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Comparing Control4 & Savant: Which is Best for You?


Control4 and Savant are two trusted and renowned brands in the home automation industry, as both brands continue to produce consistent and reliable systems that exceed expectations. While we would say that both brands provide excellent choices for either residential or commercial purposes, there are a number of differences between them that you might want to consider as a consumer. In today's blog, we'll be doing just that, as we compare Control4 and Savant to determine which system is right for you! If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information, or for home automation solutions in greater Boston or Boca Raton, Florida, call our team at SDI today! Call (617) 391-8919 for our Boston location or (786) 668-5009 for our Boca Raton location - we look forward to speaking with you!

User Friendliness

After all, it's you who is using the systems from each of these brands, so user experience - or better yet user friendliness - is an important aspect that you might want to consider as a consumer. Though we would say that both brands have are easy for most people to pick up and use, Control4 is known for being the more user friendly out of the two. Even if you don't consider yourself as someone who is well-versed with technology, Control4 makes it easy for you, family, and friends to control the technologies in your home, whether you're using a smartphone, tablet, or another device. Overall, you can expect an effortless experience with Control4, though this is not to say, that Savant is particularly un-user friendly.

Ease of Installation

Generally speaking, both Control4 and Savant systems are easy to install in your home or business property. The key difference between the two is that Control4 systems are almost always installed professionally, whereas Savant systems can be installed both professionally and by consumers in many cases. Overall, and regardless of what system you choose to install, it is recommended that a professional and qualified team completes the installation, to ensure as little issues as possible.


Last but certainly not least is how well each system integrates the technologies in your home. For both Control4 and Savant, most of the technologies that you need to be integrated - are integrated. This includes your thermostats, lighting, audio systems, security systems, and more. One considerable difference here is that Control4 has more compatibility with third party devices, which may make it more favorable among some consumers.

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Which Sound System is Best for Your Restaurant?

Aside from the food and drink itself, ambience is perhaps one of the most important factors that goes into any enjoyable dining experience. This includes various components such as the decor, lighting, or, in the case of today's blog post, music. When cultivating a pleasant environment at your restaurant, installing a high-quality audio system is one the smartest investments that you can make. With the appropriate sound in your restaurant, you will have guests enjoying themselves and wanting to come back. In today's blog, we'll be looking at popular audio systems that your restaurant can suit your restaurant well. Keep reading below for more information!

The Yamaha VXS Series

The Yamaha brand is well-known across the globe for its continued excellence and consistency in its products. When it comes to audio systems that are great for commercial spaces, as expected, Yamaha continues to deliver, particularly with its VXS Series of products. There are quite a few different products in the VXS line, all of which, cater to the different needs that consumers have. Among the products you can find are wall-mounted speakers, pole-mounted speakers, speakers with black finishes, speakers with white finishes, and more. VXS products have been the go-to choice for countless restaurants, shops, showrooms, and many other types of business locations. For your restaurant, consider Yamaha's VXS line of products for excellent results.

Sonos Speakers

A modern favorite among restaurant owners and business owners, Sonos has name a name for itself in the audio industry for its accessible yet high-quality products that can suit virtually any scenario, and this most likely includes your restaurant. There are a wide variety of strong Sonos speakers out there to choose from, including the Sonos One, Sonos Beam, and the Sonos Play:5. Each of these products are excellent in their own right and will likely help to improve the ambience of your restaurant.

Bose FreeSpace DS 16F

Have you ever heard music in a public place and wondered where it's coming from? The Bose FreeSpace DS 16F will probably have your guests wondering the same thing. These speakers can be mounted into the ceiling, giving them a look that you - or your guests for that matter - will hardly notice. They are an excellent choice if you're looking for an audio system that is non-obstructive and borderline invisible. While the DS 16F speakers are easy to miss themselves, you will certainly notice the sound that they produce. Testimonials and reviews for these speakers often rave about their clear and pronounced sound, which make them a great choice for even the busiest of restaurants.

Contact SDI for Home or Business Audio Systems!

