In September 2019 SONA was officially given the prestigious title of CEDIA Member of Excellence. SONA are 1 in only 14 Home Automation Companies in the World to Achieve this Status.
What is CEDIA Member of Excellence?
CEDIA is the international trade association for 3,700 member companies that represent every facet of the home technology market. We are extremely proud to say that in September 2019 we became the 10th company in the world to achieve the CEDIA Member of Excellence status.
What does this mean?
Whilst CEDIA is the recognised industry body for the home technology industry, they have not historically provided any accreditation of a member company’s experience or expertise or any objective means by which a potential client or professional such as an Architect or Interior Designer could judge a company or determine their competence.
Whilst CEDIA continues to offer incredible education and development opportunities for member companies, the unfortunate truth is that these are all optional and being a CEDIA member does not therefore in itself guarantee a minimum standard of work or relevant experience.
Whilst SONA has been a consistently award-winning member of CEDIA for years and have always been driven to provide the highest standards of design, install and service – there was little else, from a consumer perspective, that could objectively differentiate us from other CEDIA members and companies claiming to offer smart home and integrated technology without our history of experience, completed projects and proven client support…. until now.
Just like you’d expect your electrician or plumber to have appropriate certifications, we believe that you should have the same expectations for your home technology provider.
The CEDIA Member of Excellence status is the highest status a member company can achieve from the home technology industry’s only accrediting organisation.
What did SONA do to earn the Accreditation?
Only those that exhibit dedication to continuing education, customer service, and community outreach, as well as a record of award-winning craftsmanship and dedication to advanced industry certifications are bestowed this singular title.
In real terms this means that:
- Our team have to meet and maintain minimum industry specific education requirements.
- Our clients have to provide written references of their experiences with us and the systems we provide.
- We must have been shortlisted or won a CEDIA award – the only technically and blindly judged awards scheme in the industry.
Anyone has the chance to apply and aspire to this title, which is why it is so great and just what the industry has been crying out for. This new initiative will help both end consumers and those involved with delivering projects that require seamless integration with technology in selecting a reputable, established, quality company trained to the highest standards, with a proven track record.
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