Control4 Home Automation
Home automation is the convergence of technology and convenience, allowing the digital devices that you use every day—TVs, audio equipment, lights, security panels, thermostats, and so on—to work together, and therefore work smarter.
By allowing everything in the house to work together, with the ability to control it all from one easy-to-use interface, whether it’s a touch screen, remote control, keypad, or even your smartphone, your home suddenly becomes more comfortable, convenient and secure.
What is Home Automation?
Most often when your family sits down to enjoy a movie, it takes at least three or four remotes to actually get the film playing. Then after it finally begins, you have to get up and turn off or dim the lights. With Control4 home automation, you only need one remote to do all of that.
Forgotten to Close the Garage Door?
Not a problem in a smart home. You can access all of the devices in your home—including that neglected garage door—no matter where you are. Simply log in to your home from a computer, smartphone or tablet and close the garage door instantly. Turn your smartphone, tablet or laptop into the ultimate remote for your Control4 system.
Integration – the key to simplicity
Traditionally building management systems have been closed proprietary systems, relying on one manufacturer to interface into many other systems in the building. It’s time for a new approach using an open standard for all applications in building control, its time for KNX.
Design Innovation is a KNX Partner and a board member of the UK KNX Association, and is ideally placed to design a whole building control system to suit your requirements and budget. Using a fully integrated building management system can result is savings of up to 50% in energy bills, and with such a potential saving it’s not hard to argue that the initial expense of a properly designed and implemented building management system will soon be recovered in running costs.
As home automation increases in popularity, it has become easier to find products that provide automated capabilities. Companies sell thermostats or lights that give you control from your phone. Most AV equipment manufacturers have developed smartphone apps that can be used to change the channel or switch the inputs. Door locks can be controlled from a portable device. Blinds can be opened with a remote control, and on and on.
While these products have empowered us through innovative control, there is still a lot of frustration when it requires six different smartphone apps and eight remote controls to have an automated experience.
Control4 home automation integrates all of these devices and components into one simple interface, independent of the device. It doesn’t matter if you prefer your smartphone, tablet, touch screen or even the old fashioned handheld remote. Control4 also integrates each of these separate components that exist in your home and communicates with them so they can work together.
For example, when you are winding down at night a simple press of a “Goodnight” button on a Control4 Keypad will turn off every light in your house, lock your door, arm the security system, turn off your music and set your thermostat to the ideal temperature. No need to open up six apps on your smartphone or walk around to every room in the house just to get ready for bed, providing you true convenience.