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3 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With a Fully Automated Home


As an independent Control4 dealer in Des Moines, IA, smart home technology is our bread and butter. We know how to build sophisticated, stylish systems that merge lighting, audio, and security.


But what makes a fully automated home? Maybe you own an Alexa voice assistant speaker and a Ring video doorbell that connects to your phone. That’s great, but you can achieve so much more with a “level three” smart home.


If you’re new to home automation, get ready to be in awe of your own home. Read on to see the unexpected ways Control4 can enhance daily life.

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1. When>>Then Scenes

One of the most exciting features of a Control4 system is the When>>Then setting. When>>Then lets your home’s devices like lights, thermostats, and speakers, react to each other automatically. So, imagine opening the garage door from your smartphone. Instantly, the first-floor lights will welcome you home, and the thermostat adjusts to your preferred temperature. You won’t need to do anything—your house knows exactly what you need based on favorite settings.  

2. Automate the Outdoors, Too

A Control4 smart home isn’t limited to the indoors! Your system can also incorporate landscape lighting, the pool, hot tub, and outdoor speakers and screens. Fine-tune your exterior lights’ colors and brightness right from the app and merge lights with speakers to create a “Patio Night” or “Pool Time” setting to relive over and over. No matter your backyard activities, your technology will be quick and easy to access.  

3. Assist Your Morning & Bedtime Routines

Envision your shades rising to let in the morning sun, soft music playing gently down the hall, and lights tuned to a bright daylight white. Set to a schedule, your system can prepare your house to start the day energized.


Your shades will instantly lower for privacy by night, and smart lights will transition into a soft, golden tone that will help your mind slow down and relax for bed. Lock all the doors in one command and turn off every light in one tap. Starting and ending the day has never been simpler.   


Are you ready to bring home automation to your house in the Des Moines area? Contact Reference Audio Video & Security here, a certified Control4 dealer. We look forward to speaking with you!


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