Now Is the Time to Invest in a Smart Home Security System

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Upgrading to home security that includes smart features will give you greater peace of mind and control no matter where you are

If you’re feeling a lot of uncertainty about the state of the world right now, you’re not alone. One way to gain greater peace of mind is to ensure your Mandeville, LA, home is as safe and secure as possible with a home security system. Home security is probably top of mind for you right now if you and your family are working and spending increased time at home.

Protect yourself, your family and your property even further by installing a system with smart technology. Smart security can offer you features and benefits that traditional security systems can’t provide. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of upgrading to a smart system today.  

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Make Your Life More Convenient with Smart Home Automation

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How to Experience Effortless Living by Making Your New Orleans Home Smarter

As you spend more time indoors in the coming months, wouldn’t it be great if you had a home that can anticipate your needs? Wouldn’t it be great to have control of all your technology in the palm of your hands? Imagine the convenience of seamlessly controlling your lights, AC, security system, and everything else with a simple button press or voice command.  

Experience effortless living by upgrading your home with cutting-edge smart technology solutions. Whether you want to automate a few devices in your rooms or your entire home, your choices are virtually endless. Learn about smart home automation options in New Orleans, LA, by reading more below.

 

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Top 3 Reasons to Invest in a Smart Home

Why Your Should Make Your Covington Home Smart

A study done by Lowe's smart home automation found that while Rosie the Robot is the futuristic feature consumers would want most from "The Jetsons," more than 70 percent of smartphone users in America just wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device. Above all, families want to make their homes safer, more energy efficient, and easier to manage.

Read this blog to learn more about it: The Best Benefits of Lighting Control In this blog, we’ll show you how Acadian Home Theater & Automation partnered with Control4 to meet all of your smart home needs in Covington, Louisiana. Here are the top three reasons why investing in smart home automation is worth it.

1. Add Convenience

Whether it’s summer and you have big plans to take a vacation, or it’s the middle of the year and work and school is quite demanding, a smart home system will help you manage your household and daily schedule. Managing a home and a family requires a lot of attention. Your Control4 system can act as a personal assistant, monitoring your property for security, keeping the house at the best temperature to save energy, and planning parties for entertaining guests. The truth is that being able to control your home with a mobile device – like your iPhone – is super convenient. And the magic of automation even allows you to take a hands-free approach since your system can think and act on its own. Simply tell it what to do using your smartphone, tablet, or in-wall touch screen with the Control4 app, and then go about the rest of your day without a second thought. Control4’s interface is also easy enough for anyone to use, from your 10-year-old to your grandmother, so you don’t have to be the only one in control.

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Raising a Family with Home Automation in Baton Rouge

How to Use Your Smart Home to Create a Family Environment

There are many reasons you may want to invest in smart home automation, such as saving time and energy. Or perhaps you have a proclivity for technology and enjoy using the latest smart home gadgets. However, did you know that a smart home can help you raise a family and manage a hectic schedule? Whether you have a house full of teens or are nursing a newborn, our automation services can create the right environment for your family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Continue reading to learn more.

SEE ALSO: Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Smart Home Installer 

Create the Right Environment for Newborns

You’ve finally put the baby to sleep and want to remember exactly what calmed them down. Use your smart home system to save the settings for the next evening. Pick the lighting levels, shade selection, music, and temperature using the touch interface on an iPad or in-wall touch screen. You can even label the scene, like “Goodnight Sweetheart,” so you can easily recall it at a moment’s notice. Hit one button and the nursery will instantly transform into a cozy and comforting environment – perfect for putting your baby to sleep and allowing you to get some much-needed sleep.

Wake up the Whole Family Automatically

Fast-forward 10 years and it’s time to wake your kids up and get them ready for school. You can create a ‘Wake up’ setting that helps everyone get out of bed in the morning. Each room in the house can be customized to the person’s preferences.  For example, in your bedroom, the in-ceiling speakers will play your favorite song exactly at 6 a.m. and the volume will slowly get louder as the shades open and let in the morning sun. At the same time, your mirror TV turns on the news so you can catch the traffic and weather report as you brush your teeth. Meanwhile, your daughter’s room lights gently rise to a bright level and her morning cartoon show turns on in the living room downstairs to get her moving. In your teenage son’s room, the shades open to lift his sleepy eyes and his favorite music playlist turns on as well. Your smart coffee pot wakes up too so that there’s a hot cup of joe for everyone downstairs. If you want to check in on any family member, you can use an HD intercom and talk to them through the audio system.

Keep an Eye on Every Family Member

How many times have your kids promised to call you as soon as they got home then left you in suspense for hours? With our security and surveillance solutions, integrated into your smart home, you can get alerts sent to your phone as soon as your kids walk into the house. Watch live video feeds if your boys and girls are home alone so you know they are safe no matter where you are. With whole house audio and video, you can also track what is being watched in every room from a mobile device, making it hard for your kids to view inappropriate movies, shows or games and change parental settings. Smart home controls are also very useful if your children have disabilities or if you are watching over the elderly.  You’ll have all the controls in the palm of your hands at all times for every need.

Smart home automation can make your daily life simple, and we know for parents there’s nothing more important than keeping your kids safe and having family fun too. Contact us and we’ll customize your smart home to meet the needs of your growing family.

