Automated Lifestyles LLC., Moscow, PA
“I was programming automation systems for industrial plants and was looking for an industry that was technically comparable where I could sleep in my own bed at night rather than hotel rooms,” says Larry Supon of his transition to custom integration. His firm specializes in residential and commercial automation integration. He has been a Lowell dealer for three years.
How do you rate the D9P‐ID‐3?
Lowell products are definitely a 10. We use the D9P‐ID‐3, nine‐space Decora plate, on all large installations. Having a matching wall plate in the rack that is labeled the same as the room makes it easy for both our customers and technicians to manage the cabling. Whatever is plugged in at the room is easily activated in the rack (phone systems, network switches, baluns and more).
For what types of installations is it best suited?
Large homes are a perfect fit for this product. The labeling sleeve allows several lines of text for the cable number and room description (built‐in cross reference). For example, the bundled cable to the family room TV can be well serviced over time since we just install “jumpers” to the appropriate equipment in the rack. And if we need to make a change, we only need to relocate/move the jumper in the rack.
What is one feature of the D9P-ID-3 that stands out in your projects?
The D9P‐ID‐3 was made for a custom integrator. It has screws built‐in to easily mount a Decora plate from the back side. They ship with labels or you can download a printable template in Microsoft Word for a truly professional installation. And the clear sleeve protects the label over time, ensuring that it is readable when you service your customer ten years from now.
What features would you like to see changed or added?