My First thought: What would this give me in terms of employee discount: nothing. Plus they don’t have products that integrate with the software I use (#Homeseer). This however, is an interesting development that show how serious large companies start taking home automation. A good article on this subject can be found on the ECI website.
Control4, a leader in affordable IP-based home control systems, announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with Cisco to deliver network-enabled automation platforms for connected smart communities and home energy deployments around the world.
Control4’s EMS 100 system includes an energy controller, a touchscreen interface that provides data on energy consumption and cost, a wireless thermostat, and associated software for all components. The EMS 100 system provides customers of utilities with information about their energy use and the ability to respond to event notifications during peak periods.
Cisco will integrate EMS 100 into routers and switches for utilities and offer other Control4 products under the Cisco brand.
The MyHome family of software apps allows you to access and control the lighting, temperature, music, movies, energy, security and more from a wide range of devices in your Control4 enabled home. By turning your existing smart phones, tablets and PCs into additional interfaces, Control4 MyHome offers you an affordable and convenient way to access and manage your system.