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Star Trek Your House with Control4

July 27, 2010

Control4, remote, Sights and Sounds, Sights and Sounds Inc, Granger, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michiana

Alright, I admit it, I was a trekkie up until the age of about ten, specifically for Star Trek: The Next Generation.  The blame really goes on my dad, who was the one who got me to watch the show in the first place and *may* have snuck my entire family into a Star Trek convention.   My first crush was even Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.  I guess there was just something about the deeply moral, heroic character he portrayed and his perfectly shaped bald head… sigh!

Patrick Stewart, Sights and Sounds Inc, Star Trek, Granger, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michiana

Even if you weren’t a complete dork like me and didn’t spend your Saturdays watching Star Trek marathons, you most likely still know about their starship’s infamous, all-knowing “Computer,” which could answer any question imaginable, create delicious meals out of thin air, and monitor the entire starship.  I would always catch myself wishing I had a computer like that in my house.  While beaming people to other planets is still pretty far in the future, a Control4 Home Automation System is about as close as you can get to the Star Trek Computer.  In fact, its home monitoring abilities are almost identical.  Perhaps the Control4 creator was a trekkie, too?

Keep Out IntrudersStar Trek, Control4, Intruders, Robbers, Villians, Sights and Sounds Inc, Mishawaka, South Bend, Granger, Michiana

Want to protect your home from a security breach?  Your Control4 security system will always be on “Red Alert” to detect intruders, provide video of your house, sound the alarm, and send updates to you over the internet.   When you go on vacation, have your Control4 system make it appear you’re home by turning on the kitchen lights at dinner time and the porch lights in the evening.

Musical Tastes Can Coexist

Using touch screen keypads installed throughout your home, you can play a different genre of music in each room from several sources at once, including your mp3 player.   Thus, your Will Riker classic rock and the kid’s Klingon rap can actually coexist in the same household!

Just One Remote for your Entire Home Theater

Control4, remote, Sights and Sounds, Sights and Sounds Inc, Granger, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michiana

With one, easy-to-use remote control, you can control your entire home theater system.  Start the movie, dim the lights, and adjust the temperature to give your living room a movie theater feel.  It’s even simple enough for the whole family to use!

Receive Notifications While Away

Star Trek, Cell Phone, Text, Sights and Sounds Inc, Mishawaka, Granger, South Bend, Michiana

Your Control4 system will give you “status reports” on your home, even when you’re away.  So feel free to boldly go where no one has gone before, knowing you’ll receive a text message or email when your kids get home from school, if you accidentally left the garage door open, or if you have a water leak in the basement.  You can even watch a live video feed of your home over the internet!

Save the Planet

Save the Planet, Green energy, Save money, Temperature control, Control4, Sights and Sounds Inc, Mishawaka, South Bend, Granger, Michiana

Save energy, money, and the planet by having the Control4 system automatically turn off the lights when no one is in a room and adjust the temperature while you’re at work.

Just Say, “Make It So!”

remote, Sights and Sounds, Touch Screen, Sights and Sounds Inc, Granger, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michiana

This short list barely scratches the surface of all that a Control4 System can do.  The company is also constantly updating its software and has even added download-able applications similar to the iPhone.  With the Sights and Sounds install team on your side, all you’ll have to do is dream what you want and say, “Make it so!”

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