Picture this – It’s a hot summer evening. You’re exhausted from the day at work. But when you walk in your front door, a perfect house greets you. The lights are dimmed. It’s cool, and the shades are drawn. Your favorite music is playing on the sound system. Maybe the TV is already cued up for you to watch the next episode of your favorite guilty pleasure, and the oven is set to preheat. This is the magic of Control4, the remarkable smart home system that puts you in command of where you live no matter where you happen to be.
What Smart Home Technology Can Do for You
Smart technology can give your home a greener footprint and save you time and money. Plus, it’s fun. Home automation syncs all your household devices to one system that you operate from your phone. These are some of the things you can do when your home is at your fingertips.
- Control your thermostat from a remote location.
- Change your play list from any room in your house.
- See who is at the door before you open it.
- Turn the lights on while you are on vacation.
- Unlock the front door for a neighbor or friend to gain access.
- Put your house to bed. Turn off lights, shut down devices, lower blinds and lock doors with a click. Reverse the process for a wake-up call, but add the scent of coffee brewing.
How Control4 Saves Money and Keeps You Green
The ability to change your heating, cooling and lighting systems with ease can put a big dent in your utility bills and keep you more comfortable. When you can adjust the thermostat without getting out of a chair or changing rooms, it’s easy to stop wasting energy. It’s also simple to pre-program heating and cooling activity. Some utility and insurance companies even provide rebates or discounts for homes with Control4 technology.
You might imagine that there is a big price tag associated with all this convenience. It’s true that home automation systems with all the bells and whistles can be costly. However, this technology allows you to dip a toe in the water before you make the leap. Control4 is designed so that you can start small and add features over time. Some of the options can be installed for as little as the cost of installing an HDTV. You could decide to start with a smart thermostat and add a fully loaded home theatre or security system later. The convenience can be addictive, so it’s a good bet that your home will grow smarter every year.