BF Datacom Inc.

Alamo, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

BICSI certified RCDD/NTS/OSP/ESS licensed, bonded, insured, California C-7 contractor (#515342) with 30 years experience. Registered Communications Distribution Designer, Network Transport Systems, Outside Plant certified, Electronic Safety and Security certified. Surveillance systems installed, Audio-Visual, fiber optics, data networking and configuration, control systems, video entry systems, all aspects of low-voltage.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Extensive experience - soup to nuts installations, special skill sets for the latest IP based interfaces.

Location

Alamo, CA 94507

Years in business

30

Times hired on Thumbtack

29

Reviews

25 Reviews
  • Timm R. Aug 1, 2017
    Home Security and Alarms Install
    Verified Review
  • Lee M. May 21, 2017
    Home Theater System Wiring
    Verified Review
    Bill knows his stuff. He is personable and understood our needs. He took his time and solved the problems we had in a methodical manner. He got it right and we are so grateful that we found him.
  • Or Y. May 21, 2017
    Wiring Installation
    Verified Review
    Bill is a true pro and a pleasure to work with. He is very knowledgeable, punctual, and professional. The project he did for me included security, networking, audio and video. A few hours after contacting him we already met on site and discussed the details. The project required him to coordinate with other professionals and work around the construction schedule. Bill went out of his way to help and ended up doing everything he said he would. His work is accurate, clean, and tidy and the result is perfect. He was able to successfully complete the work in time and within budget. I highly recommend Bill. You can not go wrong with BF Datacom!
  • Soraya S. Apr 26, 2017
    Home Theater Surround Sound System Installation
    Verified Review
    Super experienced! He explained the problem and how he would fix it. He explains everything as he's doing which helps you understand the product you have at home.
  • Bob R. Apr 3, 2017
    Home Theater System Wiring
    Verified Review
    Great work
    On time, quick, and knowledgeable.
  • Lizzy W. Mar 30, 2017
    Wiring Installation
    Verified Review
    Excellent service!
    William was wonderful!!! He was able to troubleshoot and solve our networking/internet issues and ended up saving us a lot of money with his creative thinking and vast knowledge. He communicated well with us throughout the job, was on time and got the job done promptly. We look forward to using William again for other projects!
  • Evelyn B. Mar 10, 2017
    Computer Repair
    Verified Review
    HE'S AN ANGEL
    Bill was AMAZING. He showed up within a few hours of my call. He fixed several things. He was kind, patient, and thorough. He made my day and he is now in my i-phone for the next time i need someone like him. I RECOMMEND HIM HIGHLY....
  • David M. Feb 12, 2017
    Home Security and Alarms Install
    Verified Review
    Home security camera system
    Bill was fast, efficient and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him to anyone needing to set up a camera security system.
  • Lisa M. Dec 21, 2016
    Home Security and Alarms Install
    Verified Review
    Thank you
    Bill was very efficient and is extremely knowledgeable and what he does! I'm very excited that I found Someone who truly knows what they're doing inside and out ! Lisa M
  • Matt A. Dec 20, 2016
    Wiring Installation
    Verified Review
    Fantastic Experience - Highly recommend
    Working with Bill etc. was great - he wired our place for cable and provided guidance on a few things that need fixed under the house. Highly recommend for any of your wiring needs.
  • Lydia M. Dec 19, 2016
    Home Theater System Wiring
    Verified Review
    BF Datacom Inc. - a reliable service
    We had a very good experience using BF Datacom. Bill is very knowledgeable and thorough. I needed to correct an ethernet cable issue that was preventing our business security cameras from connecting online. Bill arrived at the jobsite on-time and prepared with all of his tools. Bill was able to correct the situation in a timely manner. I appreciated his ability to communicate with me about the work he was doing and he also suggested some additional adjustments to the set up so that the system would be at optimum performance level. I was pleased to have our system back and running . We are pleased with Bill’s professionalism, fair rates and efficiency to complete a project. We foresee using BF Datacom again.
  • Tony L. Dec 7, 2016
    Wiring Installation
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend and would call again
    Bill was great to work with and I would definitely call him again. He worked with me to run network and coax cables in a very difficult space. He tried several approaches until achieving the desired result. He clearly knows his trade.
  • Brianna S. Dec 4, 2016
    Home Theater System Wiring
    Verified Review
    Bill was excellent to work with and just a great guy. He was on time, quick and did an amazing job. I would recommend him to anyone.
  • Elizabeth M. Nov 25, 2016
    Home Theater System Wiring
    Verified Review
    Solved it!
    We've had cable issues for months. Many people tried and failed to help us. But BF Datacom Inc. came in and not only solved our problems but was a delightful, patient and determined to make things right. What a relief for us to have found someone so competent and easy to work with. Thank you!
  • Doug T. Nov 17, 2016
    TV Mounting
    Verified Review
    Bill Farhood
    Bill was outstanding. He was prompt, knowledgable and friendly. I felt the price was very fair for this market. I highly recommend his service and will use him again when needed.
  • Preeti P. Nov 17, 2016
    Wiring Installation
    Verified Review
    Came on time and got the job done. Thanks!
    William F. Nov 17, 2016

