Is Voice Control the Future of Smart Home Automation?
Control4’s Latest Update Gives Your Words Power
One of the most important parts of your smart home automation system is the simplicity of its controls. Whether you want to watch a movie in the perfect environment or you want to lock up your entire home from the office, you’re just one touch away. And now, thanks to Control4’s latest update, you’ll be able to command your home with the power of your own voice. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of this cool new technology.
Control4 Welcomes Alexa
You may have heard about Amazon’s Echo device – the one that Alec Baldwin was selling during this year’s Super Bowl. The concept is simple, just tell the device what you want it to do and it does it. The voice-command interface is known as Alexa, and it’s available across a wide number of devices provided by Amazon.
It’s also very good. That’s why Control4 announced at this year’s CEDIA Expo – the largest of its kind for the home automation industry – that they would be partnering with Amazon to integrate Alexa controls on their systems. That way, in addition to Control4’s award-winning native interface, you can also take advantage of additional voice control features.
The Next Control4 Update
While integrated Alexa controls are the biggest news to come with Control4’s latest software update, there are plenty of other things to get excited about. The company now offers expanded connections with Lutron, Sonos and Z-wave devices.
Wireless technology still doesn’t offer the same level of benefits that a hardwired system does, but it is close. And for some homeowners, it’s a necessity. That’s why Control4 has included updated connections with thousands of Z-wave devices. Z-wave allows you to ensure wireless connections between devices more effectively and securely than a standard wireless network.
Plus, Sonos’ growing popularity means you don’t have to have a hardwired system to enjoy whole house audio. Control4’s newest update gives you increased levels of integration with your Sonos system, allowing you to access and catalogue your personal music collection and access streaming services like Tidal, Deezer and Apple music with ease.
Are you ready to enjoy the upgraded convenience of Control4’s most recent upgrade? Curious about how Amazon’s Alexa can enhance your experience? Want to learn more about Sonos and other home audio options? Contact us today!