Control4 CA-1 Automation Controller
Control4 CA-1 Automation Controller
How do you turn your home into a smart home? Give it a brain. That’s what a controller is—The controller is the brain of your smart home. It manages your home automation system, allowing the electronic devices in your home to work together—from lighting and security, to music and video, and pretty much anything else in between. No matter the size of your home, whether you’re automating a single room or a sprawling mansion, Control4 controllers are capable of powering your entire home automation system.
The Control4® CA-1 Automation Controller is the perfect entry point into Control4 automation built around security, comfort, and convenience solutions. It has built-in control for IP, ZigBee®, and serial devices, plus an internal slot for a Z-Wave Plus™ module (sold separately). It is designed for homeowners, builders, MDUs, and hotels that want smart experiences that include smart lighting, thermostats, door locks, cameras, sensors, shades, and more.
It is perfect for smart home experiences built around lighting, HVAC, IP cameras, door locks, shades, and other IoT devices—for customers interested in automation outside of the AV space. It includes a high-performance ZigBee radio and can be powered over PoE, so it’s a great tool to expand ZigBee networks in larger Control4 installations.
The CA-1 is the foundation that makes smart products work together to deliver rich, orchestrated automation —the smart home experience homeowners truly want.
- The simplest way to experience the Control4 Smart Home
- Orchestrated automation for door locks, shades, cameras, sensors, and lighting
- Built on Control4’s proven OS and ecosystem
- Built-in connectivity for IP, ZigBee, and serial devices
- Expansion slot for optional Z-Wave module
- Perfect for broad-scale deployments
- Can be powered by PoE—making it an ideal tool to expand ZigBee in larger Control4 installations
The award-winning Control4 Operating System (OS) is the software platform that provides you with quick and easy access to all the features of your home automation system from any interface at any time—whether it be a touch screen, TV, remote, keypad, smartphone or tablet. The Control4 OS brings your Control4 system to life, giving you the ability to interact with and customise virtually every aspect of your smart home. And with theControl4 App, you can control your entire Control4 system from virtually any smartphone or tablet anywhere you have 3G/4G or Internet access. Visit Life Style Store today and turn your home into a smart home!
The Control4 Operating System serves as the foundation upon which Control4 home automation is brought to life. And Control4 is raising the bar in smart home technology with our latest software release, OS 2.6. A new level of functionality and elegance will enhance the way you listen to music, control your pool and spa, and provide a slew of new features for added comfort and peace of mind in the home.
Ultimate Home Theatre
Everything you want to watch is at your command with Control4 media distribution solutions. Experience high-definition video from virtually any source, on any TV with high-quality sound to boot. With Control4 home automation solutions, it’s easy for everyone in the family to access the shows and movies they want, anywhere in the house, instantaneously!
The HDMI Matrix Switches from Control4 distribute individual HDMI sources (satellite/cable boxes, Blu-ray, media player, gaming device) to multiple video display locations with full 4K high definition clarity. The video sources that connect to the Control4 HDMI Matrix Switch are all stored in a central, out-of-sight location. HD video, audio, internet and control functionality are all made available on every TV or video display in the house via a single Cat 5e/Cat 6 cable and an HD BaseT receiver.
Video Solutions from Control4
Transform any room into a state-of-the-art home theatre. Watch TV, access your movie collection, and easily stream films online from your favourite on-demand media provider. Conveniently power-up any video game console using your smartphone, tablet or an easy-to-use remote control. All it takes is one tap to have the shades lower, the lights dim, and the receiver to kick in at the perfect volume and you are ready for pure entertainment.
- Eliminate coffee table clutter and multiple-remote frustration by controlling everything in your entertainment center with just one remote control
- Manage and control everything in your home (blinds, door locks, thermostat, etc), right from your TV or remote control
- Distribute HD video to any room in the house
- Watch video from multiple sources, including media players, hard drives and even portable devices, or browse through them all simultaneously
Whole Home Audio
Control your entire music library or favourite music streaming service from the palm of your hand with Control4 media distribution solutions. Stream high-fidelity sound to every room in your home, or just to the rooms you choose. Enjoy your personal music collection from your smartphone or tablet, or stream services including Spotify, Napster, Rhapsody, Pandora and thousands of free Internet radio stations throughout the house. With Control4 home automation solutions, it’s easy for everyone in the family to access the music they want while enjoying it anywhere in the house, instantaneously!