    Thank you so much Preeti. Have a great day.

  • Olu A. Nov 12, 2016
    Home Theater Component Installation
    Verified Review
    TV Installation and Networking
    Timely response, Attentive to detail and courteous.
  • Anit P. Nov 10, 2016
    Home Theater System Wiring
    Verified Review
    TV and audio set up.
    Bill did a great job in putting everything together for us. Hooked up 2 TVs and one TV to system that has speakers all over the house including outdoor speakers. Very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra distance for you. He was very kind in ordering parts on line that was a saving both in time and financially.
  • Craig H. Sep 29, 2016
    Router Setup and Installation Services
    Verified Review
    Well seasoned and tested.
    I requested wifi to be delivered to the guest house I am renting. It is less than 300' with and 40' grade change. The first tech wanted to run a new Ethernet line to the guest house. Bill came out and before any estimate determined that there was already cat5e lines run in conduit to the guest house. He determined in a short period of time that he would be able to bring internet access to the guest house. The main house had a complicated and dated network and when the updated Comcast modem/router was refreshed the network went down. The Comcast tech had not provisioned the modem/router. Bill worked with level I & II tech support at Comcast to get the main house network up and running and then the guest house network. I am now connected with a hard wired Ethernet line to wifi router in the guest house. Bill's commitment, expertise and temperment were tested on this job. He was not done until he knew both networks were up and running. The main house has a more stable network and the guest house now has wifi. Both families are pleased with your work ethic and results. Thanks Bill.
  • Jai D. Aug 24, 2016
    Wiring Installation
    Verified Review
    * I needed to get my speakers in family room and living room working. I had to get all my systems connected to receiver. * I needed to get my internet networking in the house and NIC panels which were not working to be replaced. Bill did all the research and sent me links to cheapest parts and receivers I could buy based on my home system and already existing panels. He even purchased some of the parts for me and got it shipped to his house. He showed me all the receipts from Ebay and did not charge me extra for that effort. He knows his stuff and am sure he is going to get all my business He is still helping me fix my telephone line even though the original task is completed.
  • Robert C. Jul 30, 2016
    Home Theater Component Installation
    Verified Review
    he fixed my TV in no time at all. A real professional. I thank William farhood and I thank Thumtack for excellent work! Robert C.
  • Ajay R. Jul 30, 2016
    Home Theater System Wiring
    Verified Review
    So happy. Bill was personable, prompt and extremely competent. We had was a minor re-cabling job that was completed to our satisfaction at a very reasonable price. I recommend him highly and would definitely do business with him again.
  • Jason C. Jul 15, 2016
    Wiring Installation
    Verified Review
    The job was to install a 48 port patch panel in our server closet, and then terminate ~40 wires into 6 port wall panels throughout the facility. Bill cares a lot about the quality of the work, and he cared deeply about my satisfaction with the job. He showed up early, had highly competitive bid, and finished earlier than expected. His communication was excellent, so overall the team here was very pleased with his work.
  • Zach R. Jul 14, 2016
    Home Theater Surround Sound System Installation
    Verified Review
    Excellent Service!! Highly recommend.
  • Lisa K. Jun 29, 2016
    Wiring Installation
    Verified Review
    I hired Bill to fix a problem with our hard wire cable which connects us to streaming services. He was fast, competent, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him! I understand he does so much more, like surveillance systems and home automation. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to "walk the job" at no charge to the customer and provide all of the possible options, find out the complete scope of work, and then provide a very detailed bid with all material and labor items listed.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
BICSI member RCDD/NTS/OSP/ESS (Registered Communications Distribution Designer with Network Transport Systems Designer, Outside Plant Designer, and Electronic Safety & Security Designer Specialties
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been involved in tech sine 1976, and worked at Rockwell International on computer support for the Space Shuttle, and later the B-1 Bomber. Also contracted for 4-1/2 years at American Honda before starting BF Datacom Inc. in 1987.