On Controls has unveiled a new Quick Start Service specifically designed for authorised integrators. According to the smart home and commercial control solutions provider, Quick Start is designed to enable integrators to work more efficiently.
While On Controls maintains that installing its smart home system is a painless process, it wants to ensure integrators concentrate on what they do best – installing the equipment. That’s why the Quick Start Service works by enlisting On Controls engineers to program a customised template for residential projects up to eight rooms.
For Quick Start, the installation must use the On Controls SE7EN theme and the interface can be any Apple iPad running iOS 8.0 or above.
First, the integrator provides the requisite specifications of the system to the On Controls engineering team. Once programmed, the theme will reside in the cloud and be accessible to the integrator simply by syncing all applicable handsets (iPads) on the network.
Quick Start is being touted as an affordable way for integrators to leverage the customisable nature of the On Controls automation platform along with the power of the cloud in order to provide better service to their clients more efficiently.
On Controls dealers requesting the enhanced support of Quick Start can integrate the related costs into each new project.
Once a Quick Start template has been programmed, the integrator can save it and repeatedly use it on compatible installations at no additional cost (provided additional support is not required).
Quick Start also enables integrators to upload a pre-programmed control solution to their iPad as an effective way to demo the features and functionality of the SE7EN theme to prospective clients.
“We have already had tangible success with the Quick Start program, both as a support mechanism for new dealers and as a tool to increase operating efficiency for some of our busiest residential integrators,” explains On Controls director of sales and marketing Marty Cooper.
“Our engineers program systems everyday – we do it at a fluid pace that can save integrators substantial time at the job site. However, once we provide the basic framework, the integrator can then choose to modify or customise aspects of the interface for their client.
“Quick Start increases efficiency and profitability for integrators while increasing their capacity to offer personalised solutions.”