OS 2.5.0 System Quick Start Guide
System Quick Start Guide
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Control4 Quick Start Guide.
May 10, 2013
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Account Setup
Register Your System
Set Up 4Sight
Set Up Remote Access
Set Up Music
Set Up TuneIn
Set Up 4Store
Customize Your System
Navigate Your System
Navigators and Interfaces
List Navigator
Multiple-Button Keypads
Navigator on the Web
MyHome for Mobile Devices, Smartphones, or PCs/Tablets
Navigator on Touch Screens and On-Screen Devices
Navigator Interface
Control4 Home Page
Secondary Pages
Change Rooms
Device Controls
Control4 Home Page Buttons
Lock the Navigator
Composer HE
Composer ME
Additional Information
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Welcome to the Control4® world of home
automation! This System Quick Start Guide gives you
quick information about how to start enjoying your
Control4 system using OS 2.5 right away.
Your Control4 dealer or installer may have given
you this guide after he or she installed your system.
If so, is the system working the way you expected
it to? After you read through this guide along with
the Control4 System User Guide (available on the
Control4 website under Products) and learn how
your system works, if you still have questions, don’t
hesitate to contact your dealer who may have some
great suggestions to make your system perform
even better and give you more options.
In this guide, you’ll learn some basics about how to:
• Set up your account and register your system.
• Customize your system your way.
• Use the Navigators (touch screens, remotes,
MyHome app, TV screen, and so on) to manage
lights, music, videos, the intercom, security,
heating and cooling, and more.
• Use 4Store to purchase and use apps on your
system, sprinklers, garage door opener, fireplace,
swimming pool, spa, and much more from a
keypad or your Navigators.
• Use the intercom to send and receive audio and
video (requires at least two touch screens that
support audio or audio and video intercom).
• Monitor and automate your home remotely. Use
this guide along with the Control4 System User
Guide to learn about managing your Control4
system when you're away.
• Control equipment and devices in specific
rooms. The Navigators let you control devices in
one room or the whole house. If your Navigator
isn’t controlling the room you want, just change
rooms (see “Change Rooms” later in this guide).
• Manage up to eight devices per room. For
example, you can manage your TV, receiver,
tuner, DVD player, movie projector and screen,
and more in the same room.
See the Control4 System User Guide on the Control4
website at www.control4.com under Products (see
“Additional Information” later in this document) to
learn more about your system.
Account Setup
• Learn about Composer Home Edition (HE, sold
Your Control4 dealer may have already set up your
separately) or Composer Media Edition (ME,
personal account on my.control4.com and set up
free download) for even more control over your
access to 4Store so you can purchase apps for
your touch screens. If so, you can skip the next
section. If not, you’ll need to do the following things
Your Control4 system lets you automate many of
right away; otherwise, your system will not be fully
the compatible electrical, electronic, and motorized
devices in your home, helping to make your lifestye
more satisfying for you and your family.
NOTE: Control4 requires that you create an
account at my.control4.com and register your
• Control your lights from one or more keypad
buttons. Edit lighting scenes on your touch
screens or MyHomePC app.
controller before using your new system.
Register Your System
• Control your video, movies, music, lights, and
window shades in the home theater using your
Go to my.control4.com to set up your personal
System Remote Control SR-150 or SR-250,
Control4 account and register your controller so
touch screens, MyHome devices, and more.
your system software can access and download
• Play music in every room or on the patio with
information about movies, music, TV channels,
music zones or using a smartphone, Android,
software updates, 4Store, and more. (See Account
PC, Mac, or touch screens.
Quick Setup on the Control4 website under
• Control heating, air conditioning, the alarm
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Products > Manuals & Resources).
Your personal account also gives your dealer access
For information about 4Sight, talk to your dealer.
to the account so they can perform maintenance
and updates to your system.
Set Up Remote Access
You and your dealer will use this portal from time to
You or your dealer can set up Remote Access from
time to update your system, manage licenses, or fix
your personal account or from your touch screens or
system problems. Review and change your Control4
on-screen Navigator. See the Control4 System User
account information there, too.
Guide to learn how to set up Remote Access.
To register your system:
Set Up Music
In a browser, go to my.control4.com.
At the login box, click the Create New Account
Set up access to music or a music service, for
example, Rhapsody® (requires a subscription),
Enter the requested information in the online
TuneIn, iTunes, MediaMonkey, and Windows Media
Player. Use the Wireless Music Bridge to play music
After you’ve entered your information and
from your smartphone. See “Rhapsody” or “Digital
accepted the Terms of Agreement, click Create
Music” later in this guide, or talk to your dealer for
Account at the bottom of the form.
You’ll be prompted to register your primary
controller. It's best to do this now; your dealer or
Set Up TuneIn
installer can help if needed.
