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3 Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays

Partner with a Control4 Dealer for the Holiday Season

3 Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays

Every year, it seems like the holidays arrive sooner than the year before! Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it - are you ready for the busy season? Hosting parties, visiting family, and shopping for the holidays can be very stressful – especially if you add travel into the mix. Did you know that partnering with a local Charlotte, NC Control4 dealer can make your life easier this time of year? A smart home system will simplify your life, help manage schedules, and keep your property secure. Here are three main ways we can help out with home technology.

Check Your Security System

First of all, if you don’t have a security system, it’s important to have one—especially during the holidays. Did you know that robberies increase from Thanksgiving to New Year’s? You can have peace of mind by using a Control4 system to manage your security and surveillance.

Install cameras around your property and get alerts when a stranger approaches or enters your home. You can even keep tabs on which doors are locked or left open every day.

Have a pet? Monitor them while you are out shopping or away on vacation. Press one button called “Away” and the doors will lock, the security system will turn on and the whole house will go into energy-saving mode. Press “Welcome Home” and your smart home will wake up again and welcome you inside. Using automation is that simple.

Manage Schedules with Voice Control

When your life is super busy, it can be more challenging to manage everyone’s schedules. Control4 systems can connect with Alexa—the voice control software by Amazon. Not only can it start scenes like “movie night,” but it can also set your morning alarm, tell you the time, and remind you of events on your schedule.

Say, “Alexa, set the alarm for 6 a.m. tomorrow” and it will. Simply saying what you need out loud when you are thinking about will help you not forget anything important like picking up relatives from the airport, getting groceries on your shopping list, or activating the security system before you run out the door.

SEE ALSO: 3 Ways to use Voice Control in Your Smart Home

Expand Your Entertainment

One of the most fun things about the holiday season is watching all of the seasonal programming, movies, and shows. Watch the holiday special on a brand new 4K TV, or in a custom home theater.

One of the best ways to relax after a long day of work or shopping is to pop in a movie. We can help you expand your entertainment options with a movie server or connecting all of your sources together into one easy-to-use system.

Come home, press one button and your theater is ready for you. Your lights, shades, thermostat, audio and video can all be controlled with a universal remote or wireless device like a tablet.

You don’t have to wait until the holiday season to outfit your home with smart technology. Get prepared by partnering with your local Control4 dealer: The Integrated Home! We can install custom Control4 technology to help you stay sane during the busy season.

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