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Life Before & After Control4 Home Automation


Discover the Control4 Way of Life

Are you interested in bringing whole-home automation to your Nashville, TN life? There are many smart systems to choose from, but at Symspire, our preferred manufacturer is Control4.

Control4 is a smart home controller that collectively manages and automates all your home’s subsystems. From audio speakers to lighting to even pool controls, you can control it all from the Control4 system—even if you’re miles away from home.

Sounds promising, right? Still, many people ask us if Control4 home automation is “worth it.” This blog will compare what life is like with Control4—and without it. Then you can be the judge!

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Lighting & Shading

Before Control4: It’s a beautiful morning, but you can’t see it because the blinds are still drawn from last night. So, you walk around the house pulling up shades and turning on lights in dark areas. The warm color that looked so cozy last night looks stuffy during the day. And if you have smart bulbs, they’re still set to the color you last left on.

With Control4: Control4 knows just how to illuminate your home. In the morning, shades will rise automatically at your preferred wake-up time. Lights will be set to a cool, bright color that gradually fades into a warm, golden tone at night.

Listening to Music

Before Control4: Most people connect their phones via Bluetooth or a cable to play music over a speaker. But a single speaker can’t reach across your house unless you crank the volume to an uncomfortably high level. Wireless speaker systems like Sonos are convenient, but you’re limited to the Sonos app for control.

With Control4: When all your speakers and media are connected to Control4, you can easily enjoy music through every room. Want to listen to the same song in every room or just speakers on the first floor and patio? You’ve got it. You can select streaming services or radio from your phone or use the handheld Neeo remote and wall keypads. Plus, you can save music scenes that incorporate lighting to create a fun party atmosphere.

Home Theater

Before Control4: When it’s time to use the home theater, you’ll do the following: turn on the lights, reach up to turn on the projector, turn on the AV receiver, find the Blu-ray remote, turn it on, then lower the projector screen. Since no one’s been in the theater all day, you’ll turn up the thermostat. And at showtime, you’ll have to get up to turn off the lights and close the shades. 

With Control4: Press “Movie Time” on your Control4 app or wall keypad button, and all of that happens instantly!

Security & Surveillance

Before Control4: Maybe you own an alarm system for the main entries that include its own app. Then you purchased a few cameras for the backyard and driveway. Someone gave you a Ring video doorbell, which is handy—but now you have to manage three separate security apps!

With Control4: Even if you use products by different manufacturers, all of your security devices will be synced to the Control4 system. That includes smart locks, sensors, cameras, and even smoke alarms.

Could your Nashville home benefit from a Control4 smart system? Symspire can help! We’re a certified Control4 dealer and smart home installer based in Middle Tennessee. Contact our team here to get started!

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