Savant has just launched a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business model. Savant’s base subscription, Savant Essentials, provides access to the “latest smart home features and advanced integrations, plus enhanced support and serviceability with the Savant Home Back-Up & Restore feature.” This fall, Savant is adding value to its subscription model by introducing new features such as management tools for owners, software intercom service, enhanced private voice control and smart networking.
The Savant Home Back-Up & Restore feature is part of a Savant Essentials Smart Home subscription and leverages a secure cloud-based capability to store key smart home settings and parameters so vital customer customization features can be effortlessly restored when the hardware is updated. This feature is the first of its kind for the smart home and provides great peace of mind for homeowners.
Savant Home Manager offers the first web UI smart home dashboard designed for the Savant homeowner. With Savant Home Manager, homeowners now have access to key system status visibility, online user management capabilities, quick view camera recordings, active cloud integration status and access product tutorial and frequently asked questions.
Savant Home Manager is “designed to help integrators educate new Savant owners on their system’s capabilities, as well as provide advanced system visibility and management tools.”
The Savant intercom service provides room-to-room communication throughout your home without the need for dedicated intercom server hardware. The Savant Intercom service can be added to any Savant smart home with a Savant Essentials subscription and is fully customizable to each customer’s needs, including features such as user-configurable talkgroups, call alerts via push notifications and optional page-all functionality on the distributed home audio system.
Savant Secure Voice offers “offline natural language processing of voice commands, with activation via hands-free microphones in the room as well as push-to-talk capability on the Savant Pro Remote X2. Push-to-talk requires the user to press and hold the voice button on the Pro Remote X2 for active listening to occur. Enhanced voice control can be added to any Savant smart home with a Savant Essentials subscription to activate/control Savant scenes, services, favorite channels, volume and individual lighting loads.
Savant Network AI is delivered in partnership with Juniper Networks and is designed to provide custom integrators with access to industry-leading, enterprise-grade networking solutions that are easy to design, deploy, and troubleshoot. Features consist of zero-touch provisioning, including automated Savant device discovery and dynamic port configuration, network optimization using advanced learning algorithms, and machine learning analysis of user experience to correlate issues and automatically detect the root cause. Savant Network AI requires a scalable subscription determined by network size.