Why We Love Control4 Home Automation
Our experts break down why you should consider this smart home system for your family
Imagine being able to control all of your technology from a single centralized interface. With just the tap of a button, your lights, shades, audio-video equipment, security system, thermostat, and more adjust to your preferred settings. Home automation brings this power into the palm of your hand. But what smart home system is the right fit for your family? Read on to learn why our experts love working with Control4 home automation systems for smart home installations in Kansas City, KS.
One of the major advantages of a home automation system is consolidating control of all your technologies into one interface. To fully enjoy this, you need a system compatible with a wide variety of devices. If your speakers or lights do not play well with your smart home system, then it defeats the convenience of having a home automation system in the first place!
Control4 is compatible with nearly 14,000 devices from various manufacturers. There is no need to replace your favorite devices or check the compatibility of new devices down the line. Your Amazon Alexa, Sonos speakers, and Sony TV will work well with your Control4 system! You can even listen to your favorite music on Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) streaming services like Tidal for a truly immersive audio experience.
To see this in action, imagine that you want to watch a movie in your home theater. With just a tap, a "Movie Night" scene turns on your display, dims the lights, turns on the air conditioner, closes the shades, and starts the movie. Then, if someone rings the doorbell, you can pull up your front porch camera on the big screen and talk to them through a two-way speaker. There is no need to get up to make adjustments to your devices!
Control4's OS 3 operating system is intuitive and easy to use. The Favorites feature allows you to find and pin rooms or scenes to the home screen that you often use for easier access. You can add, remove, or rearrange icons on the screen to create a personalized interface for your needs. These Favorites are also linked to individual remotes and devices so that you can create different favorites on each device.
For example, a wall panel in the bedroom can have Favorite devices in that room, while the remote in your media room can have AV equipment pinned. Filter your interface to see the status and controls of individual systems like your lights, motorized shades, audio-video components, and more. Or, view the devices in each room individually to make changes to certain areas of your home.