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All about LiveSmart Technologies

About LiveSmart Technologies

Security and Home Automation Systems for California

Residential & Commercial Sales/Service/Support. We help you live simpler, safer and smarter.

LiveSmart Technologies was founded by Gary Russell, a systems engineer and program manager executive with 40 years of experience developing solutions to complex technological challenges. Such is the case with modern home automation and its multiple protocols, brands and software.

The multitude of DIY (Do It Yourself) packages in the marketplace today is daunting for most buyers, leaving the majority of home and business owners overwhelmed and underserved.

The LiveSmart solution is the product of Gary’s effort to create a simple, yet feature-rich, home automation system. He wanted a solution robust enough that it could respond to any number of environmental and user triggers, but so easy to use that the least tech-savvy among us could enjoy the benefits.

That system is now a reality.
Our local installers provide home and business owners complete installation services for a comprehensive suite of automation hardware, including Remote Climate Control, Security Video Monitoring, Automatic Lock Control, Sensor Monitoring, and more. LiveSmart builds its leading-edge technology solutions using the universal Z-wave home control protocol, ensuring its clients a standard of support and flexibility unavailable to DIY automation units.

Ongoing Support
We also stay with you after the system is in your home or business providing service and support as you need it. The “MyLiveSmart” customer portal provides at-a-glance health on your system and all the info you need to keep your systems running in top condition.

Membership and Certification

Why choose LiveSmart


Each individual’s needs are different. We go beyond just a standard offering to create a custom solution that meets your needs. We tailor each installation to our clients’ exact specifications, allowing for all automation requirements. Start small and add more capability later, as desired.


The LiveSmart Technologies solution is the easiest way to automate your home or business to better control energy costs, improve your personal security and save money. We handle everything including installation of custom hardware and an easy-to-use mobile app. You’ll be up and running quickly with our “no hassle” guarantee.


The greatest automation or security solution won’t help if you can’t afford it. Automation and monitoring do not have to be expensive — even when customized for your specific needs. LiveSmart Technologies creates solutions to meet nearly every budget. PLUS, there are no expensive monthly contracts or hidden fees. And consultations and estimates are free.

Local and Friendly

We are local to the Plumas and Sierra Counties community and easily available to you. You call a local number for consultation and support and get a real person without waiting on hold and pressing different numbers. Saves you time and frustration. That’s what neighbors are for.

Technology Experts

When you hire LiveSmart Technologies, you are hiring a team of experienced engineers, technology experts and technicians. Our CEO and Founder Gary Russell has over 40 years in creating technology solutions for business and consumers. We not only know what works, we know why it works and how it all integrates together. This helps you get what you need faster and with less hassle and a lower cost.


We tell the truth…period. We are not in this to “get in and get out”. We want a longer-term relationship with our customers and know we have to earn that. We understand there will be technological challenges and we communicate those to you honestly and transparently. We are your trusted advisor and partner. You won’t get a run-around from LiveSmart.


We test everything we offer in our labs before we sell it to you. We want to make sure it operates properly and works well for you. And when we install your LiveSmart system we take great care to leave your premises as we found them. Our installers are top notch and treat your home as if it were their own. We pride ourselves on a job well done and want to ensure you are satisfied.


If we promise you something, you will get it. We will call you when we say, show up when we say and follow up when we say. It’s the right way to do business and you deserve that.


We take the time to answer your questions and take great pride in being upfront and timely with our responses to complaints and concerns. We honestly want you to love your system and brag about it… and enjoy your experience with LiveSmart, from first call to last.