OS 2.6.0 System Quick Start Guide
System Quick Start Guide
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Control4 Quick Start Guide.
August 20, 2014
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
Account Setup
Start Using Your New System
Set Up 4Sight and Anywhere Access
Set Up Music
Set Up TuneIn
Set Up 4Store
Customize Your System
Navigate Your System
Navigators and Interface Types
List Navigator
Multiple-Button Keypads
Remote Access: Web or Mobile
Control4 App for Smartphones, Tablets, PCs, or Mac Computers
Touch Screens and TV On-Screen
Control4 Home Page
Secondary Pages
Device Controls
Control4 Home Page Buttons
12 Apps
Other Options
13 Composer HE
14 Composer ME
14 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 right away.
Your Control4 Dealer may have referred you to
this guide after installing your system. After you
review this guide, if you still want more information
about your system, refer to the Control4 System
User Guide or other guides on the Control4 website
(www.control4.com) under Owners > Resources.
The Resources page has a lot of other useful
documents and videos to help you get the most
out of your system. If you still have questions, don’t
hesitate to contact your dealer who may have some
great suggestions about how to make your system
perform the way you want it to.
In this guide, you’ll learn some basics about how to:
• Set up your account and register your system.
• Customize your system your way.
music zones or using a smartphone, tablet, PC,
Mac, or touch screens.
• Control heating, cooling, the alarm system,
sprinklers, garage door opener, fireplace, pool,
spa, and much more from a keypad or your
• Use intercom to send and receive audio and
video (requires at least two touch screens that
support intercom).
• Monitor and automate your home remotely
using the Control4 app or web and 4Sight with
Anywhere Access.
• Control equipment and devices in specific
rooms. The Control4 navigators let you control
devices in one room or the whole house. To
control the room you want, simply change
rooms (see “Change Rooms”).
• Manage up to eight devices per room. Control
your TV, receiver, tuner, DVD player, movie
projector and screen, and more in the same
Account Setup
• Use the navigators (touch screens, remotes,
Control4 app, TV on-screen, and so on) to
Your dealer may have already set up your personal
manage lights, music, videos, intercom, security,
MyControl4 account at customer.control4.com,
heating, cooling, and more.
registered your controller, and set up 4Store access
• Use 4Store to purchase and use apps on your
• Learn about Composer Home Edition
(Composer HE, sold separately) or Composer
to purchase apps for your touch screens. If so, you
can skip this section. If not, you’ll need to do the
following things right away; otherwise, your system
will not be fully functional.
Media Edition (Composer ME, free download)
if you'd like more in-depth control over your
NOTE: (1) Control4 requires that you or
system's settings.
your dealer create a MyControl4 account
and register your controller before you can
Your Control4 system lets you automate many of
use your new system. (2) If your dealer has
the compatible electrical, electronic, and motorized
already set up a MyControl4 account for you,
devices in your home, helping to make your home or
make sure you get your login (your email
business more enjoyable for you and your family or
address) and password from your dealer for
business clients.
your new account. The first time you access
your account at customer.control4.com, you'll
• Control your lights from the buttons on your
need to accept the 'Terms of Use' agreement.
keypad. Edit lighting scenes on your touch
To get the latest information, Control4
screens or Control4 app.
recommends that you also accept email and
• Control videos, movies, music, and blinds in
other offerings from Control4.
your home theater using your System Remote
Control, touch screens, Control4 apps, and more.
• Play music in every room or on the patio with
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Start Using Your New System
the left to return to the main MyControl4
Go to My Account (see below) to log in to your
personal account so your system software can
access and download information about movies,
In My Devices on the left, click Controller
music, TV channels, updates, 4Store, and more.
(See Account Quick Setup for Consumers on the
In My Account, click the My Account box on
In Controller Registration, click Register
Control4 website under Owners > Resources). Your
Controller. If the button says "Unregister
Control4 account also gives your dealer access to
Controller," you're already registered! You
your account so they can maintain and update your
don't need to complete the rest of these
system when needed, manage your licenses, or fix
problems. Feel free to update your own account
down this number.
profile and other information when you need to.
You should have received an email from
Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your
10-digit code, and then tap Done.
have given you your MyControl4 account name,
email address you'll use when you log in, and a
Tap the blank box in Step 2, Enter Code on
the touch screen.
Control4 confirming your account creation. If
you have not, check with your dealer who should
Go to a touch screen and tap Settings >
To start using your new system:
A 10-digit number displays. Copy or write
Tap Activate (Step 3 on the touch screen).
temporary password.
