so many choices how do I make know what is right for me?
Why Choose Advanced Home Theater for your SmartHome installation?
Each step of the way, you will help to define your custom package. The process makes certain that all details will be included no matter how small.
Step 1: Scope of Work, Estimate and Contract
The team at Advanced Home Theater believes that a detailed scope of work is the foundation of our company’s success in home automation. After discussing our client’s requirements and their vision, the scope of work is prepared. The budget, aesthetic preferences, functionality, energy efficiency and future technological needs will be clearly stated in the contract.
Step 2: Design & Documentation
As your home automation designer we will design a low voltage plan around your new or remodel home
Designing a SmartHome will include low voltage plans, whether you are building a new construction home or completing a renovation project. Every detail of the light locations will be laid out maximizing the exterior ambiance. Your wiring will be maximized with the most efficient plan which will include descriptions for TV, Phone, Data, Lighting and Audio Visual equipment. Once designed this becomes the roadmap which gives clear directions to all the tradesman.
Step 3: Cabling and Infrastructure Installation
Cabling infrastructures as commonly known as structured wiring will include all the audio visual, communications and data plans and installation.
Step 4: Product Installation & Programming
Installation of televisions, speakers, security, surveillance cameras, lighting controls, remotes and all corresponding equipment is installed during this process and everything will be programmed to integrate with all corresponding components.
Step 5: Training You, Your Family and your Staff
Advanced Home Theater #1 priority is to take the complicated and simplify. A SmartHome can be intimidating, but we will make sure you understand how to command it. There will be through training, and will repeat as necessary so that you feel comfortable. We understand that with new technology, there is learning curve.
It is critical to understand that when choosing us, you know that our sales, design and installation teams all have advanced and ongoing manufacturer training. In fact, our some of our manufacturers think so highly of us, that they call us to reinstall mistakes made by others. We have been serving the community and surrounding areas since 1995. We all live and work in Plano, Dallas, Richardson, Allen, Garland, Addison, Carrollton, Frisco and McKinney areas. We will travel further for certain installations, so please inquire.
I have a home theater, where should I upgrade my system?
Once my plan is designed who will install it?
The complexity of a home theater requires skill not only in construction, but also in integrating electronics. Home theater construction is a specialty, and there are many contractors that specialize in home theater design, remodeling and construction, but Advanced Home Theater creates peace of mind for you, knowing that we have only the best installers. You are the best at what you do, and we are too. We love to begin at the beginning of the design phase, but we can help at whatever phase you are in. The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) wants you to choose wisely.
“If you’re ready to hire a home theater contractor, HGTV expert, Terri Ulick advises,[there] are a few criteria to consider:
· Knowledge of the latest home theater gear and technology
· Responsive to your planning ideas and requests
· References that you can call or even visit
· Photos of installations and construction projects
· Networked with other contractors for room additions and other specialties
· Member of professional association”