Control4 Ending Year on a High Note, Adds Smart Home Alexa Skill in Canada
As the year winds down, Control4 is boasting their success with a huge smart home ecosystem with nearly 11,000 third-party devices including over 2,900 SDDP-enabled products supported by 5,500 Control4 authorized dealers across the nation.
According to Control4, the average customer packs over 40 connected devices into their home under the Control4 ecosystem. The newest Amazon Alexa skill is a "Holiday" scene that can dim lights, turn on holiday playlists, light gas fireplace, and turn on animatronics.
With so many devices in the Control4 third-party ecosystem, whether new or legacy, through drivers or SDDP, homeowners have the choice to have their systems designed for the way they live and ready for the new tech that tends to enter the home every holiday season. Consumers flock to a new TV, gaming system, or smart garage door opener but are frustrated when those devices don’t work with the disparate DIY smart home products that currently proliferate the market. This dilemma is easily solved in two ways: (1) Control4 has a vast independent authorized dealer network that designs, supports and services Control4 devices along with these popular products that homeowners enjoy, and (2) Control4 systems can begin with single room control for under $1,000 yet offer the ability to scale – in both number of connected devices and rooms -- over time. Control4 makes the home automation experience comfortable and hassle-free, all while offering more of what homeowners want including the hottest streaming services like Spotify and Tidal, Alexa voice control, doorbell station with intercom, and user personalization.
Control4 When >> Then Automation is a new way to increase personalization by allowing homeowners to tweak actions and events in their Control4 homes directly. The web interface is intuitive and easy to follow; customers subscribing to the Control4 4Sight Service ($100 annually) and have OS 2.10 installed can easily access When >> Then on customer.control4.com. From the account, select a When (on a schedule, with a touch of a button, or after an event occurs), and a Then action to take place (turn on a light, start a playlist or send a push notification). For example, with When >> Then, homeowners can set a holiday scene that when the Christmas tree turns on, Then the overhead lights turn off. These nuanced tweaks allow homeowners to personalize their home and create special scenes or actions whenever they choose without having to reach out to a dealer every time.
The Control4 Smart Home Skill for Amazon Alexa is available today in Canada and continues to provide homeowners with the convenience of whole-home automation through simple and intuitive voice commands that can activate smart home scenes and control individual devices.