3 Features We Love in the Control4 Smart Home OS 3 System
The OS 3 rocks intuitive control capabilities and superior personalization features to build the smart home of your dreams
OS 3 is Control4’s premier operating system for the fully connected, automated home. The OS 3 dashboard — which you can easily access and control on your smartphone, a touchscreen tablet, or the Neeo remote — stores and organizes all your connected technologies and smart systems in one place.
OS 3 is intuitive, visually stunning, and easy to customize, organize and navigate. If you have an existing Control4 system, make sure you’re taking advantage of all the convenient features OS 3 has to offer. Keep reading to learn more about three of our favorite features.
OS 3 makes it easy for you to make a “Favorites” list of the rooms, smart devices, and scenes you use most frequently. Your favorite rooms will be front and center on your dashboard interface so that it’s faster than ever to pull up the room view you want. Once you’re in room view, you can save your favorite devices and scenes to that room.
You can even add favorite devices and scenes to rooms the technology isn’t physically in. For example, you might want to add your “Goodnight” scene — which turns off lights throughout the house, shuts down active electronics, locks all doors, and arms the alarm — to the master bedroom.
The primary purpose of the Favorites feature is to limit the number of touches and taps you have to make to get to the features you use the most.
Active Media Bar and Sessions
The Active Media Bar populates the music or video currently playing in a room. This feature includes a Now Playing screen so that you can adjust the volume, pause, mute or skip a song directly on the interface. The Sessions screen allows you to view what’s playing in every room and make quick adjustments no matter where you are in the house.
Control4 knows that controlling entertainment systems is one of the most popular uses for home automation. The Active Media Bar makes the entertainment experience more easily accessible and controllable.
The filtering feature makes navigating your vast home ecosystem and numerous smart devices faster and more streamlined. When you click the filter icon, you can isolate a search by room to see only the devices in a specific room. Or you can filter by device type to view the status of all window shades, door locks, or lights in the house. Sort your devices even further by selecting “active” or “inactive” status for similar devices.
Encore Audio Video is your premier Control4 systems dealer in the Vancouver, WA, area. If you’re interested in building a connected home with Control4 or upgrading your smart home to the OS 3, call or fill out an online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!