Write down your Account Name, Email Address,
Create a free TuneIn account and use then the
and Password (see below) and refer to it when
TuneIn app to listen to stations, shows, and more
you log into my.control4.com. You'll also need
through your smartphone, tablet, PC, or touch
this information if you use MyHome on your
screens. This product is available on new or legacy
mobile devices, smartphones, or PCs/Macs.
systems as a primary controller with HC-250, HC800, or HC-1000 Controllers and OS 2.4 or later. See
NOTE: Keep your information in a safe place.
the TuneIn Setup Guide or TuneIn User Guide for
Account Name: __________________________
Set Up 4Store
Email Address: ___________________________
Password: _______________________________
You can set up a 4Store account and use 4Store.
com to download purchased apps for your touch
Set Up 4Sight
screens, MyHomePC, or on-screen Navigators for
an enhanced home network experience. See “Apps”
4Sight™ lets you access your Control4 system
later in this guide.
remotely from any Internet connection in the world
via the Control4 website (see "Navigator on the
Web"). 4Sight also lets you use Anywhere Access—a
feature of 4Sight that lets you connect to your
Control4 system from a remote location worldwide
using your smartphone or tablet (OS 2.4 or later).
You can also receive customized email notifications
related to system events as they occur. You can
set up a 4Sight account (requires a small annual
membership fee) while you're in your personal
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Customize Your System
You can customize your system many ways. Your
installer can help you with complicated tasks or fine
tune your system for a satisfying lifestyle experience.
• Your Navigators let you perform all or most
automated tasks (see “Navigate Your System”
next). Ask your installer to show you how to
use your system and Navigators, or refer to the
Control4 System User Guide.
• If you're a 'do-it-yourselfer,' Composer HE (sold
separately) or Composer ME (free download) are
TIP: No matter where you are in the interface,
press the red 4 button to return to the main
apps that run on your PC; you can change some
system configurations in these applications. See
To learn how to use the remote, see the System
"Composer HE" or "Composer ME" later in this
Remote Control User Guide in the Control4 website
guide for details, and then ask your dealer how
under Products for your model (see "Additional
to get these apps if you’re interested.
Information"). The remote shown is an SR-250.
• Custom Home templates let you create your
own Custom Home page on your touch screens
Ask your dealer about the Remote Recharging
and on-screen Navigators. See "Add a Custom
Station, available for remotes (OS 2.4 or later) to
Home Page" later in this guide (not available for
keep your remote's battery charged. See the System
the MyHome apps).
User Guide for details.
Navigate Your System
A variety of Control4-supported Navigators (some
require additional purchase) let you control your
Navigators and Interfaces
• List Navigator (System Remote Control SR-250)
• Multiple-Button Keypads
• 5" or 7" touch screens (in-wall, portable,
• On-screen Navigator (the Control4 menu that
appears on your TV screen)
• MyHome app (optional, displays as an app on
your iPhone, iPad, Android, or PC/Mac devices)
• 4Sight with Anywhere Access (for remote
mobile or web access)
• Door Station (for audio and video intercom)
List Navigator
Control4 System Remote Control
The Control4 System Remote Control SR-250 (or
'remote') is a great way to manage your Control4
home. This universal remote can replace all other
remotes in your home, combined! The big, red 4
button on the remote turns on your TV and displays
the on-screen Navigator (see "Control4 Home Page"
later in this guide). From there, you can control all
the devices in your system. The System Remote
Control SR-150 is a remote too, but it doesn't have a
'list' window.
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Basic Remote Buttons
On-screen Navigator.
Watch: Watch TV.
Listen: Listen to music.
Select: Make a selection.
Remote Programmable Buttons
Ask your dealer or installer to program
the four colored buttons or other buttons
on your remote to automate devices, or
you can program them yourself (see the
Composer HE User Guide).
Write down the action that each colored button
performs below (for example, the red button turns
on the TV to Channel 940).
Red: ___________________________________
Green: _________________________________
Yellow: _________________________________
Blue: ___________________________________
Remote Navigation
Your remote starts the on-screen Navigator on
your TV. Navigating the system is easy; after you
power on the TV (Watch, Listen, and more), use the
arrow keys and Select button to scroll through and
select the device you want to manage (for example,
Satellite) or press a colored button programmed for
a specific action.
TIP: The on-screen Navigator shows basically
the same icons as those displayed on your
touch screens.
If your remote has an LCD screen (SR-250), use the
To use MyHome, first you'll need a MyHome license
List window to make selections for your system.
and the correct OS on your device, and then
download the MyHome app from the Apple iTunes
Room Control
Store (iPad, iPod, and so on for Apple products),
Select the room you want to control. At the top
Google Play (for Android), or your personal account
of the on-screen Navigator’s page, select a room.
for the PC or Mac (see “4Store” for details).
