What Is HTA And Why Bravo AV Is A Member.

Updated: Sep 6

Why Work With Bravo AV of New Jersey, an HTA, Home Technology Association Certified Home Automation Dealer?

Why Work With A Certified HTA Home Technology Association Member

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Many businesses and industries have licensing and certification requirements. For example, you want to hire a licensed electrician or plumber, as that is a requirement in most states. Professionals like architects have similar requirements, having to pass an exam as well as having completed the minimum set of educational qualifications. In other professions, like interior design, requirements for licensing may vary, but there are professional organizations that have requirements for membership, assuring prospective clients of a minimum set of qualifications. In the audio-visual and technology integration businesses, requirements also vary. For certain types of work – like electrical – there are specific licenses required, but not for other work. As in other professions, there are organizations where membership requirements separate professional organizations from others who may not have invested the time and money into developing a strong skill set. You may be surprised to learn that home technology integration is a business with few barriers to entry – almost anyone can hang a shingle and call themselves an expert. Bravo AV has chosen to become a member of the Home Technology Association (HTA). HTA is the industry’s only certification body that has a rigorous set of standards – over 60 criterion – that a company needs to meet to be HTA-certified.mBravo AV is proud to provide HTA-certified home automation services for home technology projects throughout Morristown and Northern New Jersey – from Savant home control systems to home theater installations and beyond. Read on to find out how that makes us different when you are searching for home automation integration providers for your next project.

What is HTA? HTA is the Home Technology Association, an organization formed to establish standards across the home technology integration industry. Their goal is to empower you – whether you are a homeowner, builder, architect, or designer – to be able to find the best companies to partner with for your project.


What Does HTA Certification Mean? The certification process has many requirements that assure prospective clients that they are dealing with a quality service provider. Among them are:

  • A team that has over three years of successful business performance

  • A stellar reputation

  • A demonstrated history of technical competence

  • At least $1 million of liability insurance

  • Have not filed bankruptcy in at least the past five years

  • Employees that have passed background checks

  • Agree to provide a copy of home automation and control programming code to the client

  • Endorsements from at least three manufacturers

  • Endorsements from at least three local industry professionals

  • Endorsements from at least three design/build professionals

"These types of requirements set us apart from the pack here in New Jersey, assuring potential clients that we can back up what we say we can do." ~Tom Curnin


How You Benefit HTA certification takes extra time, money, and resources. It also means that we are part of a professional group recognized by industry peers for excellence in our work. As with any other profession, you want to know that you are working with a company that has the training, skills, and experience make your project successful. Whether you are looking for a home theater, a lighting control system, or high-performance networking, you can rest assured you are dealing with a professional company – and our HTA certification is the proof.

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Bravo AV is proud to be an HTA (Home Technology Association) Certified Installation Firm and professional A/V experts. Tom Curnin, the owner of Bravo AV, is a CEDIA Professional Designer, a certified THX Level 1 home theater professional and a member of the Home Acoustic Alliance trained to Level II. You can contact Tom directly at (908) 953-0555 or through email at tom@bravoav.com.

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