Smart Homes By Mario Castillo Electric

Nov 01, 2020 | Electrical Rewire, Residential Electric, Smart Home

We’ve re-wired your home or updated the panel, so it’s now equipped to handle the 21st century. What’s next? Make life easier with an automated smart house! We focus on 4 areas: Security, Temperature, Lights and Transportation. Pick and choose what makes sense for your lifestyle! And with our financing options, you can make monthly payments on your smart home project.


A smart home uses smart appliances that can all be controlled with your voice or an app. It makes everyday tasks easier and offers peace of mind to the busy homeowner. Whether you’re a busy parent juggling kids and activities, an adventurer that spends more time outside of the house than in it, or maybe just someone trying to find that work/life balance, the features of a smart home can make your daily life easier.


Whether you live alone or with your family, you can rest easy knowing your home is secure. Using the Nest or Ring systems, Mario Castillo Electric can install alarms, cameras, and video doorbells so you can monitor and keep your home safe. What can you do with a Smart Home Security System?

  • Secure you home from anywhere. Already in bed? Just tell Alexa to secure the home. Out for drinks and can’t remember if you set the alarm? There’s an app for that.
  • Answer the front door. Even if you’re not at home. Someone ringing the front door? Tap into your doorbell camera on the app to see who’s stopping by. Not home? Tell the FedEx guy to leave the package with your neighbor!
  • Unlock your doors from anywhere.
  • AirBnB just got a whole lot easier with custom configuration and security codes that can be set to expire.

Most features of the Smart Home Security Systems can be controlled by the app on your phone or using your voice. The systems are compatible with Alexa, Siri, Google and Bixby. Whether you’re at home or away, you homes security is available at your fingertips.


Smart Thermostats are a luxury you didn’t know you needed! Do you wake up in the middle of the night hot or cold? Just tell Alexa to adjust the temperature - and never leave your bed! Want to make sure your home’s temperature is just right when you get home? Adjust the settings from your phone! Gone for a weekend and can’t remember if you adjusted your thermostat? Just open that Nest app and see! You have complete control over the comfort of your home 24/7.


There are so many things we can do with Smart Lights we’re not sure it can all fit into a blog post! Smart Lights can be controlled with your voice, an app, or Smart Switches! That’s right, we can install a smart switch that will allow you to customize different settings for each room. For example, in the living room, you might have a switch for “Movies”, “Entertaining”, and “Conversation”. The customization options set the brightness of the lights and which lamps to turn on and off.

The customization settings can be voice activated too! This is perfect if you walk into a room with your hands full of laundry, groceries, children, etc. Simply tell Alexa, Siri or Google to turn the lights on for you.

You might also have an “away” setting to help with security! If you’re getting home later than expected, just select the “away” setting from your app on your phone and turn on the lights in the home that make it appear like you’re there!

We can also install Smart Night Lights that are great for illuminating stairs or narrow walkways that might be troublesome in the dark.

We use Insteon and Lutron for your Smart Lighting installs so you can control, monitor, and automate your lights from anywhere.


California has announced that by 2035 all new car purchases will be electric. We can set you up with a home charging station! We offer several brands to fit any model of electric vehicle. Read about rebates and options here!


The Smart Home capabilities don’t stop there! With the right smart appliances your whole home can be connected.

  • You can be downstairs watching your favorite Netflix show and your TV will tell you your washer has completed the cycle.
  • Maybe you’re watching the game but it’s time to start dinner - just tell your TV to send your show to the screen in your kitchen!
  • Lose the cube and install outlets with USB ports built right in!
  • You can even play music in any room of your home with a simple command or touch of a button or flick of a switch.
  • The benefits of a Smart Home are sure to make you smile. Ready to bring your home into the 21st century? Give us a call or contact us via our website and let's talk!
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