Welcome to Aldous Systems (Europe) Ltd

Training Courses

Great training is key to what we do here at Aldous Systems. Whether you are just starting out in the custom install industry, or are an experienced installer looking to develop and learn new skills, the training courses we provide here will set you up for success.

In addition to the hands-on classroom based training courses we run, we also have an award winning on-line training portal that can be accessed by following the link below. If you have not used it before just click on the Login link in the top right corner and click on Create a New Account and complete the registration process and you can then access our online training content. 

The Aldous Academy 

For hands on training, we offer bespoke training, tailored to meet you needs. Our trainer will come to you and provide a tailored training course for just you or you and your engineers. We don't charge per person, we charge you only for the day rate of the trainer. We strongly beleive that hands on activity with real kit is key to learning. As a result, we require you to buy some equipment. We provide this equipment at a discounted rate off the normal trade price to help make it more affordable. You can then install this equipment at home, or in your office or showroom or on a customer site. It is completely up to you but we recommend you do this straight after the training to help with the lesarning process.

If you don't want to book formal training but you want a hand the first time you install some of our kit then our trainer is available to be on site with you to provide some on the job training. This can be useful when you don't feel you need a full days formal training but you want to have the confidence that you have someone to lean on when you try to install some of our equipment for the first time. There is nothing wrong with that and we can absolutely helpo with this as well. 

We have outlined our basic menu of training courses below but if you need something different, please get in touch as we can normally cater for most things. 

Visualint Installer Training

This one day course will teach you how to sell, design and install a Visualint Intelligent Surveillance system.

We will cover the following:-

  • Overview Of The Visualint Solution
  • Phase 1 - Commissionign the system using Line and Mini Maxx NVR
  • Phase 2 - Configuring the analytics
  • Phase 3 - Arming/Disarming and actions triggered on activation

This is hands on training. Each delegate must have a working Windows laptop and will be configuring the camera during the training.

This course is CEDIA CEU Accredited and provides 3 CEU points on completion.

This course costs £300 + VAT for the training plus each delegate needs to buy a camera at £170 + VAT per delegate. This is heavily discounted off normal trade price. To save cost, two students could share equipment for the training if desired but it is better if each stuident has their own. 

Ideally the training requires a screen to show the trainers laptop, an internet connection and enough seating for each student. We will provide a POE switch and cabling to facilitate the training. 

Additional travel and living expenses may be incurred for the trainer if the training location is not commutable fromn London.

Leviton Security & Automation Installer Training

This two day training course is dedicated to programming a Leviton Security & Automation system.

Day one will focus on

  • Security,
  • Heating Control
  • Access Control

Day two covers the

  • OmniBus Lighting Control
  • Hi Fi 2 multi-room audio system
  • Advanced programming techniques.

Both days will be filled with valuable hands-on building and programming experience.

This is hands on training. Each delegate must have a working Windows laptop.

Participants must have completed the first part of the Leviton Security & Automation training course at our online training academy before attending this training course. (Link below)

The Aldous Academy

This course is CEDIA CEU Accredited and provides 5 CEU points on completion. 

This course costs £600 + VAT for the training and each delegate needs to buy an Omni Lte, PSU, Battery, Console and PC Access progamming software for £495 + VAT.  This is heavily discounted off normal trade price. To save cost, two students could share equipment for the training if desired but it is better if each stuident has their own. 

Ideally the training requires a screen to show the trainers laptop, an internet connection and enough seating for each student. We will provide a POE switch and cabling, Touichscreens, Lighting Control, Access Control, Hi Fi Audio and other Leviton equipment required. 

Additional travel and living expenses may be incurred for the trainer if the training location is not commutable fromn London.

BitWise Controls Installer Training

This one day training course will teach you the basics of using BitWise Controls as a complete control solution for AV control and building management control using the Leviton Secutity and Automation ecosystem. 

You will learn how to

  • Add devices to be to controlled
  • Create Macros to complete complex tasks
  • Create Custom GUIs to provide a user fiendly interface on an iPad and Leviton 7" touchscreen
  • Programme the Leviton hard button remote
  • Seamlessly integrate the Leviton Security & Automation equiment

This is hands on training. Each delegate must have a working Windows laptop.

Participants must have completed the first part of the Leviton Security & Automation training course at our online training academy before attending this training course. (Link below)

The Aldous Academy

This course is CEDIA CEU Accredited and provides 3 CEU points on completion. 

This course costs £300 + VAT for the training and each delegate needs to buy a BC4 Controller for £225 + VAT.  This is heavily discounted off normal trade price. To save cost, two students could share equipment for the training if desired but it is better if each stuident has their own. 

Ideally the training requires a screen to show the trainers laptop, an internet connection and enough seating for each student. We will provide a POE switch and cabling, some AV equipment and Leviton Security & Automation equipment to control. 

Additional travel and living expenses may be incurred for the trainer if the training location is not commutable fromn London.

