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Smarter Homes (512)-775-6101


Looking for Custom Electronics in Austin?

We have offered the best audio video, security & smart home design, sales, installation and maintenance since we opened locally in 2006.

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Smarter Homes (512)-775-6101


Looking for Custom Electronics in Austin?

We have offered the best audio video, security & smart home design, sales, installation and maintenance since we opened locally in 2006.


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

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

 

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?

Peter Sandford  512-785-0032 (cell)

Questions about your bill or estimate?

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

Questions about how your system functions after the install? Contact Andrew Mason in project management: 512-221-7499 (cell)

 


Our Home Technology Services Include:

 

  • ALEXA CONTROL

  • DISTRIBUTED AUDIO/VIDEO

  • HOME AUTOMATION

  • HOME THEATER

  • IN-WALL IPAD CONTROLS

  • INTERCOM SYSTEMS

  • CENTRAL VACUUM

  • CUSTOM TV FRAMING

  • MIRROR TELEVISIONS

  • REMOTE SYSTEM ACCESS

  • ELECTRONIC LOCKS

  • TELEVISION MOUNTING

 

 

  • 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. 


Our Process

 

Our Company Guarantees 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 provide every customer 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. 

Entertain your friends and family with technology that also simplifies day-to-day life. Add a universal remote to an existing surround  home theater system. Blow their minds with your whole-house audio system as you control different songs in different rooms by using your mobile device Music app. Lock all of your doors and turn off all your lights from the comfort of your bed using your smart phone. Becoming the master of your home system is just a phone call away.


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.

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)

"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. 

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. If you are approached for help with parking, let them know you are here to visit Pete and Smarter Homes.

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. 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.

 

Maintenance Plan: Starting at just $19.99 Per Month


What you want, how you want it.

 


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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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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

High-Rise 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 throught 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 throught 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

Smarter 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.