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What Can You Add to Your Control4 Smart Home Starter System?


Beyond Entertainment, Control Devices like Lights, Locks and More

In our last blog, we introduced the Control4 starter package, a one-room entertainment control solution perfect for homeowners who are interested in home automation but want to start small. The starter package consists of one Control4 EA-1 controller, which integrates the AV devices in your entertainment room, and a handheld universal remote for intuitive entertainment control.

While one-room entertainment control is where the EA-1 controller excels, it also offers secure wireless Zigbee and IP control for up to 50 smart devices in and around your home! Step further into the world of home automation by easily integrating everyday devices like lights and locks and controlling them from the same interface you use to control your entertainment room.

Looking to expand your starter system? As a certified Control4 dealer serving the Salt Lake City, UT area, our team recommends integrating the following smart home solutions to boost everyday comfort, convenience, and peace of mind.

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Integrating Control4 Home Automation into Existing Homes

A person's finger presses a Control4 wireless keypad in a Park City, Utah, home.

A Control4 Dealer Makes it Easy with the Flexibility of Wireless Technology

Homeowners often assume that retrofitting home automation is a highly disruptive process, but that's a myth we're ready to dispel. As your local Control4 Dealer in Park City, UT, Show and Tell AV offers a hassle-free upgrade to smart home technology with Control4's advanced wireless systems. No tearing down walls for wiring—Control4 integrates into your existing spaces with ease. With the ability to start modestly and expand as you wish, Control4's solutions promise a smooth transition to a smarter, more intuitive home. Let’s take a look at the smart possibilities that await with Control4.

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Control4 Releases Its Latest Updates to Dealers

 A Control4 touchscreen interface on a kitchen counter in Bountiful, UT, displaying various smart home controls.

New Features and Refinements Keep the System State-of-the-Art

In the ever-evolving world of home automation, staying ahead of technological advancements is crucial. For residents of Bountiful, the latest update from Control4—a company headquartered right here in Utah—brings a suite of exciting enhancements that redefine convenience and control. As your trusted Control4 Dealer, Show and Tell AV is excited to introduce the new OS 3.4 update, a leap forward in smart home technology. This update not only elevates the functionality of this high-end system but also underscores our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art smart home solutions. Let's dive into how these advancements can transform your home automation experience.

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Experience the Power of a Josh.ai and Control4 Partnership


Seamless Voice-Assisted Home Automation Makes Managing Your Home Effortless

We recently shared our excitement about Control4's expanded partnership and exclusive distribution agreement with Josh.ai. Why our excitement? Because this agreement takes smart home management to the next level, delivering unprecedented ease of use.

As a Control4 dealer, we understand effortless smart home control. Now, instead of a tap on an in-wall keypad or a swipe on a touchscreen, all you have to do is ask. So let's take a look at just what this partnership means to your lifestyle and to homeowners in Salt Lake City, UT, and the surrounding areas. 

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3 New Control4 Products You Need on Your Holiday Wish List


Reimagine Smarter Living with These Innovative Solutions

The year is winding down, and it’s time to plan for the holidays. While you may have the perfect gifts lined up for your family and friends, what’s on your wish list? If you need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.

Home automation leader Control4 just revealed three new smart home products that will make any gadget geek swoon this holiday season: the Chime Video Doorbell, the T4 Series Touchscreens, and the limited edition Neeo Remote in fiery red! If you love quality smart home solutions that make life more convenient, comfortable, and luxurious, then you’ll love one—or all—of these products.

As an authorized Diamond Control4 dealer serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, our team always has the scoop on the latest innovations from Control4. Learn more about these exciting new smart home products by reading below.

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Set the Lighting Scene for Any Occasion with Control4


Using Smart Lighting to Enhance Every Activity at Home

This post is the final chapter of this month’s blog series on lighting control and automation. So far, we’ve covered system choices in automated lighting and the many versatile (and fun) ways to control your lights. In this post, we’ll take lighting automation to the next level – how to customize your lighting to enhance just about everything you do at home.  

A good lighting control system is much more than turning lights on and off with a smartphone or voice control. While all that's convenient, it's when your lights can set just the right scene for what you want to do that you start leveraging the power of home lighting automation. And beyond the light, it’s how your lighting works with the rest of your smart home to keep you comfortable and safe.

Ready to learn more? Let Show & Tell AV, your local Control4 dealer and home technology expert in Salt Lake City, be your guide to the benefits of smart lighting control. 

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Be the Master of Your Smart Home Domain with Control4


Whole-Home Audio

What do we mean by whole-home audio? With audio, it means being able to call up virtually any audio or music you want to enjoy in any room or area of your home with consummate ease and control. If you’re ever frustrated by multiple remote controls, inputs, and different audio settings across your house, you might like this concept. Whole-home audio gives you one consistent way to access all your music and sound sources. Pick a music streaming service and artist, album, radio station, or playlist, and pick the rooms you want to play it. Adjust the volume as desired in each area. Mute an area to take a call. Or have each part of your family enjoy what they want in different areas. Let the kids rock out in the game room while you enjoy Norah Jones in the living room.

How is all that magic done? It starts with a powerful Control4 controller like the EA-5 or CA-10. This is the brain that can control your smart home but also has built-in media distribution capabilities. It can route high-resolution music to all parts of your home and has native support for popular streaming services like Pandora, Tidal, and Spotify. If you have your own digital music library on a hard drive, you can access it through the built-in music server, too. Additional inputs let you listen to other sources like a CD player or turntable, or even sound from a TV. For control, you can use the excellent Neeo remote, a Control4 Touchscreen, a smartphone app, and even a wall-mounted keypad.

Smarter, Simpler Automation

Once upon a time, powerful whole-home automation systems had to be programmed for everything. If you wanted saved automation for watching TV, you might have a scene that lowered the shades, dimmed the lights, started the AV system, and set the temperature to a preferred setting. If you wanted to change that, you’d have to call an integrator like us! However, Control4's When >> Then personalization puts the power of sophisticated programming in your hands, with no technical skill needed. Want to kick off a sequence of things when your garage door opens as you arrive? Turn off the security alarm and cameras, turn on the hallway lights and kitchen lights, start a soothing music playlist, and have the garage door close automatically after 5 minutes. Need to fine-tune the sequence? Do it yourself on your laptop; it's that easy but oh so powerful.

SEE ALSO: Set the Lighting Scene for Any Occasion with Control4

Whole-Home Security

When you have one integrated control point for lights, window treatments, climate, AV, and security cameras, every smart asset in your home can participate in keeping it safe. For example, Control4 systems have a feature called Mockupancy, which simulates your activity within your house to give the illusion that your home is occupied while you’re away. Your Control4 system can manipulate lights, sound systems, TV, and motorized window treatments in a randomized yet natural pattern that will keep anyone casing your property guessing. If someone does intrude, your home can go into action. If a smart camera detects motion around one of your entries, all the lights can go on, you can sound a warning that the intruder is being recorded, and an ear-piercing alarm can go off. Your system can inform you too, and you can have the option of calling the authorities.

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