Write down the account name, email address,
You're done! Now if you go back to the
and password (below) and refer to it whenever
Controller Registration page in your account
you log into your MyControl4 account. You'll
(Step 6b) your controller should appear
also need this information if you use Control4
as activated. You're ready to use your new
apps on your tablets, smartphones, PCs, or Mac
Set Up 4Sight with Anywhere Access
NOTE: Keep your personal account
4Sight™ with Anywhere Access: Web or 4Sight
information in a safe place.
with Anywhere Access: Mobile lets you control
your system remotely from anywhere in the world.
Account Name: __________________________
Anywhere Access is a feature of 4Sight that lets
Email Address: ___________________________
you connect to your Control4 system from a remote
Password: _______________________________
location using your smartphone or tablet (OS 2.4.0
and later) or the web (OS 2.5.0 and later).
Go to www.control4.com and log in to your
MyControl4 account at customer.control4.com.
At the login box, enter your account name (your
Receive customized email notifications related to
email address), password, and then click Login.
system events as they occur, turn lights on or off,
The first time only, accept the Terms of Use
lock or unlock doors, and more. Set up a 4Sight
agreement to activate your account. Accept all
account (annual fee required) while you're in your
boxes under Permissions to take full advantage
MyControl4 account. For details, talk to your dealer.
of the many resources available to you, including
remote access for your dealer.
Register your Primary Controller to activate your
Set Up Music
system. Check with your dealer first to see if
Set up music access from your network-attached
they have registered your controller already. If
storage (NAS) device, CDs, smartphone, tablet, or a
they haven't, you can register it:
music service, for example, Rhapsody® (subscription
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required), TuneIn, iTunes, MediaMonkey, Pandora,
Home Page" later in this guide (not available on
Windows Media Player, and more. Use the Wireless
Control4 apps or MyHome apps).
Music Bridge to play music from your smartphone
to a single room. See “Rhapsody” or “Digital Music”
later in this guide, or talk to your dealer.
Navigate Your System
A variety of Control4-supported navigators (some
Set Up TuneIn
Create a free TuneIn account, and then use the
TuneIn app to listen to stations, shows, and more
through your smartphone, tablet, PC, or touch
screens. This product is available on new or legacy
systems as a Primary Controller with HC-250 or
HC-800 controllers on OS 2.4.0 or later. See the
TuneIn Setup Guide, TuneIn User Guide, or TuneIn
Quick Reference under Owners > Resources at
www.control4.com for details.
require additional purchase) let you manage your
Navigators and Interface Types
• List Navigator (System Remote Control SR-250)
• Multiple-button keypads
• 5" or 7" touch screens (in-wall, portable,
• On-screen navigator (the Control4 menu on
your TV screen - use your remote to navigate
this menu)
Set Up 4Store
Set up an account at 4Store.com and download free
or purchased apps for your touch screens, Control4
app for PC-Mac, or on-screen navigators to enhance
your system. See “Apps” later in this guide.
• Control4 app (optional). An app for your iOS or
Android smartphones or tablets, PCs, or Mac
computers (OS 2.6 and later).
• MyHome app (optional). An app for your iOS
or Android smartphones or tablets, PCs, or Mac
computers (OS 2.5.3 and earlier).
• 4Sight with Anywhere Access (for remote
Customize Your System
mobile, OS 2.4.0 and later or web access, OS
2.5.0 and later)
• Door Station (for audio and video intercom)
You can customize your system lots of ways. Your
dealer can help you set up your devices and fine
List Navigator
tune your system to suit your personal taste.
Control4 System Remote Control
• The navigators let you perform all or most
The Control4 System Remote Control SR-250
automated tasks (see “Navigate Your System").
(remote) is a quick way to manage your Control4
Ask your installer to show you how to use your
system in your remote's window or on your TV
system and navigators.
screen. This universal remote can replace all other
• If you're a 'do-it-yourselfer' Composer Home
remotes in your home. The red 4 button on the
Edition (HE) or Composer Media Edition (ME)
remote turns on your TV and displays the on-screen
are programs that run on your PC and let you
navigator (see "Control4 Home Page" later in this
change some system settings. See "Composer
guide). Or you can use the System Remote Control
HE" or "Composer ME" later in this guide for
SR-150, although this remote doesn't have a display
details. You can download these apps from your
MyControl4 account. Composer HE is purchased
• Custom Home templates let you create your
own Custom Home page on your touch screens
TIP: No matter where you are in the interface,
press the red 4 button to return to the home
and on-screen navigators. See "Add a Custom
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To learn how to use the remote, see the System
TIP: The on-screen navigator displays the
Remote Control User Guide or SR-250 Quick
same icons as on your touch screens.
