Make Your Home a Smart Home with Control4

With all the new technologies we keep buying, our homes have become gadget filled messes. Especially the number of remote controls that each serve a different function. Did you know that if you turn your home into a smart home with Control4 you will only need one controller and it will do things that none of your controllers ever did.

When Control4 offered to give me smart home features in my living room I jumped at the chance to finally see what having a smart home is like. It is even better than I thought it would be.

In my home, the living room electronics are my husband’s domain. Between the cable, video games, Blu-ray player and all the crazy audio setting for his speakers, I had trouble just watching TV in that room. There were so many controllers, input settings and other settings, it was way more complicated than entertainment should be.

In came Control4. We now have one controller that works the cable, Blu-ray player, video game console, music AND the lights. The best part is the controller is its simple to use interface. There is no need to remember any input codes, everything is done for you. And, if you don’t want to have any controller lying around, you can use your Apple or Android mobile device as the controller. Better yet, there is no need to point your controller at the devices to work. If you want to raise the volume when you are in the next room, no problem.

Control4 also has other ways to make your home a smart home. Options that I did not get are climate control and security. That same controller can be used to regulate heat and air conditioning and lock your doors and set your alarm. And you can start small and add features or rooms a little at a time.

Watch this Introduction to Control4 Smart Home Technology video:

My son and I have been spending much more time in the living room now that everything is so simple to use. Wouldn’t you rather have a smart home than a messy complicated home? Check out Control4.

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  1. Not even sure I could make this gadget work but one is certainly better than 4 or 5!

  2. Anyone old enough to read could easily use this controller. It is that simple.

  3. Yes I would definitely vote to have a smart home than a messy ‘now where did I put that remote home.’ Thanks for sharing about this.

  4. Yes, I want! I want very badly. One controller sounds heavenly. Maybe someday we’ll have this in our house.

  5. Wow, what an invention. They look pretty intense to program. But I imagine once the set up is all done, it’s probably a breeze to have everything controlled in one central location.

  6. You have to have an installer come in to set it up so there is no work for you.

  7. I’ve never even heard of that! Great idea. I never thought I would hear myself say this, but this technology is getting beyond me! OH NO – I sound just like my grandmother used to!

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