On behalf of our whole team, thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.
We know that selecting your home technology partner is very important in today's "techno-crazy" world. It seems that there is something "newer and better" being marketed to us by the hour... but how do you separate what is truly useful from what is hype?
We believe our most important job is helping our clients make well-informed choices regarding the technology in their homes. Every selection should enhance your life and home, not complicate them.
We pledge to listen well, work diligently, and stand by our work. Our hope is for the referral of your friends and family based on your 100% complete satisfaction with our service.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and customers! In observance of Thanksgiving, AV Automation will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. We will return to our normal business hours on Monday, November 30th. Thank you all and we hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!
What We Do
AV Automation specializes in reliable, simple to operate, high performance electronic systems for your home, designed and installed to the highest standards of quality and service. Keenly aware of design and architecture, the goal is maximizing comfort, simplicity, and entertainment.
AV Automation’s focus on getting to know you, and your lifestyle, ensures we can deliver an Audio/Video “experience” centered on your personal tastes and priorities. An automated environment for your home or business that provides the functionality you need, while delivering a truly enjoyable experience.
Why Use AV Automation:
We know that AV and home automation systems are “lifestyle” items that should be simple and reliable to operate every time. Today’s constantly changing technologies make it harder and harder to operate even a basic home theater in a box system. Let AV Automation design a system specifically tailored for you and your family. Our AV system design and installation experts can make sure that you get all of the functions you want in an easy to understand and operate system.
Whether it’s an intimate dinner party with a few guests, a large New Year’s Eve bash, or just a movie night with the family, the perfect environment makes all the difference in the world. Proper lighting, temperature, music, and video all dramatically impact the mood of your event. Instead of running all over ‘setting the scene’ in each room, we can give you a single ‘Entertain’ function that sets up the whole house. At the end of the party, turn it ALL off with a single ‘All Off’ button on your iPhone, iPad, in-wall keypad, or Savant remote.
Distributed Audio & Video
Entertain your friends and family with ease, all while keeping the equipment out-of-sight and out-of-mind. Imagine the big game on all TVs for the adults, ‘Kids Bop’ music by the pool for the kids, and central control of it all in the palm of your hand. Say goodbye to confusing AV systems with a Savant “Smart” system thoughtfully configured by AV Automation to provide simple, reliable, and straightforward use of your favorite audio and video sources (iTunes, Pandora, Sirius XM, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and many more).
From 5.1 surround sound in a multi-purpose room to a Reference Level 9.2 THX Certified screening room… let our certified staff design a room and system custom-tailored to your every desire. With decades of experience ranging from room acoustic analysis and calibration to theatrical product development (our founder created the famed ‘Black Diamond projection screen by Screen Innovations), there is no team in Central Texas with more home cinema expertise. From seating and decor to hidden acoustic treatments, we can work hand in hand with your architect and interior designer to provide the room of your dreams.
Less Can Truly be More
Keenly aware of design and architecture, the goal is maximizing comfort, simplicity, and entertainment while esthetically blending into your home’s decor. We love reducing visibility of the multitude of electronic devices in your home to allow the architecture, furnishings, and art to take center stage. Let us help you hide light switches, thermostats, speakers, TVs, and more. We specialize in a wide variety of products designed to disappear when not in use, and spring to life upon demand. We also believe that fewer buttons are almost always better. Complexity results in clutter and frustration, which we work diligently to eliminate.
A little planning goes a long way whether you are a die hard audiophile wanting a 20 seat custom home cinema, or just want background music that does not distract from your traditional Tuscan interior. We proudly coordinate with your architect, builder, and interior designer to ensure that your finished home is everything you’ve been dreaming of. From space planning for optimal system performance, room flow, and functionality to project management that keeps things on track and on budget, our goals are to be thorough in planning and precise in execution.
Products and Methods
Striking the perfect balance between performance and appearance requires the right mix of products and expertise. Our system design and installation staff can help you achieve that balance with the proper selection and implementation of products like: TVs hidden behind mirrors or motorized artwork: custom sized and finished speakers designed to blend perfectly into their surroundings: lifts to conceal projectors, screens, TVs, and speakers: even completely invisible flat speakers that are installed perfectly flush with the sheetrock, textured, and painted right over!