When the room name displays, you can manage
the devices in that room. You can do this on all
Ensure that you have a valid account on
my.control4.com, a 4Sight subscription, a 4Store
account, and a MyHome license. See also Control4
EXAMPLE: On a touch screen located in the kitchen,
MyHome Setup Guide, MyHome App Quick Setup, or
select Family Room. Now you can control all of the
the MyHome video on the Control4 website to learn
devices in the family room that are in the Control4
how to use the MyHome app. Not all features are
supported on these devices, however (for example,
access to 4Store.com).
Multiple-Button Keypads
Customize Control4 lighting and keypads for
Navigator on Touch Screens and
On-Screen Devices
countless scenarios and navigation. Lighting scenes,
for example, are a popular way to use keypads. Your
Touch screens and on-screen Navigators (Control4
dealer can help you create lighting scenes, you can
Navigator on your TV) display the same icons, but
create them yourself using Composer HE, or if you
with slight variations.
have OS 2.3.0 or later, you can create some on a
touch screen or on-screen Navigator. For details, see
Navigator Interface
"Lock the Navigator,“ "Composer HE,” the System
User Guide, or LIghting Scenes on the Control4
Use touch screens, MyHome apps, or on-screen
website under Products > Manuals & Resources.
Navigators to control your system. If you use a touch
Navigator on the Web
Use the Web Navigator or Anywhere Access to
screen or MyHome app, tap the screen to select an
Control4 Home Page
control your system remotely. Your installer can
set this up for you. Web Navigator and Anywhere
The Navigators show the following elements on the
Access require that you have a valid account on
Control4 Home page (see the next figure). Options
my.control4.com and a 4Sight subscription. See
display either as button icons, as drop-down menus,
"Account Setup" for details. Also see MyHome Setup
or as listed items (on the remote).
Guide for Homeowners in Products > Manuals &
MyHome for Mobile Devices,
Smartphones, or PCs/Tablets
NOTE: Only devices installed and added to
your system display and become available in
the Navigators.
TIP: Customize your own page! See “Add
MyHome® on your iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad®,
Custom Home Pages" for details.
Android®, PC, Mac, and tablet devices is a great
way to control your system as you move around the
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
for on-screen navigation). Buttons vary by device
type, and can include audio, video, and more.
Secondary Pages
Navigator Buttons
(1) Watch—Select to watch videos and movies from
The secondary pages show the menu selections, 4,
connected media devices on your TV.
Back, Intercom buttons, view options, breadcrumb
(1) Listen—Select to listen to radio stations, Internet
links, device controls, and so on. Use the sort and
or subscription music, iPods, CDs, and stored music.
list buttons to change how you view items (shown
(1) Lighting—Select to turn one or several lights
on or off at the same time, dim lights, use or edit
lighting scenes.
Common Button icons
(1) More—Select to view or change settings, motors
4: Return to the Control4 Home page or
or sensors, Wakeups, Intercom, general info, and
Custom Home page.
Back: Return to the previous page.
(1) Apps—Select to run apps purchased on 4Store
(not available on MyHome).
TIP: The ‘breadcrumbs’ links (in the previous
(1) Comfort—Select to change your thermostat(s)
example, Watch > Movies > All Movies) let you
navigate back or forward.
(1) Security—Select to access your security system,
security gate, Door Station, IP cameras, and more.
Sort/List Buttons: Select the number, alpha,
(2) Intercom—The top left of the screen shows an
grid, or list views.
Intercom icon if Intercom-supported touch screens
Media Zones: View and change your zones.
and Door Stations are in the system.
See “Media Zones.”
(3) Room—The top center of the screen displays the
Favorites: View your favorites. See “Favorites.”
current room. Select to change rooms. See “Change
Rooms” for details.
(4) Time and Temperature—Displays automatically.
The interior and exterior temperatures appear (if
configured; also available in 24-hour format). To
change the interior temperature, select the Comfort
button and reset your Wireless Thermostat.
(4) WiFi strength—If a touch screen uses WiFi,
it displays how strong your WiFi signal is. This
appears next to the time and temperature icons (not
applicable on devices that support MyHome).
(5) Media dashboard—Displays the device’s buttons
when a device is on. (Use the remote's arrow buttons
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Change Rooms
• Rhapsody (or other music services, for example,
Pandora, TuneIn)—Displays when you subscribe
to the service.
The current room name is displayed in the top
middle part of the screen. Select to change the
• iPod or iPort—Play music from your iPod.
room. In Change Rooms, select the floor and room.
• Media Zones—Use on the media dashboard
to manage music zones by room (the media
NOTE: In Change Rooms, a star next to the
dashboard is not available for on-screen (TV)
room indicates the current room.
Navigators; use the remote).
• Satellite Radio—Select a music channel to listen
Device Controls
• TuneIn—Listen to your favorite stations and
shows worldwide, and save Favorites.
