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.
Let GHT Group 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. GHT Group 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 GHT Group 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 GHT Group, 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 - GHT Group 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.