Reference on the Control4 website under Owners
> Products for your model (see "Additional
If your remote has an LCD screen (as on the
Information" later in this guide). And while you're
SR-250), use the arrow buttons to select items in the
at it, ask your dealer about the Remote Recharging
List window and manage the devices in your system.
Station, available for Control4 remotes (OS 2.4.0 or
later) to keep your remote's battery always charged.
Room Control
At the top of the TV's on-screen navigator, highlight
SR-250 Buttons and Display Window
to select or change a room. When the room name
displays, you can manage the devices in that room.
You can do this on all navigators that have a display.
4: On-screen Navigator.
EXAMPLE: On a touch screen located in the Kitchen,
Watch: Watch TV.
select Family Room. Now you can control all of the
Listen: Listen to music.
devices in the Family Room that are in the system.
Select: Make a selection.
Multiple-Button Keypads
Customize Control4 lighting and keypads for
countless scenarios and navigation. Lighting scenes,
for example, are a popular way to use keypads. Just
assign a lighting scene to a button. Your dealer can
help you create lighting scenes, you can create them
Remote Programmable Buttons
yourself by using Composer HE, or if you have OS
Ask your dealer to program the four colored buttons
2.3.0 or later, you can create your own scenes on
or other buttons on your remote to automate
a touch screen or use the on-screen navigator. For
devices, or you can program them yourself (see the
details, see "Other Options“ or "Composer HE” in
Composer HE User Guide in Owners > Resources at
this guide or Lighting Scenes at www.control4.com
under Owners > Resources.
Write down what each colored button does below
(for instance, the red button can turn on the TV to
Remote Access: Web or Mobile
Channel 940).
Use 4Sight with Anywhere Access: Web or 4Sight
with Anywhere Access: Mobile to control your
Red: ___________________________________
system remotely. Your dealer can help you set up
Green: _________________________________
access. See "Account Setup." Also see MyHome
Yellow: _________________________________
Setup Guide for Homeowners or MyHome Quick
Blue: ___________________________________
Reference (OS 2.5.3 or earlier) or Control4 App
Quick Reference (OS 2.6.0 or later) at
Remote Navigation
www.control4.com under Owners > Resources.
Your remote starts your TV's on-screen navigator.
Navigating around the system is easy; after you
arrow keys and Select button to scroll through and
Control4 App for Smartphones,
Tablets, PCs, or Mac Computers
select the device you want to manage (for example,
The Control4 app (available on OS 2.6.0 and later)
Satellite) or press a colored button programmed for
on your iOS or Android® smartphones, PCs, Mac
a specific action.
computers, or tablets is a fantastic way to control
power on the TV (Watch, Listen, and more), use the
your system as you move around your house or
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business or you want to control your system when
you're away from home. 4Sight with Anywhere
Access makes this possible.
To use the Control4 app, first you'll need a license
and the correct OS in your system (OS 2.6.0 and
later), and then download the Control4 app from
the Apple iTunes Store (iOS products), Google Store
(Android), or your personal account for PCs or Macs
(see “4Store” for details).
Ensure that you have a valid MyControl4 account,
a 4Sight subscription, a 4Store account, and a
Control4 app license. Not all features are supported
on these devices, however (for example, access to
Navigator Buttons
4Store.com). OS 2.6.0, support for mobile devices
(1) Watch—Select to watch videos and movies
requires iOS 6 or later for Apple mobile devices or
from connected media devices on your TV or your
Android 4 or later for Android devices.
motorized screen.
Touch Screens and TV On-Screen
(1) Listen—Select to listen to radio stations, music
services, iPods, CDs, stored music, and Extras.
Touch screens and TV on-screen navigators display
(1) Lighting—Select to turn lights on or off at the
the same icons, but with slight variations. Tap to use
same time, dim lights, or use or edit lighting scenes.
the touch screen. Make selections on your TV with
(1) Apps—Select to run apps purchased on 4Store
your remote.
(iOS and Android not available on the Control4 app
or MyHome app).
Control4 Home Page
(1) Comfort—Select to change your thermostat(s)
settings, humidity, blinds, pool, Wakeups, and Extras.
The Control4 Home page (next figure) displays
(1) Security—Select to access your security system,
various icons (See "Navigator Buttons"). Options
security gate, door station, cameras, locks, and
display either as button icons, drop-down menus, or
listed items (remote).
