Savant and First Texas Homes Partner to Bring Premium Home … – Business Wire (press release)

HYANNIS, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Savant, a leader in smart home technology, announced today that they are
partnering with First Texas Homes, one of the largest regional builders,
to provide built-in home automation and control in all new production
homes. First Texas Homes will introduce the most sought-after smart home
capabilities from Savant, including the ability to control lighting,
climate, entertainment, and security as a standard offering in their new
homes.

With more than a decade of experience bringing premium home automation
to the world’s most luxurious properties, Savant sees the partnership as
indicative of the future of the home building industry. “Homeowners are
increasingly looking to tailor their homes to the way they live and
enjoy a seamless connected lifestyle,” says Mark Samuel, EVP of Savant.
“As leaders in standardizing smart home technology for their homebuyers,
First Texas Homes is a great partner for Savant and we look forward to
providing a personalized, fully integrated home experience.”

First Texas Homes is a leader among new home construction with a unique
approach to homebuilding and unparalleled design flexibility to ensure
each homeowner receives a truly custom home. All First Texas Homes will
include a Savant Smart Host, Pro Remote and Savant Metropolitan
lighting, as well as an integration with Ecobee thermostats, Linear
garage door openers, Honeywell security systems, and cameras. Houses are
pre-wired for enhanced networks and audio distribution, and homeowners
will be able to choose from several upgrade options through First Texas
Homes integrator partner, HomePro. These options also include the
ability to integrate media rooms, finishing out the distributed audio,
adding additional cameras, as well as new features in development.

“First Texas Homes’ partnership with Savant is an opportunity for us to
provide built in home automation to our customers as a standard
feature,” said Keith Hardesty, Division President at First Texas Homes.
“Empty nesters, baby boomers and millennials will all appreciate the
benefits and ease of the home automation experience.”

“HomePro is thrilled to bring Savant into our 15+ year partnership with
First Texas Homes,” said Ross Theriault, Vice President of Sales at
HomePro. “We look forward to enhancing our buyer’s lifestyles by
integrating this level of automation into every First Texas home in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area.”

Savant became standard in all three lines under the First Texas Homes
umbrella, First Texas Homes, Gallery Custom Homes, and Harwood Homes,
starting in July 2016. With Savant as a partner, builders can now
leverage a single automation platform for entry-level to top of the line
luxury homes. For more information on Savant, visit www.savant.com.

About Savant

Savant Systems, LLC is a recognized leader in home control and
automation, and one of the fastest-growing smart home companies in the
luxury and mid-markets. Savant’s powerful Pro technology brings together
the four pillars of automation – climate, lighting, entertainment and
security – together in a single application interface for the homeowner.
This comprehensive whole-home control system, powered by the Savant
Remote and available through iOS and Android, delivers the premiere
experience in all of home automation and is available for retail through
Magnolia Design Centers and Savant’s global network of Authorized
Integrators. The company is also making its award-winning technology
available to the broader market with the new Savant product line, now
available in nationwide retail stores and online. Headquartered in
Hyannis, Mass., Savant has offices in New York and San Francisco. Learn
more at www.savant.com.

About First Texas Homes

As a true leader in the industry, First Texas Homes is no stranger to
success. Our rise to the top has been achieved, in part, through our
solid commitment to excellence, quality, and total customer
satisfaction. At First Texas Homes, we put your needs first. Our unique
approach to homebuilding, allows custom changes to our acclaimed floor
plans, and ensures that each customer receives a truly custom-quality
home at a production builder price. For over a quarter-century, First
Texas has been building on the cornerstones of exceptional quality,
superior design, absolute value, and unsurpassed customer service. Learn
more at FirstTexasHomes.com.

About HomePro

Founded in 1998, HomePro Operating, LLC is Texas’ premier provider of
home security, entertainment and home automation systems, and is
nationally recognized by CE Pro as the 4th largest AV
integrator in the country. HomePro’s unique position in the new home and
custom build markets allows for a collaborative and customized low
voltage experience for builders and home buyers. From the one-on-one
consultation, to the wiring of the home during the build phase, to the
professional installation by licensed integrators, HomePro delivers the
world class customer experience each home buyer deserves. Based in
Carrollton, Texas, HomePro has offices in Houston and Austin. Learn more
at
www.homeprotech.com.

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