Control4 offers whole-home voice control for holiday scenes.
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
You live on a street with tough holiday competition. Beginning on Black
Friday, the house down the street lights up like Times Square, and the
neighbors next door throw the best ugly sweater party on the block.
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Control4 automates the entire house—from lighting to music, security and more—delivering a little more "joy to your world" this holiday season. (Photo: Business Wire)
Every year, millions of homeowners spend countless hours stringing
holiday lighting and decorations. Control4
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home
solutions, gives consumers a leg up on the holidays. Control4 homeowners
average 40 connected devices per home, and more than half of them are
using Control4's smart lighting to enjoy added convenience, security,
and ambiance—an additional benefit during the holiday season.
Here are four ways a Control4 Smart Home will make your house the "gawk
of the block", while making life a bit more simple throughout the rest
of the year.
1. Customized Holiday Lighting Inside and Out
Holiday lights are symbolic of the entire season, and who doesn't want
to have a home full of sparkling lights to show off to family and
friends? Control4 lets you sync holiday lights to turn on when your
music does and set smart timers, alerts and scenes to turn lights on and
off at certain times of day and night. You can set exterior lighting to
turn on the minute you walk into your home and off as you go to bed.
Take your seasonal entertaining up a notch and create scenes that
automate every corner of your home. Impress family and friends with a
single tap that turns on specific lights around the house, starts the
holiday music, and even sparks the fireplace. A "Holiday Party" scene
can quickly get your guests in the holiday spirit by dimming the lights
to illuminate key decorative elements, piping a custom playlist through
speakers, and start playing "A Christmas Story" on your living room TV.
2. Voice Control That Ups The "Wow Factor"
Let's face it - the holiday season is busy for everyone and saving a
minute here or there can add up quickly. With the addition of Control4's
Smart Home Skill for Amazon Echo, customers can control their entire
home using just their voice. Use Echo to activate simple voice commands
like "Alexa, turn on Holiday" or "Alexa, set thermostat to 72 degrees."
Even cooking the holiday meal or baking cookies is made simpler with
scene commands from Amazon Echo. Commands like "Alexa, turn on Cooking"
can drop the temperature in the kitchen, brighten lights, and turn on
your favorite foodie podcast so you can get to work quickly.
3. Holiday Music That Rings Through the Whole Home
One of the best parts of the holiday season is undoubtedly the music.
Listening to festive tunes is one of the best ways to get into the
spirit, and with Control4 you can easily stream and schedule music to
play through programs like Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, and more. Set music
to play when guests arrive for holiday dinner and change the playlist
from jazz to the top hits as the night wears on. If your piano has an
audio source, hook it up to a multi-room audio system to let caroling
ring throughout every speaker in the home - a trick that is sure to make
your neighbors say, "I need that in my house."
4. Security That Mimics Your Behavior At Home
In the holiday classic "Home Alone", Kevin uses a myriad of tricks and
traps to keep burglars at bay - but not without destroying a few of the
home's prized possessions along the way. Prevent break-ins without the
destruction by programming your home with Control4's Mockupancy security
feature. Mockupancy is a type of "occupancy simulation" that makes it
look like you're home, even if you're not. Control4 tracks your
lighting, entertainment and shades usage while you're at home and can
replay those behaviors (using slightly randomized times) when you put
the house in "Away" mode. To a potential burglar, it will look like
you're home, watching your favorite shows and turning lights on and off
as you move throughout the house.
To learn more about how a personalized Control4 smart home can make the
holidays more enjoyable—along with every other day of the year—visit www.control4.com.
[NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking
systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of
lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into
a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its
consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making
networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more
comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. Today, every
home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance
network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The
Control4 platform interoperates with more than 9,900 third-party
consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of
devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 91 countries.
Leveraging a distribution channel that includes over 3,800 custom
integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the
full-line of Control4 products, with over 1,100 additional dealers and
distributors that are authorized to sell our Pakedge branded networking
solutions only, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for
consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses
around the world.
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Kimberly Lancaster, 401-792-7080
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