Home automation systems are typically made of smaller systems from different manufacturers, and making them work with each other seamlessly can be a challenge. In today’s post, smart home installation company WiHome Integration takes a look at how Control4 can take your home automation system to the next level.
How Does Control4 Work?
If you’re like most homeowners, your smart home system would have systems from different manufacturers. HVAC system, home entertainment system, smart lighting, home security — all of these would have their own dedicated app and/or remote to control them. If you need a combination of settings at certain times, then you’ll have to go through each app one by one, or create individual schedules, to create the illusion of automation. For example, a “good morning” setting would require a combination of turning up the heating by a few degrees, turning on the TV for the news, and starting the coffeemaker.
Control4 home automation systems take custom home automation to the next level by providing a simple and intuitive interface that controls all your home systems. It’s practically a universal remote control that works with virtually all home systems. Control4 eliminates the need to use several apps to operate individual systems, and it can be scaled up or down according to your needs. The Control4 ecosystem also includes custom hardware switches and its own tablet-based interface.
How Can Control4 Make Your Home Smarter?
Let’s circle back to the “good morning” scenario earlier. With Control4, you can save a “scene” that includes all of the conditions mentioned above and more in just one easy-to-use device. If you need to tweak some of the settings like adjusting the heating settings or add another condition like pulling up the shades, you don’t have to leave your Control4 tablet.
The combinations of settings are endless. You can have a “movie night” set of settings that include dimming the lights, cueing your chosen movie or show, and securing the other parts of the house. If you often host holiday gatherings at your home, you can have a dedicated “party” or “entertainment” button that fires up your home speakers and turns up the lights, maybe even have your fridge send a notification when you’re running out of cold drinks — all of this at a touch of one button.
These are but a few of the many possibilities offered by Control4 home automation systems. For more information about it and our other services, including smart home theater installation, call WiHome Integration at (703) 239-1500. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve Leesburg and Fairfax Station, as well as communities in Arlington County, VA.