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Home Automation Austin | 512-775-6101 | Smarter Homes Installation in Austin TX


We Are The Smart Home technology Leader
of The Greater Austin Area

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Home Automation Austin | 512-775-6101 | Smarter Homes Installation in Austin TX


We Are The Smart Home technology Leader
of The Greater Austin Area

Experience the luxury of Smart Home Integration
With Elegance In Mind.

Our Seamless Designs Soften The Edges of your state of the art technology to bring you protection, convenience, and ease, minus the hassle. An automated Smart Home Incorporates effortless control with energy efficient monitoring. Bring your Audio Visual and Smart Home Automation together.

 
Austin’s Highest Rated Home Technology Company!

Austin’s Highest Rated Home Technology Company!

 
From start to finish they were very thorough in their assessment of the project, forthcoming with the costs associated with the project, and flexible in working through different ideas to meet my budget.
— Ray D.

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take control of your home

Smarter Homes is a forward thinking smart home integration company Simplifying home technology in Austin Texas.

Personalize and interact with your Austin home in innovative ways that have, until recently, been impossible. Smarter Homes develops client-tailored smart home systems that deliver the maximum level of comfort, functionality, and security.

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Smart Whole Home & Property High-Speed, Managed WiFi | Austin Installation in Austin TX


Smart Home customers should Keep in mind that our lives are extremely reliant on a high-quality network and advanced Wi-Fi systems. Austin Home owners are moving towards implementing more secure, enterprise-grade hardware. We recommend that all homeowners consider the network and Wi-Fi system to be the most important system inside the home.

Smart Whole Home & Property High-Speed, Managed WiFi | Austin Installation in Austin TX


Smart Home customers should Keep in mind that our lives are extremely reliant on a high-quality network and advanced Wi-Fi systems. Austin Home owners are moving towards implementing more secure, enterprise-grade hardware. We recommend that all homeowners consider the network and Wi-Fi system to be the most important system inside the home.

Why is a Smart Home WiFi System Important to Austin Home Owners?

Building a secure and Managed Network that covers the entire home is very important.

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Its easy to get caught up in the DIY "Mesh" style systems sold online but the results are not as stable or as secure as a Managed Network with hard wired Access points positioned Throughout the Home.

If you are wondering why your wifi is slow, give us a call for a free diagnostic, speed test, distance test and upgrade cost estimate.

If you are wondering why your wifi is slow, give us a call for a free diagnostic, speed test, distance test and upgrade cost estimate.

Whole Home Wi-Fi System Estimated Pricing
According to Home Sizes

***Pricing is not 100% accurate and should be used to get an idea of the costs to come.

Our WiFi systems are Fully Covered under our Annual Scheduled Maintenance plan!

Smart Home WiFi

While we are all familiar with the concept of WiFi, many people don't realize that upgrading to the convenience of a smart home will almost always require an accompanying upgrade of the home WiFi system. To not only get the most out of your smart home, but to ensure security and the reliable operation of all smart home devices and components, experts recommend upgrading to a managed network with hard wired access points.

Why Do I Need A Hard Wired WiFi Network?

Anyone who has lived in anything larger than the smallest apartments will be familiar with the dreaded ‘WiFi drop-out’ – areas in the home that, due to their distance from the router or obstacles in between, do not reliably receive a signal. In these cases, you might use a network adapter or wireless bridges to make sure your devices connect to the network. Due to the complexity of a smart home network, security needs, and the fact that many smart devices will simply not pair well with them, these are not viable solutions.

Then there are the ‘mesh networks’ – kits sold with two or more access points to increase coverage. While these are certainly a step up from DIY network boosting, they exhibit a noticeable loss in network speed, many do not support dual band networks – and they aren’t cheap. The best smart home WiFi solution for those desiring a blazing fast, reliable and secure network is a managed hard wired WiFi network.

Smarter Homes Whole Home WiFi Systems

At Smarter Homes, we offer Austin WiFi solutions that are tailor-made to a smart home's needs. Our experienced technicians take care of the entire installation, wiring your home inconspicuously so that your décor is not affected in the least. We offer three packages to suit your home size, which all include:

  • Wiring

  • Gigabit Modems

  • Appropriate Ethernet Switch

  • Security Router

  • All Necessary Access Points (including outdoor in tiers 2 & 3)

  • A Cloud Key

Your Smart Home WiFi Experts

With a highly experienced and knowledgeable team, we are proud to offer the most feature-rich and well-designed smart home WiFi systems in Austin. In addition to our high-end customer service, we offer annual scheduled maintenance, 24/7 Customer Support, and guarantee all of our work. Contact us now to learn more about how our Whole Home WiFi Systems can provide you with the perfect smart home.

