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Franchising in the ‘connected’ home...set to Boom

David Legge
Regional Franchisor

We don’t really need data to know that Australian households are increasingly time poor. For this reason service type franchises have boomed. From cleaning, mowing, to painting, people just don’t have the time to do it themselves. 
 
One such service that has flown under the radar until now is ‘connecting’ homes.  Excuse the ‘buzz’ terminology but a connected home or a smart home is a building that enables its owners to remotely control or program an array of automated home electronic devices.
 
We all have a connected home to a certain extent. It can be as simple as playing music so that it streams from your phone to your “smart” entertainment system.
 
According to the Australian Financial Review (2015), the Australian market for connected home devices, is tipped to grow by almost eleven times in the next four years.  New research from Telsyte expects the size of the market to hit $3.2 billion in 2019.
 
So the opportunity is huge and one franchise immersed in the connected home is Jim’s Antennas and Digital services.  Jim’s Antennas technicians are extensively trained in all aspects of audio and visual services, including digital antenna systems, digital upgrades, plasma, LCD & LED installations, home theatre, surround sound, telephone and data services, video intercoms and extra TV and stereo points.
 
Jim’s Antennas technicians are also trained Digital TV specialists and make it their business to keep abreast of new technology in Digital TV.
 
As Gavin from Jim’s Antennas Gold Coast recently noted in an interview, “Most things in our homes will need to talk to each other via the internet and we as industry professionals need to know the latest trends.”
It was sentiment shared by  Bill from Jim’s Antennas, who goes on to clarify... “Audio, video, TV, data, networking and wireless access are all growing. People need us to cable their homes. People are time poor and they cannot do it themselves”.
 
By its very nature, the work is also diverse, you could be helping with installation of additional phone points, data cabling, and wi-fi signal extension in the morning, whilst in the afternoon you create the perfect home theatre solution for your client.  And you have the recognition and backing of one of the biggest and most trusted franchise names, the Jim’s Group.
 
At Eden Exchange we were very impressed with Jim’s Antennas. Despite the iconic name, this Franchise has its sights squarely on being the leader in this new and booming industry, and by the way you don’t need to be an IT genius to get into it. Jim’s will make sure that you are fully trained, all you really need is to have the vision and the hunger.
 
Jim’s Antennas is recruiting franchisees now.
 
Jim’s Antennas
With over 3,500 franchisees across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, the Jim’s Group is a recognised and trusted brand. Our franchisees enjoy the flexibility, lifestyle, income and ability to control their own time with their business
 
If you’re interested to find out more or are thinking about becoming a Franchisee with Jim’s Antennas, speak to us today to discuss how the Jim’s family could be right for you. Jim’s Antennas is there to help you succeed, call 131 546 today or fill in our Franchise Enquiry Form.
 
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