CECAD DESIGN and DEVELOPMENT

Technical Services Rates and Conditions

Our Technical Services Department is comprised of factory-trained technicians with skills, experience, and specialized equipment directly related to the Audio, Video, Surveillance, and Control systems we install and support. They all have diversified electrical experience and training. For these reasons we have structured the below schedule of Technical Services costs.

 Systems involved in this field are varied and potentially complex. We have created these divisions for simplicity in the understanding the client in their assessment and appreciation of the time efforts and related costs in the systems we are involved with. 

We make every effort to create systems that are broad and similar. We Use common pieces of equipment to standardize and simplify the integration of your project. Manufacturers on the other hand have vested interest in changing products, mostly source devices like CD, DVD, and Tuner and TV products. Many of these may change in feature or function 2 to 3 times a year.

 Budgets for projects may be created using general quantities and systems requirements. System specifics however cannot be defined until a budget goal is attained and our services to proceed are retained.

Definitions

Design and Development

This is the initial part of each project. Critical issues and system specifications must be discussed and plans created for the Installations. Much labor is required, usually in our corporate office, to draft documents for construction and accurate estimating of work performed.

 Time spent here is not limited to but may include, lighting load schedules and plans, control station design and layout, speaker placements, sub systems integration, client meeting, architectural meetings.

 There is a limit to the number of meetings involved and these details are presented in our Design and Development Contract. Upon completion of this critical planning process comprehensive plans are presented and accurate costs for the actual installations can begin.

Pre-wire

This is the process of installing the various cabling and back box installations throughout the project. These items should be scheduled, as late in the rough construction process as is practical to prevent damage to these cables. Speaker rough cans and other devices will be located and installed at this time.

 We will also terminate as many cables as possible at this time and test their performance to insure quality before wall finishes are completed

Equipment Installation

This is when the actual devices and equipment are installed in the finish of the building. Most of these devices are sensitive to dust and debris associated with the final construction process and ample time must be allowed between final paint and finishing and the installation of the devices. Non-sensitive devices will be installed as early in the construction process as possible

Programming

This is the area that leaves the most questions on the project. Work here is done concurrently with all the above processes. This division will include programming of standard and custom particulars.  Depending on the number of buttons per keypad, programming time varies.  Programming time also varies depending on the complexity of custom particulars.  Some programming can and will be done in our corporate office.  However, pricing fees remain the same.

The Lutron systems provide no inherent program and one must be created manually for each keypad button, scene, function, or event.

 The Phast system provides native programming structure and this is what we utilize. Only Minor modifications are made to fulfill our philosophy on intuitive control

 Note:      Custom modifications and tailoring are available on all systems but are dealt with on an as known basis. Each of the custom activities must be handled with individually some may be performed for a fixed price but the vast majority of special requests must be programmed on an hourly basis.

 

Lighting, (Lutron HomeWorks)

Includes:

Keypad programming with the ability to control scenes within spaces but not individual sources.  Also provides scenes for hall and public space uses. Basic Time functions for listed lighting zones also provided.

Please see the attached Program sample pages

Not included: 

            Custom sequences

            Individual or load-by-load control

AV Control (Phast control)

Includes:

            Zone volume control

            Zone source control

            Basic global zone control, All to CD, All to Tuner, All Volume preset

            Transport functions for CD player

            Tuner selections

Please see the attached Program sample pages

Not included:

            Lighting Functions

            Individual or load-by-load control

 

Video Control

Includes:

Ability to select and view CCTV sources via Touch Panel control for 31 cameras.  Defined program enables selection of a camera and its view to show on a pop up window.

            Cortex: NVR programming for TCP/IP access.

 

Initialization

This is the time when all equipment and programming are united, depending on the size and complexity of the systems design this can take form 7 to 90 days to complete. Subsystems like HVAC and others that are integrated must be complete, operative, stable, and tested for of the area that leaves the most questions on the project. The Phast system provides inherent program and ability


Hourly Rates

Design & Development

 

 

Programming

 

 

Service and Repair

 

AMX

$125.00

 

AMX

$125.00

 

AMX

$125.00

PHAST

$105.00

 

PHAST

$105.00

 

PHAST

$105.00

Lutron

$ 85.00

 

Basic Lutron

$ 85.00

 

Lutron

$ 85.00

Surveillance

$115.00

 

Advanced Lutron [1]

$115.00

 

Assistant Technician

$ 65.00

 

 

 

Touch Panel

 

 

 

 

Other AV Systems

$115.00

 

Per Hour [2]

115.00 - 165.00

 

Other AV Systems

$115.00

 

 

 

Per Page [3]

115.00 - 920.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrated 2or 3 above

115.00 - 165.00

 

 

 

Design Minimum

 

 

Programming Minimums

 

 

Minimums

 

In House / On Line

2 hours

 

In House / On Line

2 hours

 

Service

2 hours

On Site

4 hours

 

On Site

4 hours

 

 

 

[1] Includes Conditional Logic, Compound Button Actions, Integration to other systems

[2] Touch Panel hourly rates depend on level of programming and programmer required.

[3] Touch Panel page rates depend on level of control, number of buttons per page, use of graphics, video, and other variables. These are estimated low and highs only.


Additional Information

Travel Time

No Travel time will be billed a two hour minimum will be charged.

Some remote vary locations may exceed this amount.

Overtime

An overtime rate of not less than 1.5 times the above hourly rates and not more than 2 times the above hourly rates will be charged after any of the following conditions occur:

a)          More than 8 hours work performed in the same day by the same man/men

b)          Any work required after 5:00 PM

c)          Any work performed Saturdays or Sundays

Materials

We cannot carry everything on our trucks. We make every effort to stock the most common item on our service vehicles and carry any particular items we may expect for your particular job. Therefore should it become necessary for our staff to purchase specific parts to complete your job, time incurred will be charged. You may choose to order and reschedule the work but travel time will again be charged.

A deposit of 50% for all special order equipment will be required before the equipment will be ordered.

 

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