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Smart Home Energy Monitoring | Austin


A Smart Home Energy Monitoring System is a system that identifies your home energy use and gives you a real time read out of the wattage and monthly consumption. Our system communicates directly with your homes electrical service panel, giving you reliable data while you are at home or away.


Smart Home Energy Monitoring | Austin


A Smart Home Energy Monitoring System is a system that identifies your home energy use and gives you a real time read out of the wattage and monthly consumption. Our system communicates directly with your homes electrical service panel, giving you reliable data while you are at home or away.


 

Home Energy Monitoring

Energy is Expensive,
Until you Automate.

Our Show Home has 2 Adults, 5 Children and 2 Dogs under 1 Roof

Before Energy Automation: Our show home was using upwards of 10,000 to 14,000 Watts

Before Energy Automation: Our show home was using upwards of 10,000 to 14,000 Watts

 

Step One: Identify the High Energy Items.

The first thing we thought about after getting our $400.00 Austin Energy bill was to add solar panels, but instead of jumping the gun and throwing large amounts of money at the problem we decided to get smarter and do our homework on why our energy bill was so high.

We installed a smart Home Energy Meter and ran an Energy Audit on all devices inside the show home. We keep the "Total Home Wattage" displayed on an iPad in our kitchen to show our usage to everyone in real time.

Our Discovery

  • Hot Water Heater - 4,500 Watts

  • Hot Water Circulation - 200 Watts

  • Lighting and Fans - 3,500 Watts

  • TV and Entertainment - 800 Watts

  • HVAC - 5,000 Watts

  • Coffee Pot - 900 Watts

  • Home Office - 300 Watts

  • Washer and Dryer - 6000 Watts

TOTAL - 21,200 Watts


 

*The image below is of our Energy feedback page
for iPad or iPhone

 
 

Below is the energy graph provided to us by Austin Energy AFTER we Automated the items listed above.

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Hot Water

We added an (iPhone/iPad Controlled) hot water heater and circulation controller and scheduled these items to come back online
2 hours before our shower and laundry times.


Laundry

We replaced our standard electric clothes dryer with an LG gas heated dryer and replaced our standard washer machine with an LG energy star washer. 

Coffee Pot

We realized that we always forget to turn off our coffee pot so we integrated an additional load control module to turn the outlet off after 10am

Lighting

We swapped out 50 standard light bulbs
(60-100 Watts each) and replaced them with LED light bulbs (6 watts each) and added Occupancy Sensors to turn lights off when no one is in certain areas.

HVAC

We automated our HVAC system to hold temperature around 78 degrees
(Instead of 72) during the day and lower temperature only when areas were occupied.

Home Office

We used to keep our office running all night and wake it up in the morning. We now shut all machines and monitors down everyday at 6pm.


Questions about lowering your energy bill? Call Pete's Cell at 512-785-0032

 
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custom home theater speaker system austin Installation in Austin TX


A Home Theater is an AV Entertainment setup consisting of a Television or Projector Display and high-end Audio Video Equipment designed and calibrated to reproduce a commercial grade Movie Theater experience at home.

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A Home Theater is an AV Entertainment setup consisting of a Television or Projector Display and high-end Audio Video Equipment designed and calibrated to reproduce a commercial grade Movie Theater experience at home.

Here are the most popular Types of custom home theaters that we Install locally here in austin texas 


Custom Home Theater Type #1 - SONOS

Rated The Most Affordable
Hi-Fi Surround Sound System

SONOS Surround Sound System
from 1,000.00

Immerse yourself into your cinema and music experience with SONOS Surround Sound Systems.

Customization of packages is available.

Sonos Surround Systems always start with either a Playbar Or a smaller Sonos Beam Soundbar, then add a Sonos powered Subwoofer and 2 wireless Sonos rear speakers. If deployed ,installed and callibrated correctly, it’s very clear that sonos is on the forefront in creating a very affordable 5.1 surround sound setup.

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Automated Motorized Shades, Blinds & Window Treatments Installation in Austin TX


Motorized Shades, blinds & window treatments are a perfect way to help increase security, protect furniture, add elegance & lower your home energy costs.

Automated Motorized Shades, Blinds & Window Treatments Installation in Austin TX


Motorized Shades, blinds & window treatments are a perfect way to help increase security, protect furniture, add elegance & lower your home energy costs.

Motorized Shades, Blinds, And Window Treatments

Smarter Homes of Austin's dedicated & experienced team will provide you with the latest & most reliable Motorized shades, blinds, and window treatments. Motorized shades are the window covering industry's answer to the demand to make everything in homes smarter, easier, and more convenient. Have shades adjust on a timer, a schedule, a push of a button or automatically when security is armed.

top Six reasons to invest in motorized shading

1. Convenience

Your home has several windows. if these windows are large, manually opening and closing the shades and drapes is not easily done. After installing motorized shades, you can operate them at the touch of a button or automate them according to a schedule.

