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Control4 Announces Certification Of Bird Home Automation’s DoorBird Driver

Control4, a globally renowned provider of customized automation and control solutions, has officially certified the DoorBird driver. DoorBird IP door stations can now be integrated directly into Control4 systems. The smart video intercoms are developed and produced by Bird Home Automation Group in Berlin, Germany. integration with Control4 interface Customers can now access their IP intercom directly from Control4 interfaces, without the additional cost of a third-party driver. The new certifi...

Kwikset Introduces Control4 Compatibility To Its Obsidian Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt

Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – hardware & home improvement division, the pioneer in residential security, introduces Control4® compatibility to its Obsidian™ Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt with Home Connect™ and the contemporary version of the SmartCode™ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. The new locks were shown at the Control4 booth (#3013) at CEDIA 2019 in Denver. In response to increased dealer demand for Control4 compatibility, two of Kwiks...

SnapAV And Control4 Corporation Announce Successful Completion Of Their Merger

SnapAV, a provider of A/V, surveillance, networking and remote management products for professionals, and Control4 Corporation, a provider of smart home solutions, announce the successful completion of their merger. Unified into a single organization, Control4® becomes a professional smart home brand in the company portfolio, SnapAV continues to bring technology professionals a trusted, end-to-end partner that invests relentlessly in growing the industry and helping their businesses succeed...

Control4 Corporation Unveils Smart Home OS 3 Home Automation Solution

Control4 Corporation, global provider of smart home solutions, has announced Control4 Smart Home OS 3. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is designed to unify hundreds of connected devices within the home, control them all from a single platform, delivering the personalization that homeowners want, and facilitating the professional support that smart home technology needs. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is designed to simplify the use of many connected devices throughout the home, exc...

Dahua Announces Integration Of IP Cameras And NVRs With Control4 Composer HE 2.9.0 Automation System At ISC West 2019

Dahua Technology, a global video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, has announced a new integration with Control4, a global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, at ISC West. Dahua Technology’s North American models of IP cameras, Pro and Lite series NVRs and HDCVI XVRs are fully integrated with the Control4 Composer HE 2.9.0 automation system. This marks the first full integration between Dahua Technology and a home control and automation p...

GJD's IP Drivers Are Officially Control4 Certified Making Integration Easy And Seamless

GJD, a UK manufacturer, designer and supplier of professional external detector equipment, as well as Infra-Red and White-Light LED illuminators is proud to announce that its IP drivers are officially Control4 certified. The certification means GJD’s IP devices are Control4 ready straight out of the box, further enhancing GJD’s commitment to the Custom Install industry. The drivers are listed on the Control4, Janus Technology and GJD websites. All certified drivers must pass stringe...

Control4 Appoint Home Automation Expert Charlie Kindel, Senior Vice President Of Products & Services

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a global provider of smart home solutions, announced the appointment of consumer-experience, product, and platform leader Charlie Kindel as Senior Vice President of Products & Services. Charlie was most recently at Amazon where he created and led the Alexa and Echo Smart Home efforts. The organization he built and ran at Amazon proved that voice is a highly natural user interface for interacting with the home and the recent accelerated growth in smart ho...

Control4 Launches Intercom Anywhere Providing New Ways To Communicate Among Family Members

Control4 Corporation, a provider of smart home solution, announces the availability of the new Control4 Intercom Anywhere, including a new app for iOS and Android mobile devices. With Intercom Anywhere, Control4 homeowners can receive video intercom calls from a Control4 Door Station, enabling them to see and communicate with visitors at the front door or gate, whether they’re home or away. In addition, homeowners will see who’s at the door prior to answering the call, and can simul...

Control4 Opens Certified Showrooms In 140 Locations Worldwide For Personalized Home Automation Experience

Control4 Corporation, a global provider of smart home solutions, is revolutionizing how people learn about, experience, and interact with Control4 smart home solutions with the opening of 140 Control4 Certified Showrooms at Control4 Authorized Dealer locations across the U.S., Canada, UK, China, and Australia. Consumers in cities around the world can find a Certified Showroom location here and register to attend a local #C4Yourself Day event. The Control4 Certified Showroom program is designed...

