Savant offered a blend of in-person and virtual options for its 2022 integrator summit. The event included an in-person conference for Ambassador-level dealers and a virtual event for integrators worldwide.
Integrators at both events heard from Savant CEO Bob Madonna as he reviewed the state of the smart home and smart power industries. This was followed by Savant team members detailing the company’s near-term product roadmap, future priorities, and innovative technology highlights including business and software tools designed for integrators.
At the San Diego Ambassador Summit, the company was able to recognize winners of Savant’s annual integrator awards, showcase more than 20 live technology demonstrations — including innovations in key categories — and devote time to gathering critical integrator insights and feedback to best address a rapidly changing smart home business landscape.
Savant also announced new partnerships across both the smart home and smart energy marketplaces. Additions to Savant’s Recommended Partners Program include premium audio and video manufacturers Sony, Mark Levinson, and Megapixel.
Savant bolstered its smart energy offering to include energy manufacturers Sol-Ark, HomeGrid, powered by Litheon, and Schumacher Electric, a leader in automotive power conversion and battery products. Additionally, Savant highlighted the upcoming Black Nova integration announced at ISE 2022, and demonstrated Network AI solutions, powered by Juniper.
The company also revealed their new Home Manager, a web dashboard designed to enhance the handoff process between the integrator and the homeowner. Integrators can direct homeowners to helpful tutorials, new user set-up and permission tools, and an all-new camera clip recording viewer.
As well, the company continued to add value to its smart home subscription model, called Savant Essentials, announcing new features including a software-driven intercom solution that requires nothing more than an active subscription for a state-of-the-art in-home communication experience.
At the conference, Savant announced key price decreases on core audio, lighting, and energy solutions. With a strong supply chain as a value-add for integrators, Savant is committed to passing on pricing decreases in key categories, increasing smart home adoption to a widening consumer base.
Last, the company introduced to integrators nationwide a new 7-month financing option for all inverter and battery storage packages. Packages range from 7kW/11kWh to 72kW/384kWh, scalable from 200 to 800 AMP Service.