2. Security

We can program your shades to automatically raise and lower during the day to make it appear like someone is currently home.

3. Energy Savings

Heat that passes through the window panes on a hot Texas day is called solar gain. It can tremendously increase the number of times your air conditioner turns on in order to maintain comfortable temperature. Once you add shades or window coverings, your air conditioning system will run less which saves you money on energy costs. Smarter Homes can install a sensor that further automates the motorized window coverings to lower on its own once the suns light is at its hottest and brightest.

4. Furniture Fabric Protection

Sunlight harms the upholstery on your furniture, causing it to fade. Covered windows can prevent this.

5. Elegance

No matter how much you try to adjust manual shades, it’s almost impossible to get the shades into the exact position you want them to be. Once you motorizing them, the shades can move in easily to the perfect spot. If you have a large row of windows, every single shade can move in perfect alignment as a group.

6) Wow Factor: Shade Automation and Integration

Today motorized shades offer a broad range of controls and interfaces that makes it easier than ever to integrate motorized shading with our control systems regardless of technology or brand.


Discover amazing ways to go green, from Wi-Fi thermostats to automatic blinds. Window coverings can reduce energy loss through the windows, lower heating and cooling bills, and improve home comfort. About 30% of a home's heating energy is lost through windows. In cooling seasons, about 76% of sunlight that falls on standard double-pane windows enters the home to become unwanted heat.

Most types of window treatments will result in energy savings, but the exact savings will depend on the type of attachment, the season, the climate, and how the attachment is used.

In addition to the window treatments discussed below, storm style windows with low-e coatings are effective at improving thermal performance of windows and reducing solar heat gain.


We have solutions to fit all project needs, regardless of shade specifications, power or technology requirements.

Questions?

Give us a call at 512-775-6101 so we can make you an appointment for a free in home estimate with our window covering expert!


Lighting Control Automation Installation in Austin TX


Lighting Control paired with home automation
increases security, adds convenience, enhances beauty and saves energy.

Lighting Control Automation Installation in Austin TX


Lighting Control paired with home automation
increases security, adds convenience, enhances beauty and saves energy.

The Main Benefits of Smart Home Lighting Automation

Increase Security

There are a number of ways lighting can be utilized to increase a home’s safety and security. Motion sensors can be installed inside and outside to prevent trip and falls as well as deter crime with vacation mode presets that allow homeowners to make their property look occupied when they are away.

Add Convenience

Having full control over a home’s lighting means it’s not necessary to be in the same room to turn a light switch on or off. With remote access, commands can be given from anywhere inside the home or even from another location through a mobile device.

Enhance Beauty

Dimming capabilities also give homeowners the power to create the perfect ambience in a room or throughout the whole house. This goes a long way in enhancing the comfort of a living space and setting the tone for a social gathering or a relaxing evening in.

Save Energy

Energy savings are considerable with a lighting control system. They can be programmed to turn lights off automatically when a room is no longer occupied to ensure electricity isn’t being wasted. In addition, they can be integrated with automated window shades for even more efficient energy usage. The result is a smaller carbon footprint and reduction in energy expenses.

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Lighting Control Should be Seamless.

If lighting control is hard to operate, your doing it all wrong.

Lighting control should make life more convenient and enjoyable with the push of a button.

Before the home is built

Before the home is built, the options are endless when it comes to lighting and control/automation. For this reason, we suggest having your interior designer and lighting designer work with our team to insure every step is taken to make certain your lighting system is integrated into the homes main “brain” achieving its maximum potential.

after the home is built

After the home is built we have less options but its important to realize that we can not reduce the number of gangs in your home. if your home currently has 78 light switches, our only option would be to swap them out for a smart light switch that will allow us to integrate lighting functions with other smart home features.

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Security - Smart Homes, Home automation | Smarter homes Installation in Austin TX


Looking for a high tech
security system for your home without the hassle?

Security - Smart Homes, Home automation | Smarter homes Installation in Austin TX


Looking for a high tech
security system for your home without the hassle?

Smart Security

We have partnered with locally owned and operated Granite Security! Granite has been a staple in the community since 1997. We sell only the most current security and monitoring devices.

Combining forces has streamlined the process for builders and Home owners.
we matched Granite's monitoring policy by offering 24/7 tech support to all products we provide when the client is enrolled in our scheduled maintenance plan. 

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Preventative

Preventing a break in has a lot to do with making your system visual for anyone on the property. You can add a security camera for a very noticeable security coverage. Also signs and stickers near entry and exit points tell a person thinking about breaking in, that this will not be as easy as another home without a security system.