The device controls page appears in the Navigator
for most audio or video devices, for example, DVDs,
• Internet Radio—Have your installer set this up to
listen to your favorite Internet stations.
media players, and VCRs (see “Control4 Home Page
• Tuner—When active, displays in your Media
Dashboard. The Tuner icon on your on-screen
Navigator lets you access AM, FM, and XM radio.
Each device control is a virtual representation of the
controls on your device’s remote. Select these
• Now Playing—View what's currently playing.
buttons, or choose from the list of channels or
• Receiver/CD Changer/Disc Changer—Displays
the device controls and other options such as
stations; for example, select the Watch icon to watch
Browse CDs.
your favorite channels.
• Network drive (NAS)—Stores your music and
These controls do not display on the on-screen
videos. Music and movie cover art is seen if
scanned in.
• Wireless Music Bridge—In OS 2.5 or later, when
connected to a Control4 amplifier or powered
speakers, this Control4 audio device lets you
stream music, Internet radio, and podcasts
from your smartphones or tablets through iOS
(AirPlay), Bluetooth, Android, or Windows (using
DLNA). Check with your dealer for details.
Use your remote, the media dashboard, or a
media page to control your music volume, change
channels, play, stop, pause, fast forward, and more.
Control4 Home Page Buttons
NOTE: The Sony STR-DA2800ES/DA5800ES
Receivers display their own set of icons under
Listen. See the System User Guide for details.
The music options below depend on what’s
configured in your Control4 system. On your
Navigator's Control4 Home page, select Listen, view
your options, and then select or manage:
• My Music (Digital Music)—Lists My Artists, My
Albums, My Genres, My Queue, and more. You
Use Listen to play the radio (AM, FM, XM, satellite,
and more).
All Stations, Genres, Sources, or Listen > TuneIn
can also create and manage playlists here. My
(OS 2.4 or later and a supported controller) to
Music playlists come from your digital music
collection via your network-attached storage
device (NAS).
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
From your Control4 Home page, select Listen >
select your favorite stations.
Select the station to listen to or select your
Press the Stop button on the media dashboard
Media Zones
or media page, or select Room Off on the
Use Media Zones to play music in one or more zones
remote to stop playing the radio or music
(rooms). Add or remove zones, adjust the volume,
skip forward/back, and use Room Off or mute.
On the media dashboard, select the Media
For details about how to use TuneIn, see the TuneIn
Zones icon (see “Secondary Pages”), or select
Setup Guide or the TuneIn User Guide on the
Listen > Zones from a touch screen, MyHome, or
Control4 website under Products.
My Music
NOTE: You can change zones only when
Use Listen to play your digital music.
music is playing.
From your Control4 Home page, select Listen >
My Music.
From the list, select the My Artists, My Albums,
or de-select the rooms where you want to play
My Genres, My Genre/Artist, My Playlists, or My
Queue (touch screens and on-screen) or albums
Add a zone. Select Add Rooms, and then select
or not play music, and then select OK.
Remove a zone. Select the room to stop playing
music, and select Stop, and then select OK.
and tracks (MyHome). The remote displays a
slightly different list.
To view a list of music that's currently playing
with cover art (if applicable), select Now Playing.
Use iPod to listen to your iPod. Select My Playlists,
The song currently playing appears in the media
My Artists, My Albums, My Genres, and so on
dashboard. You can select Shuffle, Clear, Repeat,
(composers, audio books, podcasts).
or Edit.
(My Music), scan the music using Composer HE
or Composer ME, and select the + button in your
From your Control4 Home page, select Listen >
To add songs to your digital music collection
Select the name to listen to, and select the
Play > arrow.
music list. See the Composer ME User Guide or
Composer HE User Guide for details.
Wireless Music Bridge
To play a song or a playlist, locate the song or
Use the Wireless Music Bridge icon in Listen to listen
album, and select > (play). The song or playlist
to music or podcasts from your smartphone. See
shows up in My Queue, where you can use Save
the Using the Wireless Music Bridge on the Control4
As Playlist.
website under Products for details.
Create a New Playlist
Use Listen to add your favorite songs or playlists in
The Watch icon lets you access your TV, cable,
My Playlists to My Queue.
or satellite stations (depending on the devices in
your system). Various icons display for access to
From your Control4 Home page, select Listen >
your digital video collections (DVD), VCR, network
My Music.
storage, Disc Changer, Wii, and so on. Use your
Select the song or album.
remote or the media dashboard to control the
Select My Queue. In My Queue, select Save
volume, change channels, and so on.
When prompted, name the Playlist.
From your Control4 Home page, select Watch. The
Edit the Playlist, change the order of the songs,
next page shows icons in a grid format (if you select
and add or delete songs from this menu.
Movies, for example).
NOTE: Digital music playlists are not the same
as Rhapsody or other subscription playlists.
