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Using Your Control4 System: 3 Fun Things You Can Do at Home


We’ll show you how to get creative with home automation

A Control4 home automation system allows you to control almost all the devices and services in your Pittsburgh, PA, house from a single place. Not only that, but Control4 makes your technology easier and more enjoyable to use. And because Control4 is such an advanced and flexible operating system, you can get creative when it comes to using your smart home to make your life easier. 

Keep reading to learn a few of our favorite ideas for getting the most out of your Control4 home automation system!

SEE ALSO: Make Home Management Easier With an Integrated Control System


Control4’s operating system is an open platform, which means it’s compatible with a wide range of smart devices and services — some of which you probably already have in your house. With the ability to connect with tens of thousands of existing smart products, Control4 allows you to build the smart home you want with the brands you love most instead of locking you into specific products. 

Now, if you know anything about home automation, you’ve likely heard that you can connect entertainment systems, lights, smart thermostats, motorized shades, and security systems. But that’s not all. Here are some other types of devices you may not know about:

  • Sprinkler systems
  • Plumbing and faucets
  • Garage doors
  • Pet doors
  • Smart kitchen appliances
  • Fireplaces
  • Floor heating systems
  • Smart washers and dryers
  • Pools and spas
  • Voice assistants (Alexa, Google)

With Control4, you truly have the option to control your entire house in a single ecosystem.

Play Favorites 

It’s OK to play favorites with your smart home devices — in fact, Control4 encourages it! First, you can customize the main dashboard screen on your tablet, smartphone app, or Neeo remote to display your most frequently used icons. That way, when you get home from a long day at work, a single tap on your smart device will bring up the icons you need to adjust the thermostat for comfort and play Spotify as you move through the house. 

Additionally, Control4 allows you to customize each room dashboard with your most-used devices and scenes for that location. Finally, you can favorite entire rooms and swipe between them for easy access. The purpose of favoriting is to put everything you need most in front of you with fewer taps, touches, and swipes. 

Personalize With When >> Then

When >> Then automation allows you to personalize your smart home to respond to how you live. You can program your devices to perform specific actions based on triggers like a button press, motion detection, or time of day. Within your Control4 app, you can create and modify endless events like the following:

  • When I press the “TV” button on the living room keypad >> Then Netflix turns on
  • When it’s 7 p.m. >> Then the porch lights turn on
  • When the hall sensor detects motion >> Then track lights illuminate to 30% brightness
  • When I give the voice command “Turn Off Goodnight” >> Then all the lights in the house turn off

The possibilities of When >> Then automation are endless. These straightforward DIY scenes create convenient shortcuts that simplify how you interact with your home. 

We invite you to visit our certified Control4 showroom and experience center to interact with smart home technology yourself. Our experienced technicians will be on-hand to provide demonstrations, answer questions, and help you find the technologies that will make your life easier. 

We have two convenient locations in West Pittsburgh and East Pittsburgh. Call or fill out an online form to schedule your showroom visit today! 

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