Why the Control4 System is the best option for smart homes

It’s one thing to have your home decked out with the latest technology, but making it all work together is something different entirely.

Smart lighting, entertainment, and security are only just as good as the system running the show, which is why only the very best will do for a smart home.

We only deal in the best, which is why we use Control4 for all our smart home installations.

Perfect planning prevents poor performance

One of the best things about the Control4 system is its versatility.

This allows plans, designs, and decisions to be made about a smart home, even before it’s built.

Working alongside architects, builders and designers, we can create the perfect smart home system before a nail is hammered.

And transforming an existing home is just as simple, no matter how old, what shape, or where your home is.

Control4 is custom built to fit around your lifestyle and needs, so whether you are looking to automate a single room or you are designing your dream home, it can be used as much or as little as you need.

The magic of Control4 technology

The Control4 home automation system is the pinnacle of modern smart home technology. It takes all your day-to-day activities and combines them into one, easy to use interface, accessible from anywhere in the world.


The Control4 system is compatible with dozens of security brands, and while the system doesn’t directly offer security monitoring, you can sign up for a service called 4Sight, which lets you control the system remotely, as well as watching security camera feeds.

Control4 can even create a “mockupancy”, which alternates lights, shades and even televisions in a random order, making it look like someone’s home if you’re away from our home.

If you’re unfortunate enough to have an intruder, the lighting in your home can flash on and off alongside an alarm, adding another level of security.


The system integrates your entertainment systems, bringing them all to a new level of convenience.

There’s no longer a need for different remote controls for every gadget; the Control4 system controls everything including sound, televisions, input – even the lights.

Different channels can be watched in different rooms with no lag or interruption, and movies take on a life of their own with a fully-integrated surround sound system.

Control4 systems are fully capable of controlling everything, from equipment for whole-house audio and home theatres, down to small Bluetooth speakers.

Heating and lighting

One of the most remarkable aspects of a smart home is its ability to control your environment automatically, responding to the changing weather outside.

If the temperature drops, the heating can come on to keep things cosy, or if you have a regular routine, timers simply turn things on and off automatically for your convenience.

With the Control4 home automation system you can set the blinds to close when it gets dark and you’re still stuck at the office, or during the summer, turn the air-conditioning on to have a cool home awaiting your arrival.

Customer service

Control4 are known in the industry for their outstanding customer support.

The company’s website has extensive resources to help you learn how to use your system, including guides, tutorials and videos, including the idea gallery, which showcases a wide variety of customers and how they chose to automate their homes.

Every piece of Control4 equipment comes ready to install, so we can add to the system over time without the need to rebuild it from the ground up.

This modularity allows you to start small, gradually adding what you can afford, and eventually turning your home into a fully automated smart home, one piece at a time.

For all these reasons and more, the Control4 smart home automation system is the best in the world, which is why we use it.

Next Group is a “Platinum Dealer”, one of only three accredited businesses to have this status out of 95 dealers in New Zealand.

If you would like to know more about Control4, or smart homes in general, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Our friendly and experienced engineers and technicians will be happy to answer any questions you may have.