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Detective

Its important to have feedback from your system even if your home with the system un-armed. This allows you to look at the status of security zones and see if anyone left a door or window open. Having the system monitor zone status to both yourself and your dispatch center gives you information that will help you quickly tell the difference between a break in and false alarms.

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Responsive

Our dispatch team is standing by 24 hours a day. If your alarm ever detects a break in, you will be notified immediately of the situation and the estimated arrival time of the authorities.

A wonderful job in a short amount of time.
— Michelle T. - Yelp.com

Camera Systems and Pricing Guide

Camera systems do not need to remain a pricing mystery. We have camera pricing options for both IP camera systems and Analog Camera systems showing you exactly how much it will cost for the cameras, wiring and installation so you can plan your budget!

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Smart Home Video Doorbell Installation in Austin TX


A smart video doorbell is an internet connected doorbell that notifies the homeowners when a person arrives at the entrance of the home. It activates when the doorbell is pressed or when the doorbell senses someone with its built-in motion sensors. The smart doorbell allows the homeowner using the app to watch and talk with the guest by accessing the doorbell's built-in high-definition camera.

Smart Home Video Doorbell Installation in Austin TX


A smart video doorbell is an internet connected doorbell that notifies the homeowners when a person arrives at the entrance of the home. It activates when the doorbell is pressed or when the doorbell senses someone with its built-in motion sensors. The smart doorbell allows the homeowner using the app to watch and talk with the guest by accessing the doorbell's built-in high-definition camera.

top 6 reasons to add a smart video doorbell
to your home.

1) Increase Your Security

Eliminate front door fears, worries and stress. A smart doorbell is essentially a microphone, speaker, night vision video camera, motion detector and lock or gate controller all-in-one product. This allows the home owner to keep an eye and ear on the front door of their home while they are inside the home, away at work or on vacation.

2) Protect Your Packages/deliveries

More Americans are doing their shopping online, which made up 9% of all retail sales in the United States as of September 2018 according to the Department of Commerce. But those packages, so often left out in the open upon delivery, are just too enticing to thieves. Adding a smart video doorbell allows the home owner to keep tabs on deliveries and get them inside faster than ever before possible.

*Low quality camera solutions will give you a
low chance of catching package pirates.

3) Add Convenience/Ease of self Monitoring

Smart doorbell systems are easy to view or access from anywhere in the world that has a cell phone signal or an internet connection. This will give the home owner a convenience and peace-of-mind that has never been achieved before with a single device.

4) Save Money Every Month/Record Data Yourself

The Doorbird doorbell is one of the only smart doorbell systems that can save the home owner money by avoiding monthly recording fees. You can use a NVR (networked video recorder) that works the same way as a cable box DVR for recording front door events with no added monthly monitoring fees. Just add an additional recording device and you become the monitoring company that is only restricted by the devices hardware size. if you want to record longer than 2 weeks in a row, no problem, just add a larger hard drive to your NVR recording device and extend the amount for time your doorbell records audio and video.

5) Add Elegance/Quality

The German made, stainless steel smart video doorbell by Doorbird stands out as the best looking & highest quality smart doorbell on the market today. Commonly purchased Ring or Nest Plastic smart doorbells are just waiting to deteriorate and break in the extreme temperatures of the Austin Texas heat. Why would you spend the time and money adding a smart home video doorbell if its just going to fall apart due to over exposure to our Texas sunlight?

6) Integrate with other smart home products

In order to make smart home devices communicate and work together with each other, they need to have an open or partially open API (Application Programming Interface). It’s no fun when you are limited to specific products that only work with a limited number of preferred partners due to a closed API. You can tell when this is happening when you see certain badges displayed on a product. An example with this is when you see a badge that starts with the term “Works with”. Common examples are “Works with Nest”, “Works with Google Home”, “Works with Alexa”, or “Works with Homekit” to name a few. If the API were truly open, they would not need this badge and would only need to specify the connection type. An example of connection types are Z-Wave, Zigbee or WiFi to name a few. Best practices to avoid confusion on compatibility are to work with a home technology integrator who has knowledge of device integration and automation protocols. In the long run this will save you time and money.

 It’s important to know

If your home is not properly wired for a smart home video doorbell, You may need to upgrade your wireless network range if your smart doorbell is too far from your network hot-spot.

Smart Video Doorbells paired with Access Control Technology Makes Life Easier. 

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Home Automation Smart Locks Installation Zwave Connected Austin Installation in Austin TX


Smart Locks Make your home Smarter.

Add Peace Of Mind, Elegance, Security, Convenience, and
Integration by adding a smart lock to your smart home

Home Automation Smart Locks Installation Zwave Connected Austin Installation in Austin TX


Smart Locks Make your home Smarter.

