How to Update Your Massachusetts Home with Control4
Enjoy These New Smart Home Features
For over ten years, Control4 has been providing smart home controls to families across America and all over the world. Their systems are easy to use yet sophisticated—meeting a variety of needs at home. Recently, they upgraded their interface and created new products to meet the growing demands of families, and also be more relevant for today’s culture.
If you already have a Control4 system in your Winchester-area home and want to know what’s new, or are interested in installing smart home automation for the first time, this blog will be a great resource for you.
All-New 4K Multi-Room Video Solutions
Tailor-Made Audio Video specializes in custom home theaters and media rooms, and Control4’s video system is the perfect solution to transform your Massachusetts home. Ultra-High Definition technology, more commonly known as 4K, is revolutionizing the entertainment world. To keep up with this growing trend, Control4 is offering an all-new line of 4K multi-room video solutions that include new A/V matrix switches. It brings you four times the picture resolution of 1080p (HD) displays, and shows bright, vivid colors.
When we install the LU1082 4K AV switch, you’ll be able to quickly and easily distribute content to any room in your home from 10 different sources, including Blu-ray players, cable boxes, video game systems, and streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu. Since all the sources, like your DirecTV box, are all kept in one location, you’ll get rid of clutter and simplify your home theater setup. We also give you options for control devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, a handheld remote, or a touch screen installed in the wall. With these 4K products, you’ll be ready for anything the future has to offer in home entertainment.
Talking into a watch or wristband comes off as something you may have seen in a Star Trek episode or a spy movie. However, today this technology has been realized with the Apple Watch and other models like the Samsung Pay. According to Forbes, 245 million wearable devices are expected to ship in 2019. People want to wear their technology because it's convenient, small, mobile and just plain cool. The good news is that if you love using a smart watch, Control4 has developed an app that you can use. All you have to do is open it on your watch and enjoy these features:
- Local or Remote: Control your home from the comfort of your couch, or use your watch when you're away at work or traveling.
- Media: See what audio or video that is playing in each room in your house and change volume, add additional rooms, or turn things off.
- Security: Check the status of locks, unlock or lock doors, and open or close garage doors.
- Thermostats: See all thermostats in your home, adjust the temperature, and apply presets.
- Lighting: Control individual lights in any room of your house or activate lighting scenes that control many lights at the same time.
Fast, High-Definition Video Intercom
Intercoms have evolved quite a bit over the decades. You may remember using a very basic audio intercom in the 70s or 80s. Intercoms have come a long way and now you can both see and hear the person you are communicating with. Check on your sleeping baby using HD video cameras and high-res audio. You can also screen guests at the front door by bringing up your surveillance camera, seeing who it is, and then letting them in.
In addition, you can be selective about where you want the audio and video intercom capabilities, and when you can access them. Put only audio in the bathrooms, and video in the kitchen. Restrict intercom use to certain times of the day with the “Do not disturb” function. Your intercom system can even pause your TV show and alert you when a person rings the doorbell. A real-time video of the visitor will show on your TV screen and then you can let them in with your Control4 app or universal remote. With our smart solutions, your video intercom experience is under your complete control.
Would you like to learn more about these new smart home features? Fill out our online contact form and let us know which product you are most interested in.