Control4: Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Z-Wave, Motorized Shades

CEPro has a great writeup on the new announcements Control4 made yesterday but two bullet points are much larger than the others.

First up is voice control via Amazon Alexa which should be interesting to see how works. This is the first product or feature that Control4 allows the end user to completely install themselves -- no dealer truck roll, no dealer installation. And it's pretty easy to see why. After you link your Amazon and 4sight account Control4 'publishes' everything to Alexa making every device in your home 'discoverable.' 

The bigger story is Zwave. Control4 embraced Zigbee out of the gate with their own equipment. Zwave has steadily increased in market share is very popular in the DIY and security communities. This initial rollout is very small (only 13 devices supported) but  they'll soon be supporting many more.