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With more and more smart electronics playing a central role in our everyday lives, you’d think they’d be making life easier. But with so many different technology formats—Blu-ray, Bluetooth, MP3, WMV, HD, 3D, iWhatever and whatever’s-coming-next—things are getting more cluttered and complicated, not more convenient. Wouldn’t life be better if everything worked together? What if your remote controlled more than just your home theatre? What if you could use it to dim the lights, lock the doors, turn up the heat, and arm the alarm? What if you could do all these things from any room in your house—or anywhere in the world?
Imagine living in a home that obeys your every command…where virtually every device can be
remotely controlled, and virtually every system can be fully automated. Introducing a home pre-wired for distributed HD TV, multi-room audio and Control4, a smart automation solution.
Control4 makes it easy for you to intelligently control every aspect of your home—from TVs to
thermostats, door locks to curtains—no matter where you are, using one simple-to-use interface.

What makes Control4 so easy to use is our intuitive, elegant user interface, which is virtually the same on every device. For the family room, you may prefer a remote that gives you total control of the house right from your TV. In the kitchen, you might prefer an elegant in-wall touch screen that makes it easy to monitor the house at all times. Or with the MyHome app, control everything from your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or PC.

Watch

You can transform your family room into a state-of-the-art home theatre—and have the foundation of what you need to ensure your smart home can keep getting smarter. With one easy-to-use remote, you’ll be able to watch TV, access your DVD/movie collection, and enjoy your entire music library. All it takes is one touch to have the shades close, the lights fade, and the receiver kick in at the perfect volume. Your old remote could never do this!
• Automate your home theatre experience with one-touch control
• Access your home control system through your TV
• Send HD video to any room in the house
• Watch video from multiple sources, including disc players, hard drives, Sky and other satellite
receivers and portable devices—or browse through them all simultaneously.

Listen

With unprecedented control over your music, Control4 will change the way you listen to
music—forever. The intuitive user interface makes it a breeze to browse through your music collection and play any song you want, at any volume, in any room in the house.
• Hear classical in the den, jazz in the kitchen, and rock in the teen’s room—all at the same time
• Play songs from your iPod, radio, internet, or digital music library
• Distribute amplified music to different areas in the house with multi-zone amps
• Send music wirelessly to any room in your house from your smart phone using Blue Tooth or
Airplay

Lights

Whether you want the perfect ambiance in every room, one-touch control, or just an effortless way to save energy, Control4 has the simple solution: total control over every light in the house—from across the room or across the globe.
• Have the lights in the house turn on automatically to welcome you home
• Use motion sensors to provide hands free illumination in the dark
• Turn off all the lights with a single touch—except for the kids’ nightlight
• Program the lights to shut off automatically when a room is unoccupied
• Combine lighting with curtain control and the whole house looks lived in even when you’re away

You can control lighting scenes throughout your home from a central keypad or touch screen—no more dashing through the house to flip switches. You can even have your house lights turn on as you’re pulling into the driveway so you never have to enter a dark home again.

Security

If you want to know what’s happening at home when you’re away on business or just want to see who’s at the front door, a little peace of mind can go a long way. That’s why Control4 incorporates many of your home’s systems, from lights to locks, to automatically make your home more secure, even when you’re not there.
• Lock every door and arm the alarm, all with a single touch A little peace of mind goes a long way
• Check on the kids, whether your downstairs or in town
• View the video feeds from your security cameras—any time, anywhere
• Receive a text alert when the Control4 system senses trouble at home
• Assign temporary security codes for deliveries and service workers
• Let yourself in when you forget your keys

Key Energy Saving Functions

Using Control4 to control your lighting can save energy. Having rooms turn on 80% saves a significant amount of energy, yet is virtually undetectable by the eye.
Program the lights to shut off automatically when a room is unoccupied. Also link this to the systems in the room such as TV and audio for maximum power saving.
Use dimmers, timers and occupancy sensors to reduce energy waste. Program your blinds to close during the brightest hours of the day.

AB Audio Visual have been installing professional audio visual solutions since 1986. As well as working with high profile clients such as De Vere Hotels and Birmingham International Airport, they also work with Architects, Interior Designers, Property Developers and end users for residential projects.

Full Home Automation allows you to take control of the technology around your home using a single, user friendly interface. AB Audio Visual provide solutions from Systemline, Control4 and AMX in order to select the best product for your application and budget.

AV control gives users simplified control of complex audio visual systems. By using either push button panels or touch screens, a single button press can simultaneously lower the projection screen, switch on the projector and DVD player, select the correct setting on the audio system, close the window blinds and dim the lights. These control systems can also integrate with heating and lighting, access control, intercom and communications.

By installing energy efficient lighting and linking sensors to the control system it is possible to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint by automatically turning off systems when a room is left empty for a pre-determined period. You can also monitor temperature, fuel and energy consumption and compare it to historical data.

Modern display technology is advancing rapidly. The introduction of LCD, LED, HD and now 3D flat panel screens, means that customers have even more choice. Add to this a range of projectors, large plasmas and video wall bezel-less screens, allows integrators to create stunning multi-image displays. New technology screens are also available for exterior or bathroom use. AB Audio Visual can offer advice on what product is best suited to your application. The Loewe range of TVs offer stylish German design with features such as inbuilt media recorders and players. The “follow me” function allows you to pause a live program in one room and continue watching it in another.

Multi-room audio is a system that allows central music sources to be distributed around a venue or home. These can consist of multi-zone servers, which can be controlled remotely from within each room, allowing the user to select the source, style and volume of music. Systems from Systemline, Control4 and AMX give us a comprehensive portfolio of equipment. Ipod docking stations not only add playback from your device around the home, but also charge the battery.

CCTV can be an integral part of a modern home. IP based systems can be integrated with your control solution and computer networks. This will allow you to remotely monitor or control your CCTV from a laptop or mobile phone, anywhere in the world. You can monitor your home remotely by connecting your control system to your alarm, switching on lights and sending an alert.

Proud to exhibit at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows. AB Audio Visual is a bespoke design, supply and installation company delivering high quality sound, lighting and audio visual solutions. They provide audio visual solutions for smart homes, general areas as well as meeting and conference rooms, health & fitness suites and spa areas. They currently work with clients throughout the UK including private operators, local authorities and corporates. They provided full domestic AV system integration and home automation.