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It’s All About the Light

Lighting Control Enhances the Beauty of Your Home

It’s All About the Light

Professional photographers obsess about optimizing the lighting in their pictures. If a photo shoot is outdoors in natural light, the amount, the shadows, and the exposure are all critical to getting great shots. Indoors, photographers use different types of flashes, or they use specific lighting for posed pictures. 

Think of your home as a photo shoot.  With the right lighting, you can set just the ambiance you want—for cooking, eating, relaxing, entertaining, sleeping or any other endeavor. But beyond making it bright or dark enough for an activity, the right lighting can highlight the aesthetic appeal of your living space. 

What’s the best way to do that?  A Control4 lighting system can set just the right scene, deftly blending light and shadow just like a professional photographer. Read on for ways to make your home look like a perfect lit composition, day or night.

Using Your Control4 System: Find the Method that Works for You

Customize Your Interface for a Simpler Lifestyle

Using Your Control4 System: Find the Method that Works for You

When you order a sandwich, you’re probably very specific about what goes on it. You take care to select whichever protein, veggies, cheese, and condiments fulfill your taste, lifestyle, and health goals. When your order is wrong, it’s disappointing and can be a mess to fix.

The same can be said about customizing your home, except the stakes are higher. And when it comes to the technology in your home, choosing a system that suits your tastes, lifestyle, and, yes, even your health goals can make all the difference when it comes to your quality of life.

Simplify and enhance your life at home with a platform that is completely designed around your needs and takes personalization and control to the next level. In a Control4 smart home, all your home technology works in harmony to create safe, convenient, and entertaining environments are all-encompassing. The press of a button, or a simple phrase, can set in motion an entire scene orchestrating and automating all the technology in your home.

What exactly can Control4 do for you? Keep reading to find out.

3 Ways Smart Automation Makes Home Security More Effective

Sensors, cameras and smart tech come together to give you greater control and peace of mind

3 Ways Smart Automation Makes Home Security More Effective

As much as you may not like to think about it, keeping your home safe and secure is something you can’t afford to ignore. If you’re concerned about the security of your home, traditional alarm systems are not only outdated, but also don’t have the convenience and high-tech features of modern systems. We at Encore Audio Video want to make sure you never have to worry about your family’s safety. Here are three ways that a smart home surveillance system can help you keep your Portland, OR home secure.

Let the Music Move You

How Whole House Audio Sets the Tone for Any Occasion

Let the Music Move You

Music is part of our everyday lives. From the moment you wake up to your morning commute, and throughout your day, it can inspire you, relax you, and set the tone for any event. So, it only makes sense to optimize your Vancouver, WA home for the ultimate sonic experience.

Whether you’re in a dedicated listening room, the bedroom, or even in your backyard, your system should playback lossless audio tracks flawlessly through your integrated AV distribution system. Control4 makes it easy to find your favorite songs, put together playlists, and define the sonic character of each room in your property.

Thanks to their intuitive, user-friendly interface, command over your home’s entire music system rests in the palm of your hand.