Living life, automatically with Control4 and Sound&Image

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Imagine. One touch on your tablet and the movie starts, your curtains close and the surround sound kicks in at the perfect volume. When the sun goes down, your outdoor lights turns on. And the whole house locks at 11 p.m. Automatically.

You rush out with the kids to drop them off at school. By the time you get to the office you wonder, “Did I close the garage door?” Simply check from your smartphone and relax.

Imagine living in a home that obeys your every command...where virtually every device and system can be controlled remotely and fully automated. You can use your tablet to control your home theater, dim the lights, lock the doors, turn up the heat, and arm the alarm. Or use your smartphone to do the same from not just anywhere in your house—but from anywhere in the world.

Welcome to Control4® automation, a smart automation solution for homes and businesses that makes it easy for you to intelligently control every aspect of your home—from TVs to thermostats, door locks to drapes—no matter where you are, using one simple-to-use interface. Control4® solutions make your life more comfortable, more efficient, and more secure.

Best of all, Control4® technology gives you the power to personalize your home or business with the home automation system of your dreams—all within your budget.

The brains
It all starts with a controller, the central hub of every Control4® system. The controller runs the operating system for your home, giving you the power to control and automate virtually any home function, including your home theater, music, lighting, temperature, security system, appliances and more.

Each model allows you to build anything from a basic home theater system to a whole-home automation solution. Sleek designs make them easy to either place behind a TV or mount in a rack, so they’re always out of sight. Additionally, controllers offer features such as audio streaming, intercom capability and effortless control of your favourite consumer electronic devices.

The beauty
What makes Control4 products so easy to use is their intuitive, elegant user interface, which is virtually the same on every device.

For the family room, you may prefer a remote that gives you total control of the house right from your TV. In the kitchen, you might prefer an elegant in-wall touch screen that makes it easy to monitor the house at all times. Or with the Control4 App, control everything from your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or PC.

Goodbye commercial cinema, hello Control4
You can transform your family room into a state-of-the-art home theatre—and have the foundation for what you need to ensure your smart home can keep getting smarter. Watch TV, access your Blu-ray/movie collection, or enjoy your entire music library using your smart phone, tablet, or an easy-to-use remote. All it takes is one tap to have the curtains close, the lights fade, and the receiver kick in at the perfect volume.

  • Automate your home theatre experience with one-touch control
  • Access your home control system through your TV
  • Send HD video to any room in the house
  • Watch video from multiple sources, including media players, hard drives, and portable devices—or browse through them all simultaneously
Your music, your way
With unprecedented control over your audio, Control4 technology will change the way you listen to music—forever. The intuitive user interface makes it a breeze to browse through your music collection and play any song you want, at any volume, in any room in the house.

  • Hear classical in the lounge, jazz in the kitchen, and rock on the patio — all at the same time
  • Play songs from your favourite streaming services, like Spotify® or Pandora® (service dependant) or your iTunes® music library
  • Distribute amplified music to different areas in the house with multi-zone amplifiers
  • Send music from virtually any source, including your smartphone or tablet, to any room in your house with the Control4® Wireless Music Bridge; even guests can stream music throughout your home
Smart lighting is a bright idea
Whether you want the perfect ambiance in every room, one-touch control, or just an effortless way to save energy, Control4® home automation is the simple solution: total control over every light in the house—from across the room or across the globe.

  • Have the lights in the house turn on automatically to welcome you home
  • Use motion sensors to provide hands-free illumination in the dark
  • Turn off all lights with a single touch—except for the kids’ nightlight
  • Program the lights to shut off automatically when a room is unoccupied
Combine lighting with curtain control and the whole house looks occupied, even when you’re away. Or tie it into your home theatre system so the curtains close automatically as the lights dim. You can control lighting scenes throughout your home from a central keypad or touch screen—no more dashing through the house to flip switches. And don’t even think about construction hassles. With a Control4 system, you can turn any standard outlet into two smart outlets, ready to control just about any electrical device. It’s really that easy.

Be comfortable, save energy
With Control4 automation, it’s easy to save energy and money without compromising comfort. During summer months, you can set the air-conditioning to switch off automatically when no one is home. Come winter, a smart fireplace switch can provide additional heating to keep the house cozy even on the coldest of nights. And on the evenings you find yourself late at the office, just hop online to adjust your thermostat levels so the heat doesn’t kick on until you’re a little closer to home.

  • Replace your current thermostat with a Control4® Wireless Thermostat to keep your home at a more energy-efficient temperature while you’re out
  • Program your shades to close during the brightest hours of the day
  • Use dimmers, timers and occupancy sensors to reduce energy waste
  • In case of a fire, have sensors automatically shut down the HVAC system to contain smoke and flash lights outside your home to signal help
A little peace of mind goes a long way
If you want to know what’s happening at home when you’re away on business or just see who’s at the front door, no problem. The Control4 system incorporates your lights, locks, and more to automatically make your home more secure. And with the Control4® 4SightTM Service, “being home” is as easy as picking up your phone or hopping on your computer.

  • Lock every door and arm the alarm, all with a single touch
  • Check on the kids, whether you’re downstairs or downtown
  • View the video feeds from your security webcams—any time, anywhere
  • Receive a text alert when the Control4 system senses trouble at home, including water leaks
  • Assign temporary security codes for deliveries and service workers
  • Let yourself in when you forget your keys
  • Randomize lights and A/V equipment to make it look like you’re home even when you’re not
So, why Control4?
We’re a proven leader. We train and certify our authorized dealers to install intelligent, open, and affordable automation solutions that will work in homes, businesses, and major hotels all over the world. You can be confident we’ll be a great addition to your home too.

We believe in choice
Control4 is an open platform. That means we embrace standards and work with the industry’s most innovative third-party developers to ensure you always have choices when it comes to the devices, apps, and products you want to control. It also ensures you’ll enjoy your investment well into the future.

We think way beyond a box
We revolutionized home automation when we introduced the first affordable intelligent control solution. Every year, we innovate more with new products that speak directly to the needs of our customers. You can expect the great ideas to keep on coming.

Make your home a smart home
Control4 is not a product or technology company. We’re a lifestyle company, inspired by ideas that promise more comfort, convenience, security and fun for people just like you!

We have highly-trained system designers and installers who share Control4’s vision and passion for excellence. The combination of our professional expertise and their award-winning solutions offer more comfort, convenience and control for all.
Contact us at our Menlyn or Sandton branch for more expert Control4 advice, or drop us an e-mail and we’ll contact you.

Sandton branch - 011 884 5165 - sandton@soundandimage.co.za
Menlyn branch - 012 368 1440 - menlyn@soundandimage.co.za