Sarah Varley meets with Andrew Dickinson to discuss the benefits of a Control4 Smart Home installation from Bernard Dickinson
What is Control4?
Control4 is a leading provider of personalised automation and control solutions, allowing you to control virtually any device in a home or business automatically. Lighting, shade, entertainment, energy and security can all be integrated and automated together. At Bernard Dickinson we have selected Control4 as our automation system of choice because we believe it to be the most intuitive full smart home system.
What are the benefits of Control4?
There are so many. Having a Control 4 is really transformative, giving you a smart and connected home. Convenience, peace of mind and an efficient environment that’s comfortable and safe. The time saving and streamlining aspects are very important to our customers, having the ability to manage lighting, shade, security and entertainment quickly and easily with your preferred controls, whether that’s a remote, an iPad or voice command. The Control4 interface is designed for simplicity. It is easy to use and understand and we find that our customers pick it up very quickly.
How expensive is it?
Not as much as you might think. The whole aim of Control 4 is to deliver an elegant and more affordable way to control and automate lighting, music, video, security, and energy in a single room or throughout the entire home. We work with your budget and requirements to create the right system for you and can work with your existing devices, maximising the benefits for your home.
Is it easy to install?
Our job is to make the installation easy for the customer in terms of minimum disruption. We work with a team of the best contractors to ensure a seamless installation and the perfect finish.
Why choose Bernard Dickinson?
Of course it is always important to check out any company’s credentials. We have been in business for 60 years now and I am extremely proud of our reputation for excellence and our CEDIA accreditation, which means we meet the very highest standards of customer service, workmanship and cost-effective solutions.
What about aftercare?
It’s our level of customer care and attention to detail that has set us apart all these years, and that includes an unrivalled aftercare. We are here if anything unexpected arises and to help you get the very best out of your system.
What brands are compatible with Control4?
That’s one of the great things about Control4. No matter what devices or systems are in your home, the chances are Control4 can control and manage them. From entertainment to security systems, gates to garage doors, and almost anything in between, Control4’s commitment to inter-operability gives you the most in third-party choice. Whatever your favourite brands, whether Bang & Olufsen, Lutron or a mixture of the almost 11,000 third party devices Control4 is compatible with, Control4 promises to ‘play nicely’ and as they say, life’s simply better when everything works together.
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