4 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

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Although we all appreciate our breezy, balmy island, we know how warm it can get during the summertime, often uncomfortably so. Those who don’t have a smart home will have a much more difficult task managing the heat. For example, they might have to walk around the house turning on fans or lowering shades - a bothersome, time-consuming task if you have a large or multi-level Lahaina home.

Facilitate your most luxurious island life with a little help from smart home technology. We install convenient tools like
climate control that let you manage temperatures from your phone or with your voice. Motorized shades will stabilize temperatures throughout the day (No more mid-afternoon heat waves!) and help you lower energy bills. And you can stay cool by the pool or patio with automated fans and fun pool setting controls. Learn how these technologies coexist to give you a comfortable, energy-efficient Hawaii residence or vacation home.

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Stuck at Home? Don’t Miss These Outdoor Entertainment Ideas!

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We can all agree that social distancing has changed some aspects of our lifestyle, from our ability to freely roam around Maui to our tourism slowdown. At this point, shopping centers and restaurants are reopening, but it’s still less safe to go out than it used to be.

Many people still choose to spend most of their time at home, but it can get old staying cooped up within your four walls. We know you probably miss the carefree shopping and movie theater nights; however, with some creativity and help from a professional, you could have fun options even closer to you. Keep reading to uncover some outdoor entertainment ideas that will help you and your family stay happy and healthy at your Hawaii home.

SEE ALSO: How to Optimize Your Outdoor Entertainment Setup

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3 Features of the Neeo Remote That Have Clients Raving

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If you have worked with us before, you know why we think there are plenty of reasons to make Control4 your choice home automation system. It features many customization options, including a vast network of 14,000 third-party integrations to enjoy, such as music and video tools, security devices and much more.

Last year, Control4 set a precedent within the automation industry when they released their Smart Home OS 3 system, full of user-friendly enhancements that allowed customers more intuitive control of their whole home, from one platform. More recently, the company purchased the Neeo remote specifically with Smart Home OS 3 suite in mind, while giving Control4 users a remote that appealed to their need for buttons and a touchscreen. The Neeo features an attractive interface and a sleekly designed aluminum body that holds up to everyday wear and tear.

As your Kihei, HI, Control4 dealers, we look forward to showing you more details about the Neeo remote, including three reasons it might be what’s missing in your smart home.

SEE ALSO: Why Should You Enlist a Home Automation Company?

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3 Signs You Need to Invest in a Commercial Surveillance System Now

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All too often, it’s easy for business owners to take commercial surveillance systems and alarms for granted because most news stories involve residential incidents. Plus, you might assume that there’s a “strength in numbers” phenomenon that protects you from burglary, natural disaster or other compromising situations. In this blog, we’ll expose some of your vulnerabilities and explain why you might need a commercial security system sooner than you think.

Is your Maui, HI, office truly protected? If not, read on to see which tools you should implement soon and why.

SEE ALSO: Why Network Control Is a Smart Move for Your Business

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3 Reasons to Enlist a Home Automation Company

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Every day, we see a new integrated home technology emerge in a big box store. Security systems, lighting control and others arrive on shelves and promise comprehensive solutions for Lahaina, HI, smart homes. However, none of these standalone products boasts the reliability, scalability or convenience of a professionally installed, fully supported smart home that Control Freaks Hawaii custom-builds for clients like you. Keep reading to understand why working with a home automation company surpasses a DIY install every time.

SEE ALSO: How Control4 Smart Home Technology Can Improve Your Home

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3 Can’t-Miss Benefits of Residential Climate Control

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We are lucky enough to live in Kihei, Hawaii, where we enjoy warm weather and sunny skies nearly every day of the year. So you might be surprised to learn that you can still reap the same benefits and more from residential climate control systems as someone living in the snowy mountains of Vermont. Since our weather is temperate throughout the year, as opposed to the “peaks and valleys” much of the continental U.S. experiences, we see incremental benefits year-round.

We’re here to show you some unique, perhaps unexpected facts about the importance of residential HVAC automation and how Control Freaks Hawaii can help you manage your smart home’s temperature. Discover more by reading below.

