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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4 Ways to Enhance Your Smart Home Design

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You’ve spent more time this year looking at your four walls than you usually do, and sometimes that view gets a bit stale. During these last few months, many homeowners have seen their Kona, Hawaii, homes in a completely new light: The increased exposure caused many of us to explore upgrade opportunities, paint the walls a different color, or look into a higher-performance internet service.

You might assume -- and reasonably so -- that adding technology might clutter or otherwise mar your smart home design. But when we look more closely, you’ll find that strategic use does wonders for your design goals, whether you’re fond of traditional looks or ultra-modern themes. We’ll explain how integrated technology, when well designed, improves how your residence functions AND looks.

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Smart Home Security Myths You Need to Know

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We can all agree that so much feels uncertain right now. However, one element that everyone can control is their home security. Though stats generally reported lower crime throughout the pandemic, increased home time drove bigger investments in DIY and professional smart home security products in April and May.

One of the risks that perpetuates Lahaina, HI, homeowners’ vulnerability to crime is a lack of accurate information. Many of these assumptions find their way into our thoughts and practices, deluding us into believe we’re safer than we are, or that specific circumstances will protect us when they will, in fact, endanger us. If you want to learn what we mean and how to best protect your family and property, keep reading.

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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.

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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.

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Smart Home Security Elements to Add This Holiday Season

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Upgrading your Maui, HI, home has never been so simple - or so complicated. On one hand, smart home security devices and systems grow more sophisticated every year, which streamlines operations within your home. But this also means you see a dizzying number of products to choose from, including the infamous DIY offerings that might not fully protect you.

The time leading up to the holidays provides the perfect season to add smart security to your integrated home. For example, during this time, we start to see a rapid uptick in preventable crime, like package theft, and more home fires from cooking and fireplace mismanagement.

In this blog, we drill down into some solutions we recommend to not only prepare your home for safe, happy hosting but also future proof your space for a new decade. Keep reading below for more!

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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.

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