We recently got a new car and were really surprised by some of the features. Such as, the ability to open a car garage door (if we had one, we live in a city) and turn the lights on in the house from pushing a button on our rear view mirror. We were really blown away by that (still have yet to figure out how), but now we're even more blown away by the prospect of doing that from our iPhone.
The Savant Home Automation Systems streamlines common systems into one. The idea of being able to control almost everything in your home from one central location blows our mind &mdash and we're certainly interested.
Think about it, the idea of being able to control lighting, security, A/V, Internet, and even sprinklers from one location, with just a push of a few buttons is a little mind blowing. We can't tell you how many times we've lazily made our way up the stairs because we realized we forgot to turn the bathroom light off. Or, even worse, we've left the house for a weekend and forgot to turn the air conditioning down.
Savant is the first Apple-based control and automation system. Savant unifies all of your whole house audio and video, lighting control systems, security, climate, communications, internet and ancillary services into one system. Due to the fact that it's Apple-based, you could roll home from work and deactivate the home security from your iPhone, and turn on the lights &mdash before you even walk in the door. You could also control climate, media and and on-screen displays in your home &mdash from your iPhone (with the Rosie 4 Automation App), just as Joelle previewed awhile ago at the Savant Showroom in NYC.
There are several options for how you control the functions in your home. There are small touch screens that are counter top based, wall mounted or even set into a table. Savant offers a pretty cool feature that allows you to control functions in a room from a photo. Savant would have your home professional photographed and from the touch screen control system, you could turn off a light just by touching the light in the photo.
[via Cool Hunting]