Frequently Asked Questions
What is home automation?
Instead of having separate systems throughout your home, they all work together to improve your day to day life. One app, remote, or wall station controls all systems in your home. Leaving on vacation? An “Away” scene turns off all lights and TVs, arms the security system, and shuts off the water. Movie night? Lights dim, shades drop, BluRay comes on. Read more here.
What are the benefits of a smart home?
The most prominent benefit is energy savings. By automating high-energy systems in your home like Climate, Lighting, and A/V, you can limit the amount of accidental loss from systems being inefficient or left on. Peace of mind is also top of the list thanks to Life and Water Safety systems like automated water shut-off valves and smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Can I add systems to my existing home?
Of course! With wireless products from brands like Sonos and Lutron, there are solutions to fit any remodel or retrofit situation.
Is a home automation system complicated to use?
Although it might seem so, it’s very easy! Savant has a user-friendly interface that is intuitive enough for anyone to use. Don’t believe us? Check out the demo videos in our YouTube Page.
Are my connected devices secure?
Your devices are only as secure as the Network they’re on. Ensuring your network has the appropriate encryption, and establishing multiple user profiles is a great place to start. Still worried? Consider utilizing more hard-wired devices to add an additional layer of protection.
What happens when the power goes out?
When possible, systems within the home have manual overrides regardless of power or internet connection. Even in a traditional home, the only true solution to a power outage is a generator or battery back-up from solar panels. SAVANT Power is a great example of a residential energy management system.
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