Playing Nicely With
Brands You Love
The Control4 philosophy is as straightforward as it is simple: life's better when everything—and everyone—works together. From a company strategy perspective, Control4 stands behind an open platform: we are committed to interoperability so both Control4 dealers and customers can count on a system that communicates with and controls virtually anything and everything in the home.
We partner with the world's leading brands in HVAC and lighting, cable and satellite, consumer electronics, and security to ensure their products integrate seamlessly into the Control4 platform to deliver an exceptional automation experience for our customers. With support for nearly 13,000 devices from hundreds of world-class brands, Control4 solutions are designed to work with the consumer electronics and appliances you already trust and love.
Control4 Driver Development
Driver development is the first step to integrate your product with Control4. When a device or product is added to a Control4 system, a driver is installed to communicate information about that device to the system so everything works together. We provide partners with a variety of tools, including SDKs, that enable the quick creation of these device drivers.
Once drivers for our partners' products are developed, we work with them to test their products to ensure they work as seamlessly as possible. Once testing is complete these products are deemed “Control4 Certified” and are promoted to our installers and customers as the products to use with Control4 systems.
Solutions to Drive Interoperability
When adding a product to your Control4 system, a driver must be installed to communicate with your smart home. But well before that happens, we have worked with the manufacturer to test and certify the driver to ensure optimal integration. We've certified thousands of drivers for products ranging from flat panel TVs, projectors and disc players to audio/video receivers, thermostats, heating and cooling systems, window shades and security cameras, and more.
Simple Device Discovery Protocol
Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) is software that is built into a manufacturer's product to make integration with a Control4 system easy and seamless. With SDDP, the Control4 home automation system automatically finds and adds SDDP-enabled devices to the platform, dramatically reducing complexity and the installation time for Control4 dealers. Manufacturers can market the SDDP-enabled products as "automation-ready" and consumers can rest assured that their favorite solutions, regardless of brand, can be added to their Control4 systems. The growing momentum of the Control4 platform and its SDDP technology represents a broadening interest on the part of manufacturers to play a deeper role in the connected home.
Become a Partner
Control4 works with with leading companies in many industries to provide the best user experience and solutions. Our goal is to help them design quality products that operate seamlessly with our automation solution—both residential and commercial. There are several ways manufacturers can partner with Control4 to deliver integrated products and solutions.