By Jason Knott, CEPRO
Central vacuum remains an oft-overlooked installation category, despite its extreme profitability.
Perhaps it’s because the category isn’t “sexy,” but that might soon be changing.
At CEDIA Expo 2012, Electrolux division Beam showed off its new line of four different Alliance central vacuums. The units look sleek with a blue LED light strip surrounding an electronic interface that offers “smart” feedback communication for the homeowner.
Plus, central vacuum offers dealers recurring revenue - that should be sexy enough for integrators!
“We now have features they can sell,” says Brian Campbell, product line manager for central vacuums. He’s talking about an LED interface that gives the user operating performance information such as power, motor fault, empty canister, suction/hose connection status, etc. An additional icon lets users know when a handset is connected.