Top Trends Driving Expansion Of Home Automation In The Security Industry And Beyond

It’s the 21st century already. Isn’t it time we all lived in smart homes? For technophiles everywhere, the smart home can’t come soon enough. The same might be said for the security marketplace, which is well positioned to thrive in the coming era of home automation. The wait could be shorter than we think, given some recent trends and events we are seeing in the home automation market. Let’s consider several of them: 1. Home Automation Is Getting Attention From Silic...

Hikvision USA And Control4 To Bring Video Surveillance Technology To Smart House Market

A recent poll conducted shows that homeowners feel safe if they were able to remotely monitor their homes Hikvision USA Inc., the leading provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions in North America, has partnered with Control4, a leading provider of home automation and control systems, to bring cutting edge video surveillance technology to the Smart House market. Hikvision cameras are easily integrated with the Control4 smart home operating...

NAPCO Gemini Security Systems Now Crestron Certified Integrated Partner

NAPCO iBridge Connected Home booth will demonstrate the new integration at CEDIA 2015 NAPCO Security Systems is proud to announce it is now a Crestron Certified Integrated Partner™ and its Gemini Alarm Panels provide integration within Creston’s Control and Automation Systems. It will provide live demonstrations at the CEDIA Show, at NAPCO’s iBridge Connected Home Booth #6421, in Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Oct 14-17, 2015. For Cre...

Big Players, Startups, Technologies Driving Future Of Home Automation

Small-timers with big ideas can always make their way into the industry In recent years, home automation technology has given birth to the “Smart Home” in which internet-enabled and controlled devices are bringing a new level of comfort to the standard house. From locking doors to setting the temperature to opening the blinds for a view of the sunset, technology is transforming the home into something reminiscent of the now-quaint 1960s sci-fi cartoon, The Jetsons....

Home Automation Standards And Protocols

As the home automation industry has expanded with an ever growing number of devices and services, companies are placing bets on which wireless protocols will dominate. The past few years the leaders have been Z-Wave and ZigBee. Companies are also using a variety of other standards including Crestron’s Infinet, Insteon, and proprietary technologies such as Lutron’s ClearConnect. Next-Generation Protocols: Bluetooth And Wi-Fi “Right now companies are releasing really i...

Home Automation Opportunities For Security Companies With Growth Of Smart Home Technology

Many security dealers and installers are expanding their offerings to include home automation equipment The growth of home automation and “smart home” technology has created a unique opportunity for security companies of all kinds. With security systems already in about 20 percent of American homes, many security dealers and installers are expanding their offerings to include home automation equipment. Internet Connected Devices After all, why just offer monitori...

Expanding Market For Home Automation Sector

  Just how big is the home automation industry? One way to tell is by looking at the sheer number of companies – large and small—that have rushed to enter this fast-growing space. They include some of the world’s largest corporations – Apple and Google – along with the nation’s biggest cable and telecom companies – Comcast and AT&T. It includes big names in security like Honeywell and ADT. Then there are less known, but fast g...

Is Home Automation Driving A Security Renaissance?

According to research firm IHS Technology, the residential intrusion alarm market is expected to grow by 9.4 percent in 2015 For years, the industry’s penetration rate for security alarm systems has hovered from a conservative 18 percent of households to a more liberal 22 percent or so. According to research firm IHS, the residential intrusion alarm market is expected to grow by 9.4 percent in 2015. Perhaps this increase is due in part to the rise of interactive ser...

Control4’s Home Automation And Security Systems Keep Homeowners Connected With Their Home

Integrating home automation systems with traditional security monitoring systems has led some homeowners to an epiphany: when their smart home security system is triggered they can react to actionable alerts, capture real-time video, and take control of their family's safety and security. Control4, a leader in home automation, offers a wide range of security integration features designed to keep homeowners better connected with their home, apprised of activity whether they are home or away, and...

Control4 Launches Control OS 2.4 For HC-800 And HC-250 Controllers

Control4 announces a bold new update to the Control4® Operating System along with enhancements to their popular HC-800 and HC-250 Controllers. Together they will vastly simplify networking configuration, eliminate the hassle of license management, and greatly reduce the need for dealers to make on-site support visits. With the launch of the new Control4 OS 2.4, Control4 delivers enhanced functionality for Control4 4Sight® Service, enabling 3G/4G connectivity to the customer's system via...