Savant Debuts SaaS Subscription Business Model
Savant just debuted a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business model. Savant’s base subscription, Savant Essentials, delivers access to the “latest smart home features and advanced integrations, plus enhanced support, and serviceability with the Savant Home Back-Up & Restore feature.” This fall, Savant is providing additional value to their subscription model by introducing new features such as homeowner management tools, a software-based Intercom service, enhanced private voice control and smart networking.
The Savant Home Back-Up & Restore feature is part of a Savant Essentials smart home subscription and leverages secure cloud-based capability to store key parameters and settings of the smart home so that vital client personalization features can be effortlessly restored when hardware is updated. This feature is the first of its kind for the smart home and offers significant peace of mind for homeowners.
Savant Home Manager delivers the first web UI smart home dashboard designed for the Savant homeowner. With Savant Home Manager, homeowners now have access to key system status visibility, online user management capabilities, quick-view camera recordings, active cloud integration status and access to product tutorial and frequently asked questions.
Savant Home Manager is “designed to help integrators educate new Savant homeowners about their system capabilities, as well as deliver advanced system visibility and management tools.”
The Savant Intercom Service delivers room-to-room communication throughout the home without the need for dedicated intercom server hardware. The Savant Intercom Service can be added to any Savant smart home with a Savant Essentials subscription and is fully customizable to the needs of each client, including features such as user-configurable call groups, call alerts via push notifications and an optional page-all feature over the home’s distributed audio system.
Savant Secure Voice delivers “natural language offline processing of voice commands, with activation via hands-free, in-room microphones as well as push-to-talk on the Savant Pro Remote X2. Push-to-talk requires the user to press and hold the voice button on the Pro Remote X2 for active listening to take place. Enhanced voice control can be added to any Savant smart home with a Savant Essentials subscription to activate/control Savant scenes, services, channel favorites, volume, and individual lighting loads.”
Savant Network AI is delivered in partnership with Juniper Networks and is designed to deliver custom integrators access to cutting-edge, enterprise-grade networking solutions that are easy to design, deploy and troubleshoot. Features consist of zero-touch provisioning, including automated Savant device discovery and dynamic port configuration, network optimization using advanced learning algorithms and machine learning analysis of the user experience to correlate problems and automatically detect root cause. Savant Network AI requires a scalable subscription determined by network size.