Control4 is serious about training, which is why it’s supplementing its existing training and certification programs with a new technical training resource dubbed Smart Skills.

Smart Skills will be available to Control4 Dealers and the company says the initiative will be a quick and easy way for customers to get some knowledge on how to maser installation configurations, program unique scenes and perform singular tasks using the Control4 platform.

The Smart Skills training will be delivered through short videos that will typically be less than three minutes in length.

While the three minute videos will supplement the established training regime, they are designed to extend beyond what can be absorbed in basic certification courses. Smart Skills is designed to give Control4 technicians and integrators a path for learning how to do much more with the platform.

With just the initial library of topics, integrators can learn how to automate a gas fireplace, integrate a ZigBee door lock, enable alerts to a home owner’s mobile device or do more advanced programming with custom variables.

“Control4 Training is always looking for better ways to help Control4 certified technicians succeed in their careers. Our dealers depend on us for this,” says Rus Rasmussen, director of training.

“Smart Skills are our latest innovation toward that goal. With this new format, we can provide ongoing additions and updates to supplement the standard certification curriculum.”

The Smart Skills library launches today, with more than 15 videos in a variety of categories including Lighting, Entertainment, Comfort & Convenience, Safety & Security and Networking. Included in the Networking category is a course specific to the Pakedge Router. Control4 plans to expand the library with additional training modules each month.

The Smart Skills series is available to employees of authorised Control4 Dealers and is designed to enhance the skill and proficiency of technicians installing Control4. Dealerships will need to create a user login for each employee in the Control4 Dealer Portal. Employees can then log on and go to Training > Technical Training.

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