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SAY HELLO TO
PEACE OF MIND

Chime is the first video doorbell designed for the Control4 smart home. With Chime, homeowners can see and talk to visitors at the front door from the Control4 mobile app or touchscreen while controlling any smart home feature imaginable. Chime delivers everything you’d expect from a video doorbell, plus so much more by leveraging the power of the smart home to deliver convenience, security, and peace of mind.

  • Video doorbell that fully integrates with Control4 Smart Home
  • 5MP camera with natural two-way audio
  • 180-degree field view, night mode and IR LEDs
  • History view with event and video playback
  • PoE & Wi-Fi versions
  • Available in Satin Nickel and Black finishes

NOTIFIED INSTANTLY &
CONTROL YOUR HOME

Whether you’re in the home or on-the-go, receive notifications. While communicating with visitors at the front door, control your smart home from your Control4 mobile app without leaving the call – instantly turn on the lights, disarm the alarm, or open the garage door. Customize what homeowners can control in their smart home with orchestrated scenes or automated events. If a visitor arrives, disable the alarm, turn on the light, and unlock the door with a “Welcome scene”. Or, automatically program Chime to start recording if there’s movement in the driveway after midnight.

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VIEW HISTORY FROM
PHONES & TOUCHSCREENS

If you choose to ignore the door or you just miss a notification, no problem. Smart Home OS 3 lets you go back and watch video clips right from the Control4 mobile app or touchscreens. And not only can you see what happened at the front door, but it also provides a History View of what happened in your smart home throughout the day. See who came to the door, when a package was delivered, when the security system was armed, and so much more.

CAPTURE IT ALL

Stunning 5MP HD video quality promises homeowners won’t miss a thing, and built-in night mode captures footage as clear as if it was taken during broad daylight. Plus, a 180-degree field view makes sure every inch of the property is secure.

MOBILE AND TOUCHSCREENS

Homeowners can even use Chime to talk to others inside the house. It’s easy to broadcast a message to other Control4 touchscreens in the house that dinner is ready or call into touchscreens from your phone while you’re on-the-go. And now that Intercom Anywhere is becoming part of the OS 3 mobile app with phones, the experience is even more powerful.

CLOUD STORAGE

Beyond the immediate convenience of seeing who’s at the door, Chime enables homeowners to monitor their property 24/7. Chime stores seven days of video event recordings in the cloud for playback through the mobile app or Control4 touchscreens. For homes with comprehensive surveillance systems, you can pair Chime to record to a local NVR such as a Luma Surveillance NVR for access to recordings beyond seven days.

FIVE ADJUSTABLE MOTION ZONES

Advanced motion detection with five adjustable zones and sensitivity controls protect critical areas of the property while reducing false notifications caused by faraway traffic or passersby. For example, customers may want a snapshot notification when someone steps on the porch, but simply begin recording without a notification when there’s movement in the yard.

INSTALL ON EVERY
CONTROL4 SMART HOME

Chime can be installed on every Control4 Smart Home, enabling you to give every customer more peace of mind and control.

  • Wi-Fi model can be powered by a standard doorbell transformer for retrofit applications
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) model is perfect for new construction

AS BEAUTIFUL
AS YOUR HOME

Don’t let your clients add an unsightly plastic video doorbell to their stylish smart home. Unlike competitors, Chime is tastefully designed with a black or satin nickel finish to fit the luxurious appearance of a smart home.

JUST FOR PROS

Consumers want a professionally installed video doorbell. Installation and configuration is fast and easy using Composer Pro. Program five adjustable motion zones, set up customer alert notifications with camera snapshots via mobile push notifications, adjust camera settings, and program scenes and automatic events to happen with Control4 – all from Composer Pro.

OVRC ENABLED

To make post-install troubleshooting easy, Chime integrates with OvrC, our free remote monitoring and management system. Monitor the health status of your client’s Chime and receive notifications if there’s an issue – all 100% remotely from an easy-to-use mobile or web app. Together, Chime and OvrC help you provide proactive customer service from anywhere in the world.

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DIGITAL LIVING SMART HOMES POWERED BY CONTROL4 IS CHANGING THE WAY WE LIVE

The benefits of integrated smart home technology are virtually endless, and Control4 makes living in your home more enjoyable and easier to operate. Digital Living makes it seamless with professional installation and maintenance.

  • Monitor home security systems from across town when we’re stuck at the office.​
  • Push notifications and video when visitors approach our front door, and we can communicate with them without even opening the door.​
  • Control lights all around our home with a simple voice command

USING A SMART HOME OS TAKES YOUR HOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Control4 Smart Home OS 3, smart home operating system is designed to control hundreds of connected devices across the home and control them all from a single platform. Homeowners also can personalize their app and settings, along with knowing their system runs smoothly with Digital Living’s Award Winning Service when needed. 
 

