Home Automation Technology That Makes Life Easier


Stay Connected to Your Family and Your Home with Control4’s Smart Technologies

Most of you are probably well-versed in the latest home automation trends. From video doorbells to automated climate control to shades and lights that adjust with the amount of natural light in a room, the rapid advancements amaze even die-hard technology enthusiasts. 

Here, we’ll cover just a few of the innovations you may not have known about, the ones that take a back seat to the lights that come in millions of different colors and the surveillance systems you can watch from your TV. While they may not take the spotlight, these technologies are potent additions to the luxurious ease of living created by home automation. 

At Applause Custom Sight & Sound, we partner with the leading brands in home technology. One of these is Control4. Let’s see what they can do for your Mission Hills, KS home.


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Control4 and Josh.ai

We’ve long been a fan of both Control4 and Josh.ai. And while they’ve played nicely together, their recent exclusive distribution agreement has taken the duo to a whole new level. 

Unlike other voice assistants, Josh.ai was made for smart homes. He’s designed so that you don’t have to talk to him in a robotic voice. He'll respond to your requests even when you speak like you’re talking to a friend. “Josh, lower the shades, heat the spa, and start the fireplace.” Or even, “Josh, turn on my favorite playlist.”

What!? How does Josh know your favorite playlist or what window coverings you want closed? The “AI” in Josh.ai stands for artificial intelligence, and it’s these advanced AI technologies that create effortless living. Unlike some humans, Josh learns by doing. He gets to know your preferences the more you ask for his assistance. Eventually, your home will truly become a “smart home.” 

Now, due to the first-of-its-kind Control4 certified driver for voice control, advanced lighting scenes and an expanded integration of music streaming services are possible. In addition to Pandora, users can request any song or artist on TIDAL and enjoy their favorite SiriusXM channels. Ask Josh to dim the lights and play “Easy on Me,” and he’ll know you want to dim the lights in the living room and stream Adele’s heartbreaking song on TIDAL.

Home Intercoms

Do you remember the intercom systems that required you to push a button and talk into a speaker? Control4’s intercom system allows you to stay connected to your family in ways we couldn’t have even imagined just a decade ago. 

With Control4’s Intercom Anywhere, you can communicate with any room in your home right from your smartphone. This is achieved by enabling the auto-answer on your in-wall touchscreens. Simply dial into any room from your smartphone and instantly connect via video and the intercom. 

Are you wondering how your kids are doing in the playroom? Check the in-wall touchscreen video. Is Susy pulling Mikey’s hair? Use the intercom to let her know you’ve got your eyes on them!

Are you ready to take advantage of the latest technologies to make your life a little easier and sweeter? At Applause Custom Sight & Sound, we customize smart homes to deliver home automation that transforms our clients' daily lives while marveling at its simplicity. For a free consultation, please contact us at (913) 498-1183, use the live chat box below, or fill out our contact form.

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