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What Can You Add to Your Smart Home Automation System? Part 1

What Can You Add to Your Smart Home Automation System? Part 1

Did you know that Control4 is compatible with more than 13,000 third-party devices? These tools include anything from standard features like lighting, security, AV — to some lesser-known items — water temperature monitors, air quality devices, and smart mirrors. The basic rule we’ve found true is that if it uses electricity, Control4 and Total Home Technologies can automate it!

Control4 allows our professional integration team to engineer, customize, and scale nearly any smart home automation system you could imagine.  Let your Manhattan, NY homework for you to ensure maximum convenience by scheduling your whole residence to operate according to a schedule that you can change anytime. We’ll walk you through some opportunities, some that we’ve used for a while, and others were just seen at September’s CEDIA event.

SEE ALSO: Connect Your Garage Door, Fridge and Coffee Pot With Smart Home Automation!

Lighting and Shading

Lighting scenes set the tone and brilliance that matches the desired effect, whether it’s a bright white that wakes you up or a mellow amber tone that helps you wind down.

But circadian rhythms aren’t the only factor to program scenes. Control4’s “Mockupancy” scene mimics your standard lifestyle patterns, like when you normally turn lights and AV on and off, to mock occupancy and dissuade criminals from approaching.

On a brighter note, a “Party” scene plays the same song throughout the house, lights up a path outdoors so guests can wander in safely, or any other custom commands you want to integrate. Control4 works with lighting control giant Lutron to provide the most intricate lighting design in seconds. Lutron won the BEST Product Award at CEDIA for their motorized shade controls and accessories.

Voice Control

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to your home as if you were talking to a friend? Josh.ai uses natural language processing to better interpret word commands that previous voice control assistants couldn’t parse. Maybe you’re walking out and say something like “Adios!” to your Josh system. It gets the message and responds by shutting off any device you choose and arming your security system. And Control4 users will be happy to know it integrates seamlessly with their system. 

Outdoor

Samsung’s new 4K outdoor TV reveal, The Terrace, garnered widespread praise as well as the BEST Product award at CEDIA. The screen is about three times brighter than the average indoor TV, so you can view your entertainment in full-sun areas—perfect for socially distant sports watching on the patio! The Terrace is built for all weather conditions and temperatures, even New York summers and winters, so you don’t have to uninstall it when cold weather strikes.

Contact Us Today!

Want to learn more about a home automation system for your property? Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We also have three interactive showrooms that you can visit if you’d like to see how this technology works firsthand.  We’d love to hear from you!