How to Use Geofencing Technology in Your Louisiana Home

 

Learn About the Security Trend that is Changing the Smart Home World

In the world of smart home automation, there are a few ways to simply control your Louisiana home. You can press one button on your mobile device or wall keypad to start a specific scene, or schedule a scene according to date and time. However, now we have another way to control our smart homes – geofencing. Geofencing technology is a relatively new feature to homeowners and gives you another way to manage your home remotely. Instead of using times or dates to start and stop tasks, you can use your precise location. Continue reading this blog on this security and surveillance trend to learn all about it.



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What is Geo-Fencing?
Geofencing allows you to create an invisible fence around your Covington property so that as soon as someone steps inside or outside of that virtual zone, the security system reacts. Your system uses cell phone tower triangulation to gauge where you are. Once you pass the invisible barrier, either going in or out, certain rules will go into effect. These actions are triggered by a device, most often a smartphone, whenever it crosses into the established zone.

How do I use it with my smart home?
Geofencing can be used for a lot of different reasons other than just security. For example, you can monitor the activity of your children or pets so that when they go outside of a certain area, you get a text message on your phone. This is helpful for determining when your kids get home from school to make sure the home is locked and armed when they are there, or monitoring the behavior of Fido in case he escapes the backyard. Geofencing can be tied to every smart feature in your home, such as motorized shades, automated lighting, surveillance cameras, the smart thermostat, and smart locks. Imagine making your way home from work and your home activating a “welcome home” scene as soon as you are a mile away. The thermostat will adjust to make your house cooler, the lights will turn on, your TV will turn the channel to the afternoon news, and the security system will disarm.

Full Security and Surveillance Solutions
While geofencing is certainly the newest trend in smart security, there are many other ways to protect your home. Here are a few more ways we can install a surveillance and security system in your home to protect your loved ones and valuables.

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Consider These Benefits of a Professional Security System

Our Security and Surveillance Solutions Protect Every Aspect of Your Louisiana Home

Installing a security and surveillance system seems to be fairly straightforward, but perhaps you have not considered the many different ways you can use it in your everyday life. Security alarms and cameras aren’t just about protecting your home in the Baton Rouge, LA area; it’s also about simplifying your day-to-day tasks and keeping an eye on everyone in your house – even the dog! Continue reading to discover all the benefits of installing one of our systems in your house.

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Baby Cam, or Nanny Cam

When there is a baby in the house, there is nothing more important than making sure the little boy or girl is taken care of. When they are that small, they need constant attention and a watchful eye to make sure nothing goes wrong. We have small cameras that are most appropriate for capturing your little one 24-7. You will be able to check in on him or her at any time through your mobile device or computer. The video is in color and crystal clear so you can see even the smallest movements. Of course, we have audio tied to it as well so you can hear if the baby is crying. Our cameras are also wonderful for keeping an eye on the nanny too so you can observe how they handle your kids.

Pet Care

We know you love and care for your dogs, cats, or other animals like family members, so we offer special surveillance for them too. We can install cameras on the porch, in the backyard, or any place your pets reside. Just like your kids, you can check up on them at any time during the day or night and see realtime footage. If you see the dog has escaped or the cat has gotten into something bad, you can immediately take action. We can even set up alerts for you so that if your pet goes into an off-limits area you will get a text message or email. These sensors are helpful for when strangers step onto your property or your dog gets loose.

Screen Visitors

Another great way to use cameras is to hook them up to an intercom system. Place a surveillance camera at the front door, and then when someone knocks on the door or rings the bell, you can see who it is out front and even speak to them through an intercom. You don’t even have to be at home! Say for example, a UPS woman stops by to drop off a package. You get an alert sent to your smartphone at work and talk to her through the intercom to let her know she can leave the package at the front door.

Our goal is to help you stay connected with every member of your family and make sure they are safe at all times. While safety and security are top priories when installing these systems, we like to assure you that there are many other ways you can take advantage of the technology too. Do you need an update, a new install, or a repair? Call us or message us online!

