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Take a Look at the New Control4 Smart Home OS 3!

Discover the Benefits of Control4’s OS 3 and How It Helps Homeowners in Many Unexpected Ways.  

Whether Control4 is brand-new to you, or you’ve been using it in your Fenwick Island, DE, home for a while, we have some exciting news to share about their new and improved operating system. As your local Control4 dealer, we enjoy exploring new upgrades likes And bringing them to life in our client’s homes.  

SEE ALSO: Elevate Your Vacation Home With a Home Automation System!  

Control4 Smart Home OS 3: What’s the Big Difference? 

Though there are more than 1,000 (Yes, you read that right!) new OS 3 updates to talk about, we’ll give you a rundown of the coolest features first. We think some of the first features that you’ll notice about OS 3 are its new personalization and prioritization perks.  

The overarching theme across many of the updates is prioritization: Its new grid format lets you slide through rooms and devices with ease or enjoy an overview of your entire home in one look.  

If you have certain features that you use more often than others, make sure that your system lets you look at those first. For example, you frequently use your TV in your media room, right? OS 3 takes note and displays that icon more prominently when you use the “Media Room” dashboard.  

Personalization also establishes Control4’s Smart Home OS 3 as a unique product. You can choose from a wide variety of wallpapers to show off your screens in your style, whether you prefer showcasing pictures of family members or Picasso’s Blue Period artwork.  

Why Might You Want to Upgrade? 

The operating system also offers some fun perks for music lovers, with their updated Media Sessions feature that lets you access your whole library at a glance. You can adjust volume, change tracks and check sound quality for every song playing in your home — or outdoors.  

Safety benefits abound in OS 3. For example, you can instantly look at which doors are locked and unlocked, even without pressing a button. Plus, you’ll get all the deep security integrations built into the original interface, including Intercom Anywhere’s video doorbell system and smart locks.  

As with most smart home automation, convenience also takes precedence. Without getting out of bed or even swiping through touchpad screens, you can now control and see the status of door locks, window shades and smart lights around the house from your bedroom dashboard, so you don’t have to swipe from room to room when making sure everything is secure and powered down before you sleep.  
 

How Can You Try OS 3 Soon? 

We think Control4’s OS 3 benefits speak for themselves. So how do you install these features to enjoy them as soon as possible? With the help of SoundFX, you can enjoy a fully loaded home automation suite that manages lighting, shading, security, entertainment and more in one installation.  

Have you previously installed Control4? We’ll just have to upgrade your software. If you want operating system updates to happen automatically, we can customize that in your settings, too.  

Ready to get started with superior home automation? You can call us at (302) 644-8110, or click the button below to reach out.   

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Boost Your Next Vacation with Your Favorite Entertainment

Invest in a Custom Audio Video Installation for Your Vacation Home

Vacations are all about relaxing and having fun, so why skimp when it comes to your vacation home’s entertainment? From music streaming to state-of-the-art media rooms, we can turn your Bethany Beach property into the perfect escape for your family. A professional audio video distribution system makes it easy for you to get easy access to your favorite movies, TV shows, and music. To check out the benefits of a professional entertainment system in your vacation home, keep reading.

SEE MORE: Stay on Top of Your Vacation Home with a Smart Security System

Embrace the Comforts of Home

We’ve all been through it. When you’re at someone else’s house, it’s impossible to figure out how to work their entertainment systems. There are multiple remotes, and you never know which to use to get what you want whether it’s watching a football game or starting a Netflix marathon.

Our audio video distribution systems are designed to be as intuitive as possible. From a dedicated touchpad or mobile app, you can pick out what you want to watch and where you want it to play. Don’t believe us? Get a feel for it with our Control4 tutorials! By working with us on all your properties, you can deal with the same controls all year long.

Take Advantage of Streaming

The great thing about streaming is that it lets you take your favorite entertainment with you wherever you go. You don’t have to load up your Blu-rays or CDs when you head out on vacation. Everything will be there ready for you when you make it to your vacation home. Through Sonos wireless speaker systems and AV receivers with Wi-Fi capabilities, we make it easy to access all your streaming services.
Sit down and relax in your media room to watch the latest Netflix release or create dedicated vacation playlists on Spotify that you can pull up directly from your phone. By incorporating streaming services into a professional audio and video distribution system, it’s never been easier to stay entertained no matter where you are.

Take Your Entertainment Outdoors

Of course, you didn’t head down to your vacation home in Bethany Beach to be cooped up indoors. You can enjoy the great view and breeze from your waterfront property on your pool or patio while listening to your favorite music through special outdoor Sonance speakers. Add some SunbriteTVs so you can watch the Eagles or put on a cartoon for the kids when they’re splashing around in the pool.

Boost Your Rental Value

When you’re trying to rent out your property in the winter, a professional home entertainment system is a great way to entice people. They may not want to spend a lot of time outdoors in the cold weather, so giving them access to movies, music, TV shows and more can make a huge difference. They can enjoy all the same perks your family does from intuitive control to access to their favorite streaming services. You can also include several iPort stations so they can connect their iPads or iPhones to listen to music.

An added perk of having a professional audio and video distribution system in place is that you can create a more elegant environment for high-end renters. All wires are discreetly hidden behind walls. You can manage the system from a sleek touchpad, and you can show off the latest audio and video technology to give off a great first impression and encourage return visits.

Want to learn more about how to use our smart control, AV and security solutions in your vacation property? Call us at 302-644-8110, contact us online or reach out through our live chat.