 

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What It’s Really Like to Live in a Smart Home in New Orleans

Discover All the Incredible Features of Control4 Smart Home AutomationWhen you hear the phrase “smart home” you may think of refrigerators that tell you you’re out of milk, computers that announce your arrival when you come home, or other smart gadgets that make you feel like you’re living in luxury. However, smart home automation goes beyond just “connected living”. The Internet of Things simply means that your dishwasher can connect to the internet, but that doesn’t exactly equate to living in a smart home – at least by our definition.

Acadian Home Theater and Automation would love to explain and show you what it means to live in a smart home in your hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Keep reading to find out for those of you who are new to living an electronic lifestyle.

SEE ALSO: Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Smart Home InstallerExactly what is a smart home?Predictions over what a smart home would look like have ranged greatly. Take a look at The Jetsons or Back to the Future Part 2 and you’ll get an idea of it. But smart home automation is simply about connecting all of your electronics together so that you can start and turn off multiple things at once. It also means that your shades, lighting, security system and more can automatically turn on and off at varying time throughout the day based upon your specifications. Tell your smart home to turn off all the lights at 10 p.m. every night and it will do it for you. All you have to do is hit a button on your phone, tablet, or wall switch (some electronics allow you to use voice activation as well). Living in a smart home also means that you’ll have wireless access to every function. You can connect all of your electronics to your phone so you can control them from anywhere. So even though your smart home may have a fancy refrigerator that can tell you the weather or if you need to buy more milk, smart home automation encapsulates much more.Customizable ControlsControl4 is one of our top smart home partners. They have developed an easy-to-use system that anyone in the family can access – from 9 year olds to your 99-year-old grandmother. With Control4 smart home installation, you can automate your lighting, shading, security and surveillance system, smart locks, home theater, speakers, and the thermostat. Every room can come to life by creating “scenes”. Scenes are saved settings that create specific environments based on your personal needs and desires. For example, create a “Wake-up scene” by using the Control4 app and choosing the motorized drapes to draw and your favorite music playlist to turn on at 7 a.m. The sunlight and music will help you wake up and start the day. Have a pool party coming up? Create a music playlist and save it for the special day, choose a lighting level for your backyard, and a temperature for the pool and hot tub. Every space can be customized to your everyday life.

We hope this blog has been informative and started you on your journey towards smart living. We have much more to share! Send us your questions, comments or orders through the contact form on the website or just give us a call at 225-906-2589.

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Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Smart Home Installer


How to Enjoy Smart Home Automation in Your Covington, LA Home

Acadian Home Theater and Automation is your local smart home automation installer, dedicated to enhancing and simplifying your lifestyle. With over 12 years of experience under our belts, we offer the residents of Southeastern Louisiana, including Covington, smart home solutions including: home theater systems, security and surveillance, lighting control, motorized shades, energy management, and much more.



SEE ALSO: What It’s Really Like to Live in a Smart Home in New Orleans
Whether you are familiar with smart home technology or are just entering the smart home world, we would love to reveal all the benefits of using this technology. The big question is, why not do it yourself? Today we are going to give you 3 key benefits of hiring a local professional for your next smart home automation project.

We are the best solution in town
With 135 years of combined experience on our side, our team can install any technology you desire. Not only will we design and install a solution that is customized to your lifestyle, but we’ll also do the job right so that you don’t run into problems down the road. Our staff is certified in all of their proficiencies and manufacturers, which means that we know exactly how to install the systems properly in your home. Acadian is a member of CEDIA and the Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association.

We also have a great track record, being known for exceptional service. We don’t just provide services that meet your needs in the present, but we also service our customers for life – knowing that technology is always changing. You don’t have to worry about installing the latest products when you have a professional on your side ready and willing to easily update any system at a moment’s notice. Your investment is worthy of our time and care.

We have a complete set of services to meet all your needsOur core services include:
Security & Surveillance: Keep an eye on your house at all times with remote monitoring, surveillance cameras, and alarm systems. View video footage in real-time on your smartphone or tablet, arm door locks from miles away, and use HD intercom to view visitors before letting them into your property.

Whole House Audio: If you love music and how it can set the perfect mood for any event, you’ll want it in every room. We can install speakers in the walls and ceiling so that they blend in with your surroundings and don’t disrupt your home’s interior design. Wireless controls allow you to stream music from various services easily and expand your music library. We have an audio system for every home size and budget.

Home Theater Systems: Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your own living room with surround sound, HD or UHD picture, and a universal remote. Invest in a full dedicated home theater, or install multiple TVs throughout your home to create a whole house video system. Access your streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, cable, and your movie collection quickly and easily with wireless controls.

Lighting and Shading Control: One of the most fundamental and basic needs has become an incredible technology to enhance your everyday life. Open and close blinds with a remote control device or app on your smartphone. Time the lights to turn on and off at specific times of day, or use occupancy sensors to do the work for you and save energy. Integrate lights and shades together to save money and energy. You’ll love waking up and going to sleep every day with these one-touch controls.

Are you interested in any of these services or having us install a complete whole home solution? Simply fill out this online form to get in touch with us and schedule a discovery meeting.
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Smart Home Checklist

17 Questions to determine if you are ready for a smart home.Managing a house, no matter how big or small it is, can be challenging for any family. Busy schedules and hectic routines can make it difficult to keep your household running efficiently, and to have time to