Control4 Expands Home Security Solutions through Partnerships with Manufacturers of Security Cameras and Network Video Recorders

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Security is Strong Driver of Consumer Interest in Home Automation Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading provider of automatio...

Security is Strong Driver of Consumer Interest in Home Automation Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading provider of automation and control solutions for the connected home, today announced that it is now providing customers with a much broader array of home security personalization options through simple integration with the top brands of security cameras and network video recorders (NVRs) on the market. The increased surveillance camera and NVR support results from the implementation of Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) by five of the leading security monitoring manufacturers: LILIN, Channel Vision, Planet, QNAP and SnapAV. SDDP enables device interoperability and integration with Control4® systems for a seamless and efficient experience from start to finish. Consumers increasingly rely on surveillance cameras and NVRs to bolster the security of their homes and businesses. Integrating these security solutions into a Control4 automation system helps consumers better protect their homes and businesses by providing remote viewing of the property from any location at any time via smart connected devices, such as smartphones and tablets and the Control4 4Sight service. Consumers can have their smart home or business set to respond to “actions” identified by the security camera, such as sending text alerts to the owner when a person approaches the door; or if a door is opened late at night, automatically triggering the lights to flash, loud music to play, and alarms to sound. Homeowners can also view security camera footage right from their mobile devices and remotely connect to and command the home, which delivers additional peace of mind. “We’ve seen a significant uptick in the integration of security and surveillance into Control4 systems in recent years — in fact, a growing percentage of all Control4 projects now include some form of security," said Paul Williams, Control4 Vice President of Security & Communications. “With the expanded support for surveillance cameras and NVRs, Control4 customers can work with their dealers to develop a customized, integrated security solution to monitor and protect their homes, families and businesses.” Control4 enhances the security system experience of smart homes and smart businesses by making it easy to integrate cameras and NVRs into a homeowner’s Control4 automation system. Control4 integrates security solutions, smart locks, sensors, lighting and remote monitoring through the 4Sight service along with other home automation capabilities to provide customers with a broad range of home security configurations. www.control4.com