installerIf you flip through the phone book, you’ll find a lot of companies that are eager to install your Home Theater or Security System. But which ones have the skills and experience needed to do it right? And which ones are trustworthy enough to be allowed to enter your home?

Home Theater & Home Security Installation

At InControl, we pride ourselves on being better than our competitors – but don’t just take our word for it. Feel free to interview a few installers and see why InControl is clearly the best installer around.

We’re so confident that you’ll choose us, that we make it easy for you to analyze the competition by providing this handy list of things to consider when selecting an installer.

7 Things To Consider When Hiring an Installer

#1 – Know What You Want.

It’s important for you to know what you want before you start calling installation companies. Otherwise they might talk you into getting a system that doesn’t really meet your needs or one that goes far beyond your budget.

#2 – Ask for Referrals.

As with other service providers, the best way to find a good installer is to ask for referrals from people whom you trust. If you’re already working with an architect, builder, or contractor, ask whether they’ve worked with good home technology installers in the past. Likewise, if you have a friend, relative, or colleague who recently went through an installation, ask which company they used and whether they were pleased with the results. If you don’t have anyone to talk to, look for online reviews of installers.

#3 – Request an Interview.

Speaking with someone over the phone is no substitute for having a face-to-face meeting. Request an interview with potential installers and assess their professionalism and preparedness. Is the installer knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly? Is he or she able to answer your questions, or are you left wanting to know more?

#4 – Do Your Research.

Have a list of questions ready. You need to find out how much experience the installer has and in which specialties. You’ll also want to know whether the installer works alone or with a small team. Once you’ve told potential installers a little bit about your project, ask them for their ideas and a description of similar work that they’ve done in the past. If the installer seems to be searching for answers, you should probably look elsewhere.

#5 – Answer the Questions.

A good, prepared installer should have questions for you, too. He or she will want to know what kind of home theater or security system you plan to install, and where. The installer should ask a lot of questions to try to understand your goals for functionality and design.

#6 – Analyze the Proposal.

Before laying a finger on your home, the installer should present you with a detailed proposal or blueprint that shows exactly what he or she plans to do and how much it will cost. Go over this in detail, because it will be much easier to make changes now (on paper) than later (once the work has begun). If the installer isn’t willing to share his or her plans with you, then look for another installer.

#7 – Trust Your Instincts.

If you feel uncomfortable, or if you just don’t “click” with an installer, you should probably look elsewhere. The installer will be spending significant time in your home, so you want to make sure that he or she is trustworthy and reliable. Remember that you’re looking for a service provider not only for the installation, but also for maintenance and upgrades for years to come.

Your Trusted Home Security & Home Theater Installers

We’re confident that if you follow these steps in your search for a home technology installer, you’ll agree with us that InControl is truly your best option for designing and installing a Home Theater or Security System.

Call us today at (336) 330-0763, (919) 477-9619 – or send us an email at [email protected] so that we can discuss your needs and begin creating a customized plan that will bring your home into the 21st century.

Finding the Best Installer

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