What’s all the fuss about home automation?
Home automation uses technology to improve and simplify the way you use your home. It makes ordinary tasks more convenient and appliances and entertainment systems easier to use.
At S&I, we couldn’t be more proud of Control4. We have had absolute faith in it right from the beginning. Control4 is a home automation system and range of products that has been wowing the market for quite some time. And it’s not just entertainment that they’ve got automated just right – it’s everything!
Creating a smart home has a huge appeal but people don’t know where to start or how far it can extend but Control4 can offer a personalised automation solution to control any device in your home. What makes a smart home smart is a brain and thats exactly what Control4 is.
Whether it’s your entertainment system in a single room or your entire home’s lighting, security, heating or cooling, blinds and door locks – Control4 has products and tailored solutions to suit your needs.
Here’s what you can control with a Control4 system:
A high-end home theatre experience is more than just a nice TV with surround sound. With a home theatre system controlled by your Control4 system, you’ll be the envy of every movie theatre goer in town.
Turn the lights off, choose what you want to watch – TV, Blu-ray, Apple TV – and the system turns on all of the necessary equipment so you’re ready to go in seconds. And when you’re done, a single press of the “Room Off” key will turn everything off.
Control4 lets you control an 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switch that can distribute eight HDMI sources (Blu-ray, Pay TV, media player, gaming console, DVR) to eight different video display locations around your home. These sources can be stored out of sight while the Control4 system offers control from anywhere in your home.
As a music enthusiast, users can link their entire music library to the Control4 system and be able to not only control where the music is played but you can also browse your entire collection AND you can expect to enjoy streaming more music than ever before from native streaming services such as Pandora Internet Radio, Deezer and TIDAL.
Your comfort is just as important as your entertainment with Control4.
Control4 home automation makes it easy to look forward to getting home. You can custom set up your smart home so that everything is handled by the system for you. You can adjust the blinds, draw the curtains, turn on your favourite music, switch off lights in unoccupied rooms and even set the air conditioning to a comfortable temperature…. whether you’re home or not! The future of true home comfort has arrived and Control4 is bringing it right to your door.
There are a number of lighting options that can be configured with the Control4 system. Smart lighting adds elegance, ambiance, convenience and energy efficiency to your home.
Control4’s “mockupancy” feature also allows you to enjoy automated lighting, open and close the blinds, and even turn the music or television on and off – so it looks like you’re home, even when you’re not! You can easily create the impression that your home is still occupied even while you’re out or away on holiday.
Raise or dim any light to a desired level in the room or the entire house with a single touch. Automate your lighting to respond to your schedule without any touch at all.
You can set different lighting modes with customised movie and music modes to adjust the lights to suit the mood of what you’re doing.
And a Goodnight mode can turn off all of the lighting in the house with one button.
On the security side, Control4 brings in your surveillance cameras so you can check your home from anywhere in the world. You can control your entire security system remotely from your iOS or Android device, as well as the in-home control panel.
Control4 can also respond to actions like motion detection so you can receive an alert if someone approaches your front door while you’re out.
Control4 is compatible with most smart locks so doors throughout your home can be locked and unlocked with the touch of a button. Manage locked doors, view and access every security zone of the home, and even view a history of security events and activities from a single intuitive interface.
It’s possible to provide security codes for deliveries and service workers and also provide children and other family members with their own unique codes and then receive a text message when they come and go.
Overall, our customers have been very pleased with the ease and simplicity of Control4 systems — they love how simple and effortless it is to use.
Our clients have really liked having the control in their hands and how easily we have integrated it into their houses with little to no visible equipment or wiring.
Control4 home automation has certainly helped set us apart from our competitors – the systems are scalable, so they can choose to start small and dream big, adding more automation based on how they want to live and the level of automation they require. That’s the beauty of Control4
Looking at getting your hands on the latest Control4 home automation system? Look no further; contact us at Sound & Image for more information and advice today.