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Smart home technology is ever-advancing with new hardware, software, and better UI designs. The goal is to make the lives of homeowners more luxurious, seamless, and set apart – better than it was last year!

Control4 has always been a premium, personalized home automation system that integrates thousands of third-party smart home technologies, allowing you to enjoy complete control of your entire home from one platform. With the latest OS 3 updates and new CORE Series controllers, Control4 is bringing a new level of luxury to smart homes. Keep reading to see how Malibu Wired, your Control4 installer in Beverly Hills, CA, can take your smart home experience to new heights.

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The latest update of the Control4 OS system allows you to customize your smart home functions more than ever. Just like the other OS versions, you can select scenes for the rooms you frequently use and create an icon for them right on your touchpad or Control4 smart home app, making everything quicker and easier to access. You can also create favorites for your most-used apps and easily select them from the Favorites menu on the dashboard.

However, OS 3.3.0 contains an updated wallpaper feature, and there are many photo options that were curated by interior designers. There’s bound to be something that matches your style. If you want a more personal image, you can upload your photos. Every display in your home can have unique wallpapers, from touchpads, touch-screen remotes, and TV displays.

One of the most popular additions is the new color wheel feature. You can now seamlessly set your lights to any color with the color wheel feature on your phone. Simply slide across the color wheel to find the exact color you want. With the whole color spectrum at your fingertips, you’ll enjoy the perfect lighting color to fit your mood or the occasion. Additionally, you can save your favorite colors as presets to easily find them again and create color schemes. This feature integrates with ColorBeam, Philips Hue, DMX, KNX, FX Luminaire, and more!


The MyHome menu on the Control4 touchscreen uses icons to show whether doors are locked or not, what the thermostat is set to, whether your motorized blinds are open, and more. For example, the garage door icon will display as opened or closed, so you always know the status of your garage door – and any other door for that matter!

With the OS 3 update, the Control4 dashboard menu can be displayed on any TV and controlled with a handheld remote. In addition, you can feature certain technologies, channels, apps, and devices for added convenience. Then, you can quickly close the shades, dim the lights, and start streaming your favorite shows or music. However you like your home and entertainment, OS 3 makes it easier to enjoy.


It gets even better with the new Control4 CORE series controllers. The company’s new multi-core processors serve as the new foundation for Control4’s personalized automation experience. The CORE controllers run OS 3 faster and more efficiently and include a variety of new features to help automate audio and video, lighting, climate control, door locks, and other devices. Here are a few other features of the new CORE controllers:

  • Ryff high-resolution audio server built-in, with native support for popular streaming services including Qobuz, TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, SOUND MACHINE, TuneIn, and more.
  • Improved digital to analog converters for cleaner, crisper sound
  • Elegant 4K on-screen interactive menu for easy access to entertainment sources, device control, scene selection, comfort settings, surveillance monitoring, and more.
  • Active 4Sight subscription enables remote access with the Control4 App, Intercom Anywhere, Notifications, integration with Alexa and Google voice assistants, and automatic cloud backups.
  • Built-in OvrC Pro provides increased network monitoring and management, remote access, and troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Two USB ports enable connection to external hard drives for easy access to music content or the use of a Wi-Fi dongle.

These new features – and many more – make owning and controlling a smart home more luxurious than ever. Malibu Wired is your Control4 installer in Beverly Hills, CA, and can bring stylish smart home technology that adds to the aesthetic of your home while giving you increased control and automation. Contact us today to get started designing your dream smart home.