Control4 Named Top Company in the Annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for Whole-House Automation and Control

Pakedge named the Top Brand for Home Networks

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, was named the top home automation provider in the 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis. Pakedge, which was recently acquired by Control4, was named the brand leader for home networks. Culled from responses to the annual CE Pro study, the report serves as an industry evaluation of the brands that are most important to the industry's highest-revenue generating integrators.

For the second year in a row, the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis, which polls the largest domestic designers and installers of smart home systems, including audio, video, lighting controls, whole-house controls, security systems, motorized shades and other electronic devices, determined that Control4 is the brand leader for the whole-house automation and control category. Control4 was also named the brand leader in three additional categories: whole-house Audio/Video, access control, and HVAC/thermostats; and named among the leading brands in the categories of lighting control, remote controls, and communications (phones/intercoms). This is the fourth year in a row Pakedge has been named the brand leader for home networks.

"Control4 made a big decision more than a decade ago to launch a full line of mid-market solutions for the connected home - not just a home automation system but also home-grown solutions for multi-room audio, lighting, climate control and more. The bet seems to have paid off. This year, Control4 was again the leading home control brand among the CE Pro 100 highest-revenue home technology integrators. In my 21 years of covering the smart home industry, I know of no other company that went to market with a full slate of connected home solutions, and then actually succeeded, much less dominated," said Julie Jacobson, founding editor of CE Pro.

"Our dealers know that the best way to design, install, and support today's connected-home experiences that enrich homeowners' lives is by bringing together the essentials of networking, entertainment, lighting, comfort, and safety into customized experiences for each customer's family," said Martin Plaehn, chairman and chief executive officer of Control4. "Our dealers rely on Control4 to efficiently create and deliver these compelling experiences to a growing number of homeowners -- which in turn grows our dealers' businesses. It's an honor to receive this year's acknowledgement from the CE Pro Top 100. We remain 100% focused on continued innovation for the connected-home as well as strengthening our dealers worldwide through comprehensive support, services, and tools."

According to CE Pro, in 2015, the 100 highest-earning US custom installation companies reached an estimated $2.1 billion in residential revenues. Released today, the 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis (covering the 2015 calendar year) indicates 60% of the leading home systems integrators use Control4 for automation.

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About Control4
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading provider of home automation systems , offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 recently expanded its offerings to include an industry-leading suite of advanced networking and power management solutions that include cloud-based network management and monitoring for the connected home and business. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 9,500 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 91 countries. Leveraging a distribution channel that includes over 3,600 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, with over 1,200 additional dealers and distributors that are authorized to sell our Pakedge branded networking solutions only, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

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