“Digital” Don Dunn
Merlin Home Technologies, Lutz, FL
A custom integrator since 1996, “Digital” Don Dunn fell in love with home technology while working as a video salesman at Circuit. Now president of his own firm, Dunn has zeroed in on home automation and custom home theaters. He has been a Control4 dealer for three years.
How do you rate MyHome?
I rate Control4’s MyHome a 9 out of 10. There is no product currently on the market that offers the flexibility, scalability and ease of installation of Control4. There product allows us to offer very affordable and simple single-room systems that can be easily grown into a whole home integration system when the client chooses.
For what types of installations is it best suited?
We have installed Control4 systems into small homes, a tailgating trailer, 200-room senior citizens assisted living facility, and even in an award-winning fully automated 14,000-sq.-ft. estate and all are being controlled using the MyHome apps for iPhone and now Android. The MyHome Apps are suited to just about any installation imaginable.
What is one feature of MyHome that stands out in your projects?
The clients’ ability to use the system in just minutes. Control4 uses the same easy-to-use interface from the on screen navigator to the amazing MyHome app, they are all the same and just plain simple to use. I love to tell my clients that I can have them operating a state of the art home in just minutes using their phone or tablet.
What features would you like to see changed or added?
Now that the MyHome App is coming out for the Android platform, not much. I would really like to see Control4 bring out a front door station to work with their intercom as well as their own brand of IP cameras. Other than that, they are pretty comprehensive with their product offering from top to bottom.