The objective for Archimedia was to design a system that integrated everything together in a single app that had the ability to be accessed from outside the home as the family travels quite a bit. Also, because the house is quite big, the owner wanted to get feedback on what systems were being used in which zones. Finally, the client wanted less clutter on the wall and wanted to have a single keypad that controlled lights, curtains, and HVAC. The client has also built a large basement; this area is his personal space where he entertains family and guests and incorporates a games area, night club, and home cinema.
One of the compromises Archimedia made was the interior design for the cinema. Even though the integrator provided the client with all the interior design specs for the space, the client overruled the recommended finishes, choosing his own.
The beauty of the Savant control system is that the users can create their own automation events. Archimedia taught the customer how to do this and they are now experimenting with many options themselves.