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Is Savant Better Than Crestron?

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Explore the Difference Between These Two Home Automation Brands

If you're considering taking the leap into smart home living in Fairfield, CT, you've undoubtedly come across Savant home automation and Crestron. These two brands, and Control4, are the biggest players in the arena. 

So, which one is better: Savant or Crestron? Let's explore both companies and the areas they excel in.

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Crestron is the granddaddy of home automation, having entered the field over 50 years ago when smart homes were a mere twinkle in the world's eye. Today, they have two platforms. Crestron Custom is programmed from the ground up, allowing for 100% and unlimited customization. 

An experienced programmer can make your home do practically anything you want it to. However, it is complex and takes a significant amount of time. Any changes post-project will have to be completed by the integrator. This automation solution is commonly used in large-scale projects like luxury hotels and commercial buildings. 

Crestron Home is less customizable but does not require extensive programming. It's user-friendly and offers homeowners more hands-on control. 


Savant is the new kid on the block, relatively. Born in 2005, it hit the market as the home automation platform for the wealthiest of the wealthiest. Realizing that segment of the population was limited to the 1% of the 1% of humanity, they went mainstream in 2015. 

For Apple lovers, Savant feels like home. Its intuitive Apple-based programming platform means homeowners can use their Apple devices, including iPads, iPhones, and the iTouch smartwatch, to control their entire home. Its interface is luxurious and personalized, aligning with Apple's aesthetics.

The Similarities Between Savant and Crestron

Both companies let you manage your entire property via a touch panel, tablet, smartphone app, remote, or voice command. Both integrate with Lutron lighting control systems and let you access your home's system from anywhere in the world.

They allow you to automate:

  • Lighting and shades
  • Entertainment devices and systems
  • Climate control
  • Security cameras and alarm systems
  • Garage doors and gates
  • Pool, spa, and sauna
  • Fireplace and firepits
  • Irrigation systems
  • And more

The Integrator

The bottom line is that both Crestron and Savant are top contenders for exceptional home automation systems. And when it comes down to it, the integrator is one of the most essential pieces of the puzzle. No matter which system you choose, if you work with an inexperienced integrator, you will have problems. 

These professionals design, install, and program the system. They require extensive knowledge of product compatibility and a deep understanding of the system's backbone—your home network. The right integrator ensures an intuitive, easy-to-use system that exceeds user expectations.

Getting Professional Advice

At Digital Home Systems, we have the expertise to advise you based on your unique property, situation, and lifestyle. That expertise has been developed over our 25 years in business, providing sophisticated home automation platforms that are simple to use, elegant, and reliable. 

Even better? We can show you! Stop by our showroom to experience the latest user interfaces and the systems they control. To learn more about the best home automation platform for your luxury home or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Digital Home Systems today.

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