When tackling the biggest projects in professional audio-visual, there are five factors that integrators must consider. From hardware to software, it is important to pre-plan and identify as many variables before the project starts to ensure a successful deployment over its life.

Have the right tools and hardware – When at a job site, there will be many different points in which hardware must be installed. Having the right tools will not only ensure that all the nuts and bolts properly fit, but will save time as installers navigate across the structure as a whole. An important thing to note is that not all tools are universal. Your standard drill may not have the features needed from an impact driver. Hardware is also a key component to a successful installation. With the wrong hardware, installers run the risk of putting their end users in situations where their overall solution could fail at a moment’s notice. When selecting hardware, ensure that it is rated for the right weight, wall-type, and size to ensure that preventable disasters do not happen.

Education – Knowledge is power. That statement runs true for installations as well. Many manufacturer partners offer installation training that provides installers insight into the intricate facets of their product offerings. Taking the time to learn more in depth about the products you are installing could reduce headaches later on. Some examples of great training courses within professional audio-visual would be through obtaining DSCE or CTS credentials from their respective foundations. Here at Premier Mounts, we offer a 2-day installation class that tackles the biggest mounting obstacles an installer may come across. Learning first-hand from experts, the tactics involved with installing large-scale systems ensure that your client is happy with the results of your work.

Understanding site conditions – Once you have gained knowledge of the tools and products needed throughout the course of your installation, you must gauge the actual site itself. Taking the time to map out your space allows for you to identify variables that may not have been caught during discussions via emails and phone calls. When thinking of a video wall, there could be wall unevenness that needs to be tackled from the very beginning. Understanding other variables such as where your power source is or how much plywood you have as a backing could be valuable information that either gets your project started on time or pushed back.

Having Safety Equipment – An installation can only be labeled as a success if there are no injuries on the job. Having the correct personal protective equipment will keep installers safe from any hazards that may happen in active construction. Safety equipment such as hardhats, fluorescent vests, and protective eyewear are all essential to prevent on-site accidents. Back braces, thick gloves, and knee pads all ensure long-term care to body parts exposed to high amounts of stress.

Make an Installation Kit – Your toolbox will house all hardware and equipment needed to get your installation up and running, but keeping a spare installation kit with miscellaneous goods can help as well. Some items to keep in your extended kit can be markers, paper, and pens to ensure that you can take accurate notes on the progress of your job site. Water bottles and snacks can also be kept in this kit to keep your body hydrated and fed when long hours are required on-site. It would also not hurt to pack some antiseptic wipes and bandages in this kit as well in the instance of any small scrapes and cuts you may obtain while working.

When all of these factors are combined and accounted for we hope that your next installation goes smooth and successful. For additional training and education on how to properly install LED mounting solutions, contact us at Premier Mounts to join our installation classes at our Corona, California headquarters!