lol, QQQ yes I mean they are not worth 3K. I know they can cost even more then that.
so I still have my hardware costs around 25K.....
1 CQC $895
4 Samsung Q1 touchscreens $3600
2 PCs $2500
1.5 TB $1500 (Raid)
DVD changer $500
Lutron lighting system $3600
Run cat5e (or cat6) everywhere and use matrix switches that work over cat5e (structured wiring costs part of house, extra ethernet runs not much more)
A/V matrix switch $3000 ??
HT receivers in specific rooms $1000
Russound or Zantech amps in all other zones $1500
Speakers in all rooms (7 pairs x $250) $1750 HT room extra!!
Security/wireless Cameras $1200
PVR, HD Cable Box already owned and using...but will be able to share it in all rooms.
I'll ask you again, if your cost for equipment for the aforementioned system was 21k, what do you think you should sell it to a non-freind customer for? Fully installed, programmed, warranted, etc., and still make a profit that could sustain a business.
To sustain a business, I would have to first find out how many installs per year exist. I have no idea because Im just still finding out the cost stage.What I do know is that all local companies doing any sort of H/A rely on other core business first so I suspect the volume isnt good enough to create a viable business on its own.
This business case is hypothetical at best anyways, I have a cash cow of a job so Im not really thinking that hard.
I do think that price point for H/A has to come down so that people buying 200K and up can put in systems. Like 10-15K for a complete robust A/V distribution system is reasonable in my delusional mind (I did it for less). Sell it to the builders and then they can add it as an upgrade, just like 10K more in Granite countertops.
Builders I know build whole communities, 20-30 houses at a time. add 15K systems to 20 houses, take 4K of it and thats 80K...its a small start. I just think the reason houses dont have these systems is because of the price point and the industry seems to not care.
I would rather put it in 20 houses at 15K then 2 houses at 40K. If hypothetically thats the price point.
Who knows what the price point is to make it as common as air conditioning buts not its current price point.