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Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Features for New & Improved Experiences

Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Features for New & Improved Experiences

Since 2003, Control4 has been bringing smart home controls to families across the country. Their systems are affordable, easy to use, and diverse—meeting a variety of needs at home. They recently upgraded their systems and developed new features to improve the performance of their products.

If you already have a Control4 system in your Carmel, Indiana-area home and want to know what’s new, or are interested in installing smart home automation for the first time, this blog will be a fantastic resource for you.

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All-New 4K Multi-Room Video Solutions

The Premier Group specializes in media room programming, and Control4’s video system is a fantastic solution to transform your home. Ultra-High Definition 4K technology is revolutionizing the entertainment world. To keep up with this growing movement, Control4 offers an all-new line of 4K Ultra HD multi-room video solutions with new audio and video matrix switches. It delivers four-times the picture resolution of 1080p displays, and shows vivid colors unlike any you have ever seen. With the brand new LU1082 4K AV switch, you can easily and quickly distribute content to any room in your home from 10 different sources, such as: satellite/cable boxes, Blue-Ray, gaming devices, and streaming services. Since the sources, like your cable box, are all kept in one place, you’ll have a clean and simple installation with no clutter. Control4 also gives you options for modes of control, including a smartphone or tablet, a handheld remote, or a touch screen installed in the wall. With these 4K solutions, you’ll be ready for whatever the future has to offer in entertainment.


Fast, High-Definition Video Intercom

Intercoms have evolved a lot over the years. They used to only have audio capabilities, and even then the sound was grainy and unclear. Today, you can communicate with everyone in the house, not only with audio, but video as well. Check on your sleeping baby using HD cameras and Hi-Fi audio. You could also screen visitors at your front door by bringing up the front camera to see who it is, and then let them in. Additionally, you can be selective about where you want the audio and video intercom capabilities, and when you can access them. Put only audio in the bathrooms, and video in the kitchen. Restrict intercom usage to certain times of the day with the “Do not disturb” function. With Control4, your video intercom experience is under your complete control.

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Use Security Cameras to Protect Your Valuables and Enhance Your Home in Indianapolis, IN

Use Security Cameras to Protect Your Valuables and Enhance Your Home in Indianapolis, IN

There are a lot of reasons a homeowner may want to install security cameras. In the old days, families used security alarm systems to scare away invaders with sound and alert the police. Sometimes, criminals could find ways to avoid setting off the alarm, or the police wouldn’t arrive in time to make the arrest. Today, surveillance cameras provide the solution of capturing the robber’s activity on video so that even if he gets away, you have at least captured his face and actions. In addition to protecting your home from intruders, there are many ways you can use security cameras in an integrated control system, such as checking in on children, monitoring house staff or babysitters, keeping an eye on the pool, driveway, or play area, and managing your entry system. Read on to learn more.

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Monitor Every Room in Your Home Remotely

Going to Disney World for vacation? You can make sure your home is safe and in good condition at all times with an app on your phone. Use your smartphone to view various cameras around your home or let the system update you with text message alerts. If a person hops the fence and enters your backyard, you’ll know it with real-time updates and video clips of the intruder. You’ll be able to determine if it’s a stranger, or just a neighbor or mail man, and then act accordingly.  If you are busy riding space mountain, you can play the recorded video later at your convenience.
 

Act as a Gatekeeper with Surveillance and Access Controls

Video surveillance solutions not only help protect your home, but they also assist with daily activities. When the doorbell rings, pull up the video outside your front door and check who it is. If it’s a friend, the delivery guy, or your spouse who forgot their keys, simply press a button and let them in with your automatic keyless entry system.


Capture Activity with Motion Sensors

It would definitely waste a lot your time if you had to sit and watch hours of video to find the recorded action you are looking for. Motion sensors help by triggering the security cameras to turn on when someone enters a room. That way, you’ll only get video clips when it matters. So if your daughter arrives home from school, the camera detects her presence and sends an alert to your phone. By programming your surveillance cameras to only track movement and activity, you’ll save memory space and only get notifications when it matters.

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5 Ways Shade Automation Can Improve Your Outlook

5 Ways Shade Automation Can Improve Your Outlook

Summer is on its way here to Indianapolis, Indiana, which means there’s no better time than now to install automated shades and simplify your environment. Remote controlled shades, from industry leading manufacturers such as Crestron and QMotion, installed by our professional team, provide beauty, luxury and exceptional quality. If you haven’t experienced the convenience of shades operating by remote control, you have yet to discover what technology integration can do for your day-to-day living. More than that, however, just imagine the different ways this simple upgrade can affect the way you live:

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Comfort:

Reduce the mid-day heat by filtering the daylight that enters your room. Lower cooling costs by bringing down the shades in the summer. When you stop the sun’s rays from heating up a room, you prevent the air conditioning from working overtime. Raise them during the winter to help capture heat from those same rays and lower heating costs.


Convenience:

Block the distracting glare from intrusive sunlight with the press of one convenient button from simple remote or keypad. Use our mobile app to adjust your shades from anywhere in the room.  


Privacy:

Increase your solitude by covering that high window in the foyer.  Shade motors powered by optional battery power make them ideal for hard-to-reach windows.

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Three Ideas to Incorporate Lights into Your Interior Design

Three Ideas to Incorporate Lights into Your Interior Design

There are a lot of elements to consider when it comes to decorating your home’s spaces. Color, fabrics, furniture, and art are all essential pieces. But have you dedicated time to designing your lighting—including fixture selection, switches and dimmers, settings, and layouts? Comprehensive lighting design is an important part of creating a cohesive style in your room.

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