Savant and First Texas Homes Partner to Bring Premium Home Automation and Control to New Production Homes

First Texas Homes introduces premium smart home technology as the new standard for its homes and taps Savant as key partner

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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