Did you know that First Priority Audio Video has Broward County’s first Control4 Certified Showroom? Not only is our showroom a great place to see the power of home automation in action, but the certification also demonstrates our affinity for and knowledge of Control4’s systems. We firmly believe smart home automation from Control4 can improve your life; that’s why today’s blog focuses on everything Control4 has to offer Florida residents in the Fort Lauderdale region.
Whole-home automation entails installing up to hundreds of different devices made from various manufacturers. Once all those devices are in place, they need to talk to each other. It’s vital that your home control system can mesh with all your devices because it’s the control system that ties everything together.
In your home theater, for instance, you want your display, audio and lights to work in harmony. A control system that’s properly integrated lets you turn on your TV and speakers while dimming the lights with one command. You can also connect security technology so that you can see who’s at the door without getting up — or even HVAC, so you can adjust the temperature from your couch.
Control4 systems work with tens of thousands of devices across a wide range of manufacturers. This ease of integration also helps future-proof your system, because you can be confident your Control4 system will work with anything you install later.
Speaking of upgrades, Control4 spends considerable resources to continually improve their products. OS 3, the latest Control4 operating system, offers many new features and refinements of existing ones to create a more friendly user experience.
The new Favorites system lets you find and pin individual rooms or activities to your app’s home screen for easier access. For even greater personalization, OS 3 now allows you to add, remove and rearrange icons on the screen. Furthermore, favorites are also linked to individual remotes, phones, etc. Since you use different devices in your bedroom than your media room, you can now customize your remotes, wall panels, and so on to perfectly suit your home’s needs.
There are also numerous quality-of-life updates that come with OS 3. OS 3 now includes support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) music streaming services like Tidal. The app icons on the home screen are now bigger, and the text is easier to read. There are also new filtering options in the interface to see the status of individual systems like your lights, security system, and more.
When it comes to smart home automation, choosing a Control4 dealer like First Priority Audio is the obvious choice. If you’d like to learn more, call us at (954) 650-3074, visit us online or leave a message in the chat box in your browser.