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Control4 vs. Off-the-Shelf Smart Technology

What Can Control4 OS 3 Do That DIY Devices Can’t?

Control4 vs. Off-the-Shelf Smart Technology

If you’ve read up on smart home technology, you may have come across conflicting suggestions and advice. Many people recommend a DIY approach with smart devices like the Nest thermostat, Ring video doorbell, and Phillips Hue lightbulbs. But most technology experts, including ourselves, consider these approaches to home automation weaker than a system like Control4’s OS 3. But why?

As a Control4 dealer in Austin, TX, we’ll shed some light on what makes Control4 many steps ahead of off-the-shelf gadgets. Continue reading to see how a smart home system will enhance your daily life.

TAGS: Control4 | Home Automation

The Smarter the Home, The More Reason to Hire a Professional

Is It Time to Work with a Home Automation Installer?

The Smarter the Home, The More Reason to Hire a Professional

Getting started in smart home automation with a few smart devices, like an Amazon Alexa speaker or a video doorbell, is an easy enough endeavor. But that isn’t really a smart home, is it? A true smart home incorporates many systems that work together automatically. We may not be able to have our homes cook for us, pick out our clothes, or clean for us as it was depicted in The Jetsons (yet). But your home can play music, turn on lights, lock doors, and lower blinds automatically or when told to, controlled by the same smart system.

So if you’re planning on building a smart home system, at what point should you bring in a professional home automation installer? Continue reading to see how a professional can bring your Austin, TX home into the future.

 

TAGS: Home Automation | Smart Home Installation

Boost Teamwork and Productivity with an Upgraded Video Conference System

Bring Modern Collaboration to Your Enterprise

Boost Teamwork and Productivity with an Upgraded Video Conference System

Are your meeting rooms equipped for modern collaboration? Today’s business moves at a faster pace than ever before. Beyond the basics like Wi-Fi and high-speed internet connectivity, today’s workers use software tools like Slack, Zoom Trello, Asana, and many others to manage work both across the organization and with external suppliers and partners. On top of this, they want to use their devices of choice too, be they smartphones, tablets, laptops, from different platforms. Your collaboration tools need to keep up with what modern teams are using.

Instead of traveling to meetings – whether across town or the country – video conference systems are increasingly being used to communicate faster, share information, and move projects, products, and services along quicker. If you want to keep your Austin, TX business up-to-date, keep reading to learn about video conferencing upgrades that will boost your organization’s productivity.

TAGS: Boardroom Automation | Commercial Automation | Conference Room Automation

Where & Why You Should Use Home Lighting Control

How Smart Lighting Can Enhance Every Area of Your Home

Where & Why You Should Use Home Lighting Control

There’s no denying lighting control is entertaining. By connecting your lighting fixtures to a smart home system, you’ll be able to turn on every light from your tablet or smartphone. Watch your entire house light up in one touch of a button or use a voice-activated speaker to command your lights with just a phrase.

But home lighting control offers more than just a fun party trick. Smart lighting connected to a system like Savant or Control4 can provide unique benefits to each area of your home. Continue reading to see where and why you should be using lighting control in your West Lake Hills, TX, home.

TAGS: Home Automation | Smart Lighting Solution