Refer to your subscription service's website.
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
NOTE: The Sony STR-DA2800ES/DA5800ES
7" Portable Touch Screen, or MyHome apps. TV
Receivers display their own set of icons under
screens allow up to 18 cameras per screen.
Watch. See the System User Guide for details.
IP Camera
If you have a security camera, use IP Camera to
Use Television to watch TV.
view its images. For example, an IP Camera can be
From the Control4 Home page, select Watch >
installed near your front door so you can see who’s
Television (by type or manufacturer), Satellite,
Channels, Cable, and more.
On the sub-menu, select All Channels, Genres,
and so on. Select All Channels to view a list of
available channels.
From your Control4 Home page, select Security
> IP Camera.
Select the camera to view the live feeds which
(Optional) If the device controls appear, you can
can be any IP cameras, traffic cameras, or
use those buttons to change the channel.
weather information connected to your system
or over the Internet.
Use Movies to watch movies or videos. Watch
Door Station
your favorite movies from a VCR, DVD player, disc
Use Intercom to manage your Door Station and
changer, Sony STR Receiver, or media player.
touch screens (if they support audio and video
intercom). See "Intercom" later in this guide or in the
NOTE: Your or your installer must scan your
Control4 System User Guide for details.
movies first. See the Control4 System User
Guide, Composer HE User Guide or Composer
Security System
ME User Guide for details.
Use Security System to manage your security
system. View and use the device controls or
From your Control4 Home page, select Watch >
presets for your security system. Refer to your
manufacturer’s instructions for settings.
Select All Movies, Genres, Ratings, Directors, or
Select the movie or video to view from the list.
Manage Temperature
Use your remote or the media dashboard to play,
Use Comfort to adjust the Control4 Wireless
stop, pause, rewind, change volume, and more.
Thermostat settings.
Edit DVDs or Videos
TIP: On a Navigator, you can adjust all
See the Control4 System User Guide for details.
Wireless Thermostats in the home from one
Add Movies to Your Library
Use Composer ME or Composer HE to scan and
From your Control4 Home page, select Comfort
add movies or videos from a media player, network
> Wireless Thermostat. If you have more than
storage, and more. See the Composer ME User
one thermostat in the system, select the one to
Guide or Composer HE User Guide or your device’s
installation guide for details.
Select Cool, Heat, Auto, Off, or Fan from the
sub-menu to control the temperature, heating/
cooling, and fan power for your thermostats.
Use Security to view or change security or IP
cameras where you can add up to 10 cameras per
page for the 5” or 7” In-Wall Touch Screen,
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Manage Thermostat Scheduling
Use Comfort > Wireless Thermostat and the
Program button to set the thermostat’s schedule.
See the Control4 System User Guide for details.
• Ramp light levels—Select the % to change the
light level (dimmers only).
• Room lights—Select a room and light to turn a
light on or off or adjust the light levels.
• Learn—In Edit mode (see below), select Learn to
learn the current light levels of selected lights.
Use Lighting to adjust your lights. You can view the
lights in all rooms and on all floors without changing
Lighting Scenes (Scenes)
the room displayed on your Navigator.
NOTE: Make sure your dealer adds the
In OS 2.5, Control4 introduces two new advanced
Advanced Lighting Scenes agent to your
lighting systems for your pleasure and convenience:
project so you can create and edit scenes
Panelized Lighting and New-Generation Lighting.
yourself on a Navigator.
Check with your dealer for details.
Create a lighting scene:
From the Control4 Home Page, select Lighting.
• View or activate house lights—Select All Lights
In Lighting, select Scenes or All.
Select the pencil icon in the upper-right
on the top left to view all controllable lights in
the house.
• View and activate room lights—Select a room
Select Create New.
Select the rooms to add to the scene and select
and light to turn a light on or off or adjust the
light levels. Adjust the light level by tapping on
the % button.
• Turn lights on or off—Select On or Off on the
Select the lights to add to the scene and select
light (switch only).
Change the light level and select Next or select
Add Lights to add more lights or select Learn to
learn the current light levels.
Select Next.
Use the keyboard to name the new scene, and
then select Done.
Select Save.
Edit a lighting scene:
From the home page, select Lighting.
Select Scenes or All.
In Lighting, select the pencil icon in the
upper-right corner.
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Select the scene to edit, and then select Edit.
Select the scene to ramp up or down.
Change the light levels as needed.
Select the up or down arrows to ramp or fade
You can go to each light and change the light
the scene.
levels, and then select Learn for the system to
learn the current light levels.
Select All at the top of the page to view all lights
Select Next or Add Lights to add or remove
and lighting scenes.
other rooms.
Select Next or Save.
Use More to view, use, or change Settings, Wakeups,
Rename a lighting scene:
Motors/Sensors, Blinds, Intercom, and more
From the home page, select Lighting.
