Best Practices for Installing Business Sound Systems
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Here are Innovative Concepts, we have installed many business sound systems throughout Indiana. We’ve also been brought into projects to redo sound systems that were underperforming due to a poor installation in the past.
It’s easy to make mistakes if you try to DIY a commercial audio install. After all, there are so many factors that can affect the quality of the finished system. Below, we cover some of the common best practices that Innovative Concepts follows when we install sound systems for our clients.
Best Practice One: Plan Out Everything
The ideal audio system for your business will be entirely dependent on how you plan to use it. Sound systems for restaurants get different setups than systems for offices or retail stores. To take it a step further, the type of sound system in a sports bar is going to be different than the one in a fine dining establishment.
Knowing what the goals are for the audio system from the very beginning is a crucial step in ensuring the system is properly designed.
Best Practice Two: Assess the Space
Of course, it’s also difficult to design anything other than an “off the shelf” audio solution unless you know the size, shape, and layout of the building. That information will dictate how many speakers are needed and where they are placed for maximum performance.
In a retail store, for example, you might want speakers near the entryway to help pull in new shoppers, but you wouldn’t want one directly over the cashier’s head, as it would make conversing with shoppers more difficult.
Best Practice Three: Don’t Skimp on Equipment
If you go for shoddy equipment, you’ll get shoddy performance. One common mistake is to try to stretch your dollar by spreading out the speakers across a large area, but this will result in dead spots and weak audio throughout the building.
The same goes for choosing low-quality equipment, which is often flawed due to budget manufacturing processes. There are plenty of reliable speaker brands at different price points. Ask your audio expert for recommendations on brands within your budget.
Best Practice Four: Make It Easy to Control
The best business sound system is the one that is super easy to manage. Make life easier on your employees by investing in a smart control system. This system connects all of the audio equipment throughout the building and centralizes it for easy access via a touch wall panel, tablet, or smartphone.
You can also integrate lighting, window shades, surveillance cameras, door locks, digital displays, and more into this same system. At opening time, that one system can disarm the security system, turn on the lights, start playing music, turn on the digital displays, and adjust the thermostat to a comfortable temperature in less than a minute.
If you’d like to learn more about our process for designing and installing quality sound systems, call us at (888) 279-2276 or fill out this brief questionnaire.