Married to Technology: Inside Kevin Jonas’ Automated Home
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It’s this attraction to, and comfort with, technology that led Kevin to Savant’s Apple-platform solution in the first place, having researched various home automation systems and eventually visiting one of Savant’s showrooms where he saw firsthand the integration possibilities and the familiar control options. “I had some ideas, and I really enjoy the whole automation functionality, especially in a home like this and the size,” he says. “I hated walking around—and I hate to be the lazy guy for a second—flipping off all the light switches when there’s a much more efficient way to do it; not only for you, but for an energy efficient [standpoint]. I knew how easily Savant was integrated into iOS and everything that was already going on with my phone, with my tablet, with my computer.” He’s proficient enough with the system and his iPad that he can whip through setting up a customized user interface page, sliding in all of the desired icons for controlling whatever subsystems you’d want as shortcuts for a particular room, in mere minutes. And he’s not joking when he says he’d love to go through the same training and programming courses that Savant offers to its custom electronics pros. “The beauty of this system is you can customize it,” he says. “I just like having everything at my fingertips, but if I really wanted to I can add a new button, throw an icon in, then I can edit it.”




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Married to Technology: Inside Kevin Jonas’ Automated Home