Understanding the basics is very important if you plan to incorporate technology into your house. While there are a number of ways to get that technology, install it, and start moving forward with a smart home, it all starts with one basic question:
One of the most frustrating experiences you can go through is having your wifi speakers cut out right as your favourite part of a song comes on. It’s the audio equivalent of the hated buffering notices on streaming video. But why is it happening? You set up your speakers with no problems, your WiFi seems to be working fine on your phone and computer, yet your WiFi speaker keeps cutting out! Before you end up throwing your speaker into a wall, try some of the following troubleshooting tips to help your connection.
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What do you use your Control4 System for?
- Master Control my home theatre, TV and stereo.
- Lighting control on our main floor. The areas of the home we live in most have C4 light switches set at desired lighting levels. For example, we don’t need 100% brightness in our living room, so we set it at 68% to save energy. All rooms are set at lower levels and we still have ample light. Saving energy = saving money.
- When I pause a movie to go to the kitchen, the TV room lights automatically turn on and when I come back and hit play, the lights turn back down.
Here’s Paul Williams with FAQ No. 3: How Expensive is Home Automation?
Control 4 allows you to start small, such as automating one room only, and then to expand as your needs grow, or as you need more control.
Paul Williams’s tip No. 4: What can I control in my home?
As explained in this video, a Control 4 system allows you to control not only your home theatre system but also the lighting and heating in your home, and much more.