What is a Smart Home Control System?

At Connect Multimedia, we have 15 years of experience designing and installing 

Smart Home solutions on the Sunshine Coast.

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A Control System uses a single Smart Phone app that does everything for you

Without a Control System, you have to contend with having many different Smart Home apps on your phone, from all different manufactures, which all look different and all behave in a different way. Does that sound smart to you?

 

It seems there’s an app for almost everything now…

 

Do you really want to be in a situation where you have multiple apps for; lights, blinds, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, heaters, CCTV cameras, garage doors and intercoms. This can be very confusing for most people, and very difficult to use.

 

Remember the days of having five or six remote controls sitting on the coffee table in front of your TV. How is this scenario any different from having half a dozen apps on your phone to turn things on/off in your Smart Home?

A control system makes all of your smart home technology easy to use.

Think of a control system as the brain of your smart home. The “Brain” is a device that is installed onsite by a qualified Smart Home Technician.  This device is always on, ready to work for you. It is fully customised to the individual needs of each Smart Home and all of the Smart Home devices are connected to it via your home network.

 

A control system has two way communications back and forth between all of your Smart Home Systems. It continually collects all of the information coming from each of your Smart Home devices and when something changes. It organises this information on to your smart light switches, in-wall touchscreens, smart remote controls and your smart phone or tablets in a way that is easy to understand.  

Which control System is right for me?

It can be a bit of a mine field when it comes to choosing which Control System to use in your Smart Home. We can help with that. 

 

Selecting the right option for you requires a number of questions to be answered first, so we better understand your budget and what is important to you.

 

We will sit down with you and go through all of your options to work out which solution best suits your requirements.

 

We have a showroom on the Sunshine Coast where we can demonstrate all of the systems we offer. Come in and say hello.

Book an appointment today to get us invloved in your smart-home project

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Here is what our customers have to say about us

Excellent service, fantastic communication throughout, I would highly recommend their services.

Dan McKay

We cannot speak highly enough of the exceptional services Connect Multimedia provided as part of our major home renovation a decade ago. We have continued to call on Connect Multimedia for equipment upgrades ever since and have never been disappointed. The after-sales service provided by Glenn and his team is also outstanding.

We will certainly continue to use Connect Multimedia for future upgrades of our multimedia system and have no hesitation recommending them. Our advice – call Connect. Getting them involved in creating our dream home theatre will always be one of our best decisions!

Tania Scott

We installed C-Bus in 2003 and we decided (in late June 2021) to upgrade to the latest technology. Glenn from Connect Multimedia was responsive and very effective in his explanation of the proposed upgrade. He worked closely with our electrician to complete the project in a very short time. There was no inconvenience. He then returned to tweak the system to ensure the flexibility that this state of the art technology provides.

Stewart & Sue Penny

We first called on Connect Multimedia when we purchased our dream home on the Sunshine Coast in 2013 to create our home theatre (including streamed music upstairs) and our home network. We really enjoyed that first iteration of our system. We called on Connect Multimedia anew in 2017 for equipment upgrades and the associated reprogramming. Brilliant outcome. In 2020 we called on Connect Multimedia yet again when we upgraded to 4K and gave the home network a make-over. So love 4K. And the new home network is fabulous. Over the years we have also relied on Connect Multimedia for all our maintenance calls. Glenn and his team in our opinion provide high quality, great value, contemporary products. Glenn is a highly experienced senior technician who is across the latest technology. He is pragmatic about product choice: he doesn't push the latest gadget, but recommends products that fit and work with the existing infrastructure. We have found the Connect Multimedia team easy to get along with, always responsive to our needs. It is the go-to company for our home theatre and home network requirements: we wouldn't go anywhere else on the coast. Highly recommend Connect Multimedia.

Chris Lines

We love our Smart Home system that Connect Multimedia put together for us. Glenn's technical expertise and ability to work what we did and didn't need was invaluable during the planning stage of renovating our home. We are so glad we got them involved from the start. The documentation and planning from Glenn and his team meant that the builder, electrician, designer and other trades were all working from the same page. I couldn't recommend using Connect Multimedia highly enough.

Debbie Watson

Connect Multimedia designed and built an Audio Visual system that catered to our specific needs. It is a high quality system that is very reliable and requires very little maintenance. Support is always available and Glenn, the owner of the company is the best and most professional technician I have ever worked with. Steve, Systems Administrator, Maroochy RSL

Maroochy RSL

CMM from the start of my brief through to installation and maintenance of my media room were nothing short of outstanding. I would have no hesitation in the recommending them

Greg Davis