Many people hear the term ‘smart home’ and think of brands like Google or Amazon. We hate to burst their bubble, but owning a voice-activated speaker is not the same as living in a smart home. For that, you need a sophisticated control system that connects to entertainment, security devices, lighting, shading, and more—a system like Control4.
Control4 is one of the leading luxury smart home systems worldwide. It may not have the same widespread name recognition, but that’s because you’ll only find Control4 in truly spectacular homes and businesses that have embraced automation.
Control4 seamlessly blends into interiors, controlled by minimalistic keypads, touch screens, or the Control4 app. Then, like magic, your home’s systems will activate and adjust throughout the day according to your routine. But unlike DIY smart devices, you can’t install Control4 on your own. Instead, you’ll need to partner with a Control4 dealer who will install for you.
You may be wondering, what does a Control4 dealer do that I can’t do on my own? Why can’t I hire any AV company to set this up for me? We share what makes a Control4 dealer special and the difference it will make in your Fort Lauderdale, FL home.
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As a Control4 dealer, when we first work with a client, we ask questions to get to know you and your lifestyle. From there, we can determine how you’d like to use a Control4 smart system. Perhaps you’d like to listen to music and podcasts across your entire house over whole-home audio. But if you enjoy minimalist design, maybe we’ll install hidden in-ceiling speakers.
If you’re constructing a new house, that will be an excellent chance for us to run data cables through the walls, securely connecting your devices to the home system. If we’re working with an existing home, no worries. There are always ways to hide wires or combine wired and wireless connections.
You can think of the Control4 controller as your house’s brain. It receives commands from your remotes, switches, or automated schedules and then tells your devices how to respond. A Control4 installer will integrate your devices into the system so that no matter where you are, you can control and automate everything—from landscape lights to the hot tub’s water temperature.
And since C4 is compatible with nearly 16,000 third-party electronics, you can be sure that there won’t be any trouble connecting your existing hardware, from Sony TVs to Honeywell thermostats.
Now for the fun part! Once all your technology is connected to Control4, your smart home installer can program customized scenes that you’ll activate with one press of a button—or schedule to occur automatically!
For example, a ‘Good Morning’ scene may automatically start when you wake up, telling the blinds to rise and thermostat to shift to a comfortable temperature. Even your coffee pot can start brewing!
You can enjoy smart scenes in a single room, across multiple rooms, or the entire house. And if you want to adjust a tiny component, like dimming a single light? You can select that light from the Control4 app and make the change. We’ll also program automated responses that prompt devices to respond to each other. For instance, if your car pulls in the driveway, lights can automatically turn on, so you aren’t stumbling through the dark.
If you’re interested in Control4 home automation, First Priority Audio is South Florida’s smart home expert. Contact our team here to learn more about the home solutions we provide. We look forward to speaking with you!
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