Installing Control4 is one of the best ways to create a sophisticated smart home environment. As one of the world’s leading automation systems, Control4 seamlessly links a whole variety of connected devices including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, making it easy to control heating, lighting, security, temperature, intercom, audio and more via a range of devices. From wall-mounted touchscreens to the mobile app, you can control your home whether you’re inside or on-the-go. But where did it all begin for the automation provider?
The Smart Home Evolution
As technology advances and more connected devices are launched, smart homes have become increasingly popular. But they’re not a new idea. In fact, Control4 dates back to 2003 when it was founded by Eric Smith, Will West and Mark Morgan. It debuted at the 2004 CEDIA Expo home technology trade show and released its first products later that year, becoming one of the first providers to really dominate the home automation market from the start.
Control4 was established as a publicly traded company in 2013 and remained so until 2019, when it merged with SnapAV.
Today, the Control4 operating system has expanded significantly. It’s compatible with a wide range of brands including Sonos, Lilin, Lutron, Google, Amazon, Hulu, DirectTV, Napster, Kwikset, Apple, Sony, LG and more, and is available in over 100 countries. Authorised Control4 dealers will install all the necessary hardware and customise the software to create a personalised user experience. There’s a lot of flexibility, so be sure to ask for exactly what you want.
It’s also worth noting that as Control4 is compatible with nearly every smart home device on the market, adding new technology to your home automation system is easy. For this reason, Control4 is completely futureproof. All you need is the right Wi-Fi speed.
Is Control4 worth it? For many, the answer is yes. This is because the system gives you complete control of your environment. Here are just some of the cool things you can do with such advanced automation.
Control indoor and outdoor lights, set schedules and create scenes depending on mood and activities.
Automate and remotely control heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Integrate and manage security cameras, doors, locks, alarm systems and motion sensors.
Receive alerts while you’re away including the kids arriving home safely.
Automate blinds, curtains and shades based on time of day and sunlight to make your home a more efficient space.
Create the ultimate home cinema experience with one-touch control of projectors, screens, sound systems, televisions, audio and more.
Communicate easily between rooms with Intercom integration. You can even speak with visitors at the front door from your mobile phone.
If you’re looking for a best in-class smart home system, Control4 is at the pinnacle of the market. At New Wave AV, our smart home specialists will cater to your needs and install the correct hardware setup, choose the right controls and connect your devices quickly. We cover the South East of England including Kent, Surrey, Essex, London and Sussex, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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.