Add Peace Of Mind, Elegance, Security, Convenience, and
Integration by adding a smart lock to your smart home

What Is a Smart Lock?

A smart lock is an electronic and mechanical locking device that opens wirelessly with an authorized users’ authentication. Zwave smart locks can be grouped with a Doorbird Video Doorbell so that you can communicate with visitors, View them on the Security Camera and control locks from the same app.

What Types of Smart locks can i choose From?

1) Soft Button Smart Locks

The SmartCode touchpad smart lock with Home Connect technology enables the lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in home. The lock allows the user (through a third-party smart home controller) to remotely check the door lock status, lock or unlock the door and receive notifications. SmartCode is a one-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility.

2) Touchscreen Smart Locks

Schlage Connect lives up to its name - it truly is a lock for the connected age. With so many advanced features, this isn’t just a lock. It’s the lock, loaded.  Security:  Schlage Connect is BHMA/ANSI Grade 1 certified, the highest residential rating. Built from high-quality materials, this keyless deadbolt gives you the highest level of security at the main point of entry. Additionally, Schlage Connect comes with a built-in audible alarm sensor that alerts you to activity at the door. You can select between three alert modes - activity, tamper, or forced entry - providing alerts from first contact with door or handle to when the door is opened. Quickly and easily cycle between three settings simply by pressing a button on the lock.

3) Smart Locks with No Buttons

Looking to upgrade to a connected lock?
Smarter Homes has the information you should know before you take the plunge.

Smarter Temperature Control Installation in Austin TX


Smart thermostats remove human error, add convenience and save money on energy costs.

Smarter Temperature Control Installation in Austin TX


Smart thermostats remove human error, add convenience and save money on energy costs.

What are the benefits of Adding
smart thermostats to your home?

Take human error out of the equation

Smart thermostats know your life schedule and comfort preferences, making it easy to be energy efficient by letting the thermostat handle the temperature automation of the home throughout the day. If you’ve ever left the AC running all day while you were out, you’ll appreciate how a smart thermostat can detect the homes occupancy and adjust its settings to save money while you’re away from the home or specific area of the home.

Keep an eye on your home

A smart thermostat is like a window into your home. Check the App while you’re away to see if the AC is running (and at what temperature). Do you own a vacation home? A smart thermostat is a great way to confirm your home is running in the correct modes while you’re away.

Adjust your homes settings from anywhere

Coming home early from work or vacation? Still in bed and just wish you could adjust the thermostat a couple degrees without getting up? If you’ve got a mobile device, Amazon Alexa, Google Home or a smarter home remote control, you can easily control your thermostat.

You can Set up alerts

The Nest, Honeywell and Ecobee Smart Thermostats support email alerts in the event of your home’s temperature falling or rising outside of your pre-determined “safe range”. If your thermostat is disconnected from its network, perhaps due to a power or network service outage, you can be notified of that too.

Save Energy and Save Money

Smart thermostats can help homeowners and families save money each month. Smart thermostats are efficiently automated and allow you to use less energy, all while helping the environment. On average, smart thermostats such as the Nest Learning Thermostat provide average savings of $131 to $145 a year. You can increase your savings by automating window coverings to reduce the amount of heat entering the home through the windows.

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Invisible Speakers


We Love watching Our clients & guests walk around Their New home trying to pin point where the music
is coming from exactly.

Invisible Speakers


We Love watching Our clients & guests walk around Their New home trying to pin point where the music
is coming from exactly.

Invisible Speakers

Do you want higher quality sound from your music and TV but get frustrated with how big and
bulky speakers look?

These in-wall speakers provide you with professional quality sound, but are placed virtually unnoticeably in the walls of your room. These speakers provide clear, high def sound and will open up space on your walls to improve the look of your room. When design is the focus, this is the best way to incorporate high quality audio into your space.

Questions? Reach out anytime and we would be happy to assist you.

Watch the full installation with Sound Here.

It’s a common concern – you’re interested in upgrading to a quality Whole House Audio system or a top-of-the-line Home Theater/Media Room, but aren’t sold on the addition of multiple bulky speakers, which will take up precious wall or floor space. You’d prefer to have the flow of your beautifully stuccoed ceilings interrupted by ceiling speaker grilles – and as an audiophile, you still require speakers that provide full frequency sound. There is a solution for all this – the installation of ‘invisible speakers.’ No, these aren’t simply disguised as decorations – they are truly invisible, built into your very walls!

How Do They Work?

