When you use Control4 merchandise, there’s a brand new method to take management. At CEDIA 2019, Google and SnapAV, a producer of audio/visible, surveillance, networking, automation, and distant administration merchandise, introduced their new collaboration. This collaboration provides Google Assistant to Control4’s new Sensible Dwelling OS three.This data comes after Control4 assured prospects that its merchandise would nonetheless work with Nest after Google locked down the Nest platform from third-party applications again in Could 2019.
Utilizing Google Assistant, customers can management their Control4 system with voice instructions. “So once you say, ‘Hey, Google, activate the large sport,’” the Assistant will activate a complete media room, dim the lights and shut the shades, and even choose the best sports activities channel and set the proper quantity stage,” Michele Turner, Senior Director of Google Sensible Dwelling Ecosystem, mentioned in an announcement.
This transformation will make the Control4 App, handheld distant, wall keypads, touchscreens, and others extra user-friendly, beginning with the straightforward “OK , Google” voice command. Control4 says that the mixing is suitable with any Google Assistant-powered audio system or sensible shows, resembling a Google Dwelling Hub, Google Nest Hub Max, or Google Dwelling Mini. It’s also suitable utilizing any smartphone with the Assistant app. Clients can customise Google Assistant voice instructions utilizing the Buyer Control4 website.
This announcement got here through the unveiling of the Control4 Sensible Dwelling OS three. Together with the collaboration with Google, SnapAV additionally introduced that the brand new OS may have integration with third-party sensible doorbells by means of Intercom Anyplace. A brand new high-availability automation controller, the CA-10 controller, may also be used with the brand new OS, providing 4 instances the processing energy and reminiscence of the EA-5 controller, with is ideal for the wants of bigger properties, in accordance with SnapAV.
“Control4 Sensible Dwelling OS three was designed as the last word resolution for in the present day’s sensible residence, giving every home-owner a novel and customized expertise that unifies all related units for management in a single platform,” SnapAV Chief Product & Expertise Officer Charlie Kindel mentioned in a press launch. “However Control4 OS three can also be designed to evolve with the wants of householders and the business. We’re setting the bar even increased with new personalization options and integrations with tens of 1000’s of units, which now contains voice management utilizing Google Assistant.”