What Do I Get With Control4 Automation?

There’s no one-size-fits-all package. The beauty of Control4—and what sets it apart from other brands—is that you can design an automation solution that truly meets your lifestyle, needs and budget, not someone else’s idea of what you might need.  You can choose the way you want to do it – including starting small and adding extra automation when you’re ready.

Perhaps you want your home to lock itself at 10 pm, and the blinds to close as the sun hits. Or maybe you want automation to enhance your new home cinema system with a single remote that handles the picture, sound and lights simultaneously. Or add beautiful lighting control to your renovation project.

What Makes Control4 Different?

Control4 automation is an all-in-one solution that’s capable of endless customisation: Start with just a smart thermostat or just one room like a home cinema. Expand throughout the home when time or budget allows. Your needs change throughout your life, and Control4 can grow with you.

And Control4 is compatible with brands and products you already have—Apple, DirecTV, Sonos, and more—as well as those you may consider buying in the future so Agnito can design you a system that works with what you currently have and is set up for the future.

 

What Do I Need First?

It all starts with a controller, powered by the Control4 Operating System (OS). You can think of this as the brain behind all of the automation magic. The controller makes it possible to control and automate virtually any home function, including your TV, music, lighting, climate control and security. Every Control4 controller comes with the Control4 MyHome app (which lets you use your smartphone or tablet to control the system), the TuneIn service (so you can enjoy music from over 70,000 radio stations), and software for intercom functionality (so that you can communicate throughout your home through Control4 touch screens and door stations). Control4 offers hundreds of products to support virtually every aspect of automation in the home or business.

 

How Do I Control My System?

It’s entirely up to you. You can use whatever “interface” is handy, including a TV remote, touch screens, your smartphone, tablet and any computer with Internet access. And now, with Control4’s 4Sight with Anywhere Access, you can check in on your home or business from virtually anywhere in the world, as long as you have 3G/4G or internet connectivity.

And remember, with automation, there are some things you’ll never have to worry about “controlling” again—things just happen automatically. You can ‘set it and forget it’. It’s an entirely new way of thinking about how your home should work.

Check In, Check Up

The ability to control anything in your house can be invaluable. We can configure your system to enable you to manage and monitor security systems, and even disable your alarm and unlock the front door if a family member needs to get inside. You’ll be able to change your home’s “mode” from afar to reduce energy consumption, or adjust the thermostat from the airport so your house is at a comfortable temperature when you arrive at home. You can run “mockupancy” sequences to fool burglars into thinking someone’s at home.

Web-enabled smartphones have given you the world at your fingertips, 24/7. Now that world can include your house and everything in it. It’s a natural expectation, and it’s a reality today.  Please contact us if you would like to talk more about how Control4 can make a difference to your home.