Home Controls Announces Early Bird Special For Dealer Training Classes

Save $200 On Next Residential Integrator School, May 3-7

SAN DIEGO, CA - Home Controls, Inc., a full service home automation distributor since 1989, is offering a $200 early bird discount for its next Residential Integrator School, May 3 -7.

RIS features a series of hands -on training courses offering practical experience in residential automation and networking. Students learn the five phases of selling, designing, costing, installing and customer training necessary for a profitable automation and networking project. Students also participate in hands -on installation training for various sub -systems including automation and security, A/V, lighting, structured wiring, HVAC and more.

By the end of the week at RIS, graduates have an excellent overview and specific training on how to sell, physically install and program select automation, networking and entertainment systems.

To take advantage of this training discount, contact Brian Callan at 800 -266 -8765, ext. 133 or email brian@homecontrols.com. The early bird offer expires April 9, 2010.

"This class covers every aspect of the sales process that leads up to doing an installation [and] hands -on training covering security, lighting, temperature, audio, video and control solutions. Students have the opportunity to work with systems from HAI, On -Q/Legrand, Simply Automated and Nuvo over the course of the program," said Thomas Pickral, Jr. of HAI. "This course is a great place to get started or to brush up on some of your skills with experts on hand to answer any questions. I would recommend RIS to anyone in the home automation industry, whether you are new to the business or you have a lot of experience."

RIS includes a two -day Marketing, Sales, Client Management and Business Development course, a two -day Design and Hands -on Technical Training course and a one -day Level II Programming and Installation course. Courses are taught Monday through Friday, May 3 -7, at the Home Controls Training Center in San Diego, CA.

Tuition is $695 for the Marketing and Sales course ($595 each additional person), $595 for the Technical Training course ($525 each additional person), or $1,195 for both classes ($995 each additional person). The $200 early bird discount is available for students enrolled in both classes, dropping the tuition to $995 ($795 each additional person). Tuition is $295 for the Level II course, or $225 when combined with another course.

"In an industry where one small installation mistake can cost many dollars or one small incorrect business practice can cost thousands of dollars in unpaid invoices, integrators are paying for training one way or another. And by far the most expensive training is in the field at the school of hard knocks," said Ken Kerr of Home Controls. "One of the best investments an integrator can make is at RIS, where he can learn the do's and don'ts of business and system installations focusing directly on our industry. More than ever, now is the time to invest in yourself."

RIS has been awarded with a CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Award for Best Training Program, and a TBX OTTO Award for Best Vendor -Provided Home Tech Training. Home Controls is a CEDIA Professional Certification CEU Provider, offering 15 CEUs for the five -days of RIS training. For additional information about RIS, including full curriculum and hotel accommodations, log on to www.homecontrols.com/ris -info.

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