Whether your clients live and work in warm climates where they can take advantage of the outdoors year round or, say, in New England where we can’t wait to set foot on that first patch of grass while the snow melts, there’s no question everyone enjoys spending time outside.
With that in mind, there’s little reason not to think of outdoor space as simply an extension of whatever technology you might be installing indoors—perhaps with even more ripe opportunity to profit.
That’s why Commercial Integrator and sister publication CE Pro developed this special Outdoor A/V eBook to help guide integrators through the potentially fruitful path to outdoor sales and installation success. To be sure, there are both figurative and literal muddy pitfalls that await.
Start by taking a look at our list of guidelines and best practices, culled from integrators themselves who have become outdoor installation stalwarts, even to the point of pitching and installing outdoor projects basically throughout the year (despite a Midwest locale, in one firm’s case).
More specifically, move on within the pages of this eBook to find technical expertise on high-priority considerations for selecting and installing outdoor loudspeaker and outdoor television products, delivered straight from the manufacturing community.
Of course, the natural progression is to see some real-world outdoor applications. We’ve highlighted two award-winning projects that received honors from our sister publication, Electronic House, that marry innovation, creativity and technical prowess with the special requests of the homeowners and deliver dazzling results.
Finally, peruse a full page of the latest outdoor-related audio and video products that might make their way into your next installation, and check out some of the trending data taking place in this niche.
Since you’re already working on adding technology to a home or commercial space, just think of the outdoors as one more zone in the project.