Peter Sandford | Founder Of Smarter Homes

Meet The Owner

Meet The Owner & Founder Of Smarter Homes Of Austin

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


Peter has been in the Tech World since he was 14 years old and started working immediately 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.

Meet Our Management Team

The Smarter Homes team Is knowledgeable in every aspect of home technology. We specialize In WiFi, home automation, security & audio video installation.

Smarter Homes is seasoned in professionally executing a broad range of technology goals. Our principals have deep roots In the austin community. Integrity and trust are our company cornerstones. Processes that enable the highest levels of organization, documentation, and communication set us apart as the best in the Home Technology world.


Left to right: Design Manager – Colter MacKenzie, Program Manager – Matt Hawkey, Smarter Homes of Austin Owner – Peter Sandford, Service Manager – Andrew Mason


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*The calculated home technology budget range you will receive will includes parts, labor & accessories (Tax not included)
(a round number is OK)
Numerous structures on the property: Dock, Casita, Guest House, Barn, Gate etc. Check all that apply.
Prewire installation calculations assume you would like your home fully wired for ALL home automation technologies shown throughout the budget calculator, including 'future-ready' wiring. Prewire pricing can vary substantially based on what features you would like in your home. The wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring, not for electrical.
Prewire pricing will vary based on exactly what features you would like in your home. Read this article about the importance of wiring/cabling in today's "wireless" world. Your local Smarter Homes integrator is the best resource for exact prewire pricing. Wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring only, not electrical.
Keep in mind that our modern lifestyle and our home's automation technology systems are extremely reliant on a quality network and Wi-Fi system. Most homes are moving towards enterprise-grade hardware and away from the types of network products you could buy in an office supply store or a consumer computer store. We recommend that all homeowners consider the network and Wi-Fi system to be the most important system and installation within the home.
Higher-quality sound or higher-grade architectural finished speakers can range from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 PER ROOM
Basic background music system pricing ranges from $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 per room including all equipment, labor, and programming.
Range includes video sources such as AppleTV, a Blu-ray player, satellite receiver, and remotely-locating them for best aesthetics. A basic soundbar is included for better audio.
This is called “video distribution” and reduces the amount of audio/video equipment located at each TV location/room.
A surround sound system creates an immersive sound experience, much like a dedicated home theater room, though in a dual-purpose room such as a Family Room, Master Bedroom, etc. If you would like more than one surround system location, click on the "Add Another Surround System" button below
Typically, homeowners want to see the following areas: front of house, front door, driveway / gate, sides of house, and pool. If you are more concerned about security, you may want to add cameras for the perimeter of your property. Good-quality cameras see about 75 feet of distance on average. The high range of the budget estimate includes higher resolution cameras, better night vision, and longer surveillance recording time.
The installation of a lighting control system reduces wall clutter, allows preset lighting scenes at the push of a button, increases security through programming automation, and adds convenience.
Motorized shades add beauty, convenience, address privacy concerns, and can be used to save energy. If desired, provide your best guess on how many windows/shades you want to motorize. The higher-end of the budget range includes higher-end fabrics, large windows, and dual-roller shades (both sheer and privacy shades on one window).
For example, a house music app, an app to operate your TV, an app for lighting automation, an app for locks, an app for cameras, an app to open close garage doors & gates, etc. Or do you want to control the entire house through a single unified app that controls all the automation systems within the home?
Make your home feel larger by balancing the light between indoor and outdoor areas.
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