Smart Homes – Home Automation / Smart Home Technology – With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Press a “Goodnight” button that will put your house to sleep, turning off all lights and locking all doors. Provided that you have an internet connection in place, with Control4, your options are virtually limitless. We examine all the options available to make your home more efficient, more energy efficient, and completely automated at an affordable price. For example, we can even help you to browse options in Texas to identify the most convenient internet service provider for your needs.
We look at the price of a smart home system detailed by each electronic device. Contact Ted at Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 for a quote on your perfect home automation. For a small investment of less than $2500.00, you can convert your home into the most tech savvy home anywhere. Please Visit Plano Texas Handyman website to view and read about all of our capabilities. Contact Plano Texas Handyman for more details
Primary to any home network is the WIFI backbone. High Performance Home Network – When it comes to home networking, there’s a soup of technical terms, LAN, WAN, broadband, Wi-Fi, CAT5e, CAT6, just to name a few. If you’re having a hard time with these basic terms, you’re reading the right post. Here I’ll (try to) explain them all so that you can have a better understanding of your home network and hopefully a better control of your online life. There’s a lot to explain so this long post is just the first of an evolving series. Ted with Plano Texas Handyman is an expert in designing and installing High Performance Home Network systems, call us at 214-507-3415 for more information. Visit our Technology Page for more information or our Website for more information. Smart Homes
Plano Texas Handyman can provide you with the envy of the community by automating everyday chores such as, and all these devices can be controlled by your smart phone, Apple I-Phone or Android device:
A. Automatic door locks
B. WIFI light switches
C. Turn your outdoor sprinklers on and off with your Smartphone
D. Control pool equipment electronically
E. Put an Automatic mister in your backyard
F. HVAC cooling / Heating and thermostat controls
G. Wireless home camera systems, CAT5 home camera systems
H. Media room Automation
I. Plano Texas Handyman installs Business Access Controls to provides authorized individuals safe and secure access in and out of various parts of your business while keeping unauthorized people out. They can range from electronic keypads that secure a single door to a large networked system for medium-sized businesses.
J. Home Automation – With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check-in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Press a “Goodnight” button that will put your house to sleep, turning off all lights and locking all doors. With Control4, your options are virtually limitless. We examine all the options available to make your home more efficient, more energy-efficient, and completely automated at an affordable price. We look at the price of a smart home system detailed by each electronic device. Smart Homes
k. Professionally installed business security systems that have been penetration tested. You can learn more about this over at synack.com.
Wireless Sprinkler Controls – Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, 16 Zone 2nd Generation:
Highest-rated, best-selling. The smart watering category leader, overwhelmingly recommended by users.
Easy to control anywhere, anytime. Get complete access to monitor and adjust your sprinkler system from your phone, tablet or laptop. Smart Homes
Automatically adapts for weather. Rachio continuously adapts to local weather forecasts and changing seasons, automatically optimizing watering schedules.
Save water and money. Save up to 50% of your outdoor water use while keeping your plants healthy. EPA WaterSense Certified, eligible for rebate options up to 100% of retail value.
Water with precision. Rachio uses specific yard details, advanced watering algorithms and proven irrigation science to create accurate schedules customized to the particular needs of your yard.
Connect with top smart home platforms. Extend your smart home out into the yard. Rachio directly integrates with the best-connected home platforms (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Nest, and more), so you have more options and more control. Smart Home Technology
Wireless Surveillance Systems – Arlo Security System – 4 Wire-Free HD Cameras, Indoor/Outdoor, Night Vision (VMS3430)
See in stunning clarity and sharper details with HD cameras and watch live streamed or recorded videos from your computer, smartphone or tablet using Arlo’s free App.
Patented 100% wire-free design and magnetic mounts let you discreetly place cameras where you want and monitor your home from every possible angle.
Night vision cameras with HD clarity even in the dark.
Motion activated cameras and customizable activity alerts provide real-time email or app notifications while home or away. Smart Home Technology
Indoor/Outdoor weatherproof cameras install easily for DIY security so you can even monitor the exterior of your home. Contact Ted at Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 for a quote on your perfect home automation.
Wireless light Controls – TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, No Hub Required, Single Pole, Control Your Fixtures From Anywhere
Remote Access: Control your home lighting from anywhere with your smartphone or tablet using the free Kasa app.
Scheduling: Set lights to turn off and on at dawn, dusk, or any time that works with your daily schedule.
Away Mode: Make it look like you’re home when you’re not by having your lights turn off and on randomly while away. Contact Plano Texas Handyman for more details
Works with Amazon Alexa: Turn on or off the bulbs connected to the Smart Switch just using your voice with Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap and other supported devices(sold separately), LED Indicator: Find the switch easily, even at night when all your lights are turned off
Input voltage: 100 – 120VAC, 50/60Hz, 15.0A, Maximum Power: 3.68KW. Smart Home Technology. Contact Ted at Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 for a quote on your perfect home automation.
Home HVAC Controls – Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation
Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
Auto-Schedule: Nest learns the temperatures you like and programs itself in about a week.
Home/Away Assist: Nest automatically turns itself down when nobody’s home to help you save energy.
Remote Control: Connect your thermostat to Wi?Fi to control the temperature from your phone, tablet or laptop.
Farsight: When Nest spots you across the room, it lights up to show you the time, temperature or weather.
Energy History: Check your Energy History in the Nest app to see how much energy you use and why.
Nest Leaf: You’ll see the Leaf when you choose a temperature that saves energy. It guides you in the right direction. Contact Ted at Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 for a quote on your perfect home automation.
August Smart Lock (2nd Gen) – Keyless home access – Control with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or your smartphone (Dark Gray)
No more keys: Open your door and control who comes in – all from your August Home smartphone app.
Easy install: Attach to the inside of your current deadbolt in minutes. Your home’s exterior is unchanged.
Hands-free access: Auto-unlock when you arrive home. Auto-locks after you’re inside.
Feel secure: Share temporary virtual keys with guests & monitor access with 24/7 in-app activity feed.
Remote access: Control your front door from anywhere from your app. Requires August Connect.
Works with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Nest, IFTTT, Wink, Logitech Harmony, Logitech POP, iOS and Android devices. Smart Home Technology. Contact Ted at Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 for a quote on your perfect home automation. Contact Plano Texas Handyman for more details