Your Home: One System
Imagine pressing one ‘Goodnight’ button when you go to bed and the lights fade to off, shades close, every TV and speaker shuts down, the temperature is set, and the security system is armed. A well-integrated home control system allows you to live life more simply and efficiently. Intelligent communication from one system to the next helps your home feel like one harmonious environment working in unison instead of a mixture of separate and uncoordinated devices.
Living Green: Energy & Cost Management
Whether you are looking to save money or Mother Earth, managing your energy use and production is not just a trendy choice, it’s a wise one. It all begins with monitoring energy in a simple-to-understand way. Once you have this information, what do you do with it? In addition to modifying behaviours that waste energy, we recommend several of the ‘Smart Home’ functions listed below. These help you save energy automatically without adding tasks to your already busy life.
Simplicity and Reliability are Vital
Regardless of how many features your system has, our top two goals are always ease-of-use and absolute reliability. Utilizing Savant’s True Image technology, you can use a photo of each room to control it. Touch the light and it turns on. Touch the TV or thermostat and you’re in control of that function. Nothing could be easier. When it comes to reliability we select our brands of equipment carefully and offer rigorous safeguards like safe-healing networks and remote service access, providing years of use with virtually no upkeep hassles.
What is a ‘Smart Home’?
The term “smart home”refers to much more than unified control or an app for your thermostats. A truly smart home constantly monitors different variables, and then responds in ways you have decided are helpful to you and your family. Some examples are listed here, but the possibilities are endless:
Lighting that turns on automatically when you enter a room or off when the room becomes vacant
Westward facing shade that close 5 hours before sunset to reduce heat gain and air conditioning costs, and then re-open 15 minutes before sunset to let you capture the moment
Thermostats that switch from heat to cool and adjust the temp based on the actual temperature outside your home, keeping you comfortable while saving you money
Shades that close automatically when you turn on the TV to reduce glare
Temporarily muting whole-house music when the doorbell rings or you page the family to dinner
Automatic “electronic curfews” for the kids room
Dimming all the lights by 10% and adjusting the thermostats by 2 degrees if your energy consumption gets too high
Emailing your alternative energy service provider to come clean your solar panels or service your system if energy production falls below normal
AV Automation – Demo Home
Our demo home features a 7.1 Home theater showcasing Anthem, Screen Innovations Black Diamond, Panamorph anamorphic lens, and more. A full Savant home automation system controls lighting by Lutron, HVAC by Aprilaire, motorized shades, security system, and of course multiple zone distributed audio and video. Call us to setup a live demo of what true home automation is like.
Brian C. – Full Home Automation & Theater
Featured in Luxe Magazine, Electronic Lifestyles Magazine, and more, this stunning custom home by Bercy Chen Architecture, Spencer Construction, and AV Automation features a full complement of Savant home automation: Simple control from Apple iPad and iPhone of all systems; Multi-zone Distributed Audio and Video; and Automation of the following systems: HVAC, Draperies, Shades, Lights, Pool, Intercom, Gate Control, Water Features, Garage Door control, and Surveillance.
Greg S. – Theater Acoustics Galore
This is a game room to full blown theater conversion. False walls were added for improved sound isolation. A complete Quest Acoustic Lens custom designed acoustic panel system hidden behind Guilford of Maine acoustically transparent fabric made this otherwise very “resonant” room an absolutely great sounding room. 7.2 Speaker system by Totem Acoustic with Anthem amplification and a Black Diamond screen.
Mark G. – Full Home Automation
Featured in Austin’s 2012 AIA Home Tour October 6-7, this beautiful home features a complete Savant Home Automation System with Distributed Audio to 16 zones, Distributed Video to 8 zones, Lighting Control, Pool Control, HVAC Automation, Security, and Surveillance Integration.
Gary C. – Distributed Audio & Video
iPad and iPhone Savant home automation system controlling a multizone audio and video system. This was a retrofit installation utilizing existing wires and speakers already in the home. The goals were to simplify operation of a previously complicated system and hide things out of sight as much as possible.
John H. – New Construction Prewire
This Blanco home is being pre-wired for a full home automation system by AV Automation. The end result will be centrally located audio and video components with 4 distributed video zones and 8 audio zones. We also pre-wired for surveillance, security system integration, and lighting automation.
