Home automation systems can impact a person’s life in a myriad of ways. In this issue of Home Smart Home, you’ll see how the owners of a high-end villa in Spain use their Control4 system to enjoy the finer things
—such as mood lighting, automated towel warmers and perfectly heated whirlpool tubs and swimming pools—while in their absence guests are able to operate the lights, thermostats and other electronic amenities with ease.Meanwhile, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, penthouse owners rely on their Control4 system to accentuate the clean, open, bright design of their aesthetically-stunning residence. Keypads and touch screens fuse with the architecture and, when their buttons are touched, activate custom-programmed lighting scenes that showcase the elegant decor.We conclude our tour at the home of a self-professed “control freak.” Here, Control4 manages every aspect of the 10,000-square-foot Texas estate. From 19 televisions and 14 surveillance cameras to three home theaters and an elaborate whole-home audio system, Control4 supervises everything electronic in the residence and puts the power of control in the homeowner’s hands through an iPhone app. They say “everything is bigger in Texas,” and this super-smart, automated home proves it.If you’re looking for additional big ideas, be sure to read about the latest enhancements Control4 has made to its operating software. With the two huge updates, OS 2.6 and OS 2.7, you’ll be able to automate even more of your home, including the swimming pool and streaming media services. We’ll also show you some big business opportunities afforded by Control4, as systems help streamline the operations a Texas candy store and a fitness company. Employees are able to work smarter with lots of great perks, while customers savor entertaining, eye-catching environment shopping environments.Download the newest edition HERE or ask your dealer for a copy!