This post comes to us from Lisa Montgomery, Senior Editor at Electronic House and freelance home technology writer.
One of the biggest mistakes we as tech consumers make is trying to force ourselves to adapt to the electronic systems in our homes. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Shouldn’t technology adapt to the way we live? Yes and yes.
Thanks to a huge influx of connected devices, also known as the “Internet of Things
,” it’s become possible to easily modify automation systems to our ever changing routines, habits and expectations. And after the initial install by your Control4 dealer, you won’t always need to schedule a house call to do so. Control4 has developed software that enables homeowners to perform minor modification to their automation system. Is the kitchen light in the “Good Morning” scene that your dealer setup too bright? You can easily dim that light and make that change to the “scene” from a Control4 touch screen or with a few clicks of a mouse on your computer. Or maybe you’d like to create a completely new automation routine, like having your favorite playlist automatically play in your bathroom ten minutes after your morning alarm goes off. That’s possible, too. With access to the software, you’re free to experiment and explore, to customize and personalize, to help the system adapt to the way you live.
When you’re ready to expand, your dealer can add an electronic door lock, motorized track for your window drapes or a smart thermostat, and you’ll know that you’ll always be able to adjust their settings to suit whatever schedule or routine you happen to be following at the moment.