This trendy house on the outskirts of London had been recently purchased by a young, enthusiastic family who were looking at updating and adding to the current technology in their home. The family contacted IntelliCasa, who had rewired the house for the previous owners 11 years beforehand. The original installation back in 2004 consisted of electrical, music, heating and cooling systems.
This modern home in Barnet, was designed with RGB technology at its heart and the new homeowners were drawn to the property because of this. Keen to add newer and more advanced features though, IntelliCasa, the home automation specialists, visited the homeowners after they got in touch to arrange some upgrades to their 10 year old technology. Initially the family were looking at adding Sonos to additional rooms in their home and were keen to have a multi-room audio system. However, after learning about Savant’s seamless integration with Sonos along with the capacity to control almost all other technology in the house, the couple were inspired to take this project further and extremely eager to learn more.
When visiting another one of IntelliCasa’s Savant installations, the technology enthusiast homeowners were ‘wowed’ by Savant and convinced that this was exactly what they wanted in their home. The similarities to iOS was one of the key attractions for this couple because of the ease of use for not only themselves but for visitors. As well as the sleek user interface and the ability to personalise to their own individual preferences, the thought of having one single interface to not only control their Sonos music but also to control their Lutron lighting, Heatmiser heating, Coolmiser cooling and entertainment (including DAB Radio, Sky box’s, Apple TVs and Samsung TVs) was eye opening.
The homeowners looked into several control systems but they saw no competition with Savant. Previously they had been put off by other control systems as they thought the interface was complicated and unattractive. The Savant Smart System controls the TV Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Lounge, Office/Gym area and was built from start to finish around this family’s lifestyle; the family now have their own personalised scenes, the Mother has her own ‘Good Night’ scene which dims the light and plays soft music in the nursery for her two month old baby. The Father has his ‘Sports Evening’ which turns off the main lights, simultaneously turning on the subtle spotlights, awakens the TV, automatically choosing the sky sports channel, ready for the football to start. Even their 2.5 years old daughter, has her own scene on the app. At the simple touch of ‘Breakfast’ in the morning, she now expects her CBEEBIES channel on in the kitchen before she gets downstairs, the light in her bedroom off as she leaves her room and the step light turn on as she approaches the hallway.
To ensure easy access at all times and convenience for the whole family, IntelliCasa mounted 1x iPad Mini into each of the main zones, as well as the family having the app on their hand held tablets, mobile phones and soon to be apple watches changing the way they enjoy their home. Since the installation, the couple are eager to expand the scope of their Savant home to include CCTV cameras and automated blinds. They see their system as always evolving and love that this is possible with Savant PRO. Not only are the couple are increasing their products controlled but they are also planning on getting the sleek new Savant Remote (once released) to be added to the TV room. This is just the start of a beautiful Savant relationship for this family!
Kit List (Supplied by Savant Europe)
1x Savant Smart Host (SS-HST-SMRTD-7)
3x in Wall Docking Stations (SS-ICC-IP0L)
3x Savant Controllers (SS-SSC-0012) 1x Savant Single Source Music Server SMS (SS-SMS-001A)