April 11, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
It’s been a while since we’ve seen technology incorporated into the fridge—at least good technology. Control4 is changing all that with its new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module.
Developed by Card Access, the Control4 system can be integrated into select Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. In other words, you don’t need to buy a new fridge. It actually works with all new Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator models and Wolf E-Series wall ovens, with a little tweaking.
Those appliances do need the new Module. After a factory-certified service technician completes that installation, download the free Smart Appliance App. This allows the homeowner to create alerts, manage energy, and review appliance diagnostics.
That means when on vacation, you can manage and control appliances to save a little on energy costs. It also means you can crank up the ice maker for party planning.
Users can also set to receive text and email alerts for service requests and use the system to alert a certified technician or Control4 dealer.
“Incorporating technology within our products reinforces our commitment to improving our customers’ ownership experience,” said Michele Bedard, vice president of marketing for Sub-Zero and Wolf. “Modern consumers are gravitating towards products that add convenience to their everyday routine and appliances with home automation technology do just that.”
App: Smart Appliance App
Find it Here: Control4’s 4Store
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.