Savant Extends Home Control With Nest, iPort Partnerships

Luxury home automation platform Savant expands its partner program to include Nest’s smart thermostat and iPort.

The new integration partnership was announced, today, at CEDIA 2016 and builds off of Savant’s existing partner program that includes other major connected device makers such as Lutron and Sonos.

According to the press release, Savant’s decision to choose Nest and iPort came from the desire to offer products that respond to the “four key pillars of home automation”—lighting, entertainment, climate and security control. Nest’s connected thermostats and iPort’s free-standing and in-wall charging stations and docks for home control interfaces fit the bill.

A wall-mounted home control interface from iPort.
A wall-mounted home control interface from iPort.

“Today’s announcement with Nest and iPort is further evidence of our strategy to curate and integrate with great brands,” says William Lynch, CEO of Savant.

In the future, all Savant product lines will be certified as Works with Nest, and iPort devices will be available at the Savant store for authorized integrators and dealers.

The integration allows homeowners and integrators to set up scenes that correspond to the Nest thermostat.

For example, activating Nest’s ‘Away’ mode triggers a Savant automation scene that automatically turns everything off after the house has been secured.

The partnership also demonstrates a unique blend between a luxury home automation platform and mass market connected devices. This juxtaposition of luxury and convenience may help you appeal to a broad market that wants aesthetically-pleasing designs with a simple interface.