PowerHouse Alliance Members Focus on Home Control During April Training Schedule
With ISC West 2016 in their rearview mirrors, PowerHouse Alliance distributor members are turning their attention to their April training schedules, which place a real emphasis on home control and automation. Dealers will be given access to insider tops on how to identify opportunities within the rapidly growing smart home market as well as face-time with manufacturer reps at a variety of education sessions, PowerHouse said.
“The smart home space is constantly evolving, which can make it difficult for dealers to stay on top of the trends and products consumers are demanding at any given time,” Dennis Holzer, executive director of the PowerHouse Alliance, said in a statement. “As a group, we want our collective dealer network to understand and experience these new products through our lineup of training sessions so they can turn around and leverage this category for new business opportunities with their customer base.”
PowerHouse said that Member Electronic Custom Distributors Inc. (ECD) will kick off the month of training with Clare Controls at all three of their Texas locations. Starting at their Houston headquarters on April 5, the team will host a half-day session before moving on to Austin on April 6 and Dallas on April 7. And fellow PowerHouse Alliance member Consumer Electronics Distributors (CED) will also give dealers a closer look at the Clare Controls hub and configuration software during a basic training session on April 19 at their Northbrook, Illinois location.
PowerHouse also announced that it is continuing its efforts to expnd into new territories and improve facilities for dealers. Member Davis Distribution Systems recently opened the doors to its new Indianapolis warehouse, which it will celebrate with a grand opening on April 9.
Here’s a look at the full slate of events during the month of April for PowerHouse Alliance Members:
Electronic Custom Distributors, Inc.
- Digital Watchdog Vendor Day – April 1, 2016 – Houston, TX
- Ethics and 2GIG Training – April 19, 2016 – Dallas, TX
- Ethics and 2GIG Training – April 20, 2016 – Austin, TX
- Ethics and 2GIG Training – April 21, 2016 – Houston, TX
- Lutron Advanced Shading Solutions Hands-on Technical Session – April 1, 2016 – Norwood, MA
- Sony Show & Training Event – April 12, 2016 – Needham, MA or Trumbull, CT
- Nest Introducing Home/Away Assist & Family Accounts – April 12, 2016 – Norwood, MA
Sierra Select Distributors
- JVC Dealer Training – April 13, 2016 – North Highlands, CA
- Advanced Audio Technical Training:
- Van Nuys – April 5, 2016
- Irvine – April 6, 2016
- RTI Level 1 Training:
- Simi Valley – April 12, 2016
- Van Nuys – April 13, 2016
- Cerritos – April 14, 2016
- Irvine – April 15, 2016
- San Diego – April 26, 2016
- Ontario – April 27, 2016
- Las Vegas – April 28, 2016