The best place to start when it comes to AV installation is by learning what AV actually means. AV stands for Audio Visual and it is a technology that covers what you can hear and what you can see. It needs for both of these things to work in order to be a complete experience.

AV technology can be installed in a variety of settings, however the type of tech and what it can do will entirely depend on the space that is there as well as the budget that can be spent out. Within commercial settings the most common forms of AV that might be installed include:

• Televisions
• Music Distribution
• Video Conferencing
• PA Systems
• Room Booking Systems
• Intercom
• Projectors
• Training Centres

As you can see, there are lots of different types of AV that can be installed.

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Why have AV installed?

One of the main reasons of having AV installed into a commercial building is that it allows you to make powerful presentations that can include images, video presentations and sound too. This will not only help you to speak to your target customers, but also to others within your business and of course your wider network too.

When it comes to communication, it has never been more important to be able to speak to someone no matter where they are; and this is something that AV can offer. AV systems have a number of key benefits.

One is that it allows staff members to work from home, without having a negative impact on their ability to communicate with those back in their office. This means that office sizes can be reduced and that there is a lower need for commuting and travel too.

It will also help to keep up collaboration and communication between different teams, particular if they are based in various locations. They not only can speak to one another via a video link, but they can also share files too.

AV is also an incredibly useful tool when it comes to training and learning within a business and it brings presentations to life and ensures that anyone who is attending the training stays interested in what is being said.

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What do I need to think about when it comes to AV System Installation

There are so many places that you can now have AV systems installed in that it is popping up everywhere. However, the key thing to remember is that the installation will vary depending on your premises type and of course what you need too.
Offices

More and more we are seeing that office spaces ask for TVs to be installed. There are a variety of reasons for this. One is that it allows for relevant news streams to be broadcast into the office, but it is also great for collaboration and also to display digital signs and info too. TVS are often found in shared areas as well as meeting rooms, which is where they will have the most use.

Schools

Technology and education go hand in hand, which means that it makes sense that AV installations will be appearing in schools. One of the key additions that are made in schools has to be interactive whiteboards. This allows for teachers to try out a brand new way of teaching and keep children interested too. You may also find that projector systems are requested, this is often in halls where large displays need to be shown, but also can be put in place within the classrooms themselves too.

Retail Outlets

The places that we shop (as well as other public spaces) seem to be embracing the power of technology at an increasing rate. The main reason that it is used is to advertise and it has been proven that is incredibly powerful. Not only this, but AV systems can also be used as a way to make public announcements, something that we often see in shops.

Residential Homes

One of the newest places to embrace AV systems are residential homes. The main reason for this is to ensure that those who live there stay connected with their families. Not only this, but also that they have access to a range of things that keep them entertained during their everyday life. This will often be multi-room TV set up and also home cinemas. Another consideration is the installation of security systems which helps them to keep the residents safe.

How to ensure that AV systems are installed the right way

When you are paying out to have an AV system installed then you are going to want to make sure that you have the best quality results possible. Of course, the best thing to do is going to be to head to a professional who can help you to ensure that your chosen system is properly installed, as well as being right for your needs.

They will think about a range of things that could have an impact on your project, with the most part of it focused around the hardware that will be used along with the software that will need to be installed.

Other key elements that will need to be considered include:

Power cables

The equipment that you have installed will need to be connected to a power source, which means that you not only need to think about location, but also how to conceal the cabling too

Security

By this we mean that the equipment is going to be secure where it is installed. It can be heavy, which means that the surfaces need to be checked to ensure that they are a part of health and safety considerations

How they will work with other systems

If you already have other systems installed in your premises, then you are going to want to make sure that the AV installation works with it and won’t take anything away from what you already have

Is it a long-term investment

We all know that tech is ever changing and if you have invested into having it installed you are going to want to make sure that it is going to last as long as possible. This means that it is vital that you know that your system is going to be future-proof, without having to change or upgrade too much

If you are interested in learning more about the power of AV systems, then you might want to speak to a professional who can make sure that you have exactly what you need, now and for the future too.

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