Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What is smart home technology?

Smart home technology can connect every system in your home giving you, the homeowner, instant access to your home’s systems, whether you are at home or sunning on a beach another continent away. Lifetronic Systems can integrate everything in your home: TV, audio, networking, climate control, green home technology, lighting, motorized shades, security and surveillance, even outside landscape lighting and entertainment.

Does smart home technology work in business?

Absolutely. Our commercial clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies, colleges and boutique hotels to small businesses, sports bars and restaurants. Our integrated smart home systems are each custom-designed to fit the unique needs of each business so that you, the business owner, can get back to work minus the technology headaches you experienced in the past. The list of business automation commercial services we supply is endless, including conference systems, whole-building audio, multiple smart TVs, security, surveillance, phones, lighting, motorized shades and green initiatives. Everything is integrated into one automated system, controlled from one simple interface.

Is the smart home system complicated to use?

Not at all. Yes your home or business will be high-tech but your life will be streamlined and more secure. Everything is controlled from a wall-mounted keypad, hand-held remote, tablet or smartphone, all labeled with the tasks each can accomplish with the touch of your finger. Imagine you are rushing out the door for work: Simply pressing “Away” locks all your doors, alarms the security system, turns off the lights and non-essential devices, and sets your thermostat to an away setting, saving precious energy – not to mention your valuable time.

Do I have to make my whole house smart?

No. Our smart home system is fully scalable, so if you want to start small, perhaps with an easy-to-use TV/surround sound system in your family room and a few rooms with background music, it’s easily done. In the future, you can add whatever extras you want or need, since the brains of your smart home is already installed.

Will you have to punch holes in my home to install your audio video system or smart home technology?

The most reliable connection in your audio, video or home automation system is always hard-wired, so we make every effort to run wires throughout your home or workplace – but we do so usually without making any holes. However, if we have to make a small opening in a wall or ceiling we will always ask you first. In some cases we may choose to use wireless devices. They are easier to install, and in the end they become a part of the whole home automation system.

When do you wire a new home or business for smart home technology?

New construction, renovations and additions to older buildings gives us the opportunity to implement a fully hard-wired smart home system. Everything is planned before the walls go up. Our technicians work in the new construction phase along with the electricians.

How can I benefit from smart home technology?

We call the cutting-edge home automation systems we install digital butlers, working tirelessly – 24/7 – to integrate every system in your home or business: lighting, security, surveillance, appliances, climate, motorized shades and drapes, entertainment, even outside lights and security. Your life is definitely more high-tech, but even more importantly it is streamlined and so much safer.

What smart home technology systems do you install?

Lifetronic Systems uses the top two brands of smart home technology systems, Control4 and Savant. Regardless of how you connect to your system, or what system you choose, you can control just about everything in your home or business: lights, temperature, cameras, and more, whether you are home, in the office, or on the go.

What is Control4?

Control4 entered the smart-home market many years ago, and seamlessly integrates with your PC, Mac, Apple, Android and Kindle tablets, and Apple and Android phones. It is a fully-scalable system that can be added to at any time. Control4 features icons on every touch screen or operating device. To control virtually any function in your home, you simply touch the icon on your on-wall or portable touch screen, navigate through options on the on-screen interface of your TV, or control your system with your familiar mobile device. Control4 is usually a more cost-effective solution than Savant, and is the perfect choice for customers using a mixture of Apple, Windows and Android platforms.

What is Savant?

The Savant SmartSystem is designed for use on Apple-based systems – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac – and is an excellent solution for clients devoted to their Apple products. It allows for easy integration with the client’s iTunes libraries for movie downloads and whole-house audio distribution. Savant can do the same things as Control4 can do, but the interface is very different. Savant may offer more luxurious options, for example TrueImage, where your iPad’s Savant Lite app features an image of the room instead of an icon. Each touch on an object in that room allows you to control its specific functions, making it fun and simple to operate. You pay a premium price for Savant, but the result is incredible quality.

How long does it take to install smart home technology?

In most cases, it takes from one to three weeks for installation, although some projects can take longer. However, our clients become clients for life, which means anytime they have a question about how to operate their system we are there, which makes us unique in this business. Unless our clients understand every aspect of their system, our job is not finished.

Where does Lifetronic Systems work?

Lifetronic Systems is based in Westport, CT, and the majority of our clients come from the tri-state area: Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. But we have done work all over the country, including large projects in Las Vegas, NV, and Philadelphia, PA.

Why should I choose Lifetronic Systems?

First, clients deal with the company founder and owner, Tomasz Tesluk, who takes pride in every system Lifetronic Systems installed. He gets to know each of his clients and their unique wants and needs, which means you will never receive a cookie-cutter technology-integration plan for your home or workplace. Each of our designs is custom and distinctive. And Tomasz is there during the whole process, from the initial meetings in the client’s home or business, through design and installation. And after!

Our clients become clients for life. If a client ever has a question about the system we installed, we are there to provide the answer. If the system needs maintenance, we are there. If a client wants to add to a system, it is easily done since the systems we install are fully scalable. If a client calls, Tomasz, not his assistant, is there to help. No misunderstandings. No mixed signals.

We also treat each home or business as we would treat our own homes. We are organized and extremely neat.

Better Business Bureau A+ RatingIn addition, Lifetronic Systems is fully insured and licensed, a member of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

 

Contact us today to set up a free consultation, in your home or business. Fill out the form to the right or call us at 203.226.2386. The possibilities are endless.

Local Service Areas: Lifetronic Systems is located in Westport, CT, and services all of Fairfield County, CT, and Westchester County, NY, including: Westport, Weston, Wilton, Easton, Redding, Fairfield, New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich, Stamford and beyond.  We also travel beyond Connecticut and New York upon request.

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