From the humble remote to the marvellous motion sensor of the Xbox, it’s clear to see that technology has come a long way. Just about every nook and cranny of our life’s can now be altered by some form of device. However, there has always been a fundamental principle that has remained consistent throughout…….Control! Our need for control goes far beyond the realms of just narcissistic and egocentric tendencies - deemed by many psychologists as an inherent human need. Tech firms (latching on to our deep-rooted sense of neediness), shower us with control – centric gadgetry to put users (us) at the heart of the action. “Cyber psychology.”  

Themes of identity, status and human interaction all arise when we assess cyber psychology. Emotions, behaviour and worldly perceptions can all be linked to social media; seemingly re-shaping the world as we know it.

As social media and technology in general progresses, so will our level of interaction and understanding. Control as we know it will be effectively obsolete or (at the very least) dated, paving the way for concepts of futuristic gesture control and mind-controlled gadgetry; taking the idea of control to a whole new plateau.

Electronics manufacturer Control4; walk their own futuristic path, offering up the ultimate automated smart home solution package available! Their highly innovative system seamlessly synchronises your everyday gadgetry to work in blissful harmony. “Lighting, music, video, climate control, security—even smartphones and tablets” can all be control”4’d.”

Customisation, convenience and cost effectiveness (The 3C’s) all lay at the heart of the Control4 system.

The 3C’s an in-depth look

Customisation – Control4 delivers more than just a cool piece of kit. Users can personalise the system to suit their lifestyle, needs and budget. This unprecedented level of customisation ensures that users get the perfect package for them.

Convenience – Control4’s cutting-edge design allows users to not only manage devices while present in the home but outside of it too! Named 4sight, the app/subscription service enables users to “adjust the temperature, view cameras and more from virtually anywhere you have 3G/4G or Internet access.” Utilised through both smartphones and tablets, the intuitive feature alerts you of important/unforeseen events. For example, “The garage door left open or water leak detected in the basement can be sent to inform you of important events as soon as they happen, allowing you to respond quickly.”

Cost Effectiveness – Technology of this calibre shouldn’t be exclusive to just the rich and famous. That’s why control4 is manufactured to suit every budget. They also offer a variety of upgrade packages too! Thus, demonstrating Control4’s endeavour to offering both cutting edge and cost effective technology.

Control4 really puts users in control! The seemingly endless list of unique features that come bundled with the system are truly a sight to behold.

Create Automation (one of the UK’s leading retailers of all things tech), are a hub of technological innovation and passion. Create Automation bring together all of the latest ‘controllable’ tech into one home….yours! For more information about our products and services please give us a call on 01623 792 200.