Gift Ideas for the Home Improvement Guru

Home Automation of Audio, Video, WiFi, etc. is easier than ever.

Home Automation of Audio, Video, WiFi, etc. is easier than ever.

Whether it’s grandpa, uncle, mom, or dad, every family’s got one: the home improvement guru. This family member has done it all – spruced up the landscaping, painted and repainted the foyer, even installed custom lighting fixtures. Why not give them the gift of a Smarter Home this holiday season. There are plenty of giftable features that we at Smarter Homes install.

Or better yet, make the holidays a time to finally take your home to that next level you’ve been wanting. There are lots of Perks of Holiday Hosting in a Smart Home and with guests arriving or time away from home, upgrading can make you feel safe, secure, and savvy.

Here are some gift-able ideas for yourself or a loved one:

Automated Doorbells and Locks – give the gift of peace of mind! With doorbell and lock automation, homeowners can see who’s at the door at anytime, control the locks on all the doors remotely, and even schedule the doors to lock/unlock at predetermined times.

Surveillance Camera Package – with a great home comes great responsibility! Keep an eye on your home or business from anywhere, anytime, on your mobile device! Systems provide 24/7, stand-by dispatch teams in the event of a break in.

Lighting Automation – lighting control should be seamless and effortless. Upgrade now and save yourself money, effort and time. Plus, create custom lighting scenes for your home at certain times of the day.

Sonos Surround Sound System – whether you want a booming media room or whole house music, Smarter Homes can help you deck the halls with tunes of jolly!

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Cell Phone Signal Boost – maybe you are your loved one are Infamous for never picking up the phone, and can’t help it! There’s no phone service where they live! We can change that. With just one bar of signal, we can install a cell phone signal booster and make your phone work again in your home.

Temperature Control – when it’s cold in the mornings, getting out of bed can be harder than it should be! Control the heating of your home from your bed – or anywhere at all. Automated smart thermostats can save you money on energy use and eliminate the chance of human error.

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*The calculated home technology budget range you will receive will includes parts, labor & accessories (Tax not included)
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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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Austin’s Certified Luxury Home Automation, Home Theater, Audio Video & Wi-Fi Experts

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