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The Best Way to Get Started With Smart Home Technology

Make Daily Life Easier with Control4’s CA-1

The Best Way to Get Started With Smart Home Technology

Imagine your home responding to your every need, day in and out.  Daily life can be a breeze when you have smart home technology throughout your Prairie, MN property.

But if you’re just starting out, it can seem overwhelming.  Where do you begin, what do you want to be included, and how can you add on in the future?

Not to worry – we break down the basics for you and introduce you to a product that can make the transition easy.

Read on below to learn more!


Why Smart Home Technology

Smart home automation and control means that you can either manually or automatically control your home with ease by using a remote or smart device.

Smart tech is all about making your life easier!  From motorized shades that lower at certain hours of the day, to smart locks that can guarantee safety and security in your home.

Eventually, you can move on from practical and convenient purposes, and towards fun and entertainment.  Distributed audio video systems allow you to watch and listen to media in any corner of your home – even outdoors!

But in order to take advantage of those features, smart home technology has to be put into place.  And figuring out how to incorporate everything into one system can sound daunting.

In this blog, we highlight an easy way to get started: The Control4 Hub.

Control4 Hub: CA-1

Our partner Control4 has recently introduced a new central hub for its home automation systems, called the CA-1.

Equipped with Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Z-Wave, this controller is affordable and can bring together most of your Internet of Things devices.  The only things it doesn’t operate are audio and video components.

This makes this product ideal for homeowners new to smart home technology.  It is perfect if you are in a new home or not quite sure where you want to be when it comes to advanced automated features.

You can always add on, but for the time being your CA-1 can turn lights on and off, raise up shades, and lower your smart thermostat – with just a push of a button! Allowing for up to 100 smart home devices, it can take care of all your home’s needs.

It’s also got the same “When/Then” capabilities of other Control4 systems. This capability lets you create scenes that happen automatically throughout your home. For example – “when” it gets dark outside, “then” your outside lights will turn on.

Expanding to the MDU Market 

If you’re a realtor in the Prairie, MN area, the Control4 Hub is also an ideal way to promote smart home technology to all your tenants.

Include a hub in all of you units so that there’s an easy integrated solution whenever homeowners decide to add smart technology.

With one small investment, you can design a luxurious lifestyle solution throughout your building.

Want to learn more about getting started with smart home technology for your space?  Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team.

We’d love to hear from you!