Big Changes Coming to Control4 in the New Year
Get Ready for Even More Smart Home Automation Customizations
Smart home automation is about bringing the highest level of convenience into your Atlanta property. With one touch, you should be able to command the lighting, shading, AV, security systems and more. So it’s no surprise that one of the fastest-growing manufacturers of smart home technology would also be a leader in developing systems that are easy to use and fully customizable. At this year’s Custom Electronics, Design and Integration Association convention – commonly known as CEDIA – Control4 announced big things for their new operating system. Learn more after the jump.
At the 2016 CEDIA show held this September, Control4 announced the latest upgrade to their operating system, the OS 2.9. The new operating system comes complete with the “Connects with Control4” program, which allows as many as 10,000 connectable devices – including Sonos. This marks a big move for the popular wireless audio company, who famously has avoided getting wrapped up with smart home automation installers in the past.
Plus, one of the biggest developments in the smart home space over the past few years was the introduction of Amazon’s voice-controlled Echo. While many homeowners took advantage of the incredible verbal technology, they were oftentimes disappointed with the limited range of components it could control. That’s why it’s incredible that they’ve collaborated with Control4 to offer the best possible control options in your home.
A huge benefit coming along with the new OS is the ability for each homeowner to create their own scenes straight from the standard user interface. In the past, you would consult a smart home professional installer and pre-select settings for your scenes. Now, you’ll be able to do it all yourself – from choosing the correct settings to labelling the button.
Moreover, the new system gives you increased customizability for shading control. You can even select individual shades to raise or lower, as well as the entire system throughout the house. So if the sun is setting and blinding you through the west-facing window, you can lower that covering while still enjoying the remaining sunlight via the other windows.
There’s always something new coming from Control4. If you want to upgrade, or start a new smart home automation project, contact us today.