(whatever is installed in your system).
Select Scenes or All.
Select the pencil icon in the upper-right corner.
Select the scene to edit, and then select
See “Using Settings” in this document for
information about viewing or changing settings.
Use the keyboard to change the scene's name.
Select Done, and then Done again.
Use Wakeups to execute a Wakeup event.
Activate a lighting scene:
From the home page, select Lighting.
NOTE: A Wakeup event must be programmed
Select Scenes or All.
in Composer Pro or Composer HE. Talk to
Select the scene to activate.
your dealer for details.
From your Control4 Home page, select More >
Select the Wakeup to execute. Use the scroll
wheel to adjust the time (does not apply to List
Use Blinds to view and use your motorized blinds
and drapes.
Ramp a lighting scene up or down:
From the home page, select Lighting.
Use Motor/Sensor to view, sort, or change the
Select Scenes or All.
motors and sensors in your home. For example, you
hear someone outside your house late at night, and
you quickly want to make sure all of your doors and
windows are locked.
From your Control4 Home page, select More >
From the list, view or change the status of
devices that use motors or sensors; for example,
your motion sensors.
Select the icon to the left of the motor or sensor
to change its status.
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Edit a Favorite:
If you have two (2) or more supported touch screens
From More > Settings, select Edit Favorites.
or Door Stations in your home or office, you can
Select the folder that contains the Favorite.
send broadcast messages, communicate through
To the right of the Favorite, select Edit.
the touch screens using audio (and/or video if
Change the name, icon type, and so on, and then
select Done.
supported on that touch screen), monitor activities
in another room, and more. See the Control4 System
Select Close.
User Guide for details.
TIP: You can create Custom Home pages from
your Favorites selections.
Use More > Settings to view information about
your system, view or change your Director or
Change Screen Saver
network, add a new Custom Home page, change
You or your dealer must add screen saver photos
your screen saver, add or change wallpaper, allow
and media to Composer to use this feature
Remote Access, register the controller, use Service
(unless you choose just to display the time and
Connection, manage battery power, or adjust the
temperature). Check with your dealer if you need
backlight (not all of these options are available on
help adding photos.
MyHome apps). See the System User Guide.
Settings. The following icons appear:
From your Control4 Home page, select Settings
> Screen Saver.
From your Control4 Home page, select More >
Select the type (None, Blank, Current Media,
and so on), Screen Saver time out in minutes,
NOTE: The MyHome apps do not display
Change Photos every x seconds, and the
some of these features.
settings (Media, Time, Date, Temp, Photo,
Select Preview to check your changes.
Presents information about your Control4 system:
Director version, battery level, Navigator version,
Change Wallpaper
dealer information, IP address, and more.
Use Wallpaper to change your background.
Settings > Wallpaper.
Add and Edit Favorites
Use Edit Favorites to edit the properties of your
From your Control4 Home page, select More >
Decide whether to change or set the default
favorite applications.
To change the wallpaper, select from the
Add a Favorite:
available images. The wallpaper changes
immediately on all pages in the touch screens,
Go to the page you want to add to your
MyHome apps, or on-screen Navigators.
Favorites folder.
Select the Star button (top of page) or in the
If you don't want any wallpaper, select Black.
upper-left corner of the on-screen Navigator.
Select Add to add your favorite link.
NOTE: You cannot delete the wallpaper
Type a name using the on-screen keyboard.
When you are finished, select Done.
Select Save, and then Close.
To use the favorite, select Star, and then select
Themes let you use purchased theme apps from
the favorite by its assigned name.
4Store if you want a different look and feel for your
Navigators (not including the remote).
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From your Control4 Home page, select Apps >
To remove a Director, select Remove Director,
and then select Yes.
Browse, search for, or purchase your theme app
to download (see the Control4 System User
Guide for details).
Use Network to view or change general network
Select Theme. Your new theme appears.
information: DHCP, IP, DNS, Wireless, WiFi status
Select the theme you want. Select Default to
signal strength, and refresh settings.
return to the original Control4 theme.
IP Settings
Add a Custom Home Page
Use Settings to view or change your network
Custom Home pages let you add favorites with up to
10 icons to create your own Custom Home page.
From your Control4 Home page, select More >
Settings > Network.
Custom Page Template
Select Static or DHCP. If you use Dynamic IP
Use Custom Home to create a new Custom Home
(DHCP), which is recommended, you don’t
need to do anything. If you select Assigned IP
From your Control4 Home page, select More >
(static), type the address. You can also set up
Settings > Custom Home to create any Favorites
your wireless settings if any of your devices are
to which you want to link from your Custom
Home page.
Select Done > OK.
Under Default Room, select the default room to
Remote Access
Under Automatically Return to Defaults, select
Lets you enable or disable remote access so your
the time to return to that view.
dealer can log into your system for maintenance or
Under Default View, select Custom Home or
to fix problems.