For over a decade, SDI has served homeowners and business owners in the greater Boston and Boca Raton areas with cutting-edge technology solutions such as lighting control, motorized shades, audio systems, and even home theatres. If you're interested in learning more, get in touch with our team by calling (617) 391-8919 (Boston) or (786) 668-5009 (Boca Raton). We look forward to hearing from you and installing beautiful results for your home or business location.

Getting to Know Ketra Lighting Solutions


Ketra has made a name for itself in our industry thanks to its consistent, reliable, and attractive lighting solutions that are suitable for virtually any space, whether residential or commercial. Here at SDI, where we specialize in lighting solutions for greater Boston and Boca Raton, FL, we not only endorse Ketra's products, but believe that they have earned their status as industry leaders. Interested in learning more about the Ketra brand? Simply get in touch with our team here at SDI or keep reading below for more information! Give us a call at (617) 391-8919 (Boston location) or (786) 668-5009 (Boca Raton location).

Ketra's Origins

Ketra was founded by three entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas, who entered the industry with an ambitious yet concise goal: to explore the possibilities and potential of man-made light. In our opinion, they have more than succeeded with this goal, offering revolutionary products that are sure to impress customers across the globe.

Superb, Carefully-Made Products

In most cases, the performance of your lighting system lies in the hands of the products you are using. With this being said, when you use high-quality products like the ones offered by Ketra, you can expect great results for your residential or commercial space. Many of their products are not only built from scratch, but are even patented, ensuring that users are getting a truly unique and carefully-made product that is sure to last them years and years of use. Their lighting solutions are perfect for virtually any occasion or scenario.

Freedom of Choice

With Ketra lighting - to say the least - you have many options to choose from. Whatever it is that you're looking to get out of your lights, it's more than likely that there is a corresponding Ketra product or system to suit your specific needs. You can enjoy everything from dim and intimate lighting to brighter, yet natural lighting. With Ketra's lighting products, the possibilities might just be nearing endless, which is why we're proud to endorse them and install their products for our clients!

Work With SDI for Superior Lighting Control in Boston, MA or Boca Raton, FL

SDI proudly serves Needham, MA and greater Boston area, in addition to greater Boca Raton, FL. With two locations, we continue to offer lighting control, motorized shades, and home theaters to both homeowners and business location owners. Take the first step toward an upgraded residential or commercial space - call us at (617) 391-8919 (Boston location) or (786) 668-5009 (Boca Raton location).

Smart Home Technology for Warm Weather


Especially after long, cold winters, the spring season brings about great change and rejuvenation in a number of different ways. Perhaps most notably is the change in weather, which prompts many to spend time outdoors. If you're looking to upgrade your outdoor living space, consider us here at SDI, as we can upgrade your home's exterior with cutting-edge technology solutions. In today's blog, we'll be taking a closer look at how our services can enhance your outdoor space. Interested in learning more? Keep reading below or get in touch with us by calling (617) 391-8919 or submit a form through our website.

Strong WiFi Systems from SDI - Get More Done Outside

Productivity doesn't have to be limited to the indoors. With the help of our wifi systems, you can work effectively with blazing fast internet speeds, even in the outdoor area of your home. Not only is working outdoors a positive change in scenery, but exposure to sunlight can even help improve your mood, focus, and productivity. See how our wifi system installations can improve your outdoor space, particularly when it comes to your work.

Anti-Glare TV's and Outdoor Audio Systems

For when you want to kick back, relax, and enjoy the warmer weather outside, our services can help you do that, too! SDI can install both anti-glare TV's and outdoor audio systems - both of which are sure to upgrade your outdoor living area. These solutions are fantastic for virtually any occasion, whether by yourself or with friends and family. Learn more about either of these amenities by contacting our expert team today. Call (617) 391-8919 or submit a form through our website.

Contact SDI Today!

If you're interested in learning more about our home audio systems or how we can elevate your home's outdoor space - get in touch with us by calling (617) 391-8919 or by submitting a contact form through our website. We look forward to getting started!

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