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Smart Home Automation Should Be Easy

3 Ways Savant Makes Home Control Simple

Smart Home Automation Should Be Easy

Our home automation partner Savant has made a name for itself in smart home automation by creating systems that are at once very powerful but also very intuitive to use.  Of course, what one person might consider easy to use can be another person’s nightmare.  Just ask a Microsoft Windows fan versus an Apple MacIntosh fan. 

Speaking of Apple, while not associated with the company Savant has been known as Apple-centric.  It was the first home automation company to launch an app on the iPhone; the user interface has a similar look and feel to Apple’s, and it uses powerful Apple Mac hardware in their Pro controllers.

People who like the ease, elegance, and intuitiveness of Apple products like the iPhone tend to like the similar polish of the Savant system.  What makes something intuitive and easy to use?  When it comes to software, and home automation, it’s the little details in design, flow, and navigation that count. 

Let’s take a closer look at some features that makes Savant smart home automation easy to live with in your Dallas home.

TAGS: Home Automation System | Savant | Smart Home | Smart Lighting

Tired of Your Tangles of Tech?

Three Reasons To Consider a Home Audio Video System

Tired of Your Tangles of Tech?

If you have a large home in Dallas, you may have acquired a large variety of AV entertainment equipment over time. Perhaps there are cable boxes in the family room and master bedroom. There is a Roku streamer in the kids’ playroom. There is a Sony smart TV mounted in your kitchen, and a Samsung Smart TV in your master bedroom (for Netflix and streaming). There’s an Apple TV in the media room for music and movie rentals. Each one of these has its own remote, interface, setup, and wired or wireless internet connection.

If you’re lucky, your home has built-ins that help hide the tangle of wires and all those boxes. But sometimes those cabinets weren’t designed for today’s flat-panel TVs, or don’t have adequate ventilation for audio equipment and cable boxes that can get hot with extended use.

Enjoying your audio and video entertainment shouldn’t be work. What if you had one intuitive interface to get to all your entertainment sources, in the same way, in every room? What if you could do it with one remote control, and not five? If you are thinking this sounds good, you might be ready for a home audio video system.

Just read on to learn more.

TAGS: Audio Video Distribution | home automation system | Savant | smart home

Is Your Network Ready For the Smart Home?

3 Reasons Why You May Need a Network Upgrade

Is Your Network Ready For the Smart Home?

Do you know how many devices you have connected to your home network?  Chances are you don’t think about it too often unless a problem occurs.

Start with computers and laptops; those are obvious ones that connect to the internet.  Of course, your smartphones and tablets connect too.

Do you have smart TVs?  Most of the TVs from the past five years are smart, and they connect to your network.  Do you have streaming devices like an Apple TV or a Roku?  Yes, those too.

Now to those, we can add other smart devices.  Most of these have a hub that connects to your router and the Internet.

TAGS: 4K streaming | Home Network Security | Smart Home | Wireless Networking

Home Automation That Listens to You

Take Control of Your House with Savant and Alexa

Home Automation That Listens to You

Home automation technology continues to march onward.  Our homes are getting smarter all the time.  There are smart lights, appliances, thermostats, cameras, TVs, motorized shades, and speakers available these days.

While you can have one or all of these smart things in your home, it’s even smarter to control them all with a unified home automation system that makes them all work well together, to automate your routines and save time for the things that matter most to you.

If you are familiar with Amazon Alexa, you know it is a line of smart speakers.  Besides telling you sports scores, playing music on demand, and making a very convenient voice-controlled kitchen timer - it also makes a great way to control other smart devices in your home.

How do you do that?  Pair Alexa with a Savant home automation system.  Alexa can be your “voice butler” that tells your Savant system what to do.  Read on to learn about some of the things this dynamic duo can do in your Dallas home.

TAGS: Amazon Alexa | Home Automation System | Savant | Smart Home

 

 

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