FAQs 2018-04-17T08:02:02+00:00
Why choose ALL AV? 2018-04-17T08:02:03+00:00

ALL AV offers nearly 40 years of experience in providing custom solutions. Our integrators include professional designers, certified installers, and audio specialists — and we partner with only highly reputable contractors, electricians, and security companies. Our collaborative team approach sets the groundwork for creating rewarding relationships with our clients and ensures creative solutions and ongoing dedicated service our clients can rely on.

What type of clients do you serve? 2016-03-11T13:31:32+00:00

We provide services for corporate offices, luxury residential homes and retail stores.

What is your service area? 2018-04-17T08:02:03+00:00

We serve clients locally and also at a national level.

Our primary service area is the Northern Virginia, Maryland and greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area — and anywhere within an hour’s drive. This includes such cities as Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Bethesda, Centreville, Chantilly, Chevy Chase, Clifton, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gainesville, Great Falls, Gunston, Herndon, Leesburg, Lenah Run, Manassas, McLean, Middleburg, Mt. Vernon, Oakton, Potomac, Reston, Rockville, Silver Spring, Springfield, The Plains, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Warrenton, and Woodbridge.

We also travel nationwide and manage projects for clients who have second homes or multiple business locations. Remote system monitoring allows us to continuously check the health of our systems, and the majority of service issues can be handled via remote internet access. We can also arrange for additional service through our network of authorized integrators, if ever needed.

Isn’t all AV equipment about the same? 2018-04-17T08:02:03+00:00

AV equipment, as with many things, is a matter of getting what you pay for — and keeping up with technology as it improves. Some people prefer to drive a Toyota, while others enjoy a Mercedes or an exotic sports car. We craft our recommendations by getting to know our clients and providing solutions that are specific and appropriate for them — without either overselling them or providing a cheap alternative that would leave them with buyer’s remorse. We stay in tune with the latest and greatest trends in the industry and work to guide and educate. Our clients often marvel at how new and well operating our custom systems are compared to their past experiences.

What is home automation? 2016-03-11T13:38:25+00:00

The term “home automation” encompasses a wide array of technologies that can be installed in a private home, corporate office or retail store and integrated into a single control system.

  • Lighting Control — Set the mood with automated scenes.
  • Whole House Audio — Enjoy streaming music in any room.
  • Video Distribution — Matrix switchers allow you to watch anything on any set in the home.
  • Surveillance Cameras — Feel secure when at home and monitor it remotely when away.
  • Climate Control — Wi-Fi thermostats and remote sensors help keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
  • Media Storage — A central archive of Hollywood blockbusters and home movies provides all your media at your fingertips.
  • Computer Networks — Experience reliable connectivity throughout the house and yard.
  • Blinds and Curtains — Enjoy natural light when you wake up and privacy at night.
  • Automated Projector Screens — Turn the projector on and drop the screen for movie night.
  • Pool and Spa — We make sure the temperature is just right.
  • Touch screen controls — Have total control at home or from your smartphone when away.
How much does a typical home automation or distribution system cost? 2018-04-17T08:02:03+00:00

It depends. (Don’t you hate that answer?)

The truth is, system costs vary depending on a number of factors, including the number of rooms with speakers, the number of TVs, the amount of programming that is required, and how many other independent systems you wish to integrate. A basic four-zone audio-only system could be designed and installed for a few thousand dollars. A vastly larger, more elaborate system with additional rooms, video distribution, invisible speakers, outdoor AV, and integration of cameras, thermostats, lighting, pools/spas, etc., typically starts in the $50,000—$100,000 range and goes up from there. The simple formula is “size of house x amount of equipment x complexity to install.” Each system is custom crafted to the client and we never install the same system twice.

Contact us today. Our consultations are always free, and there is never any obligation.

Do you warranty your work? 2018-04-17T08:02:03+00:00

The quality and integrity of your ALL AV installation is assured in two ways: First, each component is individually covered under the manufacturer warranty (typically for a period of one year or as otherwise offered by the manufacturer). Second, ALL AV guarantees all workmanship provided to be free of defects for a period of one year from the date of final acceptance or first beneficial use, whichever occurs first.

We also offer ongoing maintenance agreements for larger projects.

Some exceptions apply in regard to abuse, acts of nature, existing equipment, and such. Beyond the legalese, our guiding principle is that: Above all, we value the relationships with our clients and will go above and beyond to honor that.

PDF: Savant TrueControl II – Quick Start Guide 2016-02-11T13:14:33+00:00

The quick start guide provides tip and tricks for using the Savant TrueControl II app.

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PDF: Savant SUR-0500 Universal Remote – Quick Start Guide 2016-02-11T13:14:56+00:00

The quick start guide provides tip and tricks for using the Savant SUR-0500 Universal Remote.

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PDF: ALL AV Brochure 2016-02-11T13:15:07+00:00

The ALL AV corporate capabilities brochure.

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