Let Savant Home Automation Reduce  Everyday Stress

Let Savant Home Automation Reduce Everyday Stress

Let Smart Technology Sweat the Routines While You Juggle Work, School, and Entertainment With social distancing and restrictions an unfortunate reality of current life for some time, stress is on the rise. Home has always been many things, but now home is the center for work, school, and entertainment as outside options are curtailed. With the whole family in the house – including perhaps your college-age child unexpectedly back home –  life at home is busier and needs to balance multiple priorities for everyone at the same time. With all that is going on, why not let smart technology take a bit of the load off? Here are some tips on how a Savant home automation system can sweat the small stuff in your Chicago, IL home while you focus on more important things. SEE ALSO: Savant Home Automation: Power at Your Fingertips   Harness the Power of Light Light has a profound effect on our bodies, mood, and energy levels. With everyone at home juggling multiple tasks simultaneously, the right light is essential for different activities. Proper task lighting is critical to maintain focus and reduce fatigue. With lots of time spent indoors, using natural light effectively also helps mood and natural rhythms. Motorized shading and window treatments are incredibly convenient; they help manage natural light streaming into the house in different areas. You can control them to let in just the right amount of sunlight, letting just enough of the outside in while minimizing glare and heat buildup. The best part is that one touch on a wall keypad or touchscreen can set all the windows up just...
Savant Home Automation: Power at Your Fingertips

Savant Home Automation: Power at Your Fingertips

Can You Control Your Home with an App? With a Savant System, the Answer is Yes Imagine this scene: you’re reading an enticing new book a colleague recommended. You’ve just reached the chapter that could have a huge impact on your business, and a glare from the Gold Coast sun hits your eye. You could get up from your seat and fix the problem, breaking your concentration. Or, you could use an app on your phone that accesses your Savant home automation to adjust your motorized shades, set your lights to the perfect reading level, and get back to the latest insights before you know it. In the second scenario, the controls to managing your home are right at your fingertips, saving you valuable time and energy. Keep reading to learn more about how the Savant home automation system and app combine to make your life easier and more efficient. See Also: Which Home Automation System is Right for Me?   Control  It’s no secret that Savant provides total control of your home. The app is a means of providing more personalized and convenient control of your system. You can view your home’s technology systems at a glance on your phone and make an adjustment with a single touch. Rather than getting up to adjust your system from the in-wall panel, or manually adjusting each product, simply use the app to manage any aspect of it at your convenience. Is there a glare on your TV screen? Just lower your motorized shades with your phone or tablet. Set up scenes for your home, such as “Away” or “Relax” to...
Which Home Automation System Is Right for Me?

Which Home Automation System Is Right for Me?

Your Guide to Navigating the Options for Smart Home Control When looking to upgrade your house with smart home automation, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the many options. Should you get lighting control? Do you need surveillance cameras? Do you start with one area of the property or do every room at once? We’re here to answer all of your questions and help you feel confident in your decision to enhance your home with smart technology. By far the question we hear most often is “which control brand should we pick?” The short answer is that the right automation system for your Hinsdale, Illinois home depends entirely on your needs and preferences. And here at Barrett’s, we’re ready to design a system based on whichever control platform you prefer. That said, it’s always great to understand the different options. In this blog, we will break down the main features of Control4, Crestron, and Savant home automation systems. Read on to learn about each option. See Also: Must-Have Smart Home Technology for Luxury Homes in 2018   Savant Home Automation Think of Savant as the Apple of smart home control systems. Savant emphasizes the user experience and aesthetic, making it a good brand for those who are looking for simplicity and ease of use. While all of these control brands support the use of “scenes,” (saved settings for lighting, audio, climate, etc. for different activities throughout the day), Savant places a big focus on them. The idea is that Savant is there throughout the day, making life easier for you. Savant makes it super easy for homeowners...