3 Situations Where Voice Control Swoops in to Save the Day


Master the technology in your home without even lifting a finger

Alexa, what’s the easiest way to control my smart home? If you guessed voice control, you’d be correct. Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant offers you a hands-free, hassle-free way to control the audio/video, lights, thermostat, door locks, and other smart devices with simple verbal commands. Voice assistants like Alexa, Google, and Siri can be integrated with hundreds of third-party smart devices, and Alexa and Google have native integration with a Control4 home automation system. 

Keep reading to learn three situations where voice control is the ideal assistant in your Lafayette, LA smart home! 

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1. When Your Hands Are Otherwise Occupied

Let voice control be an extra set of hands when you have an armload of groceries, laundry, or anything else. Verbally ask your home to turn on exterior porch lights when you’re walking up with hands full of pizza boxes for dinner or interior laundry room lights when you’re walking down the hallway with a full load of dirty clothes. 

While your hands are occupied in the kitchen, ask Alexa or Google to brighten the overhead lighting by 25% for better visibility while you’re dicing vegetables or play some music over the in-ceiling speakers for entertainment while you cook. 

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Why Automation Is a Crucial Part of Your Home Theater System


Effortlessly control your movie-watching experience with a home automation system

Home theaters are designed with comfort and convenience in mind. There are many moving parts in a home theater system, and if it takes too much effort for you to make all the components work together, we guaranteeyou won’t use your theater as often as you’d like. 

That’s where home automation comes in. An automation system like Control4 ensures easy access to and control over every aspect of your theater room in Lafayette, LA. Keep reading to learn three ways automation improves the cinema experience!

SEE ALSO: 3 Ways Your Home Theater Beats Out a Traditional Movie Theater

Take Control of the Experience

When you integrate your home theater with an automation system like Control4, you’ll have complete control over everything in your environment from a single smart device. Using the handheld Neeo remote, the Control4 app on your smartphone, or a dedicated touchscreen, you can access and operate the AV equipment, content platforms, shading solutions, lighting, and temperature in your home cinema. 

Centralized control is the most convenient and stress-free way to enjoy your home theater. No more separate remotes  one for the projector screen, one for the sound system, one for controlling the volume. No more leaving the room and finding the thermostat when you want to adjust the temperature. No more standing up to turn the lights on and off.

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3 Ways You’ll Benefit From Using Remote Access With a Smart Home


When you can control your home technology from anywhere in the world, you will reap benefits like better security, energy savings and time management

There are so many benefits of having a connected smart home in Lafayette, LA, from the convenience of instructing lights to turn on via voice control, to the enjoyment of playing music in any room of the house whenever you please, to the security of knowing you’ll get an alert on your phone the second an intruder triggers your smart alarm.

One of the overlooked benefits of smart technology is remote access — the ability to use and manage your smart home devices from anywhere in the world using only your smartphone, a portable touchscreen tablet, or even an Apple Watch. Keep reading to learn three of the top benefits you’ll receive from using remote access with your smart home!


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Take the First Steps to Set Up Your Outdoor Sound System


From sound coverage, to speaker selection, to a control system — here’s how to get started with outdoor audio

Fresh air and sunshine boost your mood and improve your physical and mental health. If the air inside your home is starting to feel stale, escape outside to take a few deep breaths. Listening to music in your backyard can be a great way to clear your mind, relax and enjoy some time in the open air.

Creating an audio setup for your backyard is entirely doable, but it does take careful planning and consideration. Keep reading to learn 3 of the first big decisions you’ll need to make when you’re ready to install an outdoor sound system in your Lafayette, LA, home.


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How to Use Smart Tech for Fun-in-the-Sun Outdoor Entertainment


Smart audio, video and lighting can turn your backyard or patio into a multimedia entertainment center

After spending the past few months at home, you may be feeling like it’s time for a change of scenery. Good news — you can experience a whole new world without ever leaving home. Investing in an outdoor entertainment system in your Lafayette, LA, backyard will give you the motivation you need to spend more time outside in the fresh air.

With audio, video and lighting control at your disposal, smart technology can help you reimagine your outdoor space as a relaxing staycation spot. Keep reading to learn more.


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