Though the Savant brand name is usually associated with providing home automation services for the wealthiest of the wealthy, they have recently produced products that can help the mid-range market get automated as well. Foremost among these is the Savant Remote.
The Savant Remote is the latest word in home automation, a single stylish remote control that can be used to control almost anything in your home. The remote comes packaged with a bridge system that can be used to link all the electrical systems in a given area together. Here are some things you can do with it.
The Savant Remote itself is a rather unassuming piece of hardware. It is made of black plastic and has a pleasing aerodynamic shape. Many familiar buttons can be found on the face of the remote, including “play,” “stop,” and “pause” controls. These buttons can be linked to appliances such as TVs and stereos, but also to other household items such as the lights, keyless door locks, and even smart appliances for the kitchen. Secondary controls on the remote allow users to toggle between the things they want to control.
Automated systems that are linked to the Savant Remote can then be linked together by the creation of scenes. Scenes are automation networks that are designed to work together seamlessly. For example, you might set a scene for your upcoming dinner party in which the lights are dimmed slightly to create atmosphere, some soft music plays from the stereo, and the oven maintains a low temperature to keep dessert warm. You could set a second scene for watching movies, in which the remote is programmed to automatically lower the lights and switch on the home theater system.
The Savant Remote is not cheap. As of late 2015, the system retailed for around $500. This is a fairly steep price tag for a new gadget, but one that consumers ultimately will find to be a good value. Despite its hefty price, Savant does save time and effort around the house. Proper programming of lights and appliances that consume a lot of electricity can even save money in the long run. When used correctly, the Savant Remote can be an investment in the future of your home.
Home automation may well be the future of technology. If you want to be one of the early adopters of home automation, why not do it right with a quality Savant Remote.