Control4 Demos Kitchen Scenes at Smart Kitchen Summit
Music, lighting, and comfort all with the convenience of voice control make the kitchen a focal point in the connected home.
Seattle, WA – Smart Kitchen Summit, October 10-11, 2017 9 a.m. ET – Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, will showcase the latest in both professionally programmed and homeowner personalized smart home scenes at the Smart Kitchen Summit, a premier event focused on the future of food, cooking, and the kitchen, taking place in Seattle on October 10 and 11.
“The kitchen is the central gathering spot in the home. That makes it the best room for the conveniences and the personalization a home chef wants for everyday cooking experiences, friends and family gatherings, or even that special celebration. The best smart kitchen scenes are efficient, ambient, and responsive to your cooking and entertaining needs,” said Brad Hintze, Senior Director, Product Marketing for Control4.
A Control4 smart home system is designed to control and automate more than 10,700 devices in the connected home today. This allows Control4 to trigger actions from multiple devices simultaneously so homeowners can integrate their cooking and food preparation experience directly into their kitchen scenes. As an example, with Control4’s programmed home automation scenes, the voice command: “Alexa, turn on cooking” powers the lights over the kitchen island, turns on your “Grub Street” podcast on Spotify, and lowers the AC temperature, all while you continue to trim the chicken.
A smart kitchen is an efficient kitchen, but exactly what “efficient” means depends on a family’s expectations. Much like a recipe from your favorite chef, Control4 starts with a professional design and installation but then lets homeowners tweak their system so it hits all personal lifestyle needs. Control4’s When >> Then personalization is a new, easy-to-use service from Control4. It enables customers to adjust the automation settings in their homes directly, personalizing their Control4 system at any time after the installation. Control4’s When >> Then personalization takes a simple approach; the user selects a When (on a schedule, with a touch of a button, or after an event) and selects a Then action to take place (turn on a light, start a playlist, or send a push notification). For example, with When >> Then, homeowners can change the schedule so if the kitchen temperature hits 76 degrees, the AC drops to 74 and the kitchen shades lower to reduce thermal heat. The web interface is intuitive and easy to follow; homeowners who subscribe to the Control4 4Sight service and have OS 2.10 installed have access to the When >> Then on customer.control4.com. A video of When >> Then is here: https://control4.wistia.com/medias/7r3yu2ag73
The kitchen is a unique room in the home and it typically has a lot of devices; aside from the oven, fridge, and small appliances, many households also incorporate music systems, a TV, a fan, and automated shades. Lighting plays an enormous role in the kitchen – from task lighting to ambiance – the kitchen has more lighting than any other room in the house, and lighting control affords homeowners simultaneous control of all their lighting for dimming, on/off and scenes.
Control4 systems scale from a single room to the entire home. A one-room solution with a Control4 EA-1 Controller and SR-260 remote ($600), Pakedge WR-1 wireless router ($300) and Triad One Streaming Amplifier ($700) plus speakers start your home with entertainment and robust networking, and allows homeowners to add lighting control, thermostats, shading, smart locks, and so much more. The 4Sight annual subscription service is $100 U.S. MSRP.
For photos of Control4 kitchen projects and inspiration, go here. For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com. To learn more about the Smart Kitchen Summit, go to www.smartkitchensummit.com.