In early January, we wrote a blog post titled “Is 2014 the Year for Mainstream Home Automation”. If you haven’t had a chance to read that post, you can do so here.
When we wrote that post, little did we know that one of our major partners, Savant Systems, would be introducing their new “Smart” series of processors and controllers within weeks of that publication! We were extremely happy when we learned of this announcement. Having established a leadership position in the luxury smart home segment with the Pro Series, Savant now brings the same breakthrough software-based solution to a broader market with the introduction of the Smart Series.
The “Smart Series” products provide the first complete connected home solution supporting safety, entertainment, comfort and lighting control, utilizing the brand’s award-winning technology to bring the Savant experience to a broader audience. Complete packages start at $1,599 MSRP. When deployed over multiple rooms, this brings the cost of a Savant solution as low as $1K per room.
Savant leverages existing Wi-Fi home networks as the center of the smart home, enabling monitoring of security systems, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, security cameras, thermostats and complete management of media and entertainment equipment, all from a single intuitive app. Savant provides homeowners seamless, simple and reliable management of “the internet of things” while at home or remotely, all easily controlled via leading portable devices including iOS and Android™.
We’ve been running the new Savant Smart Host in our office for a while and it performs exactly as we would expect it to—-high performance, highly reliable and very easy to use.