Michael F. – Full Home Automation
A gadget loving client with a soft spot for living green. Full Savant home automation with integrated control of Lutron lighting, Aprilaire HVAC, security, distributed audio, and distributed video. This was all added functionality as the house was not prewired for any of this.
Ron S. – Hill Country Style Home Theater
Greg S. – Big Time Theater / Small Space
This homeowner wanted us to retrofit a serious level of theater into a small spare bedroom in his home. Creative use of acoustics, a false wall to hide equipment behind, and custom sized theater seating allowed us to produce a fantastic result.
New Construction & Remodel Pre-Wiring
Thoughtful wiring of desired functionality ensures greater reliability, speed, and security than wireless technology. With the increasing demand for streaming media and data, this is crucial.
Pool & Spa Control
Easily control water features, temperature, and filtration directly from your home automation system or mobile device to simply operate and reduce energy consumption.
Energy monitoring and automation help you understand and optimize both your energy usage and production (solar, wind, etc.) to reduce the cost of running your home and your impact on Mother Earth.
Advance lighting control options promote ease-of-use while scene-based automation ensures art and architecture are properly accented while spaces remain cozy and intimate… all at the touch of a button.
Heating and air conditioning are the largest contributors to comfort and energy use. Our HVAC control systems optimize ease of use and can even replace thermostats and paintable flush-mounted sensors.
Theater/Media Room Design
Let out THX certified staff plan your perfect theater room through detailed dimensional analysis, seating and speaker placement, screen size and more… all thoughtfully integrated with your interior design.
Room Acoustic Treatment
Properly planned and placed acoustic elements can have a greater impact on sound quality than upgrading speakers, and usually at a lower cost. They can either be shown off or completely hidden.
Audio and Video Calibration
Professional certifications in both audio and video calibration, combined with cutting edge analysis equipment help us ensure that you are getting peak performance from all of your equipment.
Distributed Audio & video
Whether you’re entertaining friends or just cleaning up around the house, centrally accessed music, TV, and movies male life more fun! Let us show you how to do this while hiding all the equipment.
Networking/WiFi & Remote Access
We design, install, and configure high-quality wired and wireless networks, providing optimal speed, security, reliability, and secure remote access to all of your home’s systems.
Home phone, cell phone, intercom… all of these separate systems can be complicated to use. We can integrate all of these into one coordinated and easy-to-use system.
want to keep an eye on the kids, know who’s at the front door, or what’s going on while you’re away? We offer complete indoor/outdoor camera systems plus gate, garage, and door lock controls.
Alarm System Integration
Let us integrate your security alarm into the same control system you use for everything else. This results in simpler control, one less interface to understand, and fewer devices cluttering up your walls.
Poor cell reception? We can help. Our cellular boosting systems are FCC approved, visually discreet, and work with almost any carrier. Once installed, there are no hassles or monthly subscription fees.
Planning & System Design:In this critical phase we work with you to determine the ideal combination of equipment and functionality. every system is custom tailored to your specific wants, needs, and budget. We begin with a ‘Scope of Work’ document and modify it until you are satisfied that we fully understand all of your goals. We then provide a fixed quotation with itemized equipment and labor, ensuring complete clarity of both functionality and cost.
Trade Coordination:We take great pride in attending to details and collaborating with other trades to make certain that our work enhances your home while preserving the craftsmanship, beauty, and functionality provided by your architect, builder, and interior designer.
Installation, Programming, and Calibration:We go to great lengths to guarantee maximum reliability and performance of everything we do. Our highly trained in-house installation staff takes our quality of service VERY seriously. Cables are organized, labeled, and documented; all items are installed and connected to the highest standards; and your home is treated with extraordinary care. We also utilize the latest in audio and video calibration equipment and techniques to satisfy even the most particular of video or audiophiles.
Service and Support: Providing ongoing support for our clients is a responsibility we take very seriously. As today’s technology changes at an ever increasing rate, our goal is to be your trusted first point of contact. We are here to help, whether you’re upgrading a whole system or just one component. Even the simplest service call or product warranty repair will be handled in a timely and professional manner.
What We Stand For
We improve people’s quality of life through simple, reliable, useful, and enjoyable electronic systems designed, installed, and maintained to the highest standards of quality, service, and value.
To be the most capable, respected, and trusted electronic systems integrator in Texas and beyond – in the eyes of our customers, community, and teammates.
