Active AV - Audio & Visual | Preston, Lancashire


Providing Audio Visual since 1989.

In 1989 Active AV or Active Audio Visual as it was known then was formed by Hugh & Joan O’Hare. The duo quickly established AAV into the market and secured contracts with leading hotels and businesses around the North West, supplying for its day top of the range AV equipment such as Kodak 35mm slide projectors, 3 gun video projectors, PA systems, flip chart stands & OHPs.  How technology has changed!

In 2015 their son John O’Hare took over and re modeled the business bringing a fresh approach and new Company name hence Active Audio Visual became Active AV Ltd. With a strong family mentoring team behind him, John quickly established himself at the helm of the company.




We encourage innovation and never settle for anything but the best for our clients. We want to deliver “Amazing!”.



Our growth is based on mutual success. When our clients and trusted partners grow, we grow with them.



Integrity is the defining quality of our people. We have built lasting relationships over the past 31 years.



We have been trusted by some of the largest blue chip companies and government departments to undertake and satisfy their extensive audio and visual needs. We also work with start-ups and smaller established businesses to achieve their goals too!



Let’s talk AV…

If you’d like to discuss a current or upcoming project, or you’d like a quote please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Active AV Ltd. – 359 Blackgate Lane, Tarleton,
Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6JJ

Tel: 01772 814 646  |  Email:



    Covid-19 Temperature Check Tablets

    Add an extra layer of protection and increase safety with a quick temperature check! Ensure that individuals entering a location are not running a high temperature. These tablets can also be used as digital advertising display boards to help maximize your investment! – Various sizes available from 8″-21.5″

    To help battle the outbreak of COVID-19, Active AV introduces the new infrared temperature sensor/detector tablet. It provides alerts when a person is running a high temperature within seconds. The system uses an advanced algorithm for detecting and calculating heat signatures. Based on technology developed in Germany, the highly accurate sensor measures with a tolerance of +/- 0.3 °C (+/- 0.5 ºF).

    Dual Modes

    Quick scan: Records face & scans temp for fast moving channels like train stations etc. Face detection: Detects & matches face to record log with temperature.


    Combine with a gate system & the Active AV tablet can automatically control entry and non entry of personnel. Automate access via staff log and safe temperature.


    Utilising a german made and engineered sensor the Accuscanis accurate to +-0.2 C and can be used indoors and outdoors (with appropriate weather proofing).

    Fast Detection

    Records temperature and detects face within 0.5 seconds with a passing speed to process up to 30 people per minute.


    Easy installation with plug n play design. Battery or mains powered. Operate via secure cloud based app or offline local.

    Access Management

    Face recognition, identity verification under IC card & ID card mode, with anti-trailing, black & white list, early warning function for illegal pass.

    Face Database

    Supports up to 20,000 people offline for face recognition. Includes multi-spectral anti-counterfeiting in vivo detection technology.

    Flexible Installation

    Designed to easily install into most operating environments. Available mounts include, wall, floor, desk and gate mounts.



    Covid-19 Non-contact Infrared Forehead Thermometers

    The Active AV 609 is a professional non-contact infrared thermometer for safe, accurate testing of body temperature. This non-contact solution to quickly measure body temperature, whilst promoting safe social distancing practices. Ideal for checking family members, STA, visitors and customers before they enter the building, this professional infrared thermometer allows up to 15cm contactless distancing from the subject to be tested and, with a one-click trigger, will provide an immediate and accurate current temperature reading.

    The Active AV 609 infrared thermometer has two measuring ranges; body temperature of 32°C ~ 42.5°C – and object surface temperature of 0°C ~ 60°C and meets relevant medical standards such as EN 980, EN1401, EN6060-1, EN 60601-1-2 and ASTM E1965-1998.