• If you selected Favorite, select the Favorite
you want, edit the items, and then press
If you selected Custom Home, select
registration status or register your controller.
Edit Menu Items.
Select the items to use, and select Add Button.
Select Save > Close when finished.
Use More > Settings > Registration to view your
Follow the instructions on the page, and then
select Activate.
Service Connection
From your Control4 Home page, use More > Settings
> Service Connection to ‘check in’ with your dealer
Use Director to view your current Director, connect
so your dealer can view and change your system if
to it, or add/remove a Director.
From your Control4 Home page, select More >
Settings > Director.
NOTE: Ensure that Remote Access is enabled.
View the Director page, and select what you
Check with your dealer for details.
want to do (connect or cancel).
To connect to a Director, select the Director or
Power Management (Batteries)
For battery-powered touch screens only.
If Other, select the name, type the Director
name, and then select Done.
Settings > Power Management to change your
Select the IP Address box. Type the
Director’s IP address.
Select Done.
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From your Control4 Home page, use More >
battery settings and conserve energy.
Change the backlight and suspend settings as
Adjust the Backlight
From your Control4 Home page, use More >
Settings > Backlight to adjust the brightness
(backlight) on the touch screens or on-screen
Move the scrollbar up or down to adjust the
backlight intensity. The change is immediate.
NOTE: A slightly different format appears on
the on-screen Navigator than on touch
The following areas can be limited from viewing or
accessibility. The user must enter the PIN code to
Use Apps to view top stories, weather, news, sports,
access these areas:
or any apps you’ve purchased from 4Store (account
• Access Agent (Enabled or Disabled)—Enable
to use the Access Agent; otherwise, it can be
NOTE: The News and Weather apps are
installed by default.
• Hide Digits (Enabled or Disabled)—Shows or
hides the PIN code when entered.
From your Control4 Home page, select Apps.
View the news and weather and any other apps.
from the C4 home page until a PIN code is
The 4Store icon also appears here.
• C4 Home (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock someone
• Back Button (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock
Use 4Store to buy apps, browse app categories,
search for apps, or check your 4Store account.
someone from using the Back button until a PIN
code is entered.
• Favorites (Unlocked, Locked, or Hidden)—Lock
Choose from many categories and apps to use with
someone from using the Favorites page until a
your Control4 devices (not applicable to MyHome
pin code is entered.
• Room Selector (Unlocked, Locked, or Hidden)—
Lock someone from changing rooms until a PIN
From your Control4 Home page, select Apps >
Browse, search for, or purchase the apps to
download. See the Control4 System User Guide
code is entered.
• Intercom (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock someone
from using Intercom until a PIN code is entered.
• Settings (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock someone
for details.
from using the Settings pages until a PIN code is
View and use the list of apps you purchased
from 4Store in Apps.
• More (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock someone
from using the More pages until a PIN code is
Lock the Navigator
If your system is installed in a home or building
where you don't want others to access certain areas
Check with your dealer to set up access or see the
of your touch screens or MyHomePC (for example,
System User Guide for more details. You can change
anything in Settings), you can lock them out. The
your own areas in the Composer HE Agents view.
only way they can access these areas is with a PIN
code (see the next figure).
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Composer HE
Composer ME
Your Control4 dealer or installer will set up and
To set up your media and playlists and perform other
customize your basic system, but if you want to
tasks related to music, movies, and videos, download
customize your system further, you can use the
and use Composer ME for free! Check with your
Composer HE application (sold separately) and
Control4 dealer for details.
install it on your PC. You can purchase this product
from your dealer.
Here are some ideas about customizing your system
using Composer HE.
music, listen to the radio, and control my lights?
• Customize your Control4 system from a
No. Your TV interface (on-screen Navigator) is
Windows PC on your home’s local network,
just one of many interfaces you can use with
or from any Internet-connected Windows PC
your Control4 system. You can use the list
(requires Control4 4Sight subscription).
Navigator on your Control4 remote to control
• Monitor and change some settings to control
all of the automated functions in your home, or
your lights, thermostat, security system, or other
you can purchase Control4 7" Portable Touch
devices from your PC.
Screens to sit on your nightstand, countertops,
• Configure the Control4 devices on your system
or coffee table or the 5" or 7" In-Wall Touch
to set LED colors on dimmers, switches, and
Screens. For mobility, use the MyHome app on
keypads; set the ramp rates and the default
your smartphones, PCs, tablets, or use the 7"
levels of your dimmers; set your Wireless
Thermostat schedule; program the four devicespecific buttons on your remote and more.
Portable Touch Screen.
