Frequently Asked Questions 


Q: What is home automation?

  • A: It is automation of the home, housework or household activity. Home automation may include centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security. Visit our related links page for more information what home automation is.


Q: I already have a wireless router, why do I need networking?

  • A: Wired is always better than wireless, your connection will always be faster with a wired Network connection. Networking also allows you to be able to add the ease and functionality of an automation system since they require a very strong network to run. Whether you are planning on adding an automation system now, or simply want it to be an option in the future, networking is the best option for those who would like to have the option of keeping with the most up to date home technology.


Q: Do I need an automation system?

  • A: Home automation is not a necessity, it is a convenience. It can allow you to do such things as turn movies on from your smart phone, one touch orchestration of whole home audio, create lighting scenes or create an “all lights on” or “all lights off” switch, start your thermostat before you get home, arm your home security system from anywhere or see who is at your front door from your laptop, you can even control pools, sprinklers, fountains, and much, much more. So, while it is technically not a necessity, we think once you use it, it will quickly become one!


Q: Can automation help me save money?

  • A: Absolutely! Home automation can allow you to be able to dim or turn off the lights in your home, you can manage your heating and cooling, and you can have motorized shades and you can program them to shut at certain hours of the day in order to keep your house cooler. These are all little things you can do to make a big difference in your bills.


Q: What can automation do for my business?


  • A: Automation can do a lot for your business; you can automate your temperature, lights, audio/video equipment, and energy systems. You can install occupancy sensors, you can lock the building with one touch, you can receive security alerts for things such as open doors or windows or security alarm being triggered. All of these benefits can make your business more efficient and can help you save money.


Q: Does AVAS only do residential work?

  • A: No,  AVAS also has experience in the commercial market. If your company  has any commercial audio, video, automation or security needs, please feel free to contact us for a quote.


Q: I see you are located in Warren, PA, do you only work in that area?

  • A: No, we do not work just in the Warren, PA area, we have done jobs all over the country, so  we can help you with your audio, video, automation or security needs no matter where you are located.


Q: I do not see any pricing on your site, how much do your services cost?

  • A: We do not list prices on our website because prices in this industry change so frequently.  We have many different products and packages to choose from,  and we can usually work within the customer’s budget.


Q: How do I get a quote?

  • A: Contact AVAS, Inc. by phone at 814-313-1108 or by e-mail at and let us know what you are interested in, and we will promptly get back to you with a quote!