How Well Do Your Smart Home Devices Play Together?
Control4 Orchestrates Smart Home Control
Smart devices are everywhere. Smart locks, smart doorbells, smart cameras, smart lights, smart thermostats – the list goes on. Chances are you have one or more of them. Some of these devices work well together. For example, if you have an Amazon Echo speaker and use Alexa voice control, some lights will work with it – but not all. Similarly, you may find a device or two that works with Apple Homekit, but they are limited. Some smart cameras work with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, but some only work with one of them.
One of the frustrations with smart home devices and automation is getting everything to work well together. While it’s a benefit to have a smartphone app and perhaps voice control over a function like smart lights, you ultimately will want a system that can tie them all together and do more sophisticated things.
What do we mean by sophisticated? Think about linking together smart lights, a smart thermostat, and motorized shades for more intelligent control over the interior environment, increasing comfort and saving on energy too. Or perhaps setting a scene for entertaining that manages the lights, audio, and interior temperature to just the right settings for your guests.
A system like Control4 can help you accomplish just that. And it also works with many of the most popular consumer smart home devices too. Read on to find out how Control4 smart home automation can orchestrate all of your smart devices in Frisco.
Power and Flexibility
Control4 is a leading home automation vendor. They have created systems that can start with control of just one room and can scale up to large mansions. While they integrate their own devices like smart thermostats and lighting control, Control4 solutions have the power and flexibility to incorporate non-Control4 devices into the mix, harnessing their intelligence to make them work for your lifestyle.
If you really prefer the look of the Nest thermostat on your wall and how it works, don’t worry, Control4 can work with it and integrate it into automation sequences with other devices. Do you like the ease of use of Sonos’ soundbar and wireless speakers? A Control4 system can manage that as part of your whole home audio and home theater setup too. Did you see a smart lock by Baldwin, a brand you know for its quality and finishes, that you wanted for your front door? Yes, Control4 can incorporate that too into your smart home system. And of course, Control4 also provides full integration with Amazon Alexa.
A Burgeoning Ecosystem
In technology, you often hear talk of ecosystems. It speaks to things that work well with each other, and the ecosystem makes the underlying platform more valuable than the sum of its parts. Apple’s iPhone and IOS ecosystem is strong because they have millions of apps that work on the platform, allowing the devices to do an incredible amount of things. In home automation, Control4 has worked to create an equally powerful ecosystem, one that works with over 12,000 third-party consumer devices. If you can turn on something in your home with a switch or control, the chances are that a Control4 system can be made to control it too – and that’s not something you can do with do-it-yourself consumer systems.
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