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Meet Our Owner


Smarter Homes In Austin Texas Brings Business & Home Owners Into The World of 24 Hour Customer Service & Support.

We Know You're Busy, So Give Us A Call or Text
(Day or Night).

Call Our Main Line at   512-775-6101     

Or

Reach the Owner and Founder Directly at 512-785-0032

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Meet Our Owner


Smarter Homes In Austin Texas Brings Business & Home Owners Into The World of 24 Hour Customer Service & Support.

We Know You're Busy, So Give Us A Call or Text
(Day or Night).

Call Our Main Line at   512-775-6101     

Or

Reach the Owner and Founder Directly at 512-785-0032

Meet the Owner & Founder
of Smarter Homes


Pete Sandford

 Pete has been in the Tech World since he was 14 years old when he started working full time with his local electrician as an apprentice to all things technology.

Pete has been in the Tech World since he was 14 years old when he started working full time with his local electrician as an apprentice to all things technology.

 
 
Pete Sandford noticed at a young age that Home and Business Technology was something most people were generally concerned about.
They weren't just concerned about purchasing the correct equipment or installing it the right way, but they were also afraid of the consequences for not having it at all.
"Big Box" companies make their money on showing you the products they make the most profit on instead of identifying the opportunity to solve your problems long term with the correct product and solutions.

It has become his mission in life to put Austin home owners minds at ease with his tailored maintenance plan and 24 hour customer service so you never feel alone in the world of technology again. 


Common Customer Concerns

  • We have large "nests" of non-labeled wires behind all of our equipment.

  • What if we have packages stolen off of our porch?

  • How can I protect my children from adult content when they are online?

  • What if we get "No signal" displayed on our TV's?

  • How can we keep up with the latest in technology?

  • Smart home systems seem to be complicated to install and use efficiently.

  • How can we avoid  becoming a victim
    of a break in?

  • What if our network and Wi-Fi crashes and the provider says its a problem on "our end"?

  • Non existing or  very low cell phone signal.

  • How can we lower our energy bills Without Adding Solar?

 


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Austin Smart Home


Are you looking for an experienced custom home electronics expert in Austin?

Smarter Homes owner Peter Sandford has offered Austin clients the very best audio video, security & smart home design, sales, installation and scheduled maintenance since he founded the company locally in 2006.
 

Give us a call

Austin Smart Home


Are you looking for an experienced custom home electronics expert in Austin?

Smarter Homes owner Peter Sandford has offered Austin clients the very best audio video, security & smart home design, sales, installation and scheduled maintenance since he founded the company locally in 2006.
 

Give us a call



Believe in the process of a Concierge service

Buying a Turn-key System with Long Term Support VS. Buying Products with Individual Warranties

Shopping at the Big box stores looks like this.

The "Big Box" stores hold YOU responsible.

 

Working with Pete and Smarter Homes Looks like this.

It should not be "YOU" who is responsible.


Picturing the process is crucial to understanding why it's important for you to choose the right company to work with.

 
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*There are many factors and options to consider.


Meet Our Management Team

Colter MacKenzie (Systems Design), Casey Lee James Kennedy (Pre-Construction), Matt Hawkey (Configurations Design & Manager), Peter Sandford (Founder), Alex Brown (Post Construction), Andrew Mason (Programming & Maintenance)



 
 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 the Smarter Homes Team?

We show Love to our clients and their families Investment with Un-Matched 24/7, 24 hour Customer Service and an Annual Scheduled Maintenance visit every year after the project is completed to ensure your system and investment stays operating at the highest quality.


We challenge you to call our phone anytime. (Day or Night) 

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 installation and training?

Contact Andrew Mason in Maintenance: 512-221-7499 (cell)

or Matt Hawkey (Our Manager) 512-720-1022


THE GREATEST COMPLIMENT YOU COULD EVER GIVE US IS A RECOMMENDATION!
— Peter Sandford (Owner and Founder)

We’re really grateful that you’ve chosen us to be your technology experts. You can help us out as well as any prospective new clients by rating us and leaving a review! Thanks for your time and thanks for being such a loyal client year after year!


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 & Business Technology Services Include (but are not limited to) the following...

 

 

 

  • RAINWATER/SOLAR DATA COLLECTION

  • POOL/SPA CONTROL

  • PERSONAL CLOUD MGMT

  • HVAC INTEGRATION

  • ENERGY MANAGEMENT / MONITORING

  • 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
"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 Work
 

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)

we Design for Everything to be 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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Austin Smart Home Custom Control of Audio Video, Security and Wi-Fi


Smarter Homes of Austin 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

Austin Smart Home Custom Control of Audio Video, Security and Wi-Fi


Smarter Homes of Austin 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.


our systems are fully expandable

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.
  • Add/Change shortcuts on room controls

FUTURE-PROOF DESIGNS


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

-Peter Sandford (The Owner)

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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. 


CUSTOM INSTALLATIONS

Our Installation Professionals are well-trained with all of the products we carry to make sure you get the best experience and education possible for all of your new purchases. Our Programmers are fully certified and can build custom designed layouts and fuctions that fit your lifestyle 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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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.