Who is CEDIA?
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi-room entertainment systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing lighting control, security, and HVAC systems.
CEDIA provides top-ranked educational conferences, industry professional training, and certification focused on the installation and integration of residential electronic systems that consumers use to enhance their lifestyles. One of CEDIA’s key missions and driving forces is public policy representation. CEDIA’s public policy efforts are designed to support CEDIA members and ensure that their abilities to own and operate their businesses are not impeded.
Who Benefits From CEDIA?
Everyone does. Consumers benefit because they can obtain referrals through CEDIA to find qualified, reputable and insured design and installation contractors to counsel them and work in their homes. They also benefit by having CEDIA promote professionalism and honorable business practices in the field of custom installation.
Electronic systems contractors benefit in several ways. Consumers, builders, architects, interior designers, etc., recognize them as a professional resource. Through CEDIA education conferences and training programs, they can obtain continuing education in both technical and business skills to enhance the growth of their employees and their business. They have access to data, publications and other materials that can enhance their business practices and marketing services. They also have an open line of communication to manufacturers, industry officials and colleagues to address challenges and exchange information. Through CEDIA certification, installers now have a benchmark in their industry against which to measure themselves. Being a CEDIA Professional Certified Installer lends even more prestige to membership.
CEDIA has created a series of webinars to better serve our electronic systems contractor (ESC) members. These webinars will provide a opportunity for attendees to share ideas, communicate their needs, while learning more about existing products and services that supports any ESC business plan and/or company structure.
Manufacturers benefit from CEDIA because equipment specified, installed and serviced by CEDIA members will satisfy customers, lead to enthusiastic referrals, and help the industry grow. CEDIA provides manufacturers with feedback that will help them create products that perform more efficiently, are easier to install, and satisfy changing customer demands.
CEDIA Finder Service
In addition to its many member services, CEDIA provides consumers with an online Finder Service for free referrals to electronic systems contractors throughout the United States and other countries throughout the world.
Why Join CEDIA?
Custom design and installation is the cutting edge of a rapidly growing field, and only recently is becoming more widely known outside the consumer-electronics industry. Among consumers, there is little awareness or appreciation for the specialized knowledge and skills of the electronic systems contractor. Builders and home designers are better informed, but most are not aware of the breadth of custom-installation services, or of all they and their clients stand to gain by using electronic systems contractors.
CEDIA's purpose is to build recognition and acceptance for this specialized field, and to speak up for its interests in addressing the industry, government, and the marketplace.
How Does CEDIA Advance the Interest of an Electronic Systems Contractor?
Through educational programs, trade shows, publicity, advertising, technical meetings and other methods, CEDIA helps its members in many ways:
- By building awareness of custom installation among consumers, and promoting CEDIA members as the most qualified contractors to perform design and installation of home electronic systems.
- By generating leads and referrals.
- By establishing contacts with allied industries, professions and trades including building, architecture and interior design.
- By making publicity, advertising and sales tools available to its members.
- By assisting members in improving their management and technical skills.
- By working for the establishment of industry standards with respect to the design and installation of home-electronic systems.
- By protecting members’ interests in matters affected by government regulation.
- By monitoring and guiding the growth of our industry for the benefit of all its members and customers.
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