CE Pro of the Week: Juan Mota, Vsys Automation
This integrator, whose two locations are 1,700 miles apart, is as passionate about architecture as he is about system design.
Juan Mota, principal, Vsys Automation
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How would you use Twitter to describe what your company does (140 character limit)?
A program and design firm specializing in home automation. Saving you time, energy & money even when you’re not at home.
After you complete a project, what do you think your typical client tells his friend about the experience?
“You need to use Vsys Automation because they simplify your life.”
- Principal: Juan Mota, owner
- Location: Healdsburg, Calif. (second branch in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
- Web site: http://www.vsys.us
- Years in Business: 6
- Number of employees: 7
- Residential/Commercial Split: 80%/20%
- Number of 2009 Installations: 22
- Top 3 Brands: Crestron, Lutron and Lutron Sivoia QED
What can CE pros learn from your company to make them think differently and run their business better?
1. Documentation is the most important part of a project. Without “proper” documentation the results tend to be horrendous.
2. True integrators should create and design with the intent of one system and not multiple standalone systems.
What trade tip can you offer your fellow CE pros?
Consider both spouses when designing a control system and not just the most technological.
What is your 3D strategy and do you think the technology will live up to the hype?
While we feel that 3D technology is still in its infancy stage, as a company we are staying up to date on all new technology - and have been providing 3D-compatible equipment to our clients not using 3D as a main selling point, but as a bonus feature to an exceptional product.
We believe that 3D technology has the potential to further envelope you into a greater suspension of disbelief.
What is your absolute favorite piece of audio demo material?
Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid. “Bohemian Rhapsody”
What is your absolute favorite piece of video demo material?
What is something most people don’t know about you?
That my passion for Automation was derived from my passion for architecture.
Vsys Automation has one location in Healdsburg, Calif., north of San Francisco and another in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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