WHY IT MATTERS
CEDIA is the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association - the international trade association for the integrated smart home technology market since 1989. H3 Digital are proud to be one of only a handful of member companies within Thailand and have CEDIA certified professionals on staff.
Member companies represent the very best in the industry and are committed to excellence with rigorous training and certification, customers can rest assured that they are dealing with professionals who will give them the very best in home cinema, multi room audio and lighting control.
Training & Certification
CEDIA offers training and certification specific to the residential home technology industry.
CEDIA certified professionals represent the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the smart home industry. CEDIA certified members stay up to date with the latest technology.
Conduct & Ethics
Consumers can rest assured that CEDIA Certified Professionals and Member companies are the most highly respected and experienced in the industry.
They subscribe to a strict code of ethics and professional conduct and participate in continuing education to stay informed on the latest technological innovations.
CEDIA are represented at the CES and ISE Trade shows and have their own Expo event solely for the Smart Home industry.
The CEDIA Expo brings together more than 20,000 home tech professionals and over 500 exhibitors in the home and connected technology industry.
CODE OF ETHICS
This code of ethics is designed to ensure quality of service, responsiveness, responsible business practices, proper legal and ethical conduct, and overall excellence.
H3 Digital agree to adhere to the following:
Provide to all persons truthful and accurate information with respect to the professional performance of duties.
Maintain the highest standards of personal conduct to bring credit to the custom electronic and design industry.
Promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within the profession.
Recognize and discharge by responsibility, to uphold all laws and regulations relating to CEDIA policies and activities.
Strive for excellence in all aspects of the industry.
Use only legal and ethical means in all industry activities.
Protect the public against fraud and unfair practices and attempt to eliminate from CEDIA all practices which bring discredit to the profession.
Use written contracts clearly stating all charges, services, products and other essential information.To the extent that the customer does not own the software codes for all programming implemented by the member, contracts should address the parties’ rights and responsibilities as to such codes.
Demonstrate respect for every professional within the industry by clearly stating and consistently performing at or above the standards acceptable to the industry.
Make a commitment to increase professional growth and knowledge by attending educational programs recommended, but not limited to, those prescribed by CEDIA.
Contribute knowledge to professional meetings and journals to raise the consciousness of the industry.
Maintain the highest standards of safety and any other responsibilities.
When providing services or products, maintain in full force adequate or appropriate insurance.
Cooperate with professional colleagues, suppliers and employees to provide the highest quality service.
Extend these same professional commitments to all those persons supervised or employed.
Subscribe to CEDIA’s Principles of Conduct and Ethics and abide by the CEDIA Bylaws.
CEDIA was founded in 1989 by a group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the up-and-coming electronic systems industry. Their vision was to advocate the needs of the home technology professional by becoming the leading resource, promoting commerce, offering training, and aiding in the assembly of a legitimate industry that was at the time considered more of a hobby.
Since that time, CEDIA has grown into an international association with more than 3,500 member companies worldwide and has come to be recognized as the universal mark of professionalism for industry businesses.
The association has expanded tremendously in its 20+ years of its existence. The CEDIA show is a great example of the evolution of this industry. The first CEDIA show, held in Amelia Island, FL, hosted 500 attendees and featured table-top displays from some of the industry’s pioneers, the show has grown exponentially since that time in both exhibiting companies and attendees. CEDIA 2015 drew 510 exhibiting companies and 18,700 attendees.
CEDIA has advanced the industry by developing timely industry education and certification, launching research initiatives, advocacy on legislative issues, building relationships with architects, builders, and interior designers, educating the consumer, and recognizing industry achievement.
9 Steps for a Successful Home Technology Project For Your Home
Have you ever thought about converting that bonus room into a private home theater with terrific surround sound and a cinema-sized screen?
Perhaps you've considered adding a multi-room audio system throughout your house that can stream your favorite music from the Internet?
Maybe the idea of controlling your lighting and HVAC system from anywhere in the world might be useful?
These are the kinds of projects that get many homeowners excited, yet can leave them scratching their heads wondering where to begin. Fortunately, trained professionals around the world know exactly what to do to ensure that your vision becomes a reality. These experts are called home technology professionals.
If you have thought about hiring a home technology professional for a custom installation project, here are some things that will help you to prepare for your working relationship:
1. MEET EARLY IN THE PROJECT.
The earlier you can meet with the home tech pro, the better. Often they will have design suggestions that can improve the system, and getting in early allows them to better integrate with the project's timeline.
2. BRING ALONG THE DESIGN AND BUILDING CONTRACTORS.
Maximize your home's electronic systems capabilities by having your architect, builder, and interior designer collaborate and partner with a home technology professional from the beginning of the planning process.
3. PAINT WITH BIG BRUSHSTROKES.
The home tech pro is not expecting you to know all the intricate details of the project — that's their job. Instead, describe big ideas and concepts like, "We want music in these rooms" or "I want to be able to control these lights" or "I want a surround system in this room, but it can't dominate the room's decor" . The home tech professional can take these big-picture statements and turn them into a system design. However, be sure to mention any must-haves. Notes like "We have a large movie collection that needs to be managed," "I need to be able to remotely access my system" or "I want full control from my phone" will help the home technology professional design a system that fully meets your needs and expectations.
4. HAVE A ROUGH BUDGET IN MIND.
Depending on the scope of work to be done, systems can range in pricing from the thousands to well over six figures. Having some kind of budget in mind will allow the home tech pro to deliver the best system for your budget by choosing the best components and allocating your dollars where they will maximize performance.
5. HAVE AN ONSITE WALK-THROUGH.
The home tech pro will likely want to visit your home and look at the space before a proposal is generated. This is especially true in retrofit jobs where things like running wiring can be quite difficult. Also, walking through a space makes it easier to visualize which products and designs will best fit.
6. WIRE FOR EVERYTHING.
Whether you are building or remodeling, start with a wiring plan that can support both your current and future needs. Though wireless devices and applications are everywhere, hard-wired infrastructure is still required to support them. Proper wiring can also make it easier — and less costly — to make additions and changes to your system as new technologies become available.
7. BUY THE EXPERIENCE, NOT THE DEVICES.
Find a home technology professional that allows you to experience the thrill of a high-performance system. Few people have the time to research all the hardware choices. It's smarter to focus on the end result and make your choices based on overall performance and value. Additionally, easy-to-use, all-in-one remote controls can be custom programmed so they make perfect sense to you and focus on the functions you want at your fingertips. New technologies also offer intuitive control from mobile devices anywhere in the world.
8. REVIEW THE PROPOSAL.
After discussing your needs and wants and viewing your space, the home technology professional will prepare a proposal. Typically this is for a "turnkey" system and includes delivery, installation, setup, programming and support. Some home tech pros will give proposals with good/better/best options, allowing you to step up or down according to your needs and budget.
9. ASK QUESTIONS.
If you're not sure of something, anything, just ask. It's much better to voice any concerns early on in the project when changes can easily be made to the system design.