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Smarter Homes 512-775-6101


Looking for Custom Electronics or Security in Austin Texas?

Smarter Homes has always offered the best Audio Video, Security & Smart Home Design, Sales, Installation and Maintenance since we Founded the Company locally in 2006.

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Smarter Homes 512-775-6101


Looking for Custom Electronics or Security in Austin Texas?

Smarter Homes has always offered the best Audio Video, Security & Smart Home Design, Sales, Installation and Maintenance since we Founded the Company locally in 2006.


Smarter Homes is located in Lakeway Texas on beautiful Lake Travis. We service all surrounding areas if the project qualifies our guidelines.

Smarter Homes is located in Lakeway Texas on beautiful Lake Travis. We service all surrounding areas if the project qualifies our guidelines.

 

Why Choose Smarter Homes?

The answer is simple 

Un-Matched Quality of Customer Service

& Annual Scheduled Maintenance.

We challenge you to call our office anytime (Day or Night) and see what happens. 😉

We believe in a world where clients have access to technology experts anytime. Our clients say 9 out of 10 times we answer the phone and their questions on their first attempt reaching out. When we don't answer, its usually because we were helping another client at the time of the call.

High end customer service and scheduled maintenance is why our customers love us.

Shoot us a text message. We don't mind.

Have a question for the owner of the company?

Peter Sandford  512-785-0032 (cell)

Questions about your bill or estimate?

Colter Mackenzie in our design center: 512-949-9299 (cell)

Questions about how your system functions after the install?

Contact Andrew Mason in Maintenance: 512-221-7499 (cell) or Matt Hawkey in Operations 512-720-1022


Austin is the Best City on Earth!

Technology enthusiasts of all types gravitate towards Austin Texas. It's hard to explain why, but we all agree that this city is pulling more and more people to it every year and the end result is increased new home building and existing home remodeling.


Our Home Technology Services Include:

 

 

 

  • RAINWATER/SOLAR DATA COLLECTION

  • POOL/SPA CONTROL

  • PERSONAL CLOUD MGMT

  • HVAC INTEGRATION

  • VIDEO PRODUCTION STUDIOS

  • LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS

  • NETWORKING AND WIRELESS

  • SECURITY/IP CAMERAS

  • STRUCTURED WIRING

  • SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

  • OUTDOOR THEATERS


 
We don't disappear after a sale. Join our Maintenance Plan and we come by every year and show you the latest and greatest added system features as well as give your home a tune up for another great year.

We don't disappear after a sale. Join our Maintenance Plan and we come by every year and show you the latest and greatest added system features as well as give your home a tune up for another great year.

What Kind Of Jobs Do We Normally Take On?

-New Construction projects from the ground phase.

-Large Remodels where most equipment is outdated but home is pre-wired or ready to be wired.

-Homes or businesses that have systems that are Ready to be Updated to have better speeds, features and reliability. 


 

What is the difference between "New Construction" and a "Retro-fit" Installation & Pricing?

 

"New Build" is Pre-Wired with No Walls Installed.

In "new build" homes that are in the pre-construction phase or scheduled appropriately by your builder, the cost per wire drop is $35 to $50 (includes plates and termination.)

 

"Retro" Happens after Walls...

In homes that construction has already been completed, installation involves drywall work and dealing with insulation. This adds time to the project. In a "retro pre-wire" the cost per wire drop is $175.00 (includes plates and termination.)

 

Our Process

 
 

We Guarantee Our Services

It is very important to us to provide the best level service with the most reliable products and programming. In order for us to do that, we must provide and install all core components of your new system to ensure stability within our programming and configurations. Most of the time this means a major overhaul which is not expected.

We are sorry that we can not work on every system but we have found our designs and equipment to be much superior to the competition for long term success and functionality for years to come.