To install invisible speakers, you will not need a massive construction job to fit a conventional speaker enclosure into your wall. At Smarter Homes, we use special purpose-built speakers that use revolutionary technology to allow the generation of full frequency sound using low profile speakers on a flat panel. This flat panel replaces a small section of drywall, plasterboard or other building material. They are mounted on the outer wall material itself and do not require mounting on studwork or additional special framing.

But How Do They Sound?

Under the assumption that these speakers are traditional speakers mounted behind a wall, many assume the sound must be muffled and sub-par. This is simply not the case, however. They are designed to work with their specially-made covering material and create what is often superior sound, which avoids hot spots and creates widely dispersed, full-frequency sound throughout the room.

Austin’s Invisible Speaker Experts

To cap off your custom-designed audio and/or entertainment systems (and astound your friends every time you switch on the music) contact us today. We will be happy to advise you on how and where invisible speakers will best complement your home entertainment.


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Commercial Audio Video Installation in Austin TX


Smarter Homes offers Custom Design, Sales, Installation and Maintenance Plans for
Commercial Audio Video and
Security systems.

Commercial Audio Video Installation in Austin TX


Smarter Homes offers Custom Design, Sales, Installation and Maintenance Plans for
Commercial Audio Video and
Security systems.

Treat your home like a business

Austin's finest bars, restaurants, hotels, condo buildings, conference rooms and sports arenas all have one thing they need to never fail. There AV system is the life blood that flows through their business as there money is being made.

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Sports Bars Simplified

We suggest running your next high number display bar off of our multi-zone AV system that allows for total control of every TVs channel in using an iPad or smart device. Also we can attach TVOn and TVOff commands to your security system status. (Alarm armed = All TVs Off.  Alarm Disarmed = All TVs On.) 

*Twin Peaks in Irving Texas

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High-Rise Distributed AV 

Lobby Audio/ Video, common area Wi-Fi, courtesy conference rooms, workout TVs, outdoor audio and TVs can now all be controlled and monitored by your concierge or maintenance team.

*280 AV Packges Installed: Austin 360

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Smarter Conference Rooms

Conference rooms used to be hard to operate. Now just plug into any free port and press the picture on the control surface where you see the photo of where you plugged in. Finally, that happened!

*This photo is of a video wall BIM cave used to Bid on full scale highway construction projects.

As convenient and feature-rich as our Whole House Audio and Home Theater Solutions can get, they simply cannot meet the needs of a commercial application. With a larger number of components and application-specific requirements, systems for businesses such as restaurant/bars, condos and hotels, conference rooms and more must be designed to work flawlessly. With years of experience and ingenious designers at the helm, Smarter Homes offers the best commercial AV system solutions in Austin.

What Commercial AV Systems Can You Offer?

Smarter Homes can custom design a commercial sound system or AV system for any business. However, looking at a few of our most popular and full-featured systems may give you an idea of the options available.

Restaurant/Bar: This showcases our ability to create a system that can easily control a high number of displays. Through our multi-zone system, you are able to control individual screens or groups of TVs using a Smartphone, Tablet or another smart device. This saves you money and presents an easy learning curve for your employees. We can include a host of convenient features, including incorporating the set up into your security system (TVs ON when alarm is disarmed, TVs OFF when it is turned on).

High Rise Distributed AV: Hotels and new condos have a dizzying array of AV requirements – common areas, the lobby AV, workout room TVs and audio, conference rooms, dedicated entertainment rooms and even outdoor AV. Attempting to install numerous systems can be costly and extremely difficult to control (a la the dreaded ’15 remote’ situation). Our tailor-made commercial audio systems combine our top-of-the-line, multi-access point WiFi systems with high-end components and centralized controls that can be manipulated and monitored in one place by your concierge, maintenance team and other staff.

Smart Conference Rooms: Anyone who has ever attempted a presentation in a conference room knows that it is par for course that the beginning of a meeting is also spent tediously setting up the AV system for that day’s particular needs (and wearily joking about it to break the tension). This no longer needs to be the case thanks to our smart conference rooms. How smart are they? Your presenter simply needs to plug into the nearby free port (of which there is every conceivable kind), press the corresponding port picture on the control surface, and begin his or her presentation featuring the highest quality video and sound!

Make Your Commercial AV System Better – and Smarter

Smarter Homes is proud to have designed and installed some of Austin’s most impressive and full-featured commercial AV systems. To find out how we can affordably revolutionize your business’s AV system, contact us today.

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Central Vac Hide-a-Hose Sales and Installation by Clean Home Solutions in Austin Texas


Hide-a-Hose Central Vacuum
sales and installation

Central Vac Hide-a-Hose Sales and Installation by Clean Home Solutions in Austin Texas


Hide-a-Hose Central Vacuum
sales and installation

Clean Home Solutions

Introducing Hide-A-Hose

We are excited to offer the revolutionary Hide-A-Hose Retractable Central Vacuum Hose System.

