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Articles tagged with: Home Automation

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

3 Features We Love in the Control4 Smart Home OS 3 System

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. 

The Basics of a High-Quality Home Surveillance System

The experts at Encore Audio Video discuss what you need for effective home surveillance

The Basics of a High-Quality Home Surveillance System

As Encore Audio Video’s Clark von Trotha and Jeff Grove told the host of Northwest Business radio show on a recent podcast episode: they never intended to get into home surveillance. But as they received more and more inquiries about surveillance cameras, they realized it was a solution their Portland, OR, customers wanted.

So Grove and von Trotha set out to design and install home surveillance systems that would empower people to have 24/7 visual access to everything going on in and around their homes. Keep reading to learn what they want you to know — or listen to the home surveillance podcast episode for yourself!

Elevate Your Smart Technology Experience With Control4’s New T4 Touchscreen

Control4’s newest interface is available as a sleek tabletop or in-wall touchscreen display

Elevate Your Smart Technology Experience With Control4’s New T4 Touchscreen

This month, we’re all about Control4 at Encore Audio Video. Throughout November, Control4 dealers across the country (including Encore Audio Video in Portland, OR) are opening their certified showrooms and allowing customers to see and experience Control4 automation and smart home technology for themselves.

One of the things we’ll be highlighting this C4 Yourself month is Control4’s new T4 touchscreen. Many Control4 users are already familiar with the touchscreen interface — the T4 is a direct descendant of the T3 touchscreen. But the refreshed T4 has improved features that further elevate the smart home experience. Keep reading to learn more!

3 Ways Control4 Makes Smart Home Control Effortless

With Control4, there are multiple ways you can access, manage and control your smart technology with ease

3 Ways Control4 Makes Smart Home Control Effortless

Do you have a designated “tech guru” in your household, the only person able to figure out how to turn on the TV, switch between cable and streaming, and locate all those episodes of Brooklyn 99 you recorded on DVR? As our technology has gotten more complex, it’s also gotten more difficult to operate if you’re not familiar with how the systems work.

We’re sorry to say that technology hasn’t gotten any less complex… but our control interfaces have become increasingly more streamlined and straightforward to use. Control4 has led the charge to create interfaces that make home technology accessible to everyone, not just the IT wizards.

As your trusted Control4 dealer in Vancouver, WA, we can help you build a connected home where you can control everything from one device like a smartphone app or handheld remote. Keep reading to learn 3 ways Control4 makes smart home control effortless.