Historically, home automation and connected home technology has involved many different wireless and network communication standards making it hard to mix-and-match products from different vendors so that all the features work correctly together. Today, homes are getting smarter and more efficient, and connected devices are learning to communicate with each other.
From basic security to smart appliances, lighting, shades, climate, entertainment systems and more, homes of the future will only continue to become more and more connected. Which means more complexity for you, the homeowner, as you attempt to combine them together or manage them all from separate apps. A Control4 smart home removes that complexity in a number of ways, with professional smart home design, installation, configuration, and management of all of your home technology needs.
Just as your laptop computer, tablets, and phones have operating systems, so too should your connected home. A smart home OS is a platform that simplifies the technology you’ve accumulated in your home. It’s robust and intelligent enough to integrate up to thousands of smart devices, connecting and orchestrating virtually everything across your entire house from the indoors to the outdoors.
From shades to thermostats, gates to garage doors, entertainment to security, and almost anything in between, your smart home OS should enable connectivity with the devices, products, and systems that you use every day. So, whether you’re interacting with your smart home using your phone, a touch screen, handheld remote, a keypad on the wall, or simply by voice, the interfaces and products that are tied into your smart home OS should be easy and natural for everyone in your family to use.