Single App Control by Josh and Control4

Sep 29, 2023 | Home Automation, Smart Home

Each year, more automated home solutions are released to the consumer market that promise to streamline your lifestyle. Many homeowners find themselves overwhelmed by the subtle differences in the number of options available. Josh and Control4 home automation simplifies the process by centralizing all your lighting, shades, AV, networking, and security into one user-friendly interface. Whether you opt for an in-wall control panel or a wireless device, Josh and Control4 products promise flexibility that fits each homeowner’s unique needs. At Rivas TechGroup, we partner with home automation brands like Josh and Control4 to bring streamlined convenience to your home.

Unified Management

Josh and Control4’s home automation products are highly cost-effective solutions that unify your whole-home audio, security systems, and lighting solutions under one umbrella. With a Josh or Control4 system, you can experience control options unique to a type of room, like energy efficiency in the kitchen or surround sound in your home theater. It’s possible to control nearly any part of your home, so you can turn off the lights, close the blinds, and set up your security system from the comfort of your bed.

There are a plethora of control options for your home. You can better understand the individual rooms of your home through a sleek data collection interface, including light scene settings or alarm status. On-screen video integration allows you to monitor the activity on your CCTV cameras directly from your touch screen or paired app. No matter how many compatible brands you have, we can centralize them under one system.

Outside view of home with lights on

Lighting Control

It’s easier than ever to control a lighting system. You won’t wonder which switch controls the overhead kitchen lighting or the pantry lights. Our lighting control systems are easily operated through a smart device, such as a wall panel, tablet, or smartphone, leaving you in charge of your home from the other side of your house or even the other side of the world. It’s easy to visualize your lighting control on a screen, and if you can’t remember if you turned off the kitchen lights, quickly check your phone and flip the switch. Your mobile device will enable you to adjust the settings to alter your lights’ intensity and color throughout your home.

Motorized Shades

Whether immersed in a good movie or book, adjusting the blinds is the last thing on your mind until the glare makes it unbearable. With motorized shades, you can preset your blinds to close during the hours of the day when the sun shines directly in your home. Grab your phone to make the quick adjustment from the Control4 or Josh app. You can even integrate your lighting control system with Amazon Alexa or Google Home to make a simple voice command. While adjusting the shades used to be a pesky task, mobile control has decreased the time to seconds.

Lighting control panel on wall

Multi-Room AV

Luckily, whole-house audio systems don’t require a separate remote for each room. We strive to install systems that are easy to manage by all family members, even those technology-challenged members. Controlling speakers is easy when using an app on your mobile devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, or tablets, or through a wall-mounted control panel or voice command assistant. Mobile control allows anyone to add their favorite song to the queue. At the end of the night, when the party is over, fade the music with a button.


Mesh networking systems are inherently intelligent, automatically choosing the ideal Wi-Fi channel and radio band for the best wireless connection. If you need admin access, there’s no confusing website you have to log in to; instead, a paired app on your mobile device acts as the control center to manage individual devices and security settings. Mesh networks ensure more stable security support than traditional routers, including an advanced feature that blocks malicious websites. These smart devices automatically install system updates, meaning you probably won’t feel like you have to check in on your system too often.


CCTV systems are usually the first way people take their home security into their own hands. Security camera systems allow you to monitor and record activity on your property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your phone or tablet. The technology behind these systems has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and more varieties mean that you can choose a perfect arrangement for your needs.

At Rivas TechGroup, our primary focus is to save you time, energy, and money. With a home automation system controlled by a single app, you invest in your home and combine functionality with elegance. Contact us today to bring the power of Josh or Control4 to your home!