Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you can’t maintain full control over your home. The owners of this approximately 3,500-square-foot abode in Lutz, Fla., rely on the remote access capabilities of their Control4 automation system to quickly and easily check up on their homestead while they’re traveling on business, are away on vacation, or driving cross-country to deliver their daughter’s car to her next drag racing competition.

Directly from the screen of their smartphones, they can scope out the situation, making sure that their beloved dogs and prized car collection are safe and sound. Surveillance cameras positioned inside each of the owners’ two garages offer visual reassurance, while a whole-house audio system delivers soothing music to their pets during their absence. In addition to being able to capture a real-time look at the happenings at home and select and control their whole-house music system, the owners can use the Control4 remote access features to also operate the lights and other A/V components.

The Control4 system is just as helpful to the owners when they’re home. Strolling their property with the same smartphones as they carried with them on the road, they can set up the swimming pool and back yard for a party, prepare the media room for movie night or convert the 6-bay garage into an A/V man cave. In an instant, landscape lighting around the pool springs to life, hidden speakers in the media room wrap moviegoers in full surround-sound and 30 sets of fluorescent lights and a 50-inch Samsung flat-panel TV pull everyone’s eye to the stunning collectible cars and high-def video.

And whether it’s time to hit the sack or get back on the road again, a tap of a Goodnight or Goodbye button, sweeps through the house, setting their home’s electronic systems perfectly for a good night’s sleep or safe travels.

I wanted you to know that we are very pleased with our new control 4 system. This is the first time using this unique program and everything has been working great! Thank you for giving us the attention to detail while building our home. Your team was very clean and courteous to our finished conditions.

I would like to also commend your group of guys Matt and Jean-Paul for their expertise in the installation and programming as well. If I had a question and could not figure something out on my end, because I forgot, they were at my house within the hour or sometimes even walked me through on the phone.

Being a Commercial contractor we do not have many opportunities to present this type of system to our commercial accounts. If I do elect to build another custom home or if I know of anyone, I will make sure you are recommended without hesitation.

I wish you guys the best, you deserve it!

Rick & Denise