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.

Nest Reviews

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!

Raja Reddy

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!

Nicole Richards

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!

Breena Banks

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.

Josh Bullis

Very professional, responsive and knowledgable. I would be happy to work with this installer again and will definitely recommend this installer to anyone that needs Nest devices installed.

Valerie Sheckler

Smart Automation did a phenomenal job installing our smart devices. The Smart Automation team made two (2) trips to our home to ensure that all of the items were fully integrated. We will use their services in the future. I highly recommend that you use their services.

Ashburn Home

I would highly recommend this company! The owner is very knowledgeable about the products they sell and made great recommendations for my security automation needs. His prices are great and the workmanship is unmatched!

Janice Robinson

Jim and Kelvin were a breath of fresh air with their professionalism! Jim made suggestions that I did not think of and was very knowledgeable of the Nest products I had him install. Prices were very reasonable and better than other quotes that I had received! If you want good quality professionalism with a side of quirkiness, Smart Automation is the way to go.

Stacey Muscarella

They did an outstanding job for us. They walked me thru all the options and did a great job installing the cameras and thermostats for us. I would highly recommend them.

JD Kathuria

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.

Hector Chavarria

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!

Nick Longworth

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!

Timothy Steele

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.