(2) Intercom—The top left of the screen shows
an Intercom icon if Intercom-supported touch
NOTE: Only devices installed and added to
screens and door stations are in the system. If you
your system display and become available in
have two (2) or more supported touch screens
the navigators.
or door stations in your home or office, you can
send broadcast messages, communicate through
TIP: Customize your own home page! See
the touch screens using audio (and/or video if
“Add Custom Home Pages" for details.
supported on that touch screen), monitor activities
in another room, and more.
(3) Room—The top center of the screen displays the
current room. Select to change rooms. See “Change
Rooms” later in this guide.
(4) Time and Temperature—Displays automatically.
The outdoor temperature appears (if configured;
also available in 24-hour format). To change the
interior temperature, select the Comfort button and
the thermostat. See "Comfort" later in this guide.
(4) WiFi strength—If a touch screen uses WiFi,
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it displays how strong your WiFi signal is. This
appears next to the time and temperature icons (not
Device Controls
The device controls page appears in the navigator
applicable on devices that support the Control4
for most audio or video devices, for example, DVDs,
media players, and VCRs. See “Control4 Home Page
(5) Media dashboard—Displays buttons when a
Buttons” later in this guide.
media device (TV, music, and so on) is on. Buttons
vary by device; can include audio, video, and more.
Each device control is a virtual representation of the
controls on your device’s remote. Select these
Secondary Pages
buttons, or choose from the list of channels or
The secondary pages show the menu selections, 4,
stations on your navigators; for example, select
Back, and Intercom buttons; view options; device
the Watch icon to watch your favorite channels.
controls, and so on. Use the Sort and List buttons to
Device controls are not available for the on-screen
change how you view items (see below).
Common Button icons
Control4 Home Page Buttons
4: Return to the Control4 or Custom Home
Back: Return to the previous page.
The Listen icon
offers many audio choices
depending on the audio and video devices in your
Sort/List Buttons: Select the number, alpha,
Control4 system. View your options, and then select
grid, or list views.
or manage these:
Media Zones: View and change your zones.
• My Music (Digital Music)—Lists My Artists, My
See “Media Zones” later in this guide.
Albums, My Genres, My Queue, and more. You
Favorites: View your favorites. See “Favorites”
can also create and manage playlists here. My
later in this guide.
Music playlists come from your digital music
collection via your network-attached storage
Change Rooms
The current room name displays at the top of the
screen. Select the name to change the room.
• Rhapsody (or other music services, for example,
Pandora, TuneIn)—Displays when you subscribe
to the service.
• Media Zones—Use on the media dashboard to
manage music zones by room. Not available
for on-screen navigators, but you can use the
remote without on-screen.
• Satellite Radio—Select a music channel to listen
• TuneIn—Listen to your favorite stations and
shows worldwide, and create favorites.
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• Tuner—When active, displays in the media
My Music
dashboard. The Tuner icon in your on-screen
Use Listen to play your digital music.
navigator lets you access AM, FM, and XM radio.
• Now Playing—View what's currently playing.
• Receiver/CD Changer/Disc Changer—Displays
My Music.
From the list, select My Artists, My Albums, My
Genres, My Genre/Artist, My Playlists, or My
the device controls and other options, for
Queue (touch screens and on-screen only) or
example, Browse CDs.
• Network drive (NAS)—Music and video storage.
albums and tracks (using the Control4 app). The
Music, videos, and cover art are seen in the
navigators if scanned using Composer HE.
From your Control4 Home page, select Listen >
remote displays a slightly different list.
• Wireless Music Bridge—(suppported in
To view a list of music that's currently playing
with cover art (if applicable), select Now Playing.
OS 2.5.0 and later). When connected to a
The song currently playing appears in the media
Control4 amplifier or powered speakers,
dashboard. You can select Shuffle, Clear, Repeat,
this Control4 audio device lets you stream
or Edit.
music, Internet radio, and podcasts from your
To add songs to your digital music collection
smartphones or tablets through iOS (AirPlay),
(My Music), scan the music using Composer
Bluetooth, Android, or Windows (using DLNA).
HE or Composer ME, and select the + button
Check with your dealer for details or see Using
in your music list. See the Composer ME User
the Wireless Music Bridge under Owners >
Guide, Composer HE User Guide, or Composer
Resources at www.control4.com.
HE videos at www.control4.com under Owners >
Resources for details.
Use your remote, the media dashboard, a media
To play a song or a playlist, locate the song or
page, or Control4 apps (OS 2.6.0 and later) to
album, and select > (play). The song or playlist
control your music volume, change channels, play,
shows up in My Queue, where you can select
stop, pause, fast forward, and more.
Save As Playlist.
