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How Do You Command Your Smart Home Automation System?


Customize Control in Your Buffalo, NY Property 

Smart home automation is all about customizability. When you integrate the technology in your Buffalo, NY property, you want a system that you and everyone in your home can use. That’s why Control4 offers plenty of different ways to take advantage of the different features. In this blog, we’ll explore the many different ways that you can command your smart home system. If you’re interested in learning how you can completely customize control, read on to learn more.


Voice Control

If you’ve been following our blog, you already know that integrated voice control is the coolest new way to use your Control4 system. By installing an Amazon Echo or Google Home device, all you have to do is say a command and you’ll see it happen. Plus, because the system is internet-based, you don’t have to worry about your accent, vocabulary or pronunciation – it will understand you no matter what!

But did you know you can also teach your system new tricks? That means, if you install a new feature as part of your system, you can continue to add integrated control apps. For instance, if you start out with a lighting control system and want to add integrated audio and video, Alexa and Home can support it. With Control4 voice integration, your system is completely scalable!

Control4 App

Before voice control, the biggest advancement in home control was the Control4 App. When you download the app, you have all of the features of your smart home directly on your smartphone or tablet. That means you don’t have to search for an extra remote if you want to raise the shades or lower the temperature on the thermostat. It’s all there in the palm of your hand.

Dedicated Touch Panels

Don’t want to clutter your mobile device with too many apps? No problem! Just install dedicated touch panels in each of your rooms. The panels are easy to use and feature the same layout as the smartphone app, so no matter which way you go you won’t have to learn a new interface.

Additionally, dedicated touch panels can either be mobile or wall-mounted. Reduce the amount of clutter on your countertops and coffee table with a conveniently placed panel. So whether it’s in your pocket or on the wall, there’s always a control interface at your fingertips!

Hard-Button Controls

For some homeowners, there’s simply nothing like the feeling of pressing a button. If you’re not interested in a touch panel, or you simply want to command your system with a variety of controls, invest in customized hard button remotes and panels. Enjoy the ease of clearly marked buttons that either remain on your wall or ones that move with you.

Are you ready to enjoy a variety of controls for your Control4 smart home automation system? Contact Sound and Theater today for more information! 

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