Home Technologies envisions benefits in new location
December 30, 2004
BELLEVUE, Wash. - A new location for Home Technologies means more than just a new space - it brings employees together and aims to educate potential clients.
The company is moving its Home Technologies Bellevue - formerly the home of Digitech Home Systems, a company acquired by Home Technologies earlier this year - to a new location that will be able to incorporate the locationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 80 employees in connected offices, instead of the disconnected suites the division currently occupies.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The new facility is 18,000 square feet and is combined into contiguous space,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Lee Travis, chief executive officer and chairman of Home Technologies. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It adds more space and a much more efficient layout.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Travis cited that at the previous location you had to physically walk outside to get to other departmentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ offices, which is a problem that will be fixed when the company transfers into the new office in the first quarter of 2005.
The location will also include an enhanced showroom, aimed at giving possible customers as well as area homebuilders the opportunity to experience the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s integration of security, audio, video, lighting controls and other various media applications.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It will have a residential look and feel to it,Ã¢â‚¬Â Travis said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This will be the first facility where possible clients can see all that they can control.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Scott Moser, director of sales with the company, said the showroom will be the first of its kind in the Northwest.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Systems integration isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t very well addressed in terms of visual display,Ã¢â‚¬Â Moser said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“There are world class integrators that can design fantastic systems, but without the ability to showcase it, homeowners cannot experience it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
For more in this story, see the February issue of Security Systems News.