SEE ALSO: A Few Ways to Save Energy With Smart Climate Control

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Automate The Heart of Your Home with a Smart Kitchen

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You might have noticed that your kitchen attracts a lot of attention from everyone living in your home. However, when it comes to implementing smart home automation, the kitchen takes a backseat to other rooms. We wrote about another room that shouldn’t be an afterthought here.

Keep reading to learn why we think kitchens are a prime spot for smart home automation systems and devices, from tools that help you cook to whole-house audio built just for entertaining. We think you’ll be astounded at some of the upgrades we can add to your Lahaina, HI, home. Not to mention, we can’t think of a better time to start considering a smart kitchen than before the holiday season. Curious to see what technology is available? Keep reading.

SEE ALSO: How Control4 Smart Home Technology Can Improve Your Life

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Key Features Your Boardroom Automation Systems Need By 2020

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Now that we’re moving into September, our attention turns toward the fall season and even the upcoming holidays. We know you’re well aware that in the corporate world, this means the imminent start of Q4. Maui, Hawaii-based Business owners in every vertical understand that these last three months are their prime time to attract key prospects and strengthen client relationships.

No matter what your business goals are to end the year right, your success relies on the modernized A/V communication systems. We live in a rapidly changing business world, where clients and employees alike aren’t always local. What are you doing to keep up with them? Control Freaks Hawaii can help bolster your boardroom automation systems so that you’re positioned well to head into the next quarter and a new decade. Keep reading for three tools we know will help you!

SEE ALSO: Why Network Control Is a Smart Move for Your Business

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Keep Cool and Save Energy with Smart Climate Control

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We have warm, beautiful weather year-round here in Kihei, Hawaii, with flowers always in bloom and the sun never too far away. But summer is slightly warmer, reaching into the high 80s and requiring daily doses of AC. However, our homes can use up lots of electricity with air conditioning on all the time. Not only is it not eco-friendly to do so, but the costs start to add up.   

You can prepare for the heat and save energy at the same time with smart climate control in your home automation system. To learn how smart devices can keep your Kihei, HI residence cool, continue reading below!

SEE ALSO: Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space with Weatherproof Technology

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The 4 Smart Security Integrations You’ve Never Considered

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After starting with the security basics, like integrated locks, video doorbells and surveillance, you’ve probably considered adding more to your home’s security applications. Is it time to combine some of these capabilities? Security provides plenty of examples of the power and practicality of well-installed smart home features that, when working together, will protect your family and possessions for years to come.

Spring usually shows us a significant uptick in common crimes like burglaries and vandalism, so Control Freaks Hawaii would like to help you prepare now. Keep reading to see what your security system can do for your Lahaina, Hawaii, home with Control4 smart integrations!

SEE ALSO: How Control4 Smart Home Technology Can Improve Your Life 

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Why You Need Commercial Media Control

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The only office feature more exciting than high-definition audio and video is the ability to manage it from anywhere. From conferenceroom audio video to digital signage, we’ll show you some of the benefits of harnessing media control to serve all your commercial automation needs.

As Control4 Platinum dealers, our team uses Control4 for our commercial automation projects, largely due to its convenience and integrated in-office and remote access. Keep reading to find out how AV access will improve your Maui, HI, business by refocusing on your company’s purpose and bottom line.

SEE ALSO: Could Commercial Automation Save Your Business? 

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How Control4 Smart Home Technology Can Improve Your Life

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When a smart home automation system is all synched up, it works like a dream. With Kihei, HI smart home masterpieces, Control Freaks Hawaii has fused multiple indoor and outdoor controls together seamlessly. Our name says it all: We think lighting, HVAC, security, and more should fall within your control. The more we integrate your technology, the more efficiently you can manage your house.

Homes of the future must connect these various pieces in an integrated, dynamic, and functional way. The modern smart home drives convenience while minimizing energy costs, supporting a complex home network while reducing environmental impact.

How can you keep up? Control4 can do all of that and more as a home automation system. Keep reading to see which Control4 integrations you’ll need to help you live your most connected life possible!

SEE MORE: What Do You Need to Know to Get Started with Home Automation

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