Believe it or not, smart homes aren’t just for the rich and famous who can afford lavish technology. Simply contact a Control4 dealer and you can link your smart home systems effortlessly to create a unique living environment to suit your routine and lifestyle. From creating exciting party scenes in specific rooms to discovering ‘mockupancy’ settings for when you’re not at home, Control4 automation makes it happen. So here’s a useful guide to this system.
What is a Control4 Smart Home?
Control4 smart home integration is compatible with over 35,000 devices and providers such as Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Music, Sony, LG, Lutron and Sonos. It’s been around since the early 2000s and has the ability to control multiple systems including lighting, multi-room audio, security platforms, thermostats, smart locks, sensors and more. Working via the likes of Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a Control4 installer can effortlessly create whole-home scenes that can completely transform your living experience.
Control4 Smart Home Features
Control4 is a sophisticated ecosystem that enables you to control multiple devices and systems within your home via a remote control or a special tablet. Whether you want to control audio and media across multiple rooms, wake your house up in the morning to the sound of a favourite radio station, or create security scenes to make it look like you’re at home – Control4 makes it easy.
Almost anything you can imagine is possible. Let’s look at an example. If you need to get up at 6am each morning, timed programming can set the boiler, raise the blinds, turn on your favourite radio station and switch the bedroom light on. Similarly, if you’re going away and are worried about security, you can get the lights to turn on at certain times in the evening as well as the TV. Your blinds can also be raised or closed accordingly.
Control4 can also respond to the activity in your home. Motion sensors detect movement and turn the lights off and heating down if no-one is at home. This minimises waste and ensures your property is as economical as possible.
Connect With Your Home Anywhere, Anytime
Thanks to the Control4 app, you can connect to your home from any location over WiFi and 4g/5g. Smart home systems allow you to check cameras, heating and security from anywhere in the world, with notifications and alerts providing extra security backups.
Upgrading Your Existing System
If you already have some smart technology in your home, but like the thought of a whole-home system that’s beautifully integrated with Control4, you can upgrade at any time. Smart home experts will simply integrate your existing products into a single interface that’s easily controlled by a remote or series of touchscreen panels. An upgrade is the perfect chance to think about what other products you might want to invest in to complete your smart home transformation.
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.