Home automation – do I need it? What is it? Moreover, what does it do for me? Have you asked any of these questions when you hear someone talk about home automation technology? We are going to jump ahead of ourselves and answer each one for you.
- Do I need it? – Yes
- What is it? – Automation technology that makes your home much safer, more convenient, and fun.
- What does it do for me? – It will save me time, help me be more productive, and will help me keep my home secure.
We are going to take a moment to break down some technology that is included in Control4 home automation and how it all works together.
HOME INTERCOMS THE WAY YOU WANT THEM TO WORK
Unlike the intercom systems that we are used to, a closed-circuit system that is a speaker with a button on it, intercom technology in the Control4 system elevates the classic intercom so that it conforms to the technology that we are used to already; tablets and smartphones.
With a smartphone, you are always connected to your intercom, no matter where you are. Not only do you get to hear what is going on you can see what is happening. The cameras on the Control4 system can detect motion, and you can receive a notification and view this data via your phone, tablet, PC, etc. Keep an eye out to make sure your child arrived home safely, if your package arrived, or if someone has less than ideal intentions.
Is your babysitter not answering your calls? You can turn on the cameras inside and outside the home at any time and make sure that everything is safe by pushing a button. You can even call all or certain rooms from your smartphone and talk to the people in those rooms as if you were there. Is dinner ready? Use your tablet to let everyone know.
- Smartphone enabled so you are always connected to your intercom system
- See and hear who is at the door and decide if you want to answer or not
- You can stay connected to your house at all times by looking at cameras inside and out with a push of a button on your smartphone
- You can call all the rooms in the house when it’s time for dinner or if you need to announce that you are leaving
High-efficiency lighting is becoming the norm, and now it is time to use Control4 to make those LED lights smarter. With Control4, the lighting inside and out is fully customizable to fit your lifestyle. Time to make dinner? Set the lighting scene in the kitchen that is ideal for cooking and then by the push of a button, your kitchen is ready for preparing a delicious meal. Is Dinner ready? Put the kitchen to sleep and then put the dining room into evening meal mode presenting a soft ambiance. Smart lighting brings home comfort to a whole new level!
HIGH-RESOLUTION MUSIC AT YOUR FINGERTIPS FOR YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE
House-wide premium, and high-resolution music at your fingertips. Control4 is compatible with all the major streaming services and puts you in control of what you listen to and where you listen to it. The speakers and supporting equipment can be installed in a way that you may not even know it’s there, but it sounds like it’s all around you.
AMAZON ALEXA LETS YOU CONTROL YOUR HOME AUTOMATION WITH YOUR VOICE!
To take home automation and comfort to a whole new level, Control4 integrates with Amazon Alexa products to enable voice commands to control all elements of your home automation system.
“Alexa, turn on my house”, “Alexa, start cooking”, and “Alexa, turn on music” are just a few of the commands that you can use to control the smart lighting and sound systems in your home.
Beyond the features that we discussed above, Control4 smart homes can control the locks on your doors, control your home theater rooms, control your automation-ready blinds, garage doors, thermostats and the list of connected devices and appliances that connect to Control4 keeps growing.
For more information on Control4 home automation for your home in the Greater Austin, Round Rock, Lakeway, Georgetown, Houston, The Woodlands, Cypress, Sugar Land, Spring, Katy, and Pearland, Texas area, give us a call or CONTACT US by filling out this short form.