“It was a 10-year-old pre-wire we had to update to work with current technology,” Justin added. “We had to find different pieces and parts to work together. It was a lot of backward engineering of what was already here and finding out how to make it all work in 2015.”
“We also salvaged what wires we could, and added what we needed,” Justin told us. “We kept a lot of the hardwiring and TV locations, and made them work with the new system. We wanted to be conscious of the fact that, when the family bought this house, they paid an elevated price because of the home automation system that was in it. Knowing they invested a lot of money there, and investing even more with us for a new system, we wanted to be efficient and make what they had work with the Savant system.”
In all, Magnolia gave the family control of some of the home’s window blinds, all the electronics, and are currently adding Lutron lighting control.
Now, with Savant, not only does the family have a home automation system that can properly control their home’s electronics, but a much easier system to use as well. Savant also allows for easy upgrades. Where the old system became unusable if they changed out certain components, with Savant’s software based programs, changing out a component simply requires a software upgrade. It’s that easy.