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X10 Contractor Program => Contractor General Discussion => Topic started by: ken on December 21, 2005, 12:13:48 PM

Title: Instalation training
Post by: ken on December 21, 2005, 12:13:48 PM
I have an x-10 pro 2000 system and have
installed it, but it has taken a great deal
of time to work the bugs out.  I would like
to start providing instalation services as a
home business.  Does x-10 provide any
instalation training?  I really need to
improve my instalation time.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: nik on December 27, 2005, 11:09:16 AM
good question.  I just signed up for the
contractor program and I would be interested
in some sort of training.  
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: mickey trivett on December 27, 2005, 12:16:57 PM
I am interested too.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: bez on December 28, 2005, 12:34:18 PM
Im interested also
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: scott watts on December 29, 2005, 06:52:43 AM
I would like  to start providing instalation
services as a  home business.  If x-10
provides any  instalation training,please
email me the infomation. Thank you!  
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: john macias on December 29, 2005, 04:47:13 PM
I see several inquires about installing
these systems. But their are no responses
to the questions. How come? It would be
ideal to see the compamy response. I base
my decesions on research, do you have a
referral list with contact information.
This would help me make a prudent decesion.
thanks jm
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: nik on December 30, 2005, 09:28:51 PM
agreed corporate response would be good.  It
would would be good business would it not?
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: moise cadoch on December 31, 2005, 05:06:45 PM
I would like  to start providing
instalation  services as a  home business.
If x-10  provides any  instalation
training,please  email me the infomation.
Thank you!
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: fred on January 01, 2006, 10:07:52 AM
Yes, please send me all info on this
subject.
Thank you,
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: Kelly Parke | Program Manager on January 09, 2006, 02:27:59 PM
We are developing training for the  X10
contractor program and would like to  know
what products you are most interested in.
Please reply back to this forum or to
kellyp@x10.com with your top 5 list.
X10 has several resources on our site:
Set-up instructions
http://www.x10.com/instructions/
Technical Support
http://www.x10.com/support/technical_support.
htm
Knowledge Base
http://www.x10.com/kbase/

Beyond that, there are some free
downloadable training videos on x10pro.com
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: ken on January 09, 2006, 08:05:47 PM
Let me know when you can have training for
all or some of your products + security
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: scott watts on January 09, 2006, 08:34:05 PM
Thank you Kelly! This seems to be  hands on
training. As a elect. hands on is the best
training.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: nik on January 09, 2006, 10:01:03 PM
Well I think the featured lines would be
good.  I like the camera systems and I'd like
to actually see one working.
It would be nice to see some software at work
too.  The site is good but nothing
substitutes for actually playing with the
software.  Something like that could be
really cool.  I suppose though if you wanted
to have more info online detailed screenshots
would be excellent.  Do you feature these on
the site.  most of what I have seen is pretty
but it does not give me a full idea of what
the options are.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: luis lara on January 10, 2006, 06:59:57 PM
I am interested too.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: scott watts on January 11, 2006, 05:24:59 AM
People look here, If you buy some of the
hardware and install it your own home and
see how it works you would be very
satisfied, and you will then also have the
training to install in other homes. I have
alot of x10 stuff. wall outlets are like
plug and play. Cameras and the programs are
the same. Get the programs and just play
with them. Add more stuff and the trianing
will be there.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: stephen edwards on January 17, 2006, 06:56:27 PM
note that i need the training
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: anonymous on January 25, 2006, 12:19:24 PM
 I would like  to start providing
instalation services as a  home business.
Does x-10 provide any  instalation
training?  I'm trining with my products in
my house but I need to know if I'm doing in
the right way, please  email me the
infomation. Thank you!  
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: rob herrera on January 25, 2006, 12:22:19 PM
I would like  to start providing
instalation services as a  home business.
Does x-10 provide any  instalation
training?  I'm trining with my products in
my house but I need to know if I'm doing
in  the right way, please  email me the
infomation. Thank you!
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: Kelly Parke | Program Manager on January 26, 2006, 01:00:06 PM
Rob,
Please read the thread below with urls to
our knowledgebase, tech help, manuals, and
instructions - plus a url where you can
download a training video.
We are currently working on the concept of
live monthly "webinars" as an alternative to
training classes. Would you be interested in
this learning format?
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: scott watts on January 27, 2006, 04:46:04 AM
The free  downloadable training videos on
x10pro.com is great and infomative, but if
you try and tell the costermer that kind of
stuff I think it would furter confuse them.
I think if maybe you could have some kind of
training as far as sales pitch demo. Just
thinking. Again I'd like to say hands on is
the best I think.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: Kelly Parke | Program Manager on February 01, 2006, 07:07:30 PM
Scott,
The sales-pitch demo is a great idea, thanks.
Also, about your buy-n-try comment in an
earlier thread: what products did you buy to
try and in what order?
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: scott watts on February 01, 2006, 10:45:52 PM
Kelly
I was building a strawbale house and the
owner wanted remote stuff. So I went to
Lowes and bought alot of stuff for around
$200.  remote swiches and plugs, 120 & 220
volt, light swiches, timers. and even remote
controlers. At the time some of them were I
belive under a different name. Some also
came from Radio Shack. also alot of camera
stuff. The owner used all of it. I have plug-
and-power from some where, ( you know where )
in my house got them at the flea market same
stuff, different name, all works with X10
stuff.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: scott watts on February 01, 2006, 10:48:54 PM
Also Kelly please sign me up for
your "webinars"
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: mousepacheco on February 24, 2006, 09:21:39 AM
HI, I'm a contractor/installer in Costa Rica and I would appreciate if the corporation sets up a training for us, I'm in!!!
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: TPLundgren on February 25, 2006, 12:45:51 PM
I would be very interested in Web based seminars.  I have attended one class in Tampa and
that helped very much.  X10 needs to more of that for all of us.

