5 Questions to Ask an Integrator

What questions should a homebuilder ask when interviewing a technology integration contractor?What questions should a homebuilder ask when interviewing a tech integrator?

Finding a low-voltage integrator to become your trusted partner can be challenging.

An experienced integrator should be well-versed on the latest home technology and comfortable with forecasting industry trends. But how can you tell that this prospective partner will be a good match for your business?

We asked Julie Brown, director of business development at OneVision Resources—a technology and personal health management company in Boston—to share some ideas for questions that you should consider asking during that first interview.

Here are the top 5 questions you should ask your prospective integrators.

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Do you outsource any parts of your business?

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It’s important to know what areas the integrator has control over when it comes to quality. If your integrator is only a go-between on key aspects of the project—in particular design and engineering, programming, installation, project management, service and end-user training—then you’re likely to see quality suffer.

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About The Author

Casey Meserve is a TecHome Builder Staff Writer, creating investigative and timely articles for its eMagazine and Special Reports. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a master’s degree in English in 2011. She began her writing career in 2005 as a reporter for Community Newspaper Company and later GateHouse Media. From 2010 to 2013, she worked as an editor at AOL Patch.

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