Builders and developers adopt Control4 home automation to attract tech-savvy homebuyers.
Draper, UT - June 17, 2014 - Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading provider of automation and control solutions for the connected home, in partnership with Irontown Homes and Professional Builder magazine, has created a unique demo home experience at the PCBC 2014. A showcase of the latest in modular construction and design, home automation solutions, and sustainable living products, the 534-square-foot modular guest house was built in Spanish Fork, Utah, and transported to the heart of San Francisco.
A display of modern building techniques and smart home technology, the home will be at Moscone Center North June 25-26 to showcase a Control4 home automation system including wireless lighting, motorized shades and skylight, ductless heating and cooling, discrete security and surveillance system, and whole-home audio and complete entertainment control - all controllable from a smart phone or tablet from virtually anywhere in the world.
According to a survey by Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, when it comes to the next generation of homeowners, 84% of 18-35 year olds believe that technology is essential in the home they are buying, listing security and smart temperature control at the top of their must have lists. Trends toward a customized smart home, distinct from previous generations, has led Toll Brothers, the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, to embrace Control4 home automation solutions as a strategic new technology feature to offer homebuyers.
Working with national and regional builders on developments of single family homes, townhomes and MDUs, Control4 automation solutions are designed to make homes more comfortable, energy efficient and secure - complementing sophisticated home designs with personalized automation features and experiences that transform a dream home into a dream way of living.
The Guest House will be located just outside the entrance to Moscone Center North during PCBC and will feature a comprehensive smart home demonstration:
*Entertainment: See how to manage all audio and video sources with a single remote.
*Audio: Inside or out, Control4 whole-home audio distribution lets homeowners, families and guests easily enjoy music in any room in the house.
*Lighting: Wireless lighting products enable homeowners to create ambiance, save energy and orchestrate automated scenes that can dim the lights as well as arm the security system, raise the blinds, stream music or power on a movie.
*Security: Door locks, cameras, motion sensors, alarm systems, and water detectors are programmed to work together to help make a home safe and secure, at home or away.
*Comfort: A smart home can respond intelligently to changing conditions; an automated thermostat enables homeowners to easily set temperature modes, check the system remotely and set commands.
*Shading: Homeowners can have the ultimate in convenience and control of shades and hard to reach skylights plus the benefit of energy management.
*Anywhere Access: With the Control4 MyHome app, homeowners can monitor and control their Control4 smart home from their favorite mobile device - no matter where they are. In this guest house, the owner can program a "Goodnight" scene to set the temperature and lights, arm the security system and lock the doors whether they are in the bedroom, at the office or vacationing abroad.
Builders have found that a home where virtually every device and system can be fully automated and controlled remotely appeals to today's tech-savvy homebuyers. Modern, smartphone-equipped consumers are looking for a tech-infused home where they can control the TV, dim the lights, lock the doors, turn up the heat and arm the alarm - all from one easy-to-use interface and app. Builders work directly with Control4 dealers to design an automation solution that's perfect for every project.
Trained in system integration, Control4 authorized dealers have been carefully selected to provide quality service for builders and homeowners. They take time to understand homeowner needs and ensure that each system is simple, intuitive and personalized.
As interest in home automation continues to drive residential tech trends, other national, regional and local builders are working with Control4 and its nationwide professional dealer network to integrate smart home technology into new homes. In addition to Toll Brothers, Control4 automation solutions are being offered through builders in nearly every state throughout the country, including: Design Tech, DR Horton, Farinelli Construction, K. Hovnanian, Kotler Homes, Richmond American, Roland Builders, Thomasson Construction, Tiday Builders, Triple Crown Construction, Vintage Homes, Wieland Homes, and more.
Control4 (CTRL) is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4's consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's solution, which is available through more than 3,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.