Cooking a meal from scratch, building your own computer, running your first marathon. The joy of learning and accomplishing something all by yourself is a feeling everyone likes to bathe in. Small talk, at least here in the mid-west, consists of asking what you did that weekend, followed by a response about building something, hunting, or our often-unpredictable weather. That’s generalizing Midwesterners but we as an American people take pride in doing it ourselves.
When it comes to your business, venue, facility, or house of worship, you quickly realize you cannot do it all by yourself. Hiring a team or outsourcing is a cornerstone of scaling to be able to serve out your mission more effectively. When it comes to outsourcing your audiovisual systems, a professional integrator is going to be a worthwhile financial investment. This leads to the question: how do you know when is the right time to work with an AV integrator?
In this article, we will break down three signs it is time for you to partner with an AV integrator.
You don’t just have big goals for your team, but HUGE goals in mind with the growth stats to back it up. World domination might be on the horizon for you.
Most likely you don’t have an internal audiovisual team to manage, install, and maintain your AV systems so your facility and team can operate efficiently. Your maintenance or IT person can probably hang a display on the wall without a problem; they’ve probably done it at home before. But have they ever mounted a direct view LED video wall, managed acoustics in an atrium, or automated a presentation system? These tasks are probably beyond their expertise.
Some good questions to ask yourself or your team to see if it’s beyond your expertise:
If you answered “no” to any of the above, it’s time to talk with an AV integrator. Even if you only have an end goal in mind, a good AV integrator will listen and help you explore your options.
Construction or renovation projects are a big decision. You probably hired an architect or GC because you know how complicated these types of projects can be and how detrimental they are to the safety of your guests and employees.
When it comes to audiovisual, have you ever thought about…
With modern life revolving around IT and AV, great architects will have an audiovisual integrator or designer in their back pocket. Ask your architect what audiovisual integrator they normally work with and don’t be afraid to vet them yourself to make sure they’re the right partner for the project.
Maybe you do have a small number of in-house staff with the skills and are capable of delivering quality audiovisual systems, but they are way too busy maintaining other existing systems or providing help to others to update those 30 classrooms, conference rooms, and huddle spaces with new technology.
AV integrators can help from start to finish, handling everything from needs analysis to procurement, project management to final commissioning and end-user training and maintenance services. This route ensures high-quality work from qualified technicians at scale so your staff can continue operations.
While doing something all by yourself can be rewarding, realizing you need help can be even more rewarding in the long term.
Do any of those signs click for you? Send Arrow AV Group a message to set up a free consultation.