1) A smart home OS combines other smart devices and makes it easy to control from one interface


Control4’s mart home OS creates a truly intelligent home by supporting and controlling products across all categories of electronics, appliances, and systems in your home (or at least most of them). For example, the Control4 product line includes:
 

  • Smart Lighting
  • security cameras
  • a video door station
  • a smart thermostat
  • universal remotes
  • multi-room music and video
  • home theater audio and control
  • Irrigation
  • Access Control

 

All of these individual devices are then combined so the  Control4 Smart Home OS— can deliver their functionality in a unified manner. 

Control4 Smart Home OS is compatible with over 13,500 third-party products like smart sprinkler systems, pool controls, smart locks, and more. Working with a Control4 pro like Digital Living, ensures your home delivers the power and ease of Control4.

Call Today and Have your Control4 System installed by the Pros!

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As we left the driveway of our Digital Living Smart Home scene last week, we were a single person enjoying a quiet morning alone.

Today, we will imagine how your Digital Living Certified Smart Home can help your kids mornings go a little smoother.

So we already know that as a parent we will have a great start as we sing along to our fave song in the shower while our coffee brews. As our rooms are slowly brightening and waking us up in the way we would like, we can also customize a wake-up scene for each child.

Betty, “15, and so over waking up for school” might be more inclined to hop out of bed if she had a special scene created just for her. She can wake up to her favorite song playing on the in-wall speakers near the head of her bed. Her lights can be programmed to brighten slowly, or if she would prefer them to turn on instantly to give her that wake-up jolt she feels she might prefer, we can do that. She can set a second alarm and her music can follow her into her powder room making mornings “bearable at least”.  Oh, and those inwall speakers… they can also be used as an intercom for Mom. “Betty… it’s time to come down now. Breakfast is ready.”

Tim, who is 8, loves to wake up to his morning light show coupled with his favorite theme song from his favorite superhero movie. As the colored lights dance to the tune he can’t help but be compelled to jump out of bed. Mom can also let him know she has his breakfast waiting downstairs using his inwall speakers.

We’d love to hear from you. What ideas will your kids have for morning wake up scenes to help them transition?

Let us install your Digital Living Certified Smart Home and get your day started right.

Digital Living, Inc.

1-877-415-4158

19201 Sonoma Hwy #304, Sonoma, Ca. 95476

 

 

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed last weeks post about what might be possible with your Digital Living Certified Smart Home automation system.

Join me for week 2 as I create new scenes you could potentially recreate for your Digital Living Certified Smart Home.

Our focus last week was on a morning wake-up scene. Today, I would like to visit what it might be like to enter into a possible breakfast scene.

We last left off with fresh coffee awaiting you. Imagine if you will, making your way down the hall toward the kitchen, the lights sensing your presence as you approach, as the ones behind are diming off in the background. Stopping to pour your coffee, you glance to the left. A small kitchen television descends from under the cabinet to display today’s news. The drapes quietly glide open to reveal the colours of autumn. You prepare your breakfast as you watch one of your favorite cooking shows.

Photo credit: Aimee Weiss

Breathing in, enjoying the warm light, you are alerted that it is time to go. Your garage door opens as you head to the car. As you back out, pausing for a moment in the driveway, you tap an icon on your phone and your home shuts down as you leave, locking all the doors, turning off all the lights, and shutting all the window coverings, except the ones where your favorite orchid resides, letting in that perfect amount of filtered light.

Follow along with Digital Living Certified Home as we create your perfect day from beginning to end.

Digital Living, Inc.

1-877-415-4158

19201 Sonoma Hwy #304, Sonoma, Ca. 95476

Choosing to invest in new or upgraded low voltage cabling can result in costly retrofits later if the system you have installed was not designed to fit your needs or designed to integrate future technology. When you choose to have an electrician install your cable system, you risk losing performance in the future of your system.

Think of your smart home as a large computer operating the daily functions of your home. Would you ask an electrician to troubleshoot your computer? Probably not, they aren’t versed in such technology. This is why its imperative to hire a Licensed Low Voltage Contractor to design and install this type of valuable system.

 

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Choosing to install whole house cabling is a great investment when done right. It will increase the value of your home and helps you complete everyday tasks seamlessly.

 

1. Low Voltage Contractors Are On Top Of Technology

Certified installers are trained in all the latest industry standards, technology shifts, and what the potentials are for the future. They are the first to be trained on new hardware, wiring, and gear. They spend many hours on special training sessions with the developers of new products and technology.

Using a trained technician offers you peace of mind and saves time and money in the long run.