Stream here, listen there—with unprecedented control over your audio, Control4 will change the way you listen to music—forever. Browse through your personal music collection or favourite Internet streaming services. Our intuitive user interface makes it a breeze to play any song you want, at any volume, in any room in the house.
Distribute your favourite music from any audio source, such as: your smartphone, tablet, receiver, music library, Internet radio or streaming service; to built-in ceiling or wall speakers for a killer sound and smooth aesthetic. Your options for listening choices border on the infinite. Control4 power amplifiers deliver high-quality audio to four or eight stereo zones. The Control4 Audio Matrix Switch allows up to 16 different audio sources to simultaneously play in up to 16 different rooms in your home. Even guests can stream music throughout your home.
Find the Music You Love Faster than Ever
Whether you want music in just one room or flooded throughout the entire house, enjoy streaming music in a whole new way. Find your favourite songs and discover new artists to love with access to over 40 streaming music services.* A single touch opens your favourite service—from Pandora to Spotify, and so much more—with the highest-quality audio experience. And a beautiful, immersive interface boldly showcases album cover art, artist, track and song information.
A New Level of Comfort
New pool and spa controls make it easy to turn on the heat, set the temperature or crank the jets through instant visual feedback. Even window shades and fireplace sensors are easily controlled from any device within the home—or miles away! Getting this comfortable in your Control4 smart home has never been so easy.
Enjoy Greater Peace of Mind at Home or Away
You’ll have no more fear of water leaks, windows left open, a garage door left ajar, or other security concerns. Your Control4 system notifies you when there’s a problem. With intuitive status icons, you get at-a-glance feedback of sensors throughout your home, so it’s easy to see what’s happening—or what has happened—via time-stamped activity tracking. And the Control4 system easily communicates with leading Network Video Recorders, security cameras and security panels, giving you new ways to feel safe and secure—automatically.
Beautiful Design Enhancements Available on Every Device
Control4 delivers new, interactive design enhancements to the solutions you use every day. Enjoy streamlined consistency across all touch points: touch screens, on-screens, smartphones and tablets. In every room, the elegant consistency and efficiency boost the entire Control4 experience.
Control4 offers a full array of elegant lighting options for homes, large or small, whether under construction or hundreds of years old. Accent your home’s design with stylish lighting, make it more energy efficient, safe and secure, and leverage the magic of automation by integrating smart lighting. Work with your Control4 dealer to decide how you can integrate lighting control into your daily life, whether it’s setting a scene to watch a movie.
Convenient Wireless Lighting
Fresh New Design. Stunning Control—Control4 smart lighting is available in a wide range of colors and finishes, designed to perfectly complement any home décor. Customise the backlighting on the buttons and status indicators to blend with your home designs, while also providing you with at-a-glance information about the status of your home. Keypads come with a variety of button options so you can do one thing or many right from the same keypad, and custom engraving makes it easy for everyone in the house, including guests, to operate.
Set the Mood
Enjoy the ability to customise and add one-touch lighting scenes whenever the mood strikes, right from a Control4 Touch Screen.
- Control the light and shade levels in a single room or throughout your whole home.
- Activate dimmed lighting from ceiling fixtures, and trigger pendant and track lighting for a perfect entertaining atmosphere, every time.
- Customised “Movie” and “Music” buttons can be used for instant entertainment. One press dims the lights, lowers the shades, and selects the correct A/V inputs to commence the movie of your choice.
- Turn off all lights in the house while ensuring exterior lights remain on with a press of a “Goodnight” button.
