Innovative Sight & Sound, Inc
4400 118th Ave N, Suite 203
Clearwater, FL 33762
Innovative Sight & Sound is Florida's premiere home technology integrator. Our Tampa home theater and automation installation team can design and install a system based on your specific needs and budget.
Today’s smart home is the convergence of technology and convenience, allowing the digital devices that you use every day—TVs, audio equipment, lights, security panels, thermostats, and so on—to work together. By allowing everything in the house to work together, with the ability to control it all from one easy-to-use interface—whether it's a touch screen, remote control, keypad, or even your smartphone—your home suddenly and "automagically" becomes more comfortable, convenient and secure.
So what does this actually mean? Most often when your family sits down to enjoy a movie, it takes at least three or four remotes to actually get the movie playing. Then after the movie finally begins, you have to get up and turn off or dim the lights. With Control4 smart home automation, you only need one remote to do all of that. With a simple press of a button, all of the devices involved (TV or projector, Blu-ray player, media player, receiver) will all set themselves to the correct inputs and your lights will automatically dim to your desired level.
What happens if you forget to close your garage? Not a problem with home automation. You can access all of the devices in your smart home—including that neglected garage door—no matter where you are. Simply log in to your smart home from a computer, smartphone or tablet and close the garage door instantly. Turn your smartphone, tablet or laptop into the ultimate remote for your Control4 system.
Think of how automation can transform your house into a brilliant smart home. Our customers say once they embrace the automated life, there’s just no going back.
As home automation increases in popularity, it has become easier to find products that provide automated capabilities. Companies sell thermostats or lights that give you control from your phone. Most AV equipment manufacturers have developed smartphone apps that can be used to change the channel or switch the inputs. Door locks can be controlled from a portable device. Blinds can be opened with a remote control, and on and on.
While these products have empowered us through innovative control, there is still a lot of frustration when it requires six different smartphone apps and eight remote controls to have an automated experience.
Control4 home automation integrates all of these devices and components into one simple interface, independent of the device. It doesn’t matter if you prefer your smartphone, tablet, touch screen or even the old fashioned handheld remote. Control4 also integrates each of these separate components that exist in your home and communicates with them so they can work together.
For example, when you are winding down at night a simple press of a "Goodnight" button on a Control4 Keypad will turn off every light in your house, lock your door, arm the security system, turn off your music and set your thermostat to the ideal temperature. No need to open up six apps on your smartphone or walk around to every room in the house just to get ready for bed, providing you true convenience.
One of the best features of a Control4 home automation system is that you can control just about anything from almost anywhere using the Control4 4Sight service. Adjust the thermostat, change TV channels, shut off the lights, shut the garage door, or set locks and security systems right from your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere you have 3G/4G service or an internet connection. This kind of 24/7 remote monitoring and access is delivered through a 4Sight subscription which gives you secure, Anywhere Access to your Control4 system.
The ability to control virtually anything in your home is invaluable. You can manage and monitor security systems and cameras, or even unlock doors with smart locks to let people have access to your home when you are not there. You can also change your home’s status when you’re away to reduce energy consumption or set the temperature from the airport so it’s perfectly comfortable when you arrive.
If you raced out of the house in the morning and can’t remember if you turned off lights, no problem. You can check them from your mobile device with the Control4 MyHome app and turn off any smart lights you may have left on. Another great feature of Anywhere Access is that you don’t just control your home from wherever you are, but your home communicates with you too.
You can leverage a virtually infinite combination of sensors and motion detectors to let you know when the kids get home from school, if water is leaking in the basement, if someone is moving about the house when they shouldn’t be, if doors or cabinets are being accessed, or even if the kids are watching TV or gaming when they should be doing homework. Getting those helpful alerts when you are away from home gives you peace of mind and a level of control that is hard to beat.