With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Press a “Goodnight” button that will put your house to sleep, turning off all lights and locking all doors. With home automation, your options are virtually limitless.
The category of home automation has changed dramatically over the past decade. From basic Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa control and content navigation, to sophisticated whole home control offered by more advanced systems like Control 4, Atlas is able to scale an automation solution to almost any budget.
Your Home Personalized to Your Life
Whether you want to start with one room or automate the entire house, whether you are starting with new construction, renovating or retrofitting, as smart home specialists, Atlas is ready to design the smart home of your dreams.
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What Is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is now built-in to products like Sony’s Android TV platform, advanced headphones, and other Android devices. Using your voice you are able to quickly find and play your favorite shows, get answers to questions, control your home, even plan your day.
With your permission, get help with things like your daily brief, your flight information, or your commute to work. Check on the latest weather and traffic in your area.
You can find your favorite shows and movies, and discover new ones. Search by genre, year, or actor.
You can play your favorite shows and movies and control your media with just your voice.
Use your voice to control your compatible connected smart home devices. Adjust the temperature, lighting, and more.
Need to now the score on the big game, weather tomorrow, or find a store? Just ask Google Assistant.
What Is Amazon Alexa?
Amazon Alexa is a competing format to Google Assistant. There are pros and cons to both formats. Alexa has a greater breadth of abilities thanks to ‘skills’. These are effectively apps for your smart speaker that let you do more with your device than it’s capable of out of the box. There are over 25,000 of these skills and growing. While Google Assistant offers less of these skills, they are offered in a more naturally responsive way. Expect these platforms to continue to evolve and the playing field level out over time.
For those seeking more advanced automation solutions we have Control 4- a platform that integrates all of your home’s compatible automated devices into one, easy to use system, controlled by touch screen devices, dedicated remotes, and now Google Home and Amazon Alexa with voice control.
A high-end home theater experience is more than just a nice TV with surround sound. With a home theater system from Control4, you’ll be the envy of every movie theater goer in town. Turn the lights off, turn on the surround sound and start the movie all with the touch of a button.
Fill your entire home with music or listen to a specific playlist in just one room. Display bold, beautiful cover art on your smartphone, touch screen or TV.
Create lighting scenes to set the perfect mood, whether you are entertaining or just cooking family dinner, our smart lighting will be sure to create the right atmosphere.
Forget about ever touching that thermostat again. In fact, forget about the thermostat all together. With our automated climate control, your thermostat is anywhere you are. Curb your monthly bills and ease your eco-conscience. Advanced temperature control is a simple and affordable addition to any home with Control4.
Your Home at Your Fingertips
Control every aspect of your house from wherever you are, using your smartphone, tablet, PC, touch screen, remote or keypad. Control4 has a consistent, easy-to-use interface that ensures that controlling your home will be effortless, despite the complexity that goes on behind the scenes.
Take comfort in knowing that your home and family are safe with added security solutions from Control4. Smart locks can notify you of daily ins-and-outs, scheduled lighting can fluctuate at alternating times, security cameras are accessible from your smartphone, audio and lighting can be incorporated into your alarm system, and the list goes on.