Crestron products have come a long way in terms of out-of-the-box functionality. There are many Crestron products that are designed to provide solutions for homes and businesses that require no programming whatsoever. They do a great job with basic smart home tasks, and meet certain business needs. But not everyone is looking for simple, ready-made solutions. Some homeowners and business owners require customized functionality for their spaces that they can only get by hiring a Crestron programmer.
Crestron programmers—specifically those who are certified Crestron Service Providers—are highly trained professionals who are able to provide end users with the best experience possible. For different clients, this means different things. For homeowners wanting to get the most out of their Crestron systems, this often includes the integration of all of their home’s systems, so they can be controlled by a single device, such as a phone, a tablet, or wall-mounted touch panel.
For businesses and other organizations (educational institutions, houses of worship, military bases, etc.), Crestron programming can help provide solutions that will make operations run more smoothly by streamlining things like communications and room scheduling, and by monitoring energy usage.
With Crestron programming, there are so many possibilities for control and automation that they can’t all be listed. Matt Grisafe, Crestron programmer and owner of AV Programming Associates, says, “With Crestron programming, if you can dream it, we can almost certainly accomplish it. We’ve had some pretty outrageous requests in our more than 20 years doing Crestron programming. So far, we’ve been able to deliver on all of them. We have an extremely talented team of Crestron programmers who know how to get the job done!”
Here are just a few examples of the types of functionality you can get with a Crestron system with professional Crestron programming:
- The ability to control all of a home’s systems through the Crestron app (as opposed to separate apps for each system. This can include lighting, AV, HVAC, pool equipment, entry gates, security systems, and more.
- A video conferencing system that incorporates microphones, televisions, and even room lighting control and room scheduling.
- The ability to completely change the mood of a room through lighting, audio, and shade control with the touch of a single button.
When hiring a Crestron programmer, look for one that is certified by Crestron has extensive experience in a variety of industries. You also want to look for a person or a company that will provide you with ongoing support. This will be important when the time comes to update or expand your Crestron system. If you already have a Crestron system in place, and want to make changes or upgrades, it can be difficult to find a Creston programmer who will work on existing systems. AV Programming Associates is one of the few Crestron programming companies that is willing to troubleshoot and make changes to Crestron systems that they didn’t originally program.