Smart Home Control with Control4 and Alexa
Harness the Power of Your Voice to Control Your Home
Voice control is a long sought-after technology. The first practical voice-control unit was made by Bell Labs in 1962, a device called the ‘Shoebox.’ It recognized a voice speaking the numbers 0-9 and a few mathematical commands. We have come a long way since then, with voice command ‘smart speakers’ becoming nearly ubiquitous.
While voice control is now more popular, not all implementations offer the same feature sets or flexibility level. Control4 has embraced voice commands as an interface from very early on and now supports complete home automation. Whether you are looking to control a single device or your entire Santa Fe, CA home system, as a Control4 dealer, we can happily state that it is our favorite system to integrate with Alexa.
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The Convenience of Control4
Control4 is among the most popular automation systems that consistently ranks at the top of surveys for reliability and support. With over 14,000 partner products to choose from, anything is possible. Control4 can manage any system in your home, from smart lighting to home theater support.
Voice commands simplify the control process. Now, there is no need to walk all the way over to a touch screen, activity it, find the appropriate page, find the device and then choose the function you want. Harnessing Alexa devices’ power, all you have to do is state what you want.
The convenience of speaking to make changes means that just about anyone in the house can interact with your smart home. The commands use natural and straight forward language; there are no awkward phrases or overly technical terms needed. For example, “Alexa, set the living room temperature to 72 degrees” or “Alexa, dim the TV room light to 35%.”
With standard voice activation systems, you are limited to controlling one device or group of devices at a time. In a smart home, you have come to expect that you can set off a series of actions throughout the house with a single touch of a button. Control4 enables you to set scenes that activate without lifting a finger. Simply say “Alexa, Good Morning’ to have the lights softly rise, your shades open, and your favorite news station starts playing.
Personalize, Your Way
Control4 understands that you may want to make changes to how things work once the system is professionally installed. Decide that you only need the bathroom lights to turn on, not the whole bedroom, with the ‘Good Morning’ command? Other control systems require a programmer to makes changes, costing you time and money.
Signing up for a 4Sight subscription unlocks your customer portal and powerful customization tools like When>>Then, letting you fine-tune how your automation works. After all, it is your home, and you should have the ability to make changes as your lifestyle evolves. The process is simple, using an intuitive interface to guide you through the edits; you can even test changes before committing them to the controller.
Control4 uses Alexa and your voice’s power to provide you with the ultimate in-home control.
Want to learn more about the power Control4 brings to your voice? Click here or give us a call at (858) 798-9130 today!