PowerHouse Alliance members will follow up their February training schedule with "a dynamic training series" featuring some of the industry’s most influential vendors this month.
21st Century Distributing, which covers much of the southeast for the Alliance, is hosting a series of URC trainings in mid-March. In Raleigh, NC, 21st Century Distributing will educate area dealers on URC Total Control with sessions on March 11 and 12. They will wrap up the week with a URC Advanced CCP course on March 13.
“As this generation of homeowners embraces home control technology, our dealers need to be prepared to handle consumer expectations when it comes to installation and reliability,” said Don Vicini, owner of 21st Century Distributing. “PowerHouse has provided us with the access to in-demand automation vendors and with that in mind we want to ensure our dealers and ultimately, our customers, have the best experience possible, making this training series all the more important.”
PowerHouse member, Sierra Select Distributors, will also focus on URC that week with a two-day Total Control Road Show on March 10-11 at their North Highlands, CA, location. On the first day of the road show, attendees will review the basics of the Total Control line and learn the importance of true home automation, all of which will act as building blocks for the second day where attendees will hone their programming skills. To end the week, Sierra Select will then host a two-part session on URC CCP Remote Programming Basics followed by a more advanced Level Two course.
“We wanted to host a series that catered to dealers with varying levels of experience across the URC product line; likewise we believe that the Road Show format is an ideal way to ensure we cover all aspects of designing, programming and maintaining a robust home automation system,” said Arnie Vierra, manager of Sierra Select. “As PowerHouse continues to grow in the home control space, it is our responsibility as a member to keep our local dealers current on the most in-demand products, installation best practices and smart home trends.”
The following PowerHouse members are also set to host two-day URC Total Control boot camps:
Electronic Custom Distributors (ECD)
o March 2-3, Houston, TX
o The series then moves to Austin and Dallas later in March
Mountain West Distributors
o March 11-12, Phoenix, AZ
o March 17-18, Denver, CO
o March 25-26, Salt Lake City, UT
o March 16-17, Marlborough, MA
o March 18-19, Norwalk, CT
o March 18-19, Victor, NY
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