Control4 Launches Amazon Alexa Skill for Voice-Enabled Whole-Home Automation – Business Wire (press release)

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Control4
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home
solutions, today announces integration with Amazon Alexa, the popular
voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices,
including Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, and Amazon Fire TV. The new Control4®
Smart Home Skill provides homeowners with the convenience of whole-home
automation through simple and intuitive voice commands that can activate
smart home scenes and control individual devices.

Smart Home Scenes Initiate Personalized Experiences
Control4
personalizes a smart home by coordinating connected devices throughout
the house into pre-set scenes to set the mood, create ambiance, and
provide convenience. For example, using the Control4 skill for Alexa, a
“Cooking” scene can raise the lights in the kitchen, lower the shades,
and turn on the TV to a preset food channel – all with a single voice
command. Additionally, a verbal “Alexa, turn off house” command can shut
down the house by turning off all of the lights, lowering the
thermostat, locking the doors, and arming the security system.

“Controlling smart home devices using voice is one of the most popular
features of Alexa, which is why we’re especially pleased to be working
with Control4,” said Charlie Kindel, Director, Amazon Alexa Smart Home.
“The vast breadth of devices Control4 supports, brings new capability
and an enhanced user experience to the Alexa-enabled household.”

Whole-Home Automation Meets Voice Control
Control4 is one of
the first home automation companies to combine smart home scenes with
the convenience of the Alexa far-field voice recognition, coordinating
connected devices throughout the home. With support for nearly 10,000
popular lighting, audio, video, security, and comfort products, Control4
provides automation to the entire home. Providing homeowners with the
flexibility and level of control they desire, devices can also be
controlled individually with simple commands to turn a single light on
or off, dim lights to create the right mood, or even adjust the
temperature from bed.

“On average, our customers have over 40 connected devices in their homes
that are orchestrated by Control4 and now, voice interaction with Amazon
Alexa offers another convenient way to control all of them,” said Martin
Plaehn, Control4 CEO. “This integration combines Control4’s automation
power and extensive support for connected devices with the intuitive
voice control from Amazon Alexa, reinforcing our shared vision to make
life in a connected home ever-more personalized, comfortable, and
hassle-free.”

Control4 is the only home automation company that makes it easy for
every member of the family to intuitively control everything in the
entire home either by remote control, touch screen, mobile device,
keypad, and now, voice.

Getting Started is Easy for Control4 Homeowners
Connecting
an Alexa-enabled device within a Control4 home is simple and
straightforward. A homeowner simply enables the Control4 Smart Home
Skill inside the Alexa app, connects with Control4, discovers devices
and scenes, and their home is ready for voice control.

The Control4 Smart Home Skill is available now for the entire Alexa
family: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, and Amazon Fire TV.

This new Alexa skill is included with a Control4 4Sight subscription
($99 US yearly), and requires an Alexa-enabled device to use it. 4Sight
enables homeowners to connect to Control4 cloud-based services,
including remotely accessing and controlling their home on an iOS or
Android mobile device from anywhere, receiving alerts from their smart
home, and using the new Control4 Smart Home Skill for Amazon Alexa
devices.

For more information visit www.control4.com.
Read more about the Control4 Smart Home Skill on the Control4
blog
.

About Control4
Control4
[NASDAQ: CTRL] is a global provider of automation and networking systems
for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting,
music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified
smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers.
Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks
more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable
and energy efficient, and families more secure. Today, every home and
business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to
manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform
interoperates with more than 9,900 third-party consumer electronics
products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work
together. Control4 is now available in 91 countries. Leveraging a
distribution channel that includes over 3,900 custom integrators,
retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4
products, with over 1,100 additional dealers and distributors that are
authorized to sell our Pakedge branded networking solutions only,
Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major
consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

Forward Looking Statements
This
press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning
of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements regarding
Control4’s possible future products and financial outlook. All
statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this
press release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are made as of the date they were first issued, and were
based on the then-current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and
projections, as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are
beyond Control4’s control. Control4’s actual results could differ
materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements
due to a number of factors, including but not limited to, risks detailed
in Control4’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent
reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as
other documents that may be filed by the company from time to time with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. Past performance is not
necessarily indicative of future results. The forward-looking statements
included in this press release represent Control4’s views as of the date
of this press release. The company anticipates that subsequent events
and developments may cause its views to change. Control4 has no
intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not
be relied upon as representing Control4’s views as of any date
subsequent to the date of this press release.

Copyright ©2016, Control4 Corporation. All rights reserved. Control4,
the Control4 logo, and Pakedge are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All
other names and brands may be claimed as the property of their
respective owners. All specifications subject to change without notice.

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