  • Never again have to manually coil and put away an electrical cord or vacuum hose when using this common-sense solution.

  • Can be installed in most homes at any time, and can be retrofitted into homes that already have a central vac by installing a new wall plate and piping.

  • Hide-A-Hose is available in 30, 40, 50, and 60 foot lengths. A 50 foot hose covers nearly 2,300 sq. ft. That's a convenience on a wide scale!

  • Watch this video to learn more or give us a call today!

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Whole Home Music | Distributed Audio Installation in Austin TX


Whole Home Audio (distributed audio) systems are audio systems that allow for TV sound or music playback from any source through any rooms built-in speakers. Rooms can play music or TV audio together to share the same audio feeds.

Whole Home Music | Distributed Audio Installation in Austin TX


Whole Home Audio (distributed audio) systems are audio systems that allow for TV sound or music playback from any source through any rooms built-in speakers. Rooms can play music or TV audio together to share the same audio feeds.

Whole Home Audio

What are the different Types of whole House Music Systems Smarter Homes can Design?

WIRELESS MUSIC SYSTEMS
Today’s wireless systems are popular for good reasons. Installation and setup takes less time.
They don’t have to involve a bulky and complicated home theater receiver.
You can easily carry a wireless speaker from one room to the next.
And you can take the entire system with you when you move.


Hybrid Music Systems

A system in which wireless components, such as the Sonos Connect Amplifier, feeds the music to in-wall or ceiling speakers.

In such a system, you enjoy the convenience of a smartphone remote control app. But the hardware is hidden in a utility room or equipment closet.

A common misconception about the Sonos wireless system is that you must have Sonos hardware in every room. And that notion can be a deal-killer if ceiling speakers are all you can get away with in the dining room and the formal living room. Fortunately, it’s not the case.


Wired Music systems

Wireless systems are terrific, but most people find a wired system with simplified controls easier to live with.

Installation of a wired system can be daunting for a do-it-yourselfer. Most people will require the services of an low voltage or audio video installer. 


70-volt Distributed Music systems

Wired systems are also good for commercial or outdoor applications, such as a beer garden or a coffee shop. A traditional stereo system is good in a very small office or shop, where there are only a few sets of speakers.

In a commercial building or outdoor setting, a 70-volt system is usually the best solution. There are several reasons why:

  • One amp can drive many speakers with a simple wiring scheme.

  • You use lighter, less expensive speaker wire and much less wire overall.

  • Easy system expansion — just add more speakers to an existing chain.


So... what's the Next step?

Feeling slightly overwhelmed by too many choices? Here's how to sort it all out:

  • Jot down some notes about which rooms you want music in. What kind of sound and what kind of speakers you want in each one.

  • Think about whether you want to simultaneously play different music in different rooms.

  • Consider whether you want to use a wireless device such as a smartphone or tablet as your system controller.

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QUESTION 1:


How Many Areas Do You want to Listen to Different Things at the Same Time (or All at Once)? This number, will be your number of Zone Players.

EXAMPLE ANSWER 1:


(2 Zones)- Indoor and Outdoor


QUESTION 2:


What are the total number of Speakers for Each Zone?

 

EXAMPLE ANSWER 2:


5 Rooms inside (2 speakers in each room) = 10 Speakers

2 Pairs Speakers Outside on 2 Different Patios = 4 Speakers


RESULTS:

TOTAL = 7 pairs or 14 Individual Speakers

Whole House Hybrid Music System would include 2 Sonos Connect music players feeding a single RTi AD8 (8 room) Amplifier and being controlled by the SONOS mobile App.

 

We’ve seen it before in the most luxurious of houses – home audio systems that play music throughout the house but are controlled at a single point. This is known as ‘whole house audio,’ and to many, it seems like it must be a prohibitively expensive option out of their reach. However, we’re happy to tell you that while this may have been the case many years ago, there are now a number of affordable whole house audio options – and we’re proud to offer some of the best.

Whole House Audio Options

Smarter Homes offers a number of whole house audio options to fit the varying needs and budgets of our customers. These include:

Wireless Music Systems: These have become extremely popular as of late and hold a number of advantages. Installation and setup generally take only minutes, components are easily moved (from room to room or to an entirely different home) and there is no need for a large and complex main receiver.

Wired Music Systems: While wireless music systems are excellent for many uses, they cannot replace wired systems for some applications. Many passionate audiophiles require wired home sound systems to most accurately reproduce the music from their high fidelity systems. This is especially common when analog components like record players are involved. Some also prefer being able to control their music and its sound from the familiar and full-featured receiver.

