Smart Home Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What is a smart home?

A Smart Home is one that provides its home owners comfort, security, energy efficiency (low operating costs) and convenience at all times, regardless of whether anyone is home.

“Smart Home” is the term commonly used to define a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any room in the home, as well as remotely from any location in the world by phone or internet.

Installation of smart products give the home and its occupants various benefits — the same benefits that technology and personal computing have brought to us over the past 30 years — convenience and savings of time, money and energy.

Will my smart home be easy to use?

Yes! We ensure a well designed, programmed and installed system so that everyone in the house can easily use it. Our clients all end up loving their homes even more and wondering how they ever lived without it!

Is it affordable?

Yes! The price of home technology has dropped significantly in the last few years making it affordable to more people than ever before. We want to see a home automation system in every home in the Tahoe-Truckee area!  Nexus gives you flexible solutions to design the home automation system of your dreams on a very real budget.

Is it worth it?

Our clients think so! Once you have a smart home we know you will love it and wonder how you ever lived without it.

Will it increase my homes value?

Home technology and centralized entertainment is becoming an expected feature when people are looking to purchase a new home. We recently upgraded a home in Martis Camp Truckee afterwards the owner’s realtor appraised it’s increase value for more than the cost of the installation! If you have a choice between buying a home with home technoloogy or not and the prices are similar which would you choose?

Can you upgrade existing and older homes?

Yes! There are more existing homes than new homes. Nexus has solutions for existing homes to bring your house into the 21st century: Entertainment, Lighting, Security, Motorized window coverings and more.

If I am building a new home, when should I call you?

Now! The sooner the better.  Nexus is a full service company that can provide all your electrical, low voltage, audio, video, security, lighting and home automation services. A well designed smart home starts as a design before any wiring takes place. We are designers, artists, engineers and installers. What we do involves integrating with a multitude of systems in your new home. If you wait too long you may be limited to what you can have and it may end up costing more than it needed to.

Do I have to do the whole house now?

No! You can start with one room and then keep adding more rooms, features and functions over time. A home automation system from Nexus is like a menu, you can start with an appetizer or you can have the full three course meal now.

What control systems do you sell?

Control4- Nexus is a Gold Dealer with Control4