SnapAV announced Control4 Smart Home OS 3 at CEDIA Expo 2019, currently underway in Denver, including expanded voice control capability through Google Assistant, integration with third-party smart doorbells through Intercom Anywhere, and a new high-availability automation controller to power large homes.
With Control4 OS 3, homeowners can choose from tens of thousands of devices to create a system that suits their lifestyle and preferences. Integration with Google Assistant adds to the variety of capabilities that Control4 supports for natural control interfaces, including the Control4 App, handheld remote, wall keypads, touch screens, and more. Google Assistant integration enables homeowners to use an "OK Google" voice command to adjust lights, scenes, blinds, locks, thermostats, fans, and more in their Control4 system. The integration is compatible with any Google Assistant-powered speaker or smart display, such as a Google Home Hub, or any smartphone with the Assistant. Homeowners can add Google Assistant to their system on their own and can customize their voice experience via customer.control4.com.
Meanwhile, Intercom Anywhere connects homeowners with both welcome and unwelcome guests on their front porch via audio and video calls. It expands support for popular third-party doorbells. Smart home professionals can integrate support IP-based video doorbells into a Control4 system and use Intercom Anywhere to make and receive calls from Control4 touch screens, mobile devices and more. Intercom Anywhere now also supports multi-family installations, where a centralized doorbell can be used by multiple housing units, to direct a call to the appropriate tenant.
More than 35,000 different connected devices can be managed by Control4 systems running OS 3. With the addition of new smart doorbells, homeowners can receive a notification the moment their child arrives home from school, see who's at the door, tell a delivery driver to leave a package in the entryway, and lock the door as they depart.
Additionally, designed for large installations where redundancy and high-availability are required to meet customer expectations, the CA-10 controller delivers four times the processing power and memory of the EA-5 controller for consistent performance, even when controlling thousands of devices. The EA-5 includes redundant power supplies, network ports, sold state drives, and fans, ensuring continuous operation even in the rare case of a hardware failure. When a pre-programmed fail-over event occurs, the dealer is automatically notified, allowing them to immediately troubleshoot the issue. The Control4 CA-10 is available now through Control4 Authorized Dealers for an MSRP of US$4,000 and includes a five-year warranty.
Other Control4 OS 3 enhancements include: push notifications with camera snapshot from security cameras on their smartphone in systems using Control4 OS 3 and 4Sight along with Luma and Visualint cameras; enhanced music control with new capabilities on the Media Sessions screen including room-level volume control, mute, and transport controls; on-screen lighting control; and pinch, zoom, and pan camera view on the T3 Touch Screen, Android and iOS mobile devices.
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