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Security & Surveillance Solutions for Your Baton Rouge Home

Protect Your Home with Control4 Security SolutionsA security system that is connected to your smart home system is quite different than simply having an alarm or a few cameras around your Baton Rouge, LA home. Since we are Control4 dealers, we choose to install their security and surveillance solutions because they are easy to use and very versatile. While there are different ways to install a security system in your house, in this blog we’ll give you an overview on how Control4 systems differ and why they have additional benefits over traditional systems.

SEE ALSO: How to Protect Your New Orleans Home with Security & Surveillance SystemsIntegrate Every FeatureWhen you have a Control4 smart home, your security isn’t a standalone system – it’s integrated with every other feature of your house. For example, you’ll be able to set your alarm, shut the blinds, and turn off the lights all by pressing one button. It’s also easily expandable so if you want us to install smart locks later on, or more cameras, we can easily tie them into your home.

Use Wireless TechnologyPlenty of alarm systems can be controlled by your phone today, but what about your smart watch? Do you get automatic alerts based on smart sensors? Control4 systems are capable of much more because you can receive notifications on your phone, smart watch, or computer the second something isn’t right – like a pipe leaking, or a garage door that is left open. The benefit is that your smart home is keeping an eye on every part of your home for you, and doing the work of alerting you when something goes awry. With wireless technology at your fingertips, you can also easily check on your home while you’re away by opening up real-time video footage, looking at past videos via cloud-based memory, and seeing the status of door locks on your user interface.

Mockupancy Settings“Mockupancy” simply means that your home will look occupied when it’s actually empty. Create a scene with your Control4 app by setting certain features to turn on a varying times. For example, your smart home will lower the shades at noon, and then raise them at 3 p.m. As soon as it gets dark, the lights and TVs will turn on to simulate you’re there. By simulating your family’s normal, everyday activities, you’ll have additional peace of mind while you’re away.

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How to Protect Your New Orleans Home with Security & Surveillance Systems


Keep an Eye on Your Louisiana Property at All Times with a Security System

Everyone needs to protect their family’s most valued possessions; having a security system in place is not a question; it’s a necessity. But the type of system you have installed in your New Orleans home is crucial. Today’s security systems are incredibly advanced, but you may not know exactly what they can do. How do you know for sure that your system will do the job? Continue reading this blog entry to discover the latest advancements in security and surveillance systems.

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Smart Surveillance Cameras
The surveillance cameras on the market right now have just as good of a picture as an HD TV, meaning you can see incredible detail in all the recorded footage of your home. Surveillance cameras can also be activated by motion sensors so that they only turn on when needed, and they can also capture images at all angles – 360 degrees around. You can view any camera footage in real time through an app on your smartphone or tablet, or look at the clips later when you get home. Get alerts sent to your phone or email anytime an intruder steps into your home. Captured video can be essential for insurance claims if anything goes wrong.

Smart Door LocksYou can lock your door and literally throw away the key with our advanced entry systems. Smart door locks allow you to type in a code to open the door, or use an app on your phone, so that you don’t have to carry a physical key with you. You’ll never have to hire a locksmith to open the door in case you lose it. You can even create multiple codes for various users and then change them at any time for additional security. Forgot to lock the back door but you’re already at work? Open up your smart home app and lock it instantly from miles away. If you have a front gate, we can install a swipe card device at the front to make entry fast and easy for residents.

Pair your smart locks and gate entry system with an intercom to screen visitors before letting them in. For example, if the UPS man stops by to drop off a package, you can get an alert that someone is at the door and then actually see them through your surveillance cameras. Talk to the UPS guy via the intercom and then let him in using the smart lock.

Alarm System
Smart locks and smart cameras do a good job of keeping an eye on your home at all times and securing the property, but an alarm system proactively scares away burglars. As soon as a window is broken or you receive an alert that a stranger is inside, the alarm system turns on with a loud noise and contacts the police. Our monitoring systems ensure that your home is kept safe at all times.

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