Control4 system maintenance is needed to ensure your system operates as efficiently as possible and continues to meet the automation needs of your home or business. Regular maintenance prevents issues, allows for software updates, ensures all devices are working as they should, thereby extending the lifespan of the system.
How Do I Update my Control4?
Updating your Control4 system is an essential part of maintaining its performance. It’ll also give you access to a wide range of new features. To check if updates are available, contact your authorised Control4 dealer. Professional smart home installershave the necessary expertise and access to perform the update safely and correctly without disrupting any other configurations. Dealers can also keep you in-the-know about updates and schedule a convenient time to bring your system up to speed. In some cases, the update can be done remotely. As a rule, it’s always best to work with a professional rather than take on updates alone. This is because if any issues arise, they can be dealt with quickly.
Common Control4 updates include:
New controllers for improved speed and performance.
Upgrading touchscreens or adding in new touchscreen controls.
Network upgrades for improved Wi-Fi speeds and system performance.
Upgrading your Control4 system software to the latest OS.
Upgrading your Control4 system to support high resolution audio streaming.
How Do I Reset My Control4 System?
Control4 maintenance can often involve a system reset. A reset is often necessary when troubleshooting issues or preparing for a new configuration. There are different levels of reset to consider. If your system simply needs a reboot then a soft reset can resolve minor issues without altering your configurations or settings. To reboot the main controller, unplug it from the power source, wait for about 30 seconds and then plug it back in. You can do this for individual devices too. If a hard reset is needed, this will restore the device to its original factory settings, erasing all configurations, settings and user data. This should be done with caution as it’s a far more complex process. So let professional smart home installers do the work for you.
Can I Carry Out Basic Control4 Checks?
As part of Control4 maintenance, make sure everything is working correctly. Test all connected devices including lights, thermostats, security cameras, audio and home cinema equipment and other technology to ensure everything is responding to Control4 commands properly.
What About Network Maintenance?
Control4 relies heavily on your home or business network, so make sure it’s safe, secure and operates at a speed that can handle all of your connected devices. It’s also wise to regularly update your router’s firmware, change your Wi-Fi passwords and get a professional assessment of your network to ensure it’s compatible with your Control4 demands.
Installing Control4 is a routine task for qualified smart home automation providers such as the team here at New Wave AV. Contact our experts today and enjoy a professional experience. We cover Kent, Surrey, Essex, London and Sussex.
Article by Kevin Whysall
I started my Audio Visual and Technology career back in 1992 working in the commercial and leisure sector across Europe. Then back in 2003 I founded New Wave AV and we are now a leading Smart Home, Home Cinema and Lighting Control company in the Southeast of England.