Installation of security hardware is a skill that has historically been complicated to train new installers, and just as complicated to quote correctly. Some companies (e.g., ADT) claim this is not the case anymore, and others are looking to change that outlook.
Manufacturers typically define the installation of their products through Installation and User Manuals. This is not ideal for technicians in the field, or for sales staff who are not familiar with every product and their many variables.
3D CAD assemblies of hardware offer the ability to manipulate views, angles, and understand how all the parts fit together to become a final product. They can be a useful tool for visually learning how to install a product, versus on-paper numbered instructions. 3D CAD assemblies are also limited in that they are not usually available, or easily viewable for a technician or engineer in the field. The BILT app aims to address this limitation.
In this report we will give an overview of the BILT app, focusing on these key points:
- What can it provide to integrator installers and estimators?
- Strengths and Weaknesses
- Video screencast showing the app
- Should camera manufacturers work with BILT?