A little peace of mind goes a long way. Protect your home or business by integrating smart locks, lighting, sensors, security cameras, network video recorders, security panels and monitoring systems with a Control4 automation system so you can keep a virtual “eye” on your house 24×7.
Network Video Recorders and Security Cameras
Homeowners rely more and more on surveillance cameras and NVRs (network video recorders) to bolster the security of their homes and businesses. With Control4 solutions, it’s easy to check in on home from anywhere in the world—right from your smartphone. View live security camera footage straight from your mobile device while remotely connecting and commanding your home, from virtually anywhere.
One-Touch Smart Locks
Control4 automation systems work with most smart locks, so with a touch of a button—on a touch screen, keypad, and even your tablet—every door in the home is securely bolted. You can even assign temporary security codes for deliveries and service workers. Provide your kids or family members with unique codes and you can get text alerts when they are coming and going. And on those days when nothing goes right, it’s easy to let yourself in when you forget your keys.
Immediate Intruder Text Alerts
Your Control4 smart home can also be programmed to respond to “actions” identified by the security camera or sensor to keep your treasures safe and secure. Get a text alert when someone approaches the door. If a door opens after midnight, have lights flash and alarms sound to ward off would-be intruders. The text alert system can also notify you if your water heater leaks while you are on vacation, so you can take care of the problem long before you head home.
It’s There When You’re Away
Studies show that burglars are much less likely to enter homes that are occupied. You can create realistic “Mockupancy” scenes that program interior and exterior lights throughout the house to turn on and off—just as they would if you were really home. Would-be intruders move on thinking your home is occupied and off limits.
Heating and cooling your home can be expensive—especially if your HVAC system is cranking when it doesn’t need to be. Let your smart home orchestrate the proper set of functions to ensure optimal temperature efficiently. Shades raise or lower based on time of day, fans can turn on and off to help circulate air, and the AC or heat can turn on just before you arrive home, welcoming you back with the perfect temperature.
More Than Just A Thermostat
With Control4, a smart home has the ability to respond intelligently to changing conditions. Many “smart” thermostats give you the option of setting minimum and maximum temperatures for various times of the day and may give you different programs for weekdays and weekends. But there are many limitations. With Control4, your thermostat can determine what “mode” your house is in and respond with the perfect temperature, whether you’re home or away. It can even adjust based on sunrise or sunset, or adapt to the current season.
Hidden Thermostat—Tidy Walls
The Control4 thermostat can also receive and respond to external input. Often the most convenient location for a thermostat is not necessarily the best place for the temperature sensor. You can put a hidden sensor anywhere in your home to maximize comfort and tuck the thermostat elsewhere. Because you can adjust the thermostat manually from just about any device—smartphones, tablets, touch screens and even your Control4 remote—there’s really no need to have the thermostat visible at all.
Shades and Fans—Automatically
In addition to heating and air conditioning, you can supplement a thermostat with additional products that can be controlled manually or automatically through your home automation system. A Control4 Fan Speed Control Switch can enable your fans to be turned on automatically when a room reaches a certain temperature. Add a motion sensor to make sure the fans come on only if the room is occupied.
If you have a room that receives sunlight at a particular time during the day, install shades that automatically lower to help keep your home from getting overheated. During the winter, custom programming can raise the shades to catch the daylight and close them for privacy in the evening. Your Control4 system knows exactly when the sun rises and sets every day year-round, so you won’t have to adjust the schedule as the days get shorter and longer.
Whether you have a portable touch screen on your nightstand or a touch screen tablet mounted on the kitchen wall, Control4 gives you quick access to your favourite features, such as your audio library or customised lighting scenes. Unlike smartphones and tablets, these dedicated touch screens give you continuous access to and control over your smart home.
Get Some Face Time with Video Intercom
An in-wall or portable touch screen with camera and a wireless intercom system allows you talk “face-to-face” with anyone in your home or at the door, no matter where you are. The wireless audio quality is crystal-clear, and the full-motion video intercom system delivers superb picture quality. Place touch screens throughout your house to create an easy-to-use intercom system.
Control4 CA-1 Automation Controller