2N Installer Training

This one day training course will teach you how to sell and install the 2N IP intercom solution. This course will include

  • An overview of the 2N product range
  • Hands on configuration for calling from a 2N Verso to a SIP phone (SIP to SIP)
  • Hands on configuration for calling from a 2N Verso to a 2N Indoor Touch
  • Hands on configuration for calling from a 2N Verso to a SIP phone via our cloud PBX
  • Hands on configuration for calling from a 2N Verso to a mobile device using 2N Mobile Video

This is hands on training. Each delegate must have a working Windows laptop.

This course costs £300 + VAT for the training and each delegate needs to buy a 2N Verso for £500 + VAT.  This is heavily discounted off normal trade price. To save cost, two students could share equipment for the training if desired but it is better if each stuident has their own. 

Ideally the training requires a screen to show the trainers laptop, an internet connection and enough seating for each student. We will provide a POE switch and cabling, a Grandstream SIP phone, a 2N Access Control Unit, 2N Verso Keypads and other accessories

Additional travel and living expenses may be incurred for the trainer if the training location is not commutable fromn London.

Rako Foundation Installer Training

This one day course provides an introduction to Lighting Control and an introduction to Rako products and how to set them up and includes

  • Different lighting types/loads, including Tungsten, Low voltage transformers, fluorescents and LEDs.
  • Uses of lighting control - Home cinema, multi-room, garden.
  • Run through of Rako dimming products - dimmers, wall plates, av interfaces.
  • Programming a single room from a keypad and with the RASOFT software
  • Overview of RASOFT programming software - addressing a whole house (what you need to consider)
  • Introduction to the RAK4 dimming rack system - installation, configuration, setup and programming (RAK4 installs always require RASOFT software)
  • Introduction to the Ethernet Bridges - Controlling systems using Rako's free iOS and Android apps
  • Introduction to the Rako Wired products - Overview of system components and configuration

The courses are held at Rako's offices in Rochester, Kent, starting at 10am and finishing around 4pm, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This course is CEDIA CEU Accredited and provides 3 CEU points on completion. 

All courses are free of charge although we do ask that all spaces are secured with a £50 reservation fee and we will require card details from you before your booking is confirmed. Failure to attend the appointment will mean that the £50 charge will be taken.  If you wish to cancel your booking, we require a minimum of 48 hours notice.

Foundation course dates for AV/ Custom Installers 2018;

  • 25th January, 2018
  • 8th March, 2018
  • 12th April, 2018
  • 24th May, 2018
  • 5th July, 2018
  • 23rd August, 2018
  • 11th October, 2018
  • 15th November, 2018

Foundation course dates for Electrical Contractors/Electricans 2018;

  • 11th January, 2018
  • 1st February, 2018
  • 22nd February, 2018
  • 22nd March, 2018
  • 19th April, 2018
  • 17th May, 2018
  • 7th June, 2018
  • 28th June, 2018
  • 12th July, 2018
  • 26th July, 2018
  • 16th August, 2018
  • 6th September, 2018
  • 20th September, 2018
  • 4th October, 2018
  • 25th October, 2018
  • 8th November, 2018
  • 22nd November, 2018
  • 6th December, 2018

Rako Advanced Installer Training

This one day course will cover the new wired product range. The advanced course is specifically aimed at installers with previous Rako programming knowledge and the completion of the Rako "Introduction to Lighting Controls" course is highly recommended and will include

  • Update on lighting load types and control method - Dimming of LED lighting
  • Refresher on Wireless system addressing and configuration
  • Wired system design and installation options
  • Wired system programming via Ethernet bridge - use of your own laptop maybe required
  • Combining Wired and Wireless systems to create Hybrid systems
  • Audio Visual system interfacing, using Infrared, RS232 and TCP/IP control
  • Configuring Ethernet bridges for remote access, macros and audio-visual systems
  • New product update

The courses are held at Rako's offices in Rochester, Kent, starting at 10am and finishing around 4pm, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This course is CEDIA CEU Accredited and provides 3 CEU points on completion. 

All courses are free of charge although we do ask that all spaces are secured with a £50 reservation fee and we will require card details from you before your booking is confirmed. Failure to attend the appointment will mean that the £50 charge will be taken.  If you wish to cancel your booking, we require a minimum of 48 hours notice.

Advanced course dates for 2018 - once again, this is specifically aimed at installers with previous Rako programming knowledge and you should bring a working laptop with you to the advanced course.

  • 18th January, 2018
  • 15th February, 2018
  • 15th March, 2018
  • 5th April, 2018
  • 26th April, 2018
  • 10th May, 2018
  • 31st May, 2018
  • 21st June, 2018
  • 19th July, 2018
  • 9th August, 2018
  • 30th August, 2018
  • 13th September, 2018
  • 27th, September, 2018
  • 18th October, 2018
  • 1st November, 2018
  • 13th November, 2018
  • 29th November, 2018
  • 13th December, 2018

To book any of the above training please complete the simple form below and one of our sales team will be in contact to discuss further and organise the logisitics.