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Experience the Power of a Josh.ai and Control4 Partnership

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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

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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

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

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Lighting Control

Lighting control is a great place to start! Smart lighting grants you convenient and intuitive control of your lights in various rooms through personalized keypads, the Control4 mobile app, or your universal remote. In return, you’ll simplify your routines, improve home security, and even reduce energy usage. No more making rounds to every switch to turn lights on and off throughout the day.

Whether you have Philips Hue bulbs, a Lutron Caséta lighting control system, or want to opt for Control4’s wireless lighting controls, you can integrate lights with your Control4 EA-1 controller and reap the benefits of lighting control and automation.

SEE MORE: Getting Started with Home Lighting Control and Automation

Climate Control

Along with lights, climate is another system you use every day. So, why not make it simpler to control? Add smart thermostats from ecobee, Nest, and more to your Control4 smart home starter system and easily manage the climate throughout your home from your smartphone or universal remote.

While it’s true that you can remotely access and manage smart thermostats from their own apps, the benefit of integrating them with Control4 is twofold: Everything is accessible through a single app (or universal remote), and you can connect your thermostats with other devices, like your lights! Create a smart home scene that adjusts lights and climate to your desired settings with a quick button tap.

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Be the Master of Your Smart Home Domain with Control4

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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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