Contracts & pricing
Savant, one of the biggest players in the home automation industry, sells and shows its products through local dealers. In our conversation with one of its certified dealers, he explained how Savant's pricing reflects each customer's needs. With no monthly fees or contracts, its primary cost is upfront consultation, equipment, and installation.
Savant is a great fit for consumers with a mid to high-level budget. An average smart home theater starts at about $5,000 and ranges up to $20,000, based on equipment, programming, and more.
Users prefer Savant's app and interface to many others, favoring its sleek, stylish look and functionality. Customization is the name of the game for Savant, offering various hubs, control keypads, or touchscreen control centers to match the best tech with each consumer's unique needs. As of March 2020, the Savant Pro App has a 3.4-star iOS rating and a 2.8-star Android rating, with users citing slow app response and installation bugs as their primary concerns.
Savant runs largely on Apple tech but also pairs with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It's highly compatible with a variety of devices but does favor Apple. Because Savant relies on licensed, local dealers to distribute, service, and install its equipment, customer service and experience vary. However, there should be several local options so customers can select the dealer with the best local reviews.