The work was completed on time and within budget
— Steve C (Yelp.com)

Design for anything possible

 
 
This company is incredibly professional. Recently had to do a service call and they were on time and as professional as the first time we first dealt with them. highly recommend!
— Ketan A. (Yelp.com)

These are the guys for you.
— Matt H.-Yelp.com

 


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The Possibilities are Endless


Smarter Homes can create shortcut buttons on your system to control various items and features at once. "Party" and "Relax" buttons are only the start. We have created "grounded" buttons that will disable all wifi and electronics in the children's room until further notice. When you have this much control over the audio, video, wi-fi and security, the possibilities really are endless.

INTEGRATING SINCE 2006

The Possibilities are Endless


Smarter Homes can create shortcut buttons on your system to control various items and features at once. "Party" and "Relax" buttons are only the start. We have created "grounded" buttons that will disable all wifi and electronics in the children's room until further notice. When you have this much control over the audio, video, wi-fi and security, the possibilities really are endless.

INTEGRATING SINCE 2006

Here at Smarter Homes we believe that in order to design a perfect integration system, it is important to remember that, "a failure to plan, can be a plan for failure." Which is why we design every job down to the last detail before the foundation is even poured.

We also provide every customer and builder with a set of color-coded design plans along with a line itemized room-by-room scope of work, (or SOW). This SOW will cover every aspect and feature that we will be working to achieve with your upcoming project. Soon you will be entertaining your friends and family with technology that also simplifies day-to-day life.


You can Build your system up over time

Common Additions from year to year...

  • Add a universal remote to an existing setup for easier daily use.
  • Add more Sonos music players to Play different songs in different rooms
  • Add smart locks and lights to Lock all of your doors and turn off all your lights from the comfort of your bed.

FUTURE-PROOF DESIGNS


Colter M. is our Lead Project Designer. He works out of both our Austin Office and our Lake Travis Design Center in Lakeway Texas.

Here is Colter at our Lakeway Texas design center. He is spending his day researching  products and creating easy to read floor plans that explain technology in a clear and concise graphic.

Here is Colter at our Lakeway Texas design center. He is spending his day researching  products and creating easy to read floor plans that explain technology in a clear and concise graphic.

"A failure to plan, could be a plan for failure." 

-Peter Sandford (The Owner)

 

Here is the design plans for an Austin Texas home including whole home wi-fi, Music that plays everywhere in the home with independent volume controls for each room, TV setups that can either hide equipment local in each room or hide equipment in a central closet. 

After you arrive at your scheduled design appointment, look for the fishing cottage on the top of the little hill at the end of Stewart Cove (on right). If you are approached for help with parking, let them know you are here to visit Pete and Smarter Homes.


CUSTOM INSTALLATIONS

Our Installation Professionals are well-trained with all of the products we carry to make sure you get the best education possible for all of your new purchases. Our Programmers are fully certified and can scale any set of drivers or macros that are needed in the process. This is so we can satisfy the highest standard of quality, that we have set for ourselves, by taking responsibility of the internal programming as well. 


SCHEDULED ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

We are not just here before and during a sale. We are also here after the sale to make sure your questions and upgrades are addressed with as much enthusiasm as your original sale. All of our work and equipment is covered through our 30 Day Full Warranty. After that we offer Maintenance Plans to ensure your system gets the proper updates, inspection and clean up annually to keep your system and network running in the best possible condition.

 

- Monitoring internet/ network and Wi-Fi

- Updating firmware and software on all devices we installed

- Cleaning of equipment and wiring

- Checking remote programming and system speed

- Customer training on newest system features

- One bonus hour of crew labor (per year enrolled, a $200.00 value) for future installations on equipment upgrades.


What you want, how you want it.

 
 

It is not uncommon for a home owner or builder to need to reference what their job site looked like before dry wall was installed.

Builders and Designers used to use HD Photos to document progress but it became hard to tell what they were looking at EXACTLY from picture to picture.

And so the HD Pre-wire Video was Born! Every client and Builder gets one of these videos to show the completion of our work to reference at all stages of their project.


