Our Approach

Here at SMART Automation, we are passionate about Green Energy and Smart Home and Business.  We are excited our passionate experts able to find solutions and make the technology to work for you to improve the living standard while saving resources and money. Our talented team can assist you with your specific needs and make recommendations to fit your lifestyle.

Our Story

Our passionate and talented team will provide some specific assessment to fit your life and home. We have helped many others to meet and exceed their expectation. Give us a chance to share our passion and knowledge to impress you too.

  • review rating 5  Professional, knowledgeable, and customer oriented. Jim and Dave did an out standing job installing my Nest products. I received a call letting me know when they would arrive and they explained and answered questions at every step of the installation process. Without question, I will use Jim and his team again and will highly recommend them to others.

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  • review rating 5  Smart Automation was very knowledgeable and determined to make sure all the work was done correctly. Despite having some challenges, they went above and beyond to make sure the job was done and that I was happy with the result. I would be more than happy to recommend to ANYONE!

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  • review rating 5  Jim is wonderful to work with. On time, professional, and pleasant. He has been to my house 3 times now for various NEST projects. They all work great and even demos the product for you. Recommend him to anyone that has needs.

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  • review rating 5  Jim at Smart Automation is a trusted smart home automation installer. He’s very pleasant, on time and reliable . He introduced me to my first Nest product a smart home thermostat during the winter so I could control my heat when I wasn’t home. He did such a great job and his enthusiasm about Nest products tells you he believes in what he’s selling. I recently had Jim install another Nest thermostat along with 3 smoke/carbon monoxide detectors that I love. Jim cares about your home and safety as if it was his own. Jim ensures that your installation is to your satisfaction and understanding of your Nest products before he leaves. He’s definitely made my home more safe and secure whether home or away. Thanks Jim can’t wait for my next smart product!

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  • review rating 5  W had a great experience with Smart Automation. Jim was very professional, knowledgeable and reliable. Highly recommend him for installation/set up of Nest products.

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Testimonials

Jerry Byers

SMART Automation was prompt, thorough and very helpful with a multi-installation. I ran into several issues during a DIY install, and SMART Automation handled them with ease. I appreciate the experience with and the knowledge of Nest products. I would recommend SMART Automation to all.

John Campbell

Professional, knowledgeable, and customer oriented. Jim and Dave did an out standing job installing my Nest products. I received a call letting me know when they would arrive and they explained and answered questions at every step of the installation process. Without question, I will use Jim and his team again and will highly recommend them to others.

Amar Melige

I used SMART Automation to install four Nest IQ outdoor cameras. Their performance on the project and quality of work was certainly above my expectations. Jim took his time in planning the placement, and was extremely professional and went above and beyond to ensure that I was happy with the outcome. Two thumbs up for punctuality, professionalism, quality of work and cost of installation.

Patrick Lombardo

Great experience and expertise. I had no idea what I wanted but Jim and his team provided all the options and helped me select the best setup. He made two trips to my home to ensure everything was properly installed and working. Can't recommend enough.

Timothy Steele

Jim Yam the owner and lead for Smart Automation was highly professional. informative and involved. From taking my initial call, answering my questions about the Nest products and most importantly efficiently installing both the Nest Thermostats and Fire/Carbon Monoxide monitors/alarms. Jim has expert knowledge on the Nest products but also deep expertise on wireless networks. In my case we had a large project with 4 zone Thermostats and 8 Fire/Carbon Monoxide monitors/alarms so Jim brought an assistant to insure the installation went smoothly and quickly. I highly recommend Jim and his company Smart Automation!

Nick Longworth

I would not hesitate to call this company for future work! They informed me during the entire process as to what they were testing and installing and taught me more about other Nest products and how they can work together should I choose to install more in the future. I highly recommend SMART Automation for service and installation!

Hector Chavarria

Jim was thorough! He took the time to explain to me how the nest ecosystem worked and is very knowledgeable regarding all things nest. He was well prepared and he got the job done with the utmost quality.

Nicole RichardsImported from Nest

Smart Automation was exceptional! We have been “smart homing” little by little and just canceled our monitored alarm service ($70 per mo x 13 yrs). Jim was incredibly knowledgeable about NEST products, and thorough and thoughtful with respect to our needs and placement in our home. He installed a Thermostat, 13 Detects, multiple Protect devices, and showed us how to navigate the app. The NEST products are beautiful and smartly designed. We are thrilled and we HIGHLY recommend SmartAutomation and Jim for installation services!! Loved him and our NESTed home!

Jim from SMART Automation was exceptional! He was prompt, friendly, professional and courteous.
We purchased 20 Nest products including 3 outdoor IQ cameras which required wiring, 3 thermostats, 4 Smoke alarms, Hello Doorbell, Yale Lock, Secure Alarm System with additional Detect Sensors and IQ Indoor camera.... Jim was incredibly knowledgeable about NEST products, and thorough and thoughtful with respect to our needs and placement in our home. He installed all our Nest products and showed us how to navigate the app. Especially I’m impressed how he installed Nest Hello doorbell by adding 3 wedges to turn the angle to face it front, as our old calling bell was placed to side by the builder. Earlier one of other monitoring companies (Vivint) I tried, couldn’t fix this issue and they went back without installing doorbell. We are thrilled and we HIGHLY recommend SmartAutomation and Jim for installation services!! Loved him and our NESTed home!

Meet the Team

Something humble about us...

JimYam (Owner)

Jim has a technical background in electrical and computer engineering and has been in the Enterprise IT for the past 20 years, 15 years with Cisco.  His vision is to combine his background in IT and green energy to make our earth a better place for our future generations. Jim is person oriented and a good listener. He loves to solve any kind of technical issues you might have at your home.

David Corso (Technician)

David has a broad technical background with experience in large scale international IT operations.  He has over 18 years of experience in a wide range of technical roles including Systems Architect, Subject Matter Expert, change management, and incident management.  ITIL certified and worked in ISO Certified environment.  David is very passionate about meeting Environmentally Friendly Goals achieved through smart technologies.

Craig Gifford (Finance)

Craig has over 17 years of finance and accounting leadership, including revenue recognition, policy, budgeting and reporting. Prior to Smart Automation he held positions in hi-tech  software companies including Novell, eSecurity, Brabeion Software, VidSys,  Digital Harbor and Logi Analytics. Craig attended the University of Washington-Seattle and George Mason University.

Nonni Zulkefly (Operation)

Nonni has over 13 years of diverse professional experience in IT industry. She has extensive records in diverse roles in many stages and multi-disciplinary IT functions and practices, both “hands-on” as well as operation and administration. Nonni believes strongly in building strong customer relationships, and passionate team are the keys to success.

Camille Jao (Marketing)

Camille is excited to join Smart Automation. Currently she hosts an economic program on China’s economy. Prior to this, she held a position doing public relations at a media firm.  In the 90’s, she worked as a foreign market analyst at a Taiwanese textile company. She holds an M.B.A. degree from George Washington University.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachael (Social Media) 

Rachel majors in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering. Prior to Smart Automation, she intern for ARUP and has completed projects to help clients to achieve Green Mark Certification awarded by Building and Construction Authority for their building. She believes that the smart home system is the solution to the uprising concerns of energy deficiency and the global warming effect. Rachel believes that Smart Automation is a favorable situation for the home owners and the environment.