Ted Lundgren
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: Kelly Parke | Program Manager on February 28, 2006, 02:31:05 PM
From an earlier post:
 
 ;D
In our efforts to train those of you who are new to our X10 Contractor Program, we have sent out a universal request for experienced X10 Installers.
The response has been good with Phase 1 well on it's way to completion as we contact and qualify instructors.
Phase 2 is gearing up and includes the concept of demo kits for each attendee, in each category: automation, security, surveillance, networking, and integration.

It is only through your feedback that we are able to develop tools for your success, so keep your comments coming...
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: jayft on October 12, 2006, 11:29:24 AM
Has anyone gotten the PDM they have listed, the professional design manual?  is it any good?
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: orca on December 10, 2006, 07:25:48 PM
;Hello All

I am very surprised that there is not a better response than every one wanting training and there not being any responses.

There is a very good manual from X10Pro called the Professionial Design Manual.

I sent an email to my sales rep in late May 2006 that it should be required reading before anyone can call themselves an X10 distributor.  My first order as a distributor would have been a lot easier had I had that manual.

It has all kinds of information about electricity and which switches to use for incandescent and which ones to use for flourescent fixtures and a whole lot of GREAT information.

It costs around $40 and worth every penny, too.

You can also call John at X10Pro for any questions about X10Pro components.  You can reach him at the support number of 800-832-4003.  There is also a  non 800 number of  813-265-2888 Voice and 813-265-1011 for Fax.  The 800 number for X10Pro is 800-411-2888.  X10 Pro is located in Tampa, Florida.
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Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: habrun on March 01, 2007, 09:09:45 PM
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF AND WHEN YOU WILL HAVE HANDS ON TRAINING
THANKS
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: hawk1 on May 11, 2007, 05:27:34 PM
Have an idea.  Why doesn't x-10 have a downloadable one file of the knowledge base, troubleshooting, and anything else they can put in there for our help.  That way instead of printing one sheet of what you need you can print everything at home, put it in a binder like I did.  Then you can read the binder you made in your spare time.

Going to the knowledge base now and looking at one particular item is fine, but it's not going to stick in your mind unless you read again or do the same action again.

This should be pretty easy to do.  Take the whole knowledge base, put it in one file to download.  Same thing with the trouble shooting, one file to download.  And anything else (like user manuals) one file to download.

Download all these, print them out, put them in a binder and walla you are done.  Also here's another tip: every installation you do, even your own house make a floor plan before you start.  Then write down where you put everything when it worked.  Little notes on it for what you had to do to make it work.

Then when done, make a copy put it in your binder.  x-10 wouldn't be out any money, and we would have very good help/training manual.

I had a heck of a time downloading all the stuff on there website and I'm still not done, but i do have a pretty good portion done.  Lot easier if it was in one file.   Just and idea.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: hawk1 on May 22, 2007, 06:37:54 PM
no comment?  I guess not.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: jackssib1 on September 29, 2007, 04:58:07 PM
We need more info, I email with ? s but no one writes back.
I have lots of people wanting to know when I can install , but oh well. guess I try others that wants the sales.
thanks
Jack
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: ukachukwu on October 12, 2007, 03:00:12 PM
Hi

I just joined and would like also like to get this installation info
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: strongstar on January 14, 2008, 11:04:08 AM
In the State of New York, you have to be licensed to install security & fire systems - a 60 hour course is required.
I suppose the license is required for installing any X10 security systems for customers as well.
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: orca on November 30, 2008, 08:47:57 PM
Hello;

There is a demo case that includes various types of components listed here:
Plastic Insert - Blue 1
Eagle or Leviton Rubber Lamp Holder 2
XPDI3 Dimmer (or WS12A) 1
XPSS Slave Switch 1
XPS3 Switch (WS13A) 1
PAO11 Receptacle (or SR227) 1
PLM03 Lamp Module 1
PAT01 RF Transceiver (or RR501) 1
PHR03 Handheld 16Channel Remote 1
XPMT1 Mini Timer (or MT12A)

If you can build the demo case then you can build/install just about any component.

If you want the demo case instructions send an email to:
billc@kosherlightingsystems.net and I will forward you a copy of the PDF, it is only 4 pages.

Best regards,
Bill Cook
Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: orca on March 08, 2009, 09:54:47 PM
For all the people that are interested in X10 training.

Please let me know where you are located.

Title: Re: Instalation training
Post by: bozo on March 30, 2009, 09:37:39 AM
My first post here...looks like a very nice site BTW

I have ordered my first x10 surveillance 2 camera system, & waiting for delivery.

I have, for a long time, wanted to go into this field, and any training that is available, I would like to see.

Location: N Illinois

Thanks