2. Contractors Offer Valuable Product Warranties

Working with a low voltage contractor who has designed your system from the ground up, means that you know what’s being installed is tailored to your specific needs and the upgrades you would like to see in the future can be easily added in when you are ready.  When you choose Digital Living to design your system, you get the satisfaction of knowing that your system was installed correctly and if anything we designed fails, we will be able to correct the issues at no cost to you.

3. Less human error

Mistakes and errors are reduced when you let a hands-on trained professional install and connect your cabling infrastructure. Knowing your system was installed correctly gives you piece of mind when it comes to performance. You can expect fewer network and new component issues down the line. Yes, even something as simple as paring a new component can be problematic if the original install did not have the proper connective end installed in the location you need.

 

4. Faster Installation No Matter What

Many challenges arise during installs. Professionals run into these challenges as well, however, they have more knowledge on how to work around certain difficulties and can even fabricate solutions for your specific issues. This makes a professional install much faster, safer, and precise.

 

Remember, a stitch in time saves 9. There is truth to this old adage. Have a licensed low voltage contractor design and install your system today so that tomorrow, you won’t be paying for costly retrofits.

Digital Living – Give yourself the gift of a Digital Living Certified Smart Home.

1-877-415-4158

19201 Sonoma Hwy #304, Sonoma, Ca. 95476

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1-916-919-8100

 

 

It’s no big secret that technology is creating modern-day advantages in the work environment, but what about in the home? The question most people ask is, how? How will technology help me in everyday home life? What advantages will I gain by integrating my home?

Join me on a quest to discover new ways Digital Living and technology can help you smoothly transition throughout your day.Digital Living - CEDIA Member is the preferred custom electronics, audio video, home theater, smart home provider in California digitalliving.com

I have to admit I have been living in the dark ages. (Insert eye roll emoji here.) I am a child of the 80’s. If we wanted to hang out with friends, we had to find them first. I remember riding my bike from my home to my friends home only to discover she wasn’t there. So on to the park downtown… again, not there. Where to now? Where could she be? If only there was a way to find her without having to ride my bike all over the town. Enter the cell phone.

I am reminded of a great movie, “Desk Set” with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. It’s a 1957 flick where Katharine’s character, an extremely knowledgeable research clerk for a television network, is in danger of losing her job to a computer.  People call her and the other women in the department and ask random questions much like we ask Siri today. What are the names of Santa’s reindeer? How many inches in a mile?  The computer in this movie takes up almost the whole entire department she works in. Today we hold in our hands, smartphones that contain more power than any one of the late 50’s would have thought possible.

So what’s my point by all this? Like some of you out there, I was not aware of all the possibilities that living in a smart home could offer. I was living the life of Katherine Hepburn in Desk Set, thinking technology was my enemy. It is here to help.

Remember how I mentioned seamlessly enjoying life? Every day we go through many transitions. Let Digital Living help you integrate your home to perform for you making some of these transitions feel less stressful and more, seamless.

Here are some suggested ways your Digital Living Certified Smart Home can help give you back the gift of time helping you seamlessly live life.

Start your morning off right.

Imagine warm soft lighting set to turn on with your morning alarm that gradually brightens as you wake up. Helping to smoothly transition you from sleep to wakefulness in a peaceful way. The floor starts to warm under your feet as the in-floor heating kicks in on those cool winter mornings. As you make your way to the shower your favorite song is cued when you open the door, encouraging you to have a great day. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the coffee, your coffee maker was set to go off with your alarm and has fresh brew waiting for you.

Join me each week as I post new ways your Digital Living Certified Smart Home will help make your life seamless.

Digital Living

1-877-415-4158

19201 Sonoma Hwy #304, Sonoma, Ca. 95476

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Adding IFTTT is a Game Changer For Control4 Users

Control4 the leader in complete home automation solutions is now offering IFTTT to the their customers will now blend the best of professional and DIY home automation with a new feature called When/Then, which allows consumers to personalize their own smart-home systems after a professional installer sets it up. Think IFTTT (if this, then that) but for 10,000-plus devices that Control4 supports.

“We’ve been hearing for a long time that home owners want to make adjustments after they’ve lived with their systems,” says Brad Hintze, senior director of product marketing for Control4. “We think we’ve struck a good balance between the quality and reliability of a professionally installed system with the hands-on capabilities that consumers have wanted.”

Once the installer walks away, users can make adjustments like creating lighting scenes, setting up automation schedules, or programming text alerts for certain events and more…

Users can program thens to be as simple as sending a text message when the door is unlocked, or as complicated as launching a morning scene that ramps up the lights, opens the shades and turns the television on to CNN.

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Digital Living is an Authorized Control4 Dealer serving the Northern California region including the greater Sacramento area.