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Control4 Is the Ultimate Smart Home Solution in Iowa

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Enhance Daily Experiences with This Industry-Leading Automation Brand

Imagine walking into your home, and with a single touch or a voice command, the lights dim to a cozy glow, your favorite music playlist starts playing, and the thermostat adjusts to the perfect temperature.

This isn't a scene from a futuristic movie, though. With a Control4 home automation system designed and installed by Reference Audio Video & Security, it’s your reality! Living in a smart home powered by Control4 brings incredible convenience to even the busiest Iowa homeowners in Davenport, Des Moines, or beyond.  

Control4 is the ultimate addition to any residence, transforming your house into a truly intelligent living experience. Your home powerfully yet seamlessly integrates lighting, entertainment, security systems, and so much more. Keep reading to explore what life could be like with this innovative smart home platform interweaving your connected devices. 

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Unleashing the Power of Control4 Smart Home Control

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Discover a Compelling Alternative to DIY Solutions and Too Many Apps

As technology continues to transform the modern home, the concept of a smart home has become increasingly popular. While DIY solutions from big box retailers might seem appealing at first glance, the truth is that they often fall short in terms of functionality, integration, and convenience. 

That's where Control4 smart home control comes in. In this blog, we’ll delve into why our clients in Cedar Rapids, IA, and beyond enjoy their Control4 smart home system, and we’ll cover why a comprehensive design and installation by a professional team like Reference Audio Video & Security is a superior choice.

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Control4 or Crestron? Which System to Use for Home Automation

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A Look at Two High-End Home Automation Systems

If you’re interested in bringing home automation to your Iowa residence, you may have come across two of the biggest brands in the industry: Control4 and Crestron.

Control4 and Crestron are luxury control systems that can integrate all your home’s technologies, from smart lighting to the hot tub. Unlike DIY plug-and-play devices, Control4 and Crestron are sophisticated enough to automate equipment from different manufacturers and group them together.

But if you must pick between the two, which is best? We’re a smart home installer based in the Davenport, IA area, and we partner with both Control4 and Crestron. In this article, we’ll compare each system to help you make the right choice.

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

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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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Are You Ready for A Level 3 Smart Home?

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What is Level 3 Home Control? Find Out What Makes a Complete Smart System

There are many shades of smart home control. Earlier this year, we asked our readers, “What is your smart home control level?” Some folks only dip their toes into smart technology with one or two devices like a Nest thermostat or Amazon Echo—level one. A next step up, at level two, might mean someone dabbles with a surveillance camera, maybe adds whole home audio to their house, or installs smart lighting. But that’s still not a fully integrated, comprehensive smart home.

That brings us to level three. What makes a ‘real’ smart home? We share the answer below so you can get inspired for home control in your Iowa City, IA property.

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What Is Your Smart Home Control Level?

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No Matter Where You Are on the Smart Home Spectrum, It’s Easy to Get Started

Even with all the smart home devices and systems readily available in the market, some folks haven’t jumped in. The reality is that some people are very comfortable with new technology, some love the novelty of doing something differently, and some – often called late adopters – only jump on the bandwagon when the benefits and costs are crystal clear.

There is a whole spectrum of where people are concerning smart technology. The penetration rate of smartphones in the U.S. is currently about 70%, and that is one measure of smart technology as it is the gateway to much of it. But while some may have a smart thermostat like Nest, they may not think they need anything else in that vein. Likewise, another person might have a video doorbell to add security but have little interest in other smart home devices.

Where are you on the smart home control spectrum in your Des Moines IA residence? Let’s explore it in more detail.

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Make Your Life Easier With Control4 Home Automation

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Make Your Iowa City, IA Home More Convenient With Home Automation

You have a busy lifestyle, and any way that you can simplify your daily routine is beneficial to your overall stress levels. Home automation has become increasingly popular over the last few years as people discover the benefits of using smart technology to streamline their households . As more and more smart devices become available for residential markets, Iowa City, IA homeowners are looking for ways to control these components without having to juggle multiple remotes or smartphone apps.

Our brand partner, Control4, is an industry leader when it comes to smart home automation systems, uniting different technologies together in a streamlined interface that is tailor-made to meet the demands of the end users. In this blog, we look at how Control4 home automation can enhance your Iowa City, IA home and help make your days a little easier.

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Control in the Hands of the Homeowner

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Reference AVS Highlights Control4 User Interfaces

The rapid pace at which technology evolves has made it challenging to keep up with the latest operating system, newest device, and version two-point-whatever. The result of so much technological advancement is that we’ve come to expect a streamlined user experience that facilitates intuitive control with no industry jargon or needless buttons. Control4, a leader in smart home automation technology, provides Dallas County, Iowa residents with seamless control of the technology in their home. Read on to learn about some of the different control devices as well as watch demonstration videos on how to personalize your lights, program your thermostat and use Pandora.

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3 Easy Ways to Control Your Smart Home Automation System

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Davenport Smart Homes Are Simpler Than Ever

When some people hear the term “smart home automation,” they think of complex technology in every corner of their house. While they’re half right – smart systems require sophisticated technology – what they don’t realize is that these intricate pieces of equipment are designed to simplify their lifestyle, not make it more complicated. That’s why integrated technology is so easy to control. In this blog, we’ll break down how easy it is to take command of your system. Read on to learn more.

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