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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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Upgrade Your Condos with Savant Smart Home Control

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Add Convenience to Your Clients’Lifestyles and Increase Your Property Value

Condo designers and builders: You can add convenience to your clients' lives and increase the value of your properties with a Savant home automation system. Condo owners can easily operate their technology from the intuitive Savant Pro mobile app, by voice control, wall keypads, or a stylish remote. They can even program their technology to adjust automatically throughout the day.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of home automation for your projects? Keep reading to learn three key technologies that a Savant smart home control system can bring to your condo projects in Houston, TX.

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Why You Need a Smart Home Control Support Plan

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Ensure Your Smart Home Runs Smoothly around the Clock with a Professional Support Plan

Smart home control systems are complicated and require ongoing support from licensed experts to ensure reliability, security, and quality performance around the clock. That’s why our team at iconic.systems offers remote and onsite support services through Parasol to proactively monitor your smart home system so you can rest assured that your home is always connected.

Learn more about the importance of a support plan for your Houston, TX smart home below.

 

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Savant Introduces Brand New Smart Home Control Products

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The Automation Company Made a Big Splash at CEDIA 2017

As always, there were tons of new products to enjoy at CEDIA 2017 earlier this month. It gave us a chance to take a look at some of the latest smart home control products hitting the market. No company stood out to us more than Savant which had three CEDIA Best New Product finalists. From shading to video distribution, there was something for everyone. Keep reading to check out the latest Savant releases and come back to our blog next month when we’ll showcase the top audio and video products from CEDIA.

SEE MORE: How to Optimize Your Smart Home Performance

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Take Your Entertainment to the Next Level with Smart Home Control

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Make it Easy to Enjoy Your Favorite Albums, Movies, and TV Shows

According to a recent report from CNBC, 2017 will be the year of smart home control as consumers learn more about the benefits of this technology. One of the main reasons this technology has taken off is that users love it when it comes to their entertainment. Instead of a pile of remotes, switches and more you can manage everything from one device. In this blog, we highlight some ways that smart control lets you create the ideal entertainment environment throughout your Memorial, TX home.

SEE MORE: What is the Best Way to Control your Smart Home?

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How to Optimize Your Smart Home Performance

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Invest in a Control Solution that Will Be Reliable for Years to Come

With smart products flooding the market in recent years, DIY smart home systems have skyrocketed in popularity. But these DIY systems come at a price: unreliability. Do you absolutely love your cable service? Most people don’t. So why rely on them to also provide your home automation system, never being able to have the same technician come out twice?

Rather than getting stuck with a pile of smart devices that barely work on their best days and are a hindrance the rest of the time, why not upgrade to a professional solution? With a professional installation, you can get smart home control that is easy to use, built to last for the long run, and doesn’t have to break the bank.

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What is the Best Way to Control Your Smart Home?

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Find the Solution that Makes the Most Sense for Your Family

Eliminate clutter and facilitate your daily routines with a smart home control solution that lets you manage your River Oaks, TX home just the way you want. Access lighting, security, entertainment, and climate from the devices that make the most sense. Having friends over for a party? Use your smartphone to set the temperature, play music through your whole-home audio system, and change the color of your living room lights. Enhance your security with motion sensors that turn on lights and activate the alarm when there’s unwanted activity. In this blog, we’ll discuss some common control options and their typical applications.

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