No. Your remote uses a wireless communication
media collections.
standard to give you ultimate flexibility, and
• Add new agent types to your system. Use
lets you use the remote up to 50 feet from your
Media Scenes to tie together the audio-source
multiple rooms so that they work as one zone.
Control4 system while standing in any direction.
You sure can! If you have music in digital format
to notify you when events occur on your system.
on your MP3 player or USB drive, you can plug
• Create and modify Lighting Scenes customized
it into the USB port on your controller, scan your
to your needs.
music, and stream it to any room in your house.
• Use the Scheduler agent to program events
You can use Control4 Composer HE to auto-
based on date, time of day, and sunrise/sunset.
scan your music and import album cover art and
• Use the Intercom agent to customize intercom
information for your music collection. Control4
activities on your 5" or 7" touch screens, and
supports the AAC format, too. You can also use
much more.
MyHome, Wireless Music Bridge, or services such
• Create your own Wakeup scenes. Program
as TuneIn to listen to music on your iPod, iPad,
your system to behave as you want it to, tying
PC, Android, or touch screens (support varies
together all the capabilities of the Control4
programmable system.
• Manage variables in the Programming view.
Can I listen to the music on my MP3 player, iPod,
or a USB drive with my Control4 system?
• Use the Email Notification agent in Programming
environment into a single, controllable, and
Do I need to point the Control4 System Remote
Control at the TV?
• Scan and manage your digital music and DVD
selection, volume control, and on/off state of
Do I have to use my TV as the interface to select
per service and device).
How do I add lamps and other appliances to my
Control4 System?
By using the Control4 Outlet Switch or Outlet
Dimmer, you can add stand-alone lamps and
appliances to your Control4 system. These
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
devices let you turn your appliances on or off at
certain times of the day automatically, or add
your stand-alone lamps to your existing lighting
you some pointers to get started in
Composer HE. Help is available in the Composer
Why are some of the icons on the display grayed
guide to use Composer HE with your Control4
are not currently set up on your Control4 system
system. Online help is available also on the web.
guide to use Composer ME with your Control4
devices and features to your Control4 system!
system. Help is available in the Composer HE
How can I make my lighting more energy
• MyHome Setup Guide for Homeowners—This
new lighting systems that will help you save
guide teaches you how to install and set up
energy by supporting a wide variety of devices,
MyHome apps for mobile devices, smartphones,
such as LEDs, compact fluorescents, and so on.
and PCs/tablets.
Check with your dealer for details.
How do I use the intercom with my system?
First, you have to own at least two (2) Control4
devices (intercom-supported touch screens or
• MyHome App Quick Setup—This quick guide
shows you how to get your MyHome app up and
running on your supported devices.
• Lighting Scenes—This quick guide shows
Door Stations) that support intercom. Earlier
you how to create a lighting scene from your
versions of the 5" and 7" In-Wall Touch Screens
Navigator, and then edit a scene you want to
support audio Intercom only. The 7" In-Wall
change. It also shows you how to ramp and fade
Touch Screen with Camera, the 7" Portable
lighting scenes.
Touch Screen with Camera, and the Door Station
all support audio and video intercom.
• Composer ME User Guide—A comprehensive
Contact your Control4 Dealer to add cool new
efficient? In OS 2.5 or later, we provide two (2)
HE application.
• Composer HE User Guide—A comprehensive
Features that are grayed out on your Navigators
or are not available in the room you're on.
SR-150 or SR-250 with your Control4 system.
• Composer HE Getting Started—This guide gives
Who should I call if I have a problem?
Support for Control4 products is provided by
your Control4 dealer.
• Account Quick Setup—This quick guide shows
you how to get a my.control4.com account set
up and how to register your controller.
• Access Agent—This quick guide shows you how
to use the Access agent to control who sees
what and what they can access on your touch
Additional Information
For more information about Control4 products
and services, please visit www.control4.com or
contact your Control4 dealer. For more information
about how to use the Control4 system, refer to the
following list found on the Control4 website under
A PDF of the following documents is available on the
Control4 website for our customers and end users:
• Control4 System User Guide—A comprehensive
guide for the Control4 system. Online help is
available also on the web.
• Control4 System Remote Control User Guides—
These guides show you how to use the
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
• Remote Recharging Station Setup Guide—This
guide shows you how to set up a Remote
Recharging Station for your new or existing
System Remote Control (SR-150 or SR-250).
• Remote Recharging Station Quick Setup—This is
a quick guide to setting up your remote to work
with the Remote Recharging Station.
• TuneIn Setup Guide—This guide shows you how
to pair your devices with TuneIn. It also shows
you how to sync favorites on your tunein.com
account with your system.
• Using TuneIn—This guide shows you how to
browse and select stations or shows to listen
to and how to search for them. It also includes
some tips.
• Using the Wireless Music Bridge—This guide
shows you what you can play, what is required,
how to play from supported devices, and how
to disconnect.
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