Do I Need An On-Site Technician At My Event?

Vancouver Audio Visual

Technology is always advancing, but so are we. It’s an A/V technician’s job to stay up-to- date with the latest gear and how to use it effectively. It’s not uncommon for technicians to see between 100-400 events per year. That kind of experience is invaluable to you and your event. Having a technician on-site will help you make any occasion as perfect as you envisioned it.


One of the most obvious advantages of having an on-site tech is having someone at your event with the ability to properly setup all the A/V equipment that you’ve rented. Most technicians are loyal to only one or two A/V companies so they have a deep understanding of all of the audio visual equipment that is being used on a regular basis. This means that they know how to get the most out of the gear, and this means that you get an event that will run as smooth as possible.


After the setup is completed, the technician is there to ensure that the event starts strong and continues to run smoothly all the way through.

Video switchers and sound mixers can be intimidating to use if you’re unfamiliar with them. Let the professionals alleviate all the pressure on you if troubleshooting is required. Make it their job to either fix or prevent technical glitches that could spoil an otherwise flawless speech or presentation. On-site techs also provide you with more flexibility, particularly if equipment needs to be moved around before or during your event. If your event program requires a change in setup halfway through, you can save yourself a ton of time and they can prevent any technical mishaps that may occur while making a transition.

Peace of Mind:

Having a professional audio visual technician at your event will give you the peace of mind to know that it’s being handled and allow you to focus on other areas of your event. For example you will have more time to interact with the guests and make sure that your presenters have everything that they need.


Once your event is finished, it’s the technician’s responsibility to wrap up the equipment, giving you freedom to enjoy the rest of your day. Ultimately, all the work an on-site technician will do for you will culminate into a seamless event with high production value without you having to worry about a thing. You can have piece of mind while you’re presenting or socializing with your guests. Consider all these benefits of an on-site technician when you’re planning your next event.

Kettner Creative is a full service audio visual (A/V) company located in Vancouver, BC. We rent Audio, Video, Lighting, Drape and LED Furniture for events. If you’re interested in our services for an upcoming event – Please contact us!