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We have quite a number of fans to iconic.systems.  I have had clients moving from other states comment about dealing with us was so easy compared to the pain points they had with past experiences.  We have had other clients ask if we would go to another state to help them.  Having a local company is important and having someone who can provide the type of system and experience is key to satisfaction.  But technology is constantly changing, products are updated or obsoleted, and services come and go.  Nest thermostats said they would never integrate with other systems and that was backed by their CEO at the time stating this in a keynote speech at CEDIA Expo (the largest single industry event).  The following year they said they would integrate with any other systems with an open API.  Then the year after that, they started removing integrations again and breaking code that made them communicate to outside systems.  So if massive companies like Nest, owned by Google, change their direction so many times in such a short period; then imagine how difficult it is for smaller manufacturers and especially integrators to keep up with the ever changing landscape of technology.  But I digress.  We take over quite a number of projects that were installed by others, especially when it comes to Savant based systems.  So we see the work that many others do, even if we are not really competing with them on a daily basis.  We know what we do well and, of course, we think we do those things the best.  But we are not the right fit for everyone and truth be told, not every potential client is the right fit for us.  We specialize in clients who want convenience features that come with having smart home features, those who want designer features that can sometimes be difficult to master to make the home look great, and homeowners who want someone to make it easy to operate, have installed, and maintained.  We also sell systems and not a list of products that the average person (or insider) would struggle to figure out.  This all means that not everyone will find our method or even our company appealing.  So we get asked who else would you use if we weren't invited to do the home system.

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How much does a home automation system cost?


What does it cost to get an "automation system" in your home?  Well, that depends.  What do you consider a smart home?  What do I consider a control system for an automated home?

There are lots of terms for smart home and automated homes.  So one of the most important aspects of understanding pricing would be to understand features, because an automation system can range from $1600 to into the hundreds of thousands.  I always say it is like buying a car.  If you know what you are looking for, then you can better decide if the price is right for you.  If you just ask "how much does a car cost?", well you will get a different answer from a Honda dealer and a Mercedes dealer.  You would get a different answer from a guy building his own hotrod in his garage.  And you would get a different answer altogether from someone who gets chauffeured in a limo.  Let's look at what would make a smart home or automation system range so drastically in price.

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make your bathroom smart through home automation

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start your day off with high-tech solutions in your bathroom

When most people think about smart homes, the first things that come to mind are usually automated lights and motorized shades, smart security and cameras, and AV solutions. But did you know that you can optimize your bathroom space with high-tech home automation products? Make your bathroom as smart as the rest of your house in River Oaks, TX, by installing hidden TVs, lighted mirrors, and other features.

Step into the future as you step into your bathroom! Your room doesn’t need to be simply functional. Learn how to make it cater to your comfort level and sense of style by reading our blog.

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Add Value to Your Condos and Residential Projects

Attract More Buyers with Smart Home Automation Installations

If you’re a builder or designer in the River Oaks, TX area, you want to find ways to add value to your projects. While home automation can give a house a boost, helping them sell 20% faster, did you know it can also attract more buyers to other residential spaces like condos?

By prewiring your residential properties in preparation for home automation solutions, you can set them up for success and bring in more potential buyers. It’s best to bring in a smart integration company like iconic.systems early on in the process so we can help with every step during both prewiring and installation for optimum efficiency.  Consultation, design, prewiring, and trim out are all important aspects of the future system.

In this blog, we’ll explore why smart home technology is a must for your projects and how it can benefit these residential buildings. Want to learn more? Just keep reading below.

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Have a More Enjoyable and Relaxing Summer with Savant

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Savant home automation can help you enhance summer fun with outdoor media control, lower your energy bills with motorized shades and lighting control, and so much more

There’s no mistaking it: Summer has come to Texas, and that means plenty of hot, humid days ahead. With the worst of the summer heat still to come, the last thing you need is extra hassles when trying to deal with the technology in your home. You’re also likely looking for ways to lower your energy bills.

Luckily, there’s a way to better manage the devices in your home, make summer activities more enjoyable and reduce your electricity costs: Savant home automation. With Savant, everyday chores become a breeze, you get new and expanded entertainment options, and you can slash your utility bill. Read on to find out all the ways Savant home automation can benefit homeowners in Memorial, TX.

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Smart Home Features Can Save You Time, Energy and Money

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Make Your Time at Home More Relaxing and Fun by Incorporating These Home Automation Systems

Are you aware of all the ways home automation can reduce the stress in your life?

You may think of high-end home theaters or whole-home audio systems when you think of home automation, but the truth is these technologies take many forms. There are many smart devices that are much easier (and cheaper) to install than a custom home theater, and many are explicitly made with the goal of making your life simpler.

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Savant Shades Bring Style, Comfort to Your Smart Home

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Simple, elegant designs and easy-to-use apps make Savant an easy choice

 

As we approach the coldest days in Texas, what can you do to get the ideal cozy environment in your home? Did you know there's a tool that can keep you warm now while also helping to keep your home relaxed, stylish and efficienty during the sweltering summer tempteratures? 

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