PowerHouse Alliance Members Connect with Dealers at Annual Summer Events and Trainings

Distributor members kick off the summer season with tech showcases, BBQs and a revamped training series nationwide.

Pittsburgh, PA - June 25, 2015 - After a strong showing at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, PowerHouse Alliance members are diving into the profitable summer season with several major events, alongside a revamped training series throughout the month of July.

To get the month started, California-based distributor, Volutone, will welcome contractors and custom integrators at their Van Nuys headquarters for their fourth annual SoCal Surveillance and Intrusion Showcase on July 1. Complete with live demos, giveaways, on-site trainings and nearly 35 leading security and smart home vendors on hand, this event provides dealers with ample opportunity to see the latest security solutions and applications first hand, while garnering valuable face-time with brand reps. After several hands-on manufacturer trainings from Digital Watchdog, 2GIG, Kwikset and more, attendees can network and listen to music while enjoying a beer and burger from local favorite, In-N-Out Burger.

"As we continue to grow in the security and surveillance space, we strive to highlight our accomplishments each year with this showcase and make sure our dealers are up-to-date on both products and trainings ," said Trevor Hansen, President of Volutone. "This event continues to grow each year, and with over 30 vendors on board, there will be plenty of opportunities to experience the latest in the security market, all in one place."

To close out the month, fellow member, Ultimate Integration, will sponsor their third annual BBQ Bash and Tradeshow on July 30. Local dealers and integrators will head to UI's Clifton, NJ headquarters for a day full of product demos, displays, trainings, prizes and plenty of discounts on popular products. Join big names like PHA vendor partners, Yamaha and URC, for specialty informational sessions, install best practices and more. It wouldn't be a true summer bash without BBQ, so Oink and Moo BBQ will be on hand to serve up delicious local fare.

"Our annual BBQ Bash is always a fun and productive setting for us to connect with our dealers as business thrives during the summer months," said Alan Malowitz, Director of Sales at Ultimate Integration. "With plenty of product demos, on-site training sessions, prizes and coveted discounts, our local dealers and integrators will not only be able to network with popular brands but will also walk away with some valuable business tools and incentives."

Additional PowerHouse Trainings happening across the country throughout the month of July include:

21st Century URC Total Control Training Series

• Atlanta, GA - July 7-8
• Nashville, TN - July 9-10
• Charlotte, NC - July 14-15
• Raleigh, NC - July 16

Volutone Tech Tour Training Series, includes live product demonstrations from Wyrestorm, Nest, Wilson Electronics, Sonos, Panamax and Platinum Tools.
• Simi Valley, CA - July 14
• Van Nuys, CA - July 15
• Irvine, CA - July 16
• Cerritos, CA - July 17
• San Diego, CA - July 21
• Ontario, CA - July 22
• Las Vegas, NV - July 23

ECD Vendor Day, features Digital Watchdog, Luxul and Yale.

• Houston, TX - July 24

Those interested in attending or locating a member training or event in your area are invited to review the full PowerHouse Member Events Schedule. To access the complete calendar, please click here.

To learn more about The PowerHouse Alliance, please visit www.powerhousealliance.com

About PowerHouse Alliance
The PowerHouse Alliance is a national consortium of regional wholesale distributors delivering name brand products for custom installers, specialty dealers, large retailers and industry buying groups in the residential and commercial audio/video, home entertainment, security, IT and consumer electronics accessories markets. With combined annual sales in excess of $800 million, PowerHouse Alliance member companies represent 800,000 square feet of warehouse space in 40 convenient locations stocked with more than 150+ product lines. Creating cost efficiencies for manufacturers and buying power for customers, the Alliance offers a national footprint with the added benefit of local sales and support.

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