TI Catches Up With: Savant
The Smart Host. The all-new Smart Host is the newest hub in Savant's Smart Series home control and automation product line. It combines the functionality of a host and controller in a single unit, and enables control over a home's lighting, climate, entertainment, and security in up to twelve rooms. An additional software license can be added to open this up to twenty rooms. With a compact form factor for easy installation, enhanced performance for faster load times, and an MSRP of just $999, the Smart Host provides a premium automation experience at the most affordable entry point yet to a Savant system.
Using the same technology as its award-winning predecessor, the all-new Smart Host connects systems from lighting, shades, and climate to entertainment and security by leveraging existing home Wi-Fi networks—therefore allowing the Savant experience to be delivered to a broader population of homeowners.
We also recently introduced our Metropolitan wireless lighting line, which consists of switches, dimmers, fan controllers, and multi-functional keypads that offer both dimming and digital volume control. Its elegant design is compatible with industry-standard faceplates and features a modern look perfectly suited for discriminating designers and homeowners. Metropolitan's adaptive design also enables the products to work automatically with almost any lighting set-up, which leads to a smoother installation experience.
What makes your product offering unique?
Savant is focused on providing the homeowner with the best experience possible and with providing Integrators with the tools and products necessary to quickly and easily make that a reality.
What is the biggest challenge your customers currently face?
For our end users, many continue to come to Savant after having a poor smart home experience with another manufacturer or system that was too complicated and didn’t meet their expectations. Showing them the ability to easily capture a scene without needing to do any programming or call an installer, then recall it later with a single button press or on a schedule or receive secure notifications about their home can make a persons home far more appealing and comfortable.