Crestron is a company that has been around for a considerable amount of time. The company was founded in 1972, which is an eternity ago in the professional AV industry. As such, there are many homes with older Crestron products installed in them, and many of them are in need of updating. How do we know this? Because our Crestron programming company is getting more and more calls lately to update and provide support for existing Crestron systems in homes throughout Lake Tahoe.
Our Crestron programming company hasn’t been around as long as Crestron itself—AVPA was founded in 2001—but we have a considerable amount of experience working on older Crestron systems. If you are the owner of a home with such a system, you probably know how difficult it can be to find a Crestron programming company that will help you with troubleshooting or needed updates. You may not know who originally programmed your system, or they may have gone out of business since your system was installed.
Not all Crestron programmers are willing to work on older systems, or on any system they didn’t originally program themselves. AVPA, on the other hand, is more than willing to help Lake Tahoe homeowners with their existing Crestron systems. Actually, it’s a service we specialize in.
Here are our two main steps when taking over an existing Crestron project:
Complete Review of the Source Code
In this first, very important step of taking over a Crestron project, we evaluate the source code. We look for warnings, notices, and errors within the code. We take a look at how the code is structured and written for maintainability. We then provide homeowners with a report on our findings, which includes our recommendations for moving forward. Sometimes, the recommendation will be that we need to start over with the programming. But more often than not, we are able to work with the existing code. This service is done for a flat fee to homeowners.
Onsite Testing of Crestron Systems
Our second step is to go onsite and test the system form every interface and document the results. This creates a baseline as to the status of the systems. By doing this, we are aware of any issues that may exist in the system. Onsite testing is done on a time and materials basis.
We should add that we don’t just work on residential Crestron systems, but we can also provide support and system updates for business owners in Reno, Northern California, and the surrounding areas with existing commercial Crestron systems.
Contact us to learn more. If you have some initial questions, we would be happy to answer them before we get started. We look forward to hearing from you.