announces a series of new capabilities with today’s release of Control4 4Sight service at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego, CA. Control4 unveiled a new homeowner customization functionality called When >> Then Automation and a new audio/video Intercom App that enables homeowners to receive door station intercom calls on their mobile devices, at home or away.
Part of the Control4 OS 2.10 software release, new native streaming music services from iHeartRadio and Spotify are also available today on Control4 systems. Smart Home Personalization and Fine-Tuning after the Pro Install After a dealer completes a Control4 installation and homeowners have the chance to experience living in their smart homes, the family often wants to tweak and fine-tune the automation without having to engage their dealer to make simple adjustments. The ability for homeowners to edit and add to the automation within their home has been a top request by both Control4 customers and dealers. When >> Then, now included with the Control4 4Sight service, is an intuitive, easy-to-use web interface, enabling customers to make adjustments to the automation settings in their homes directly, personalizing their Control4 system at any time after the installation.
For the first time, Control4 provides homeowners with the direct ability to create smart home actions when a button is pressed, when motion is detected, when a condition occurs, when it’s a specific time, or when a door is opened or closed. For example, with When >> Then, homeowners can change the schedule for the porch light, change which music plays when a living room keypad button is pressed, or send a push notification when the garage door is opened.
Control4’s When >> Then personalization takes a simple approach; the user selects a When (on a schedule, with a touch of a button, or after an event) and selects a Then action to take place (turn on a light, start a playlist, or send a push notification). Homeowners who subscribe to the 4Sight service and have OS 2.10 installed will have immediate access to the When >> Then on customer.control4.com.
Also available today with the 4Sight service is the new Control4 Intercom App for iOS and Android devices. Homeowners can now receive Control4 Door Station and audio/video intercom calls directly on their mobile devices, providing them visibility and access to their front gate or front door from anywhere in the world. Unique to Control4, while on a call in the Intercom App, with a single tap, homeowners can activate their Control4 automation such as turn on lights, open the gate, or unlock the front door without leaving the app; a perfect blend of peace of mind and home control.
The Control4 Intercom App is now available for early access to Control4 Dealers through the company’s beta program. 4Sight, the Must-Have Subscription Service for the Control4 Smart Home Focusing on providing homeowners fantastic smart home experiences, the newly enhanced 4Sight service via the Control4 OS 2.10 release includes: When >> Then Automation oAfter a dealer completes the initial install, homeowners can use When >> Then Automation to fine-tune their smart home. Intercom App for iOS and Android oGet audio/video calls from your door station to a mobile phone and to touchscreens in the house. Voice Control with Amazon Alexa oEasily set up the Control4 Smart Home Skill for Amazon Alexa and start using voice commands to control a home. Available in the U.S., UK and Germany.