Ethics – We ALWAYS operate by the golden rule. Our clients, teammates, strategic partners, and vendors are always treated with impeccable care and respect.
Quality– All of our work will be performed to a level of quality beyond reproach. We take the time and expend the effort to insure maximum reliability and performance of everything we touch.
Family– We are an extended family to each other with a shared destiny, Through victories and challenges alike… we will stand together.
Leadership – We are here to be the best, nothing less. We will never be outworked, and will strive continuously to improve our knowledge, skills , and service delivery.
We Love our customers, And They Love Us.
We are fully dedicated to our customers. When you choose AV Automation, you are getting a reliable, capable, and respected team that truly enjoys creating your dream spaces. With over 35 years of combined experience and counting, we look forward to the opportunity to serve your needs.
We were very impressed with the AV Automation team right from the start. We had several companies bidding on this project, and most were in the same ballpark. What set AV Automation apart was the fact that they spent considerable time listening to us talk about what we wanted in an AV system – then designed the quote around our needs. The work commenced on time, and the communication was great. When issues came up, they were handled professionally, and quickly. The project came in on time, and on budget. The Savant home automation and Lutron lighting control systems are very intuitive to operate – we had 10 guests at Christmas, and all were using the system with no instruction needed! Finally, the AV Automation team treated our house like it was theirs. From wiring to installation to cleanup – every aspect of the job was completed with a distinctive care. We highly recommend AV Automation and would certainly use them again for our next big project!
Gregg Lowe • Austin, Tx, CEO of Freescale Semiconductor
If you’re looking for someone to handle your audiovisual needs in Austin, pick up your phone and call Aaron Reilly at AV Automation. If having someone who stands 100% behind their work is important to you, then Aaron and his team are definitely the right people for you. Just don’t ask them to sing a 3-part harmony!
Meat Loaf - Singer/Actor
Thank you once again for transforming the media experience at our home. Both systems now project the full audio and visual potential that we purchased and have exceeded all our expectations. The audio and video calibration that you personally performed have allowed the Plasma Screens to jump out realistically into the room and the sound to surround the listener as if chosen by the speakers.
Dr. Steven Zinn
Working with Aaron and the crew from AV Automation was a pleasure. The proposal was accurate, and installation began when scheduled then completed in a timely manner. Everyone was extremely respectful, and we appreciated the care shown to our home while the project was being completed.
Marlene & Gary Cotshott
We received a referral to AV Automation and decided to give them a call. They got us the estimate that same day. Once we approved the bid, the installation was scheduled and completed in a timely manner. The AV Automation staff was a pleasure to work with. There were even some minor challenges with our cabinet which were resolved quickly and professionally. I would be happy to recommend them to any of my friends or associates.
Robert G. • Westlake, TX
If you need a complex AV system that is simple to use call Aaron Reilly with AV Automation.Aaron installed the system at my house and now is putting a system in at the brewery. He is a good listener and gives you what you need based on what you want. He does not try to over sell you stuff that you don’t need, as a matter of fact he simplified my home system. He maintained what I wanted it to do with less equipment and saved me money in the process. I would recommend Aaron and AV Automation to anyone seriously thinking about installing a residential or commercial AV system.
Brad Farbstein • Austin, Tx, President - Real Ale Brewing Company
To Whom It May Concern,
This letter is written to express our complete satisfaction with the services provided by AV Automation for the design and installation of a comprehensive home automation and audio/video system. These services were provided for a high profile client’s fully custom residential project that we managed.
The services of AV Automation were always provided in a timely and professional manner for a reasonable price. Regularly changing deliverables were all managed from concept to completion. Their excellent communication and responsiveness contributed to the successful completion of our project with the given deadlines.
Aaron and his crew were open to accepting new challenges and working with other trades to assist with their scope of work as needed. This flexibility was particularly critical on this project where their automation system coordinates the home’s lighting, HVAC, A/V, pool, water features, window automation, and energy management systems.
Aaron and his team provided an array of alternatives from which to choose throughout the development and implementation process, and demonstrated a flexibility to balance their focus between performance, functionality, and aesthetics.
I received numerous compliments from the client, architect, and designer for the finished product that they delivered.
We look forward to using AV Automation for our future residential and commercial projects.
Justin Garrett • Austin, Tx, President - Spencer Construction Management