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Control4 OS 3 Starter Guide: Your Smart Home’s Companion Blog

We’ll Walk You Through the Basics of Your New Upgrade!

Control4 OS 3 Starter Guide: Your Smart Home’s Companion Blog

Control4 upgraded their older operating system, the Smart Home OS 2, in late May. OS 3 brings incredible new personalization features and smooth operation to smart home automation systems everywhere. With support for more than 13,500 third-party smart devices and 7,500 Control4 products, the OS 3 infrastructure will meet the needs of your entire family and smart home.

Whether you’re using a Control4 remote control, a tablet, or a smartphone, the new Control4 OS 3 interface is easy to scroll, tap, and operate for all ages in your Sugar Land, TX-area household. If you’ve already upgraded your Control4 smart home system to OS 3, or if you’ve reached the step of considering a future upgrade to OS 3, this blog is for you.

Keep reading so you can become well-versed in the new Control4 Smart Home OS 3 upgrade.

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From the Listen icon, you have a plethora of music apps you can control with the tap of a finger on the Control4 interface, including Pandora and Spotify. From nearly anywhere in your smart home, you can operate and listen to your integrated audio system. With the Stations feature, you can see a history of stations you’ve listened to using the Control4 Listen experience, create new stations, or edit existing stations. You can also designate favorite stations for specific rooms in your home, so they’re easy to access in the future. Watch the video for more details:

Lighting and Shades

If you have smart lighting or motorized window treatments in your home, Control4 can help you create and edit programmed scenes. Scenes allow you to designate certain lights in your home to turn off or on at certain times in conjunction with your window treatments. You can program your motorized shades to rise at sunrise and hallway lights to turn on to light your path on the way out to work; you can also program your outdoor lighting to turn on at sunset while your motorized shades lower indoors. Whatever you desire, you can create with Control4 OS 3 scenes. Watch the video to learn more:

Intercom Anywhere

Intercom Anywhere turns your Control4 smart home into a robust communication network! You can communicate with or monitor any room of your home, plus converse with anyone at the front door or gate. With smart door locks integrated into your Control4 smart home system, you can remotely open the door for friends and family from your mobile device. You can also talk to the entire house with a tap of a button using the Intercom Anywhere app. Watch the video to learn how that works:

Now that you’ve seen some of the more common Control4 OS 3 features, we’d be happy to provide a no-obligation consultation for your Sugar Land-area home. Contact us online or call us at (832) 857-0080 today. We can’t wait to work with you!

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