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Launch Systems
We recommend Control4 for projects like these. It can do almost anything any other automation system can do for quite a bit less money than something like Crestron and Savant.
   
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Rosally Sapla

Anyone here have experience with Crestron in their new construction or renovation?

We're researching home automation and saw Crestron's system at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 just a couple weeks ago. We liked it compared to Lutron and others that seemed patched together. Either that or the touchpads or wall panels are just really unattractive and dated. For the quality, we're preparing for the cost to be 33% more for Crestron (according to the Lutron rep at ADDS 2016). We're at the point of meeting with the local dealers in the coming weeks, but wondering about anyone's personal experience with Crestron and/or a similar system.

We want what others mention: one unified platform, secure, safe and seamlessly integrated, controllable from attractive touch panels and mobile iOS/Android apps with service and guarantees. Crestron rep at ADDS says that their corporate clients include Apple, Google and other major companies.

I've also started my research on CEDIA.org, which sets home automation standards for the $14bn industry (2014) and has helpful resources and checklists to budget, plan and understand the capabilities of the latest integrated tech. Some videos and galleries. However, the rep finder may not be working.

In case it's helpful, I also found this comparison of mid-level systems, good for single-rooms to multiple rooms. That said, the dealer who supplies the other systems as well, still favors, you guessed it, Crestron. Regardless of bias, interesting points to consider on ease-of-use for other systems and on costs http://www.synergymultimedia.com/home-automation-systems-comparison-2015/

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Fusion9 Design LLC
Control4 and Crestron are the top 2 professional systems available, both have strengths and weaknesses, Crestron having more customization at the higher cost of programming. Control4 has a better price point and they offer a home edition of their configuration software so that you are not completely reliant on the dealer for programming changes.
   

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