Give Your Home the Gift of Smart

Smart Home Control for the Holidays

Looking for a little smart home control this holiday season? Let’s face it – the holiday season is busy for everyone and saving a minute here or there can add up quickly. Whether you are the type that scrambles trying to get your home ready to welcome your friends and family or the type who plans months ahead… In a picture-perfect world, entertaining would go off without a hitch. The food would be delicious and ready at exactly the right moment. The holiday music playlist would bring joyful tears to everyone’s eyes at precisely the right moment. But lets face it, in the real world, this is usually not how things go. Fortunately, smart home control can help you get as close to perfection as possible. Or, at the very least help you keep your sanity when things go awry. From entertaining your family and friends to keeping your valuables and loved ones safe and secure, smart home control will let you add auto-magic to your holiday season. Make your home merry and bright for the holidays with Control4.

With Control4’s Smart Home Skill for Amazon Echo, you can control your entire home using your voice. Use Echo to activate simple voice commands like “Alexa, turn on Holiday” or “Alexa, set living room to 72 degrees.” Even making your holiday meal is made simpler with scene commands from Amazon Echo. Commands like “Alexa, turn on Cooking” can drop the temperature in your kitchen, brighten up your lights, and turn on your favorite foodie show so you can get to work quickly. With Control4 you can even sync your holiday lights to turn on when your music does! Take your seasonal entertaining up a notch and create scenes that automate every corner of your home this holiday season. Impress your family and your friends. From holiday decorating to shopping, and cooking to wrapping presents, there has never been a better time to add a little smart to your home. Smart home control and automation can help you manage all the wonderful chaos that comes with the holidays.

Give Your Home The Gift Of Smart This Holiday Season…

Smart Lighting for the Holidays

Make Your Home Bright and Merry for the Holidays

Holiday lights are symbolic. 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. Lighting scenes can make holiday life easier and more festive. Home automation allows you to make things simple when it comes to holiday decorating and setting the vibe for the holiday season. From syncing your lights to your holiday playlist and customizing your holiday tunes to play at certain times of day, you have the power to control your home and the holidays. Smart home control can help make the holidays simple. So, make your home merry and bright for the holidays. Start with smart lighting in just one room, or brighten up the entire house.

One-Room Lighting Control

For dedicated home theaters and family rooms, smart lighting can help set the mood and create an ambiance perfect for watching a movie or relaxing together.

Main Living Areas

Every home has areas which are frequented by the family that can benefit from smart lighting. The kitchen, family room, master bedroom, and backyard are common examples. Smart lighting in the main living areas provides you with the benefit of taking advantage of lighting control in many different situations throughout the day. From waking in the morning, to entertaining, to going to bed.

Whole-Home Smart Lighting

Whole-home smart lighting provides for a consistent experience and lighting control throughout your home. Every room and light can benefit from smart lighting, and wall clutter is reduced by simplifying lighting access and control. Improve energy efficiency with porch lights that turn on and off on a schedule and lights in a room that turn off when you leave. More than just lighting, the benefits of smart lighting not only helps you take control of the holidays, but also gives you peace of mind while you are away.

Travel With Peace Of Mind This Holiday Season…

Peace of Mind

Added Safety & Security for the Holidays

In the holiday classic “Home Alone”, Kevin uses a different tricks and traps to keep the burglars away. Instead of using tricks and traps you can prevent break-ins 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 burglar, it will look like you’re home, watching your favorite shows and turning lights on and off as you move throughout the house. It is security that mimics your behavior at home. And, the added safety and security you need if you plan to brave holiday travel this season.

Control4 Smart Lighting is Sophisticated:

  • While away, lights, shades, and TVs can activate in a random fashion so it appears that you are home
  • Motion sensors can be programmed to turn lights on inside or outside your home if movement is detected
    • It will then send you an alert when the sensor in that area is triggered
  • Lights in the home can turn on and off repeatedly when the security alarm is triggered, drawing more attention to a security breach
Peace of mind with smart lighting that illuminates your home for you…
  • Mockupancy simulates an occupied home even when away
  • Never arrive to a dark home, thanks to lights that turn on as the garage door is opened after sunset
  • In an emergency, automatically turn on every light in a home
  • With multi-color LEDs, see if the front door is locked or the garage door is closed from across the room

While there are many smart products available today, it isn’t until these devices work together in orchestration that you experience the magic of a smart home…

Voice-Enabled Smart Home

Voice-Enabled Smart Home

The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! But along with all the holiday cheer and festive celebrating, comes the hustle and bustle of shopping and decorating the house, entertaining guests and preparing special meals, shopping, traveling and a slew of other holiday-related tasks. Wouldn’t it be nice to tell your home to offer a helping hand? Now you can. Enjoy the holiday season while cutting back on the holiday stress and chaos, by putting your home to work for you. With Control4’s smart home technology and Amazon Echo you can automate tasks like lighting, heating and playing Christmas music, freeing you up to concentrate on more important things like socializing with family and friends.

From smart timers and alerts, to synced appliances, you can spend less time turning things on and off and more time enjoying the company of your loved ones. With Shultz Audio Video and Control4 by your side you can deliver true whole-home automation with devices that actually work in concert. “Scenes”, as we call them, orchestrate multiple devices at once to help make life in your home more convenient and enjoyable. With Alexa, you have the power of automation at the tip of your tongue. So, soak up more holiday joy – and enjoy more stress-free time – this year by programming your smart tech with Control4 and Alexa to enhance your celebrations.

We Offer You The Gift Of Smart This Season

Home automation is the convergence of technology and convenience, allowing the digital devices that you use every day—TVs, audio equipment, lights, security panels, thermostats, and so on—to work together. By allowing everything in the house to work together, with the ability to control it all from one easy-to-use interface—whether it’s a touch screen, remote control, keypad, or even your smartphone—your home suddenly and “automagically” becomes more comfortable, convenient and secure.

So what does this actually mean? Most often when your family sits down to enjoy a movie, it takes at least three or four remotes to actually get the movie playing. Then after the movie finally begins, you have to get up and turn off or dim the lights. With Control4 home automation, you only need one remote to do all of that. With a simple press of a button, all of the devices involved (TV or projector, Blu-ray player, media player, receiver) will all set themselves to the correct inputs and your lights will automatically dim to your desired level.

What happens if you forget to close your garage? Not a problem with home automation. You can access all of the devices in your home—including that neglected garage door—no matter where you are. Simply log in to your home from a computer, smartphone or tablet and close the garage door instantly. Turn your smartphone, tablet or laptop into the ultimate remote for your Control4 system.

Let Shultz Audio Video Deliver The Gift Of Smart This Season

Control4 delivers power and performance in one platform that coordinates the technology in your home into complete, brilliant experiences and interactions that fit your lifestyle and are easy for your family to enjoy. With one touch, dim the lights, stream high-resolution music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Or, check in on your home no matter where you are. And now, through the power of the Amazon Echo, you can control virtually everything in your Control4 system with the sound of your voice… just ask Alexa.

Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the devices you already use everyday work together. Have your house respond to your schedule and needs without touching anything at all. At Shultz Audio Video we offer Control4 smart home solutions that let you control and automate your lights, entertainment, security, climate and much more. Call us today at (760) 505-7461 to discuss how we can help give your home the smart it deserves this holiday season.