NOTE: The Sony STR-DA2800ES/DA5800ES
Create a New Playlist
Receivers display their own set of icons under
Use Listen to add your favorite songs in My Queue
to My Playlists.
From your Control4 Home page, select Listen >
Use Listen to play the radio (AM, FM, XM, satellite,
Select the song or album.
and more).
Select My Queue. In My Queue, select Save
My Music.
From your Control4 Home page, select Listen >
All Stations, Genres, Sources, or Listen > TuneIn
When prompted, name the Playlist.
(OS 2.4.0 or later with a supported controller) to
Edit the Playlist, change the order of the songs,
select your favorite stations.
and add or delete songs from this menu. You
Select the station to listen to or select your
can also create and edit a playlist in Composer
HE or Composer ME.
Press the Stop button on the media dashboard
or media page, or select Room Off on the
NOTE: Digital music playlists are not the same
remote to stop playing the radio or music.
as Rhapsody or other subscription playlists.
Refer to your subscription service's website
For details about how to use TuneIn, see the TuneIn
for details.
Setup Guide, TuneIn User Guide, or TuneIn Quick
Reference at www.control4.com under Owners >
Media Zones
Use Media Zones to play music in zones (rooms) in
your home. Add or remove zones, adjust the volume,
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skip forward/back, and use Room Off or mute.
On the media dashboard, select the Media
Use Movies to watch movies or videos on your VCR,
Zones icon (see “Secondary Pages”), or select
DVD player, disc changer, Sony STR Receiver, Wii,
Listen > Zones from a navigator.
Apple TV, Xbox, media player, and more.
NOTE: You can change zones only when
NOTE: Your or your dealer must add your
music is playing.
media metadata to the system by scanning
your movies first. See the Control4 System
Add a zone. Select Add Rooms, and then select
User Guide or the video "Composer HE -
or de-select the rooms where you want to play
Using the Media View" at www.control4.com
or not play music. Select OK.
under Owners > Resources.
Remove a zone. Select the room to stop playing
music, and then select Stop. Select OK.
From your Control4 Home page, select Watch >
Wireless Music Bridge
Use the Wireless Music Bridge icon in Listen to listen
to music or podcasts from your smartphone. See
Select All Movies, Genres, Ratings, Directors, or
Select the movie or video to view from the list.
Using the Wireless Music Bridge at www.control4.
Use your remote or the media dashboard to play,
com under Owners > Resources for details.
stop, pause, rewind, change volume, and more.
Edit DVDs or Videos
The Watch icon
lets you access your TV, cable,
See the Control4 System User Guide, the Composer
or satellite stations, depending on the devices in
HE User Guide, the Composer ME User Guide, or the
your system. Icons display for access to your digital
video "Composer HE - Using the Media View" for
video collections (DVD), VCR, network storage, Disc
Changer, Wii, and so on. Use your remote or the
media dashboard to control the volume, change
Add Movies to Your Library
channels, and so on.
Use Composer ME or Composer HE to scan and
add movies or videos from a media player, network
From your Control4 Home page, select Watch. The
storage, and more. See the Composer ME User
next page shows icons in a grid format (if you select
Guide, Composer HE User Guide, or Composer HE
Movies, for example).
videos for details.
NOTE: The Sony STR-DA2800ES/DA5800ES
Receivers display their own set of icons under
The Security icon
security systems, door stations, or security cameras.
lets you view or change
You can add up to 10 cameras per page for the 5” or
7” In-Wall Touch Screen, 7" Portable Touch Screen, or
Use Television to watch TV.
Control4 apps (OS 2.6.0 and later). TV screens allow
up to 18 cameras per screen.
From the Control4 Home page, select Watch >
Television (by type or manufacturer), Satellite,
Channels, Cable, and more.
On the sub-menu, select All Channels, Genres,
If you have security cameras, use Camera and
and so on. Select All Channels to view a list of
select the camera to view. Cameras can be installed
available channels.
anywhere you need to monitor activity. Security also
(Optional) If the device controls appear, you can
includes locks, sensors, and security cameras on a
use those buttons to change the channel.
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From your Control4 Home page, select Security.
Select a camera to view live feeds for security,
Use Wakeups to execute a Wakeup event.
traffic, or weather information connected to your
NOTE: Set up or program a Wakeup event in
system or over the Internet.
Composer HE. Talk to your dealer for details
or view the "Composer HE - Using the
Door Station
Wakeup Agent in Programming" video under
Use the Intercom icon
(top of menu) to
Owners > Resources at www.control4.com for
manage your door stations and touch screens (if
setup and programming examples.
they support audio and video intercom). See
"Intercom" later in this guide.
