Control4 When>>Then Automation Lets you Set the Scene
Smart home automation is a powerful tool for tailoring your home to your lifestyle. But your life isn't static, right? It's constantly changing and evolving, and it changes with the seasons. What you do in summer isn't the same as in winter, and you certainly have activities that only happen over the holidays.
With a smart Control4 system, you can customize your home for all your special holiday activities. Best of all, you can do it yourself! That may sound difficult, but it’s not. We’ll explain below how you get the best of both worlds with Control4 – the power of a professionality installed system and the flexibility of DIY customization. If that sounds like your kind of Pensacola, FL, smart home, then learn more below!
Have the 4Sight to Enhance Your Control4 System
A Control4 system is the best way to orchestrate all the smart functions and devices in your home. Not only does Control4 make its own devices like the Chime video doorbell and Contemporary Wall keypads and lighting control solutions, but it also works with thousands of third-party devices. Those devices include almost any AV device that responds to infrared remote control, Nest thermostats, Lutron lighting control, Yale smart locks, and so much more.
But there is one more piece that unlocks even more value from a Control4 system. It’s called 4Sight, and it’s a service that brings a wealth of additional power and customization possibilities to your Control4 home automation system. Find out how 4Sight services put all the power and control of your Atlanta, GA smart home in the palm of your hand – literally!
From Buttons to Voice Control, the Choice Is Yours
Everyone has their preferences in the way they do things. At the grocery store, you may see some people checking off their list on a smartphone or smartwatch, while others trust the timeworn paper list. Some like old-fashioned alarm clocks and others let their smartphones or smart speaker wake them.
User experience is important, and everyone should have options for how they interact with their everyday technology. When it comes to smart home automation, you also should have a choice in how you interact, based on your whim, the function, and the design of your home. For all the options for smart home control in your Destin, FL home, the Control4 system is hard to beat. It has you covered whether you like interacting via buttons, touchscreens, or barking commands at Alexa. Keep reading below to see all the ways you can control your smart home.
Check Out the New Neeo Remote at Georgia Home Theater on November 21st!
It’s a funny thing about remote controls. They’ve been around for decades, yet many of them still are needlessly complicated – especially AV remotes. For many of our clients, they are a source of frustration.
As a home technology company in the business for 30 years, you might surmise that we've seen our share of remotes. You’re right: We’ve lost count! Some are better than others. Of course, as a professional integrator, we strive for ease of use in all our installations by specifying and customizing control solutions that fit what our clients want. And we're always looking for a better, faster, more straightforward control solution for our customers.
Some might not get too excited over a new remote, but we are thrilled to announce a new one from our smart home control brand partner Control4. It’s called the Neeo, and it’s much more than an AV remote - it fuses together the best part of touchscreens and button remotes with the power of Control4’s new OS 3 smart home system.
We're so excited about it, in fact, that we're planning an event on November 21st from 4-8 PM at our Marietta showroom to introduce it. Not only will you get to experience the Control4 Neeo, but we will also have representatives on hand from top brand partners Sony, Monitor Audio, and Lutron lighting for demos, free giveaways, and special offers.
Is this the dream remote you’ve been wanting for your Control4 system in Dunwoody? Read on to get the early scoop - and don’t forget to come to the event!
Let Georgia Home Theater Keep It Humming
If you are a Control4 system owner, congratulations. We don’t need to tell you about the convenience it brings to managing your home. And if you use advanced features like Mockupancy, you appreciate the extra peace of mind you get from the added security as well. Whether you use all of what the system can do or just a subset of it, your home is a lot smarter.
Like any technology, it sometimes needs maintenance and updating. We’re already accustomed to updates with manual and automatic updates on computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and many other popular smart devices. A comprehensive smart home system like Control4 is no exception; it occasionally needs some help to fix glitches and keep it running the way it should.
With such a powerful home automation system, you may also want additional capabilities added to your home as well. It might be an outdoor audio zone, expanded lighting control for a wing of your house, or simplified control of a new media room AV system. Any of those might involve some hardware and software and some integration to make it seamlessly blend into your existing setup.
So, where do you go for all of that? You aren’t required to go back to the dealer that installed the system if you don’t want to. Georgia Home Theater is your local Control4 Pinnacle Dealer (yes, that is the top tier) with a Control4 Certified Showroom in Marietta, and we’ve made significant investments to represent the best of smart home technology, audio, video, and more to offer you a complete “one-stop-shop” for all your home technology needs.
Read on to see how Georgia Home Theater can keep your Control4 system in top shape.
An Illustrated Guide to Control4’s New OS 3
Last month, we were excited to tell you about the latest Control4 smart home system, OS 3. Control4 did its homework in designing this new software: listening to both existing customers and integrators like Georgia Home Theater, then taking the best features from today’s mobile apps to make this an extremely easy system for daily use.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Judging by the popularity of YouTube, you could say that saying holds ever so true today. Along that line, we'd like to cover some of our favorite features in Control4 OS 3 that really shine - with a tidy how-to video compilation that will give you an excellent feel for how comfortable it is to use.
After you read and watch the tutorials below, you may just want to upgrade your current Control4 system in your Atlanta home. If you don’t have a Control4 smart home, then you’re still in the right place - Georgia Home Theater can customize one for you.
The Network is the Critical Backbone of all Smart Home Systems
The smartphone in your pocket – or maybe your hand if you are reading this on it – is a powerful computer. In fact, current generation smartphones have about the same computing power of the average laptop from just five years ago.
But this is a hyper-connected world, and all that computing power goes to waste without connectivity. How useful is Google Maps to navigate to a destination without a connection? In the same vein, all the smart devices in the world are reliant on connectivity – to each other in the home, and to the Internet to connect to the information, content, and services that make them exponentially more powerful.
But just like your smartphone, a Control4 system has a crucial dependency to work well in your Alpharetta-area home: It needs a robust and reliable network. Conveniently, Control4 has a professional-grade networking solution as well: Pakedge.
Learn more about why if you are interested in a highly integrated home automation system, you will need a professionally installed networking system that will keep up.
Explore Flush-Mounted Solutions for Your Touchscreens, Keypads, and More
Wall-mounted control options are popular among homeowners since they are readily-available, customizable and easy to use – all in convenient locations throughout their homes. Our clients love that their Control4 system lets them manage lights, climate, music, and more without having to use a remote or a smartphone app. Everything is accessible on keypads or touchpads just a few feet away.
Interior design-conscious homeowners are understandably not as eager to fill their walls with gadgets. After all, it’s reasonable to think that a Control4 system can result in a lot of unseemly wall clutter throughout your Sandy Springs-area home. Not only do wall-mounted devices protrude from the wall, but frequently they're also a different color.
So, how can you enjoy the intuitive controls that a Control4 system offers without ruining your interior décor?
Enjoy the best of both worlds with flush-mount installations that help your in-wall controls camouflage seamlessly with their surroundings. Learn more about these solutions and the partners we at Georgia Home Theater work with to help homeowners achieve a more stylish smart home.