Control4. Take control of your home.

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What is Control4?

Control4 are leaders in home automation. A basic system can provide an extremely versatile programmable remote control system. This would require an HC-250 controller and an SR-250 remote control (pictured opposite). These two items are available as a bundle representing excellent value for money – see our Starter Bundle.

With this equipment, all of the home entertainment equipment in a room of your home can be intelligently controlled (eg Sky, DVD, Blu-ray, Freeview, TV, amplifier).

Just choose ‘Watch Sky’ from the remote control menu and the TV, surround sound amplifier and Sky box will be turned on, set to the correct channels and volume level. Switch to a Blu-ray? Press ‘Watch Blu-ray’ and your Control4 system will already know what’s turned on – it will turn off the Sky box, turn on the Blu-ray and change the amplifier input… you’ll be watching the latest blockbuster!

Our engineer can programme a system with the details (make/model) of your home entertainment equipment. Equipment can be controlled by IR, RS232 or Ethernet. The system can be tailored to your viewing and listening preferences, freeing up your time and your coffee table.

Can Control4 do more?

Yes! It can be much more than a universal remote control. The system can be expanded to provide full home automation, controlling lighting, heating, ventilation, multi-room music, security cameras and much more.

For example, a small alteration to your lighting circuit (carried out by our NICEIC approved electrician) will allow you to choose different lighting scenes with your remote control.

With an additional licence, the system can be controlled using your Mac or PC, iPad, iPhone, Android phone/tablet and even a web browser when you’re away from home.

If you’d like to know more or discuss how Control4 might be integrated into your home or office please contact us. We’re always happy to talk and there’s absolutely no pressure to buy.

 

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What is Control4 automation?

Control4 automation is a cost-effective and convenient way to transform your home or business by adding control to TV, Music, Lighting, Temperature, and Security automatically. With Control, you can personalize your set-up, for one-room or one-element control to whole-home integrated control.

Why should I choose Control4?

There are too many reasons to list here—but ultimately, it’s all about choice. We have the solutions to fit virtually every lifestyle and budget and our certified dealers can design a system that’s right for you. Best of all, with Control4, you can add more functionality over time, when you’re ready or as budget allows, so you’re never, ever locked in.

Can I purchase Control4 products online and install them myself?

While Control4 is incredibly simple to use, system design and installation is for professionals only. To ensure you get the most from your system Control4 has a dealer programme which installers must attend and only dealers who have gone through their rigorous training with Control4 technical staff are authorised to program a system.

I’ve heard that Control4 can help me save energy but how?

There are dozens of ways to save energy throughout your home with Control4. Lights dim and turn off automatically, heating and cooling can be managed to save kilowatts and £’s, shades can be drawn to keep the house cooler in the summer months at a certain time of day! Please talk to us for ideas on how Control4 can help you go green.

Do I have to use my TV as the interface to select music, listen to the radio, control my lights, etc.?

No not at all. We provide you with a variety of ways to manage and control your system: a remote control for your TV, a variety of in-wall or table top touch panels (that feature intercom capability), a smart-phone or even a tablet. You decide, you can have any or all of these options.

Can I watch different sources (TV, DVDs, etc.) on different TVs at the same time in my home using Control4?

Yes. Depending on the way your system is designed you could watch a different source on every TV in your home. This would normally require one of our Video Matrix solutions.

Can I listen to different audio sources (CDs, Radio, Streamed Media etc.) in different rooms in my home at the same time?

Absolutely. We can design your Control4 system to create a robust Multi-Room Audio solution making it convenient and easy to play different music in any or all rooms of the house. Of course, with Control4, you can also add other functionality to control lights, temperature and security with ease.

How many individual rooms does Control4 support?

The beauty of a Control4 system is its scalability. You can start small with one-room control and expand to whole-home or office control. Control4 solutions have been installed in one-room flats to multi-room mansions to thousand-room hotel resorts.

I need help with some quirks in my system, who should I call?

One of our engineers should be able to provide the hands-on support for you and your system. Please call or email us using our Contact details where one of our members of staff will deal with your enquiry.

My house is fairly old but I am interested in getting a Control4 system. Is there a way to do this without remodeling my whole home?

Definitely. One of the unique features of Control4 is that it uses both wired and wireless technology, making it just as simple to install in older homes as it is to install in new homes.

I saw a Control4 system in a hotel recently. Can I get a similar system for my home?

Yes! If you would like Contact us, we will be able help you plan out a system that meets your needs and your budget.

Can I use a Control4 remote or touch panel to control other rooms/systems from the room that I am in?

The short answer here is absolutely yes! With Control4, you can control every room in your house no matter which room you happen to be in. You can even control these rooms when you are away from home using the internet-based Control4 4Sight service and in April 2013 the MyHome App will also control your system from and where in the as long as you have a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection to the internet.

How long is the warranty on Control4 products?

Most Control4 products have a two-year limited warranty.

Why are some of the icons on the display grayed out?

Features that are grayed out on your on-screen or touch screen interfaces are not currently setup on your Control4 system. Please feel free Contact your us to add any new features and functions to your Control4 system!