Combining Control4 and Alexa for a More Interactive Home Experience
TAGS: Control4 Dealer | Lighting Control | Voice Control Automation
Communicating with your Allen, TX smart home is about to become even simpler. This year at CEDIA, Control4 announced a partnership with Amazon’s voice control products—Echo and Dot--which means the world’s premier automation integrator and the most effective voice control are working together. Now, you can control most of your electronics by instructing Alexa, or the name of Amazon’s voice services. When you’re walking out the door with your arms full, you can simply tell your system to turn off the lights or close the shades without missing a step. If you’re thinking about adding Alexa to your smart home family, here are a few things you should know beforehand.
Lutron has a Number of Options for Your Lighting Installation
TAGS: Lighting Installation | Smart Home Automation
Whether you are building a new home or remodeling, lighting is an essential part of the home makeover equation. While you may tend to be more focused on audio video if you love entertainment, it’s important to look at all your options when it comes to installing smart home automation—especially lighting controls. You want the system to be easy to use, intuitive, and have lots of benefits. Here are a few options from Lutron, the biggest lighting manufacturer in the country—and the oldest. They pioneered lighting controls decades ago and are still bringing technology and innovation to homes and businesses around the world.