What Should You Look for in a Control4 Dealer?
Here Are Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Dealer
For four years running, Control4 has been named the top home automation company by technology professionals. Easy to implement with its intuitive, graphic-based user interface, it’s a favorite among both installers and homeowners. Though it’s one of the most accessible automation companies on the market, you still need a professional to enjoy its products and features.
As you prepare for your next smart home installation, the first step is finding a reliable Control4 dealer in your area. Not only do you need a company that has experience with the technology, but someone officially certified and with a proven track record of getting it to work in a variety of ways.
Don’t know what to look for when starting your search? Here we provide some questions you should answer before reaching out to your local Control4 Platinum Dealer in Edina, MN.
Are They Certified Dealers?
Anyone can go ahead and claim on their website or social media that they’re Control4 certified. Even if they show a certified badge on their site, this may not be enough to prove their legitimacy. Pull up the dealer directory on Control4’s website and look for companies in your area. Listed will be all the dealers by distance with their certification level (Platinum, Gold, Retail) shown on the left-hand side. Control4 Dealer certifications level up as they complete more projects.
What Kind of Work Do They Do?
Even though they’re Control4 certified, it won’t necessarily mean a dealer does the type of work you want. Control4 Retail Certified Dealers, for example, tend to do very small entertainment-related projects with little customization. Even those with Platinum certifications may be high volume rather than high-end. During your research, check out their website to see what services they offer and see if they have any project galleries to look through. That should help you figure out if they’d be able to take care of all the technology you want to include during your smart home installation.
Are They Open to Retrofit Projects?
Many Control4 dealers like to dedicate themselves to new constructions since they are easier to design and implement. However, others get a lot of their business doing retrofit jobs. Experience is vital during retrofits, so we recommend going with someone with a proven track record rather than someone that's doing it just for you. Reduce installation times and get recommendations on the best products and upgrades from a company that knows what works best in these projects.
Do They Offer Service and Support?
Service and support are vital components of any installation. Explore which of your local Control4 dealers offer service or maintenance packages to keep your smart home running for years. Though some companies list packages on their website, others design them individually for each client. Don’t be discouraged if they’re not readily available on their site; just reach out to them directly to find out.
As the only Control4 Platinum Dealer in the state of Minnesota, we’d love to help you out with your smart technology services. To learn more about our services, experience, and certifications call us at (612) 851-8576, fill out our contact form or chat with us below.