Hybrid Systems: This combines both wired and wireless components in a home sound system. Hybrid systems can also consist of fully wireless setups that combine two or more separately bought systems or components. These are often great if you are happy with your current system but want to easily add on extra speakers with minimal retrofitting.

70 Volt Distributed Systems – These powerful systems are recommended for commercial buildings and outdoor settings. They allow for many speakers to be driven by a single amp and utilize a simple wiring scheme. They are easily expandable without having to upgrade the main components.

Austin’s Whole House Audio Experts

For Austin residents looking for affordable and full-featured whole home audio systems, Smarter Homes provides a wide variety of options that will result in accessibility to commercial grade, high fidelity music and other sound entertainment throughout your home. Contact us today and let our expert audio technicians help you decide the best setup for you.


Home Automation Voice Control Installation in Austin TX


Home Assistants like Google Home and Alexa give you control options with Your Voice to operate your smart home system.

Home Automation Voice Control Installation in Austin TX


Home Assistants like Google Home and Alexa give you control options with Your Voice to operate your smart home system.

What is a virtual voice assistant?

Virtual assistant devices and technology. Virtual assistants are typically cloud-based programs that require internet-connected devices and/or applications to work.

Alexa and Google Home are virtual voice assistants.

 

Virtual assistants can do more than just control your smart home.

  • Provide information such as weather, facts from Wikipedia or IMDB, set an alarm, make to-do lists and shopping lists.

  • Play music from streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora; play radio stations; read audiobooks

  • Play videos, TV shows or movies on televisions, streaming from Netflix

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Custom Home Automation iPad Control App Installation in Austin TX


Our Smarter Homes App allows remote control and monitoring of your smart home from virtually anywhere. From home or the office, even the beach, you can enjoy the convenience and peace of mind thanks to the programmers at Smarter Homes.

Custom Home Automation iPad Control App Installation in Austin TX


Our Smarter Homes App allows remote control and monitoring of your smart home from virtually anywhere. From home or the office, even the beach, you can enjoy the convenience and peace of mind thanks to the programmers at Smarter Homes.

Our Smart Home Automation iPad App at a glance

simplified Control right from the home page

Door Locks & Front door camera

From the global view of our iPad App home page, a home owner can decide what features they want to control manually as well as get feedback from key features of the home like Pool Temperature & current home energy use.

Press the "Lock" Icon and the front door and status of the locks and Garage Doors are displayed.

*At 10pm, all doors will lock and garage door will close if they have not been locked or closed by the home owner yet.

“Global” Garage & door Control & Status from the top of the home page

 
 

Hot water & Water Circulation Control

Home Automation Paired with the right Video Doorbell means you never miss a guest

 
 

By having a feedback  status of Unlocked Doors, garage doors and other devices you can quickly make adjustments when you are not at home.

Check the Weather 

We schedule our hot water actions based on the times we use hot water the most day to day. If we don’t need the schedule, we can disable it right from our custom app.

 

Press the "Energy" icon for energy feedback and control of high wattage items. Not doing laundry or planning any shower times for a while, then manually turn of your hot water and circulation pump to Save Energy.

Press the "Weather" Icon to get your weather forecast and current temperature feedback so you can get ready for your day.

family room TV control

Press the family room "Couch" icon and choose from your favorite shortcuts and apps.

Smart Thermostat Control 

Choose the "Climate Control" icon and set thermostat levels to each zone or automate these features with occupancy sensors.

Patio TV control

Press the patio "furniture" icon and choose from your favorite TV channel shortcuts and apps to view out on the patio.

Real time energy Metering

Press the "Energy" icon to see how much energy you have used this billing cycle and how much energy is being used right now in real time.

Whole House Music Control

Press the House "Music" icon and choose your favorite playlists and what rooms you want it to play in.

Lighting control

Press the "Lighting" icon and get a real time view of what lights are currently on.

Automation can Save Energy

 

Thanks to home automation and energy feedback we were able to adjust our lifestyle to lower our energy bills.

Total home control is simple with our RTI app. Easily navigate every piece of Smarter Homes integrated technology from locks to lights.

We Install
Home Automation Systems that work with Alexa & Google home


Questions? Call Pete & Schedule a Smart Home demo!
512-775-6101

Alexa! Tell home butler Good Night!
Alexa! turn on Netflix in the Family room...
Alexa! Play 80’s Music in the Kitchen...
Alexa! Tell home butler Its Party Time!

*We use this command when it’s time for the kids to go to bed at 8pm. It turns off all TV's, lights and music in all areas besides the master bedroom.

*We use this command when we come home from baseball and we want to put something quick on the TV for the kids while we make dinner.



*We use this command when we want some background music in the kitchen and dining room but we don’t feel like reaching for a smart phone or iPad




*We use this command when its Date Night and its time to let loose without the kids around.