What's New with Control4? Here's What You'll Want to Know.
Catch Up on the Latest Smart Home Automation Developments
Here’s some news for you: 2017 was a fascinating year for Control4.
The smart home technology business started the year with an announcement that it became the first to add cloud-based connected home management to their routers. The good news continued with the acquisition of Triad Speakers, a high-end audio brand.
The positive developments continued all the way into the fall when the company was named a CES 2018 Innovations Award Nominee for upgrades to its latest operating software release.
With an updated Control4 system, you can give your Lakeville, MN home the latest in automation technology.
We at Lelch Audio Video are proud to be a Control4 dealer that can customize a solution for your property. Below, we’ll look back at some of Control4’s most exciting developments over the past few months.
When >> Then Automation
Control4 has gained overwhelming acclaim following the reveal of its new When >> Then automation feature at CEDIA 2017.
Since its introduction within Control4’s new OS 2.10 software, it has already been named a nominee for the CES 2018 Innovation Awards.
But what, exactly, is When >> Then automation, and how does it apply to you?
When >> Then is included in your 4Sight service and is a customization feature that allows you to create cause-and-effect commands.
For example, you can program When >> Then software so that when the sun rises (the “when”), your home’s outdoor lights turn off (the “then”). Another instance: When you open the garage door, you direct Control4 to send a push notification to your smartphone or tablet.
Best of all, you can set up When >> Then commands through an easy-to-use web interface. All you need is a Control4 dealer to set up your system – and we’re happy to help.
Control4 Intercom App
During its September announcement of When >> Then automation, Control4 revealed another new feature to its automation systems: Home intercom and Door Station access from anywhere in the world.
We can help Control4 homeowners access a specific intercom application that will enable you to receive audio/video intercom calls and view Door Station cameras directly from your mobile device. While you’re on an intercom call, you can stay within the app and access your automation system to open the front gate or the front door.
With these updated control capabilities, you can have visibility of and access to your property from anywhere in the world – giving you peace of mind no matter where you might be.
Triad Multi-Room Audio
In late February, Control4 announced it acquired Triad Speakers. Just over six months later, it announced a multi-room audio line.
Control4, in partnership with Triad, now offers matrix switches that can enable music to play anywhere from 8 to 96 separate zones in a home, an eight-zone power amplifier and a single-room streaming amplifier that can fit within any part of your home.
We can connect all of those separate components and merge them onto any Control4 automation platform.
Control4 also announced extended partnerships with iHeartRadio and Spotify, so that you can now stream those networks’ content from your Control4 speakers throughout your home. Other music streaming partners include Pandora, TIDAL and TuneIn, among others.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what a Control4 dealer can do for your Lakeville home, we encourage you to simply reach out to us.
You can call us today at (612) 353-5087, or you can fill out a short form on the page linked below. We look forward to assisting you!