Make Back-to-School a Breeze with a Home Security System

Security Solutions to Help School Days Stay Safe

Summertime has come and gone, and the kids are back to school. Whether your children are learning their ABCs or how to drive this year, ensuring their safety after school isn’t always easy. Even if you have a babysitter or trust your teens with a key, you may find yourself distracted at work wondering how the kids are doing.

But with a fully integrated home security system from Control4, you can grant yourself the gift of peace of mind while the school bell rings in the afternoon. As a Baton Rouge, LA-based smart technology firm, we have years of experience building custom security systems for a range of homes and families. Continue reading to learn how a typical school day can benefit from smart home technology.     SEE ALSO: 5 Security Tips to Better Protect Your Home from Theft

Leaving the House

Cereal bowls are empty, bags are packed, and your family is out the door for school and work. Prepare your house’s security in just a few taps on your tablet or smartphone with the Control4 app. Lock all doors, set alarms, and turn on security cameras if they’re not activated already. You can even arrange for the thermostat and lights to turn on at specific times, so later tonight, your kids won’t have to fiddle with the temperature, and your walkway will be lit for your return. As the kids journey to school, and you head off to work, you can rest assured that your home is safe.

Kids Return from School

As your kids walk home from the bus stop or are driven back by a babysitter, you can avoid mishaps of lost or forgotten keys with smart locks. Your children can use an easy-to-remember pin code (perhaps a birthday or the year you adopted a dog) to unlock the door. You can also assign your nanny their own personalized code too. Codes can easily be changed or suspended from your device when necessary, and automatic locks will keep your entrances safe from forgetful children. Smart locks are a much sounder solution than spare keys under a matt or in a flowerpot, which intruders can easily take advantage of.

After your children open the door and walk inside, you’ll receive an alert to your phone of detected activity. The daily message will be a comforting reminder that the kids returned home safe, and you can check your entrance’s surveillance cameras to ensure it is them. If you don’t receive a notification that the kids returned home, you can call them or their nanny to see if everything is alright.

Check-in Remotely

Another perk of a home security system is the ability to check in on your home from any location. If the kids are in and out of the house in the afternoon, you can verify the status of your home’s locks right from your smartphone. Lock the garage remotely and turn off any lights that may have been left on. If the kids call saying, “Someone is at the door,” you can inspect live camera footage to see who it is. And through a video doorbell system, you may even communicate to the visitor. If it’s just a neighbor or friend on your font steps, let the kids know. But if it’s someone suspicious or dangerous, you’ll be able to notify authorities immediately.

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5 Security Tips to Better Protect Your Home from Theft

The Right Tools to Give You Peace of Mind

When designing a home security system, you need to consider your household's unique needs. In most cases, though, all homeowners can benefit from the same necessary foundation with just a few personal tweaks. This blog outlines some tips that will protect your Baton Rouge, LA home from theft and showcase the ways a custom smart security system helps to implement safety daily. Experience added piece of mind knowing you're doing everything you can to protect your home from potential intruders.

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Lock All Entry Points

Eliminate human error by using security apps that send you alerts if doors are unlocked. Make any necessary changes through the same app whether you’re at home, work, or on vacation. If anyone in your family is particularly forgetful at keeping track, you can even use geo-tagging. During certain hours, if your system notices you left the house (based on your phone's location), it will automatically lock the doors.

Scare Off Potential Intruders

There are a variety of ways your home security system brings attention to unwanted activity on your property. One tactic is to flood the area with lights as soon as intruders set off motion sensors. The added benefit to this is that it also ensures you get better surveillance footage. Follow that with a loud alarm which not only further alerts them they have been noticed, but it will also help to advise your family to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.

 Alternate Your Routine

One way intruders make sure you're not home when they break-in is to scope out your daily routines. How can you keep them from learning your regular habits without having to change your lifestyle? Employ 'away' scenes within your smart security system to make it seem like someone is home throughout the day. Schedule lights to turn on and off and even integrate motorized shades that go up and down for a more realistic effect.

Keep Track of Who Enters

Resist the urge to leave a lock under the mat for any gardeners, maids or dog walkers that need to enter when you’re not there. During the day, use your security app to let them in or give them each unique access codes to use. Each time they use the code to enter the house or activate the alarm when they leave, you will receive a notification. Not only that, but you can view live surveillance footage if you sense they’ve stuck around longer than expected.

Keep a Well-Lit Exterior

Going back to our previous point, thieves hate being noticed. That's why they'll often target houses with dark exteriors, where there are more natural spots for them to hide. Developing a comprehensive landscape lighting solution will serve as a significant deterrent for thieves. Having well-lit exteriors will not only create less dangerous unlit areas for them to thrive, but it will enhance your family’s overall safety by eliminating tripping hazards as well.

 Are you interested in upgrading your home security system to protect your property better? The experts at Acadian will craft a custom solution with your home’s primary needs and vulnerabilities in mind. All you have to do to get started is call us at 225.442.9849, fill out our contact form or chat with us below.

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Smart Security Tools to Keep Your Home Safe in 2019

Home automation brings you peace of mind with powerful, easy-to-use security and surveillance devices

Do you leave your home unprotected while you head to work each day? Are you heading to the beach for spring break in the near future? Any summer vacations planned?

All these situations are reasons to re-evaluate your home security needs. According to statistics from the Baton Rouge Police Department, there were 3,229 burglaries and 8,504 larceny cases in 2017, the most recent year available.

You want to make sure your home and your loved ones are protected, and that’s where smart home technology can be a great ally. Let’s look at how automation improves the home security system of your Baton Rouge residence.

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SMART LOCKS AND DOORBELLS

It’s high time for you to ditch your keys in favor of digital smart locks. Typically, smart locks are unlocked using a numeric code or from an app; no more hiding a key for either yourself or guests when you give them a one-time-use code. This makes smart locks a significantly stronger security tool than analog locks.

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Discover the Latest Trends in Home Security Systems

Protect Your Baton Rouge Home with Smart Security Solutions

 Security is the driving force of the smart home industry. It’s the most in-demand feature for smart home systems, and more than anything else, homeowners want to know that their families are in a safe environment. Manufacturers are always looking for new ways to satisfy that need, and in the past decade, there have been massive strides in high-definition video surveillance, voice control, facial recognition, motion sensing, and automated functionality.

Are you considering a home security system for your Baton Rouge home? Read on to learn about the latest industry trends that are setting the bar for smart security technology.

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AI Learns Your Habits

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the core of the smart home, and new devices are taking the information they gather throughout the day to make intelligent adjustments that best suit your living patterns. Multipurpose sensors play a significant part in machine learning, monitoring motion, ambient lighting, sound, air quality and more to give your system the data it needs to make automatic changes and detect anomalies that are outside of the norm.

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