Home automation can seem like a nebulous term, but really, it’s what it sounds like. Systems that in the past needed to be manually operated can now be accomplished automatically. These systems needed to be operated by separate controls and are now integrated under one main controller. Smart homes make our lives easier and safer. From complicated tasks involved in helping the elderly to simple things like turning your sound system on, home automation can simplify almost every aspect of your home life.
We work with Control4 simply because we believe it is the best system on the market.
Control4 offers a very intuitive user interface and different products that would meet everyone’s needs and budget.
If you want to create mood lighting with the touch of a button or you want to control your lights with your voice, we offer simple and effective solutions to achieve what you’re looking for. There are many convenient uses for automated lighting:
Make sure all the lights are off in the house when you go to bed
Let the lights turn on and off to make it appear as if you are home when you are away to improve home security
Automatically dim the lights when you press the play button on your Bluray
Make outside lights come on based on the sun set, not on a timer so you don’t have to worry about re-adjusting the timer with seasonal changes
and many more…
Control4 light switches and dimmers are exactly like the conventional ones, no special wiring necessary, all you need to do is to swap them with your switches on the wall and they wirelessly connect to the Control4 home controller.
Are you tired of using several different apps or remotes for different equipment. Call us to find out how easy and affordable it is to integrate everything in one very easy-to-use Control4 interface. You may use the Control4 remote, Control4 touch screens or your smart phone. All of them will have the same interface, same icons and everything will be under the same control system. We can integrate your current systems or put together a state of the art Control4 Hi-Definition sound system throughout your home.
Did you ever go back home to check whether you locked the door or not? Or get out of bed to make sure the alarm was armed? Then you are human. But what if you are too far way from home when you wonder if your door is locked? With Control4, no problem… just go to your smart phone and check, lock, unlock, arm, disarm, or do whatever you like to do.
Voice activated commands such as:
I am leaving
can activate a series of activities and with one statement let your house do the jobs for you.
It does not end there you can have your home send you a message:
Not just for comfort, it is for your peace of mind too
We hate to be repetitive but we hate more to have ten different apps for ten different tasks. Today there are many products including phone apps, remote connections, etc. What we offer in addition to our high quality and reliable climate control system is to keep everything in your home under one controller. It doesn’t matter if you have:
Simple furnace or air conditioner
Complicated multiple furnaces, humidity control, air excahngers
We can customize a system to meet your needs. In addition:
The systems can securely (fully encrypted network without port forwarding ) be controlled remotely
Your home can send you messages if there is a problem with your heat or cooling
Give us a call to go over the impressive options we can design for you.
Please note that some of the tasks mentioned above require special Control4 or third party equipment. Although most of the audio/video, climate control, security etc systems are compatible with Control4, an assessment has to be done to make sure that your system is compatible to perform automation. Please contact us for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to purchase a big expensive system?
No, Control4 is a completely modular system, so you can start small and expand it as you’d like.
Do I need to do special wiring for Control4 light switches/dimmers?
Definitely not, Control4 light switches and dimmers are just like conventional ones. You simply remove the old one and put the Control4 unit in.
My house is an old one, do I need to open walls and run network wiring for touch screens etc.?
Not at all, although we recommend wired set-ups for better reliability, Control4 units work very well with wifi. All you need is a good wifi signal.
Is it secure to access to my house remotely?
Control4 uses the same encryption system that your bank software and app uses. We never use or recommend port forwarding that many security and control systems use.
Can I use Google Home or Amazon Alexa to control my home?
Yes, we can program your system so you can use voice commands through Google or Alexa.
Can my house send warning messages to me when I am away?
Absolutely, we can program your system to send you messages for any important issues, from flooded basement to low house temperature, even if you leave your garage door open. The choice is yours.
Now almost every piece of equipment has their own remote app, so why should I go with Control4?
Control4 combines everything under one app, so you don’t need to deal with multiple apps. Also, you can program your house hold items to work together based on an event or press one button to have multiple tasks done. For example you can have your thermostat adjusted, lights turned off, security system armed etc. just by saying or pressing the goodbye button. No need to get complicated with different apps. Also, when you connect to your home apps remotely Control4 gives you the piece of mind of encrypted security rather than leaving an open door to your house network for intruders.
How about DIY smart home systems based on tablets and smart phones?
These systems have very limited capability and you have to purchase the items that are compatible with the system you are using. With Control4 we can automate many things from your old coffee machine to your VHS recorder. Sky is the limit, we can even integrate the other brand’s units with your Control4 system under one umbrella and one app on a very secure system.