5 Convenient Ways to Control Your Home Automation System
From Apps and Remotes to Voice Control, Each Is Designed with You in Mind
Homeowners in Cumberland County, ME and beyond are increasingly outfitting their properties with smart technology for the convenience, security, and luxury it adds to their lifestyles. If you haven’t yet invested in a home automation system, chances are you’ve at least thought about it and are doing your research to decide if it’s a good fit for you and your family.
As an experienced Savant dealer, we could go on about the benefits of home automation, but we’ll focus on one standout feature in this blog: A home automation system offers personalized control from a wide range of devices that are each designed with you in mind. Below, we’ll explore all the ways you can control your Savant home to help you decide which option or options are best for you.
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iOS or Android Smartphone
With the Savant Pro app for iOS and Android devices, you can control your entire home from the palm of your hand whether you’re sitting on the couch or vacationing on the other side of the world. Gain quick access to at-a-glance views of every room in your home and make quick changes to your lights, locks, thermostats, shades, and surveillance in just a tap. The Savant Pro app lets you keep an eye on things from virtually anywhere; all you need is an internet connection to keep your home within reach.
With the Savant Pro app, use personalized scenes to jumpstart your mornings, evening, parties, and more. For example, tap your “Good Morning” scene to brighten the bedroom lights, open the shades, and stream an energizing playlist for the perfect start to your day.
Controlling your home from your smartphone offers you limitless possibilities. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you always have quick access to your home.
In-wall touchscreens are perfect for high-traffic areas of your home where you’ll need quick access to certain smart home functions. Consider an in-wall touchscreen in your main entryway, for example. As you’re leaving or arriving home, you don’t have to grab your phone out of your pocket or purse and open an app to arm your alarm or turn out the lights. Just tap the touchscreen available to you right by the front door!
Savant high-resolution touchscreens come in both 5” and 8” sizes and are compatible with new or retrofit installations. Choose a landscape or portrait mount and select from a black or white bezel to match your interior design.
Not everyone prefers a mobile controller or even a touch panel, which is where hard-button keypads become the best solution. Savant Metro wireless keypads replace traditional light switches on your walls and offer quick access to lighting, music, shades, and more within your smart home.
Perfect for a retrofit project, the Savant Metro keypads come in white or light almond to blend in with most walls around your property. Each keypad incorporates a push-button rotary dial as well as four additional buttons that can control functions such as lighting, audio, video, shades, and more. The choice is up to you.
Many times a tabletop remote in your living room or home theater is the most convenient way to control your home when you’re relaxing on the couch. With the Savant Pro remote, you can control your audio, video, lighting, climate, and even recall scenes and favorite TV channels using the built-in voice control.
The Savant Pro remote works with top brands like Apple and Sony as well as integrates with the rest of your smart home. Use the touchscreen interface at the top of the remote to select your most-watched channels, which Savant will personally prioritize for you. The elegantly tapered, touchscreen/hard-button hybrid remote from Savant is intuitive and easy to use for anyone in your family.
Though voice control is already built into the Savant Pro remote, you can also control your entire Savant home with any Amazon Alexa device. Enjoy hands-free control from anywhere in your home where there’s an Amazon Echo, for instance, and command your lights, shades, music, temperature, and even whole-home scenes.
It’s as easy as downloading the Amazon Alexa app onto your computer or mobile device, enabling Savant Skill inside the app, linking the Alexa Savant Skill to your Savant account, and discovering your supporting smart home devices. Our team is always prepared to assist you if you need help syncing your voice control devices to your smart home.
Savant also integrates with Google Assistant, and the configuration is just as simple. If Google is more your speed, we can integrate your Google voice control devices with your home automation system, too. That’s the power of personalization with Savant.
If you’re still deciding on investing in home automation, contact our team today to learn more about how Savant adds ultimate convenience, security, and luxury to your Maine home. If Savant has won you over and you’re ready to take the next step, call us at (207) 985-9770 to schedule a free consultation! We look forward to assisting you.