Our Brands


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Theater rooms Vs Media rooms


Austin home theaters and media rooms have become more affordable than ever before. Even our builders can now include basic equipment in their spec homes without breaking their budgets.

Theater rooms Vs Media rooms


Austin home theaters and media rooms have become more affordable than ever before. Even our builders can now include basic equipment in their spec homes without breaking their budgets.

Austin home entertainment, theaters & media rooms

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So many things have changed...

Its incredible how much the world of Home Entertainment and Theaters have changed this year. Equipment is getting more affordable than ever which means these products will reach a new consumer market that never existed before.

This Custom Built -9 Seat, High-End Theater Room shown above (first photo) Starts at $15,000.00 but can reach up to  $35,000.00 (Turn Key)

The Custom Mounted 65 Inch LG 8000 series TV with a SONOS 5.1 Home Entertainment package (second photo) is around $7,000.00 (Turn Key)

We are now in a world where quality is improving and costs are lowering faster than ever to make technology more available than ever! 

 
 

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Invisible Speakers


-"I Love watching people walk around while they try and figure out where my music is coming from."

This product has a high "Wife Approval" rating.

Invisible Speakers


-"I Love watching people walk around while they try and figure out where my music is coming from."

This product has a high "Wife Approval" rating.

Invisible Speakers

 

Do you want high quality sound from your TV but get frustrated with bulky speakers? 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.

 
 

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Access Control


Access Control



smarter Access control for home owners and guests


 
Two Recommended Options:

1) Use a "DoorBird" brand doorbell if you:        a) Are properly prewired for a smart doorbell and                                                                         b) Have a gate or a door to unlock remotely.

 

2) Or use a "Ring" brand Doorbell if you:         a)  Only have traditional doorbell wiring and                                                                                        b) Have strong wi-fi strength at your front door.

 

Important to know...

(You may need to upgrade your wireless network range if your smart doorbell is too far from your network hot-spot)

 

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Access Control Technology Makes Life Easier.


With a smart doorbell you will not miss any more deliveries – because you will be informed right away when the postman rings. This innovative idea was developed by the Bird Home Automation Group located in Berlin and San Francisco. 

 


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Smarter HVAC


When installing a new smart thermostat is important to only use licensed professionals. 

Smarter HVAC


When installing a new smart thermostat is important to only use licensed professionals. 

Carlos came within the hour and fixed my NEST thermostat in about 15 minutes.... awesome I must say!
— David K. -Google

Air Comfort Systems has been a great resource for our customers. Its very hard to find an HVAC company with long term consistency and Integrity toward all sized projects.


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Commercial Audio Video


Commercial Audio Video


Audio Video Design, Installation and Service Plans for 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.


Sports Bars Simplified

Twin Peaks in Irving Texas was quite the project with 39 Total Automated and fully controlled displays including 10 - 90" TVs around the bar itself. We had Savant take care of the programming and we were told this project was the first home run in a long time for them.

Twin Peaks in Irving Texas was quite the project with 39 Total Automated and fully controlled displays including 10 - 90" TVs around the bar itself. We had Savant take care of the programming and we were told this project was the first home run in a long time for them.

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 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

Distributed AV

The 360 Condo building in Austin Texas was Smarter Homes and Advanced AV Solutions claim to fame in 2008 and 2009. We were very busy completing the 284 pre-sold AV packages throughout the building.

The 360 Condo building in Austin Texas was Smarter Homes and Advanced AV Solutions claim to fame in 2008 and 2009. We were very busy completing the 284 pre-sold AV packages throughout the building.

 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

Conference Rooms

When your building or designing your next Austin Texas conference room, don't forget to discuss adding floor plugs and conduits as well as overhead future projector locations with the possibility to add full HD video conferencing at a later date without seeing or tripping over wires after the installation is complete.

When your building or designing your next Austin Texas conference room, don't forget to discuss adding floor plugs and conduits as well as overhead future projector locations with the possibility to add full HD video conferencing at a later date without seeing or tripping over wires after the installation is complete.

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.