The Lighting icon
lets you adjust the lighting in
Security System
your home. You can view the lights in all rooms and
Use Security System to control your security system.
on all floors without changing the room displayed on
View and use the device controls or presets. Refer
your navigator.
to your manufacturer’s instructions for settings
From the Control4 Home page, select Lights or
The Comfort icon
• View or activate house lights—Select Lights to
lets you adjust your Wireless
Thermostat temperature and humidity settings,
adjust blinds or drapes, use Wakeups, and more.
view all controllable lights in the house.
• View or activate house lights and lighting
scenes—Select All to view all controllable lights
and lighting scenes in the house.
• View lighting scenes—Select Scenes to view all
Use Thermostats to control your thermostat. If you
have more than one thermostat in the system, select
the one you want to control.
lighting scenes in the house.
• View and activate room lights—Select a room
and light to turn a light on or off or adjust the
light levels. Adjust the level by tapping on the up
TIP: On a navigator, you can adjust all
or down buttons.
thermostats and humidifiers in the home from
the same screen.
Select the Cool, Heat, Auto, Off, Hold
Permanent, or Fan Auto buttons to control the
temperature, heating, cooling, and fan power for
your thermostats.
Select the Schedule
to set the thermostat’s
Select Extras to adjust the temperature of your
pool or spa and turn the jets on or off, adjust the
pool cover, slide, deck jets, pool lights, and more.
Use Blinds to view and control your motorized blinds
and drapes. Use Extras to control the motors and
sensors for your blinds or drapes.
• Turn lights on or off—Select On or Off on the
light (switch only).
• 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.
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Lighting Scenes (Scenes)
then select Learn for the system to learn the
current light levels.
Select Next or Add Lights to add or remove
lights in other rooms.
Select Next or Save.
Rename a lighting scene:
Select Scenes or All.
Select the pencil icon in the upper-right corner.
Select the scene to edit, and then select
Create a lighting scene:
Use the keyboard to change the scene's name.
Select Done twice.
Select Scenes or All.
Select the pencil icon in the upper-right
Activate a lighting scene:
corner to open Edit mode.
Select Scenes or All.
Select Create New.
Select the scene to activate.
Select the rooms to add to the scene and select
Ramp a lighting scene up or down:
Select the lights to add to the scene and select
Select Scenes or All.
Select the up or down arrows to ramp or fade
the scene.
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:
Select Scenes or All.
Select the pencil icon in the upper-right corner.
Select the scene to edit, and then select Edit.
Select All at the top of the page to view all lights
and lighting scenes.
See the Composer HE videos on lighting under
Owners > Resources at www.control4.com.
The Settings icon
lets you view information
about your system, view or change your Director or
network, add a new Custom Home page, change
Change the light levels as needed.
Go to each light and change the light level, and
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your screen saver, add or change wallpaper, allow
Remote Access, register the controller, use Service
Connection, manage battery power, or adjust the
backlight (not all of these options are available in the
and so on), Screen Saver time out in minutes,
Control4 app or MyHome app). From your Control4
Change Photos every x seconds, and the
Home page, select Settings.
settings (Media, Time, Date, Temp, Photo,
Select Preview to check your changes.
Displays 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.
Add and Edit Favorites
Select Settings > Wallpaper.
Decide whether to change or set the default
Use Edit Favorites to edit the properties of your
favorite applications.
To change the wallpaper, select from the
available images. The wallpaper changes
Add a Favorite:
immediately on all pages in the touch screens,
Go to the page you want to add to your
Control4 app or MyHome app, or on-screen
Favorites folder.
If you don't want any wallpaper, select Black.
Select the Star button (top of page).
Select Add to add your favorite link.
Type a name using the on-screen keyboard.
NOTE: You cannot delete any wallpaper
When you are finished, select Done.
Select Save, and then Close.
To use the favorite, select Star, and then select
the favorite by its assigned name.
Themes let you use purchased theme apps from
4Store if you want a different look and feel for your
Edit a Favorite:
navigators (not available on the remote).
Select Settings > Edit Favorites.
Select Apps > 4Store.
Select the folder that contains the favorites.
Browse, search for, or purchase your theme app
To the right of the favorite, select Edit.
Change the name, icon type, and so on, and then
to download (see the Control4 System User
Guide for details).
select Done.
Select Theme. Your new theme appears.
Select Close.
Select the theme you want. Select Default to
return to the original Control4 theme.
TIP: You can create Custom Home pages from
your Favorites selections.
Add a Custom Home Page
Custom Home pages let you add favorites with up to
Change Screen Saver
10 icons to create your own Custom Home page.
You or your dealer must add screen saver photos
and media to Composer to use this feature
Custom Page Template
(unless you choose just to display the time and
Use Custom Home to create a new Custom Home
temperature). Check with your dealer if you need
help adding photos or see the Composer HE
Select Settings > Custom Home to create any
favorites that you want to link to from your
User Guide, Composer ME User Guide, or video
Custom Home page.
"Composer HE - Using the Media View" at
www.control4.com under Owners > Resources.
Select Settings > Screen Saver.
Select the type (None, Blank, Current Media,
Under Default Room, select the default room to
the time to return to that view.
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Under Automatically Return to Defaults, select
Under Default View, select Custom Home,
Favorite, or Favorites Folder.
• If you selected Favorite, select the favorite
you want, edit the items, and then press
registration status or register your controller.
If you selected Custom Home, select
Select Settings > Registration to view your
Follow the instructions on the page, and then
select Activate.
Edit Menu Items...
Select the icons to use. Click the pencil icon to
Service Connection
customize your selection, and then select Add
Select Settings > Service Connection to ‘check in’
with your dealer so your dealer can view and change
Select Save > Close when finished.
your system if needed. You can also select Yes to
allow remote service by your dealer or Control4.
Use Director to view your current Director (the
NOTE: Ensure that Remote Access is enabled.
software that controls your system), connect to it, or
Check with your dealer for details.
add/remove a Director.
Select Settings > Director.
Power Management (Batteries)
View the Director page, and select what you
For battery-powered touch screens only.
want to do (connect or cancel).
To connect to a Director, select the Director or
Select Settings > Power Management to change
your battery settings and conserve energy.
If you select Other, select the Name box and
Change the backlight and suspend settings as
type the Director's name.
Select the IP Address box. Type the
Adjust the Backlight
Director’s IP address.
For touch screens only.
Select Connect.
Select Settings > Backlight to adjust the
brightness (backlight) on the touch screens or
Use Network (touch screens only) to view or change
on-screen navigator.
general network information for DHCP, IP, DNS,
Move the scrollbar up or down to adjust the
backlight intensity. The change is immediate.
Wireless, WiFi status signal strength, and refresh
IP Settings
weather, news, sports, or any apps you’ve purchased
Use Settings to view or change your network
from 4Store (account required). iOS and Android
apps are not supported on Control4 apps or
Select Settings > Network.
MyHome apps.
Under IP Settings, select Static or DHCP. If you
The Apps icon
lets you view top stories,
use DHCP (Dynamic IP), which is recommended,
NOTE: The News and Weather apps are
you don’t need to do anything. If you select
installed by default.
Static (Assigned IP), type the address. You
can also enable or disable your wireless
Select Apps.
settings under Wireless if any of your devices
View the news and weather and any other apps.
are wireless. A star next to a wireless device
The 4Store icon also appears here.
indicates the wireless system being used.
Use 4Store to buy 4Store apps, browse app
categories, search for apps, or check your 4Store
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account. Choose from many categories and apps to
use with your Control4 devices.
• Settings (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock or unlock
user access to Settings.
• Edit Lighting Scenes (Unlocked or Locked)—
Select Apps > 4Store.
Browse, search for, or purchase the apps to
Lock or unlock user access to edit lighting
Check with your dealer to modify the Access
View and use the apps you've purchased from
agent, or you can modify your own Access agent
4Store in Apps.
in the Composer HE Agents view. View the
video "Composer HE - Using Other Agents in
Other Options
Lock the Navigator
If your system is installed in a home or building and
Programming" under Owners > Resources at
www.control4.com to learn how to use this agent.
Composer HE
you don't want others to access certain areas on
your touch screens, Control4 for PC app, or MyHome
Your dealer will set up and customize your
(for example, anything in Settings or Security), you
system the way you want, but if you need further
can prevent access unless the user has a personal
customization without your dealer's assistance,
identification (PIN) code. You can manage access in
purchase and install the Composer HE application
Composer HE.
(sold separately) for your PC. Check with your dealer
for details.
Here are some ways to customize your system with
Composer HE.
• Customize your Control4 system from a PC and
the network (requires a 4Sight subscription).
• Use your PC to monitor and change settings, or
control your lights, thermostat, security system,
or other devices from your PC.
• Configure the Control4 devices in your system
The following areas can be limited from viewing. The
user must enter the proper PIN code to use them:
• Access Agent (Enabled or Disabled)—Enable or
disable access to the Access agent.
• Hide Digits (Enabled or Disabled)—Shows or
hides the PIN code (or passcode) when entered.
• Control4 Home (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock or
unlock user access to the Control4 home page.
• Back Button (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock or
unlock user access to the Back button.
• Favorites (Unlocked, Locked, or Hidden)—Lock
or unlock user access to the Favorites page. You
can also hide this button from view.
• Room Selector (Unlocked, Locked, or Hidden)—
Lock or unlock user access to change rooms.
You can also hide this button from view.
• Intercom (Unlocked or Locked)—Lock or unlock
user access to Intercom.
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to set LED colors on dimmers, switches, and
keypads; set the ramp rates and the default
levels of your dimmers; set your thermostat
schedule; program the four device-specific
buttons on your remote, and more.
• Scan and manage your digital music and DVD
media collections.
• Add new agent types to your system. Use
Media Scenes to tie together the audio-source
selection, volume control, and on/off state of
multiple rooms so they work as one zone.
• Use the Email Notification agent in the Agents
view to notify you when events occur in your
Control4 system.
• Create and edit lighting scenes according to
what you want. (You can also create and edit
lighting scenes on your touch screens and
mobile devices too.)
• Use the Scheduler agent to program events
based on date, time of day, sunrise/sunset, and
• Use the Intercom agent to customize intercom
activities on your 5" or 7" Touch Screens with
Camera and door stations.
• Create your own Wakeup scenes to get you out
of bed in the morning. Tie the scene to lights, TV,
music, and more for a pleasant wakeup.
• Composer HE Getting Started—Gives you some
pointers to get started in Composer HE. Help is
available in the Composer HE application.
• Composer HE User Guide—A comprehensive
guide to use Composer HE with your Control4
system. Online help is available also on the web.
• Composer ME User Guide—A comprehensive
guide to use Composer ME with your Control4
• Manage variables in the Programming view.
system. Help is available in the Composer HE
• Learn how to create programs to tie your device
actions together.
• Control4 App Quick Reference— Explains how
to download and use your Control4 app on
For more information, see the Composer HE Getting
supported mobile devices and the PC. Available
Started, Composer HE User Guide, or the Composer
in OS 2.6.0 and later.
HE videos under Owners > Resources at
• Control4 System Remote Control User Guides—
Explains how to use the SR-150 or SR-250 with
your Control4 system.
Composer ME
To set up your media and playlists and perform other
tasks related to music, movies, and videos, download
and use Composer ME for free! Check with your
Control4 dealer for details. See the Composer ME
User Guide under Owners > Resources at
www.control4.com for details.
Additional Information
• Control4 System User Guide—A comprehensive
guide for the Control4 system. Online help is
available also on the web. Note that OS 2.5.3 is
the final revision of this document.
• Lighting Scenes— Explains how to create a
lighting scene on your navigator, and then edit
a scene you want to change. It also shows you
how to ramp and fade lighting scenes.
• MyHome App Quick Setup— Explains how to
get your MyHome app up and running on your
supported devices. Only available with OS 2.5.3
and earlier.
For more information about Control4 products and
• MyHome Setup Guide for Homeowners—
services, please visit www.control4.com or contact
Explains how to install and set up MyHome apps
your Control4 dealer.
for mobile devices, smartphones, and PCs, Mac
computers, and tablets. Only available with OS
For more information about how to use the Control4
system, refer to the following documents at
2.5.3 and earlier.
• Remote Recharging Station Setup Guide—
www.control4.com under Owners > Resources or
Explains how to set up a Remote Recharging
Owners > Products.
Station for your new or existing System Remote
Control (SR-150 or SR-250).
A PDF of the following items is available on the
Control4 website.
• Remote Recharging Station Quick Setup—
Explains how to set up your remote to work with
the Remote Recharging Station.
• Access Agent—Explains how to use the Access
agent to control who sees what on your touch
• Account Quick Setup for Consumers— Explains
• TuneIn Setup Guide— Explains how to pair your
devices with TuneIn. It also shows you how to
sync favorites on your tunein.com account to
your system.
• Using TuneIn— Explains how to browse and
how to get a MyControl4 account set up and
select stations or shows to listen to and how to
how to register your controller.
search for them. It also includes some tips.
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• Using the Wireless Music Bridge—Explains what
you can play, what is required, how to play from
supported devices, and how to disconnect.
• Other consumer documents are available
either at the Control4 website under Owners >
Resources or in Owners > Products.
• Composer HE—A comprehensive set of videos
on Composer HE is available under Owners >
Resources at www.control4.com.
Control4 System Quick Start Guide
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