What Home Automation Company is the Right Fit for You?
Comparing Some of the Leading Companies in the Industry
Like you would for any major purchase, you want to make sure you’re making an educated decision when installing home automation system. One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is figuring out which home automation company is the right fit. This can come down to the type of technology you want to include in your New York home, how big your project is, and how you want to control it. In this blog, we’ll go over three companies we like to work with: Crestron, Savant Systems, and RTI.
In the home automation world, no one has a greater pedigree than Crestron. The home automation company has been around since 1969 when it began producing wireless remotes and has since expanded to the commercial and residential automation spaces. It has the most comprehensive solutions out of all the companies featured in this blog with hardware that can handle lighting, security, audio and video distribution without having to deal with third-party manufacturers. Its open-ended software gives your integrator the necessary leeway to create truly custom systems.
Crestron’s Digital Media offers the best in video distribution technology. The system –and its software—is designed with 4K Ultra HD resolution and streaming services in mind so you can create entertainment centers that are built for the long run.
Founded in 2005, Savant Systems rose to prominence in part because of its partnership with Apple. Offering full control through tablets and smartphones, they tapped into a growing demographic that was increasingly reliant on its smart devices. From the start, Savant has considered itself more a software company than anything else. Their systems are compatible with most major manufacturers. We can work with you to see if your favorite technology solutions can be incorporated into a Savant System.
Best Features: The company offers a great introduction to the smart home world. It’s remote and smart host system lets you take control of any room at the touch of a button. You can manage your lights and all your favorite entertainment through its remote’s elegant touchscreen or via voice control.
Initially known for its universal remotes, RTI has evolved into a full home automation company. It also manages entertainment-centered systems through its Pro Control brand. If you don’t want to branch out from traditional remotes when managing your smart home, RTI is a great option. They offer the greatest variety of handheld remotes and are the most reasonably-priced out of the three companies. Like Savant, they are more dependent on third-party hardware than Crestron.
Best Features: Its award-winning mobile app, RTIPanel, has a fully customizable graphical interface. It’s easy to upgrade devices and make any changes to the app in the future to prioritize your favorite features. The one drawback is that you have to buy a license every time you want to download the app.
Are you interested in bringing smart technology into your home? Contact House Systems to find out which company would work best.