AV equipment rental companies are indeed a ‘dime a dozen’ but this can make it more difficult for you to choose the right kind of AV equipment provider when you have a special event. Not all AV equipment rental companies are equal, after all, so you need a provider who can give you an excellent service combined with state-of-the-art, highly advanced equipment and other extra services, besides. Do you have an event and are wondering how you can choose the right AV equipment rental company for your needs? Here’s how to do it right.
As mentioned, it’s important that the AV equipment rental provider you choose gives you highly advanced, state-of-the-art equipment. Even if they say they have the best customer service, if they don’t have great equipment, then their customer service won’t go very far. First and foremost, you need brilliant equipment. Before you choose an AV hire specialist, check out their equipment and make sure it is of top quality. Make sure as well that their AV equipment works for the kind of event you are planning. Also, if you have specific requirements, will the AV equipment provider be able to fulfil them for you? Think about what you need and make sure the company has the right (and the latest) equipment as well as a broad range of equipment from which you can choose.
The right experience
Experience also matters, especially when you are dealing with specialist equipment. You want your AV equipment rental supplier to have a team which has the right experience and skill. They need to provide you with the equipment and set it up correctly as well as operate it properly. Nothing is worse than having a supposed AV equipment specialist tinker with the equipment and make mistakes at your event. The company should show commitment to the success of your event, working closely with your team to come up with the right AV solutions. If possible, ask for references, so you know if they have experience in your kind of event as well.
A good price
There’s a thin line between paying too much for AV equipment rental and paying too little for it, ending up with sub-par equipment, service, and expertise. Of course, you don’t want to end up breaking the bank to hire the right AV equipment, but you also need a company which can work with your budget and come up with a reasonable price that fits your needs and your financial resources.
One sure sign that you’re working with an excellent AV equipment rental company is when they can provide you with add-on services. Not only will the right audiovisual equipment supplier be able to provide you with a set-up as well as take-down service – but they should also be able to provide you with additional services such as lighting, scenic design, technical specifications, and even creative support when you need it. With a comprehensive service such as this, you won’t need anything else, and you can rest assured that your event will be a resounding success.