For many people, the attraction of Control4 is that it allows homeowners to make their homes flashy and modern. With a button press, you can lower the lights and cue up a music track on your favorite streaming service, or ready your home theater for a night with friends.
But Control4 isn’t just about doing new things with your home. After all, you already listen to music and have movie nights with friends. The purpose of Control4 is to simplify what you already do. Washing machines simplified washing clothes. Microwaves cut hours off of cooking dinner. Control4 makes your entire lifestyle simpler, easier, and faster.
Here are a few of the ways that Control4 can improve your quality of life: not by making things flashier or more impressive, but by making things simpler.
Wake Up With The Sun
Many people wake up more readily when they can see the sun rising and feel sunlight warming up their skin. But unless you don’t live near streetlights and neighbors and can afford to keep the blinds closed at night, you have to actually get up and stumble over to the blinds and open them up before you can enjoy the sunshine.
Let Control4 handle that for you. Control4 can control motorized blinds, and can be scheduled to open them at a predetermined time. Set Control4 to open your blinds 20 or 30 minutes before your alarm goes off, and you’ll be ready to wake up when your alarm goes off. Waking up this way avoids the slow, groggy wakeup process that is common for those who aren’t exposed to sunlight before waking up.
Get Your Kids To Breakfast Without Leaving The Kitchen
You can use Control4’s touchscreen terminals to talk to people in other rooms, or even at the front door. If your kids have a habit of being glued to the TV, you can send messages to the TV screen, or talk to them through the speakers. With Control4, you don’t have to stop what you’re doing and go looking for your children.
Have Your Home Ready For You When You Get Home
Many thermostats support scheduling these days, meaning that you don’t have to get home to actually turn on the heater or air conditioner. However, thermostat interfaces are often fiddly and difficult to understand, with only a few buttons and a tiny LCD window.
Control4’s clean and easy to use interface allows you to easily and effortlessly set up a limitless number of scheduled settings. With Control4, your home will already be at the perfect, soothing temperature when you get home from work or play.
Locking Up At Night Has Never Been So Easy
When you catch yourself yawning on the couch and you’re ready to go to bed, the last thing you want to do is to go around and check all the doors, set the house alarm, and make sure that the cameras are running.
Control4 can handle all of this and more. You can lock all the doors with a button press, and even set up personalized front door codes for everyone in the house, so you can see who’s coming home and when. Use your TV or other connected devices to access your security cameras, even when you’re away from home. And set your alarm system with a single press of a button.
This ease of use allows you to readily set your security system when you’re going to bed or leaving for the day. And if you’re leaving on vacation, you can schedule a “Mockupancy,” which will turn on lights, the TV, and even open or close your shades in a randomized fashion so that it appears that you’re home, even when you’re not.
Control4 allows you to interact with your home in new and exciting ways. But more importantly, it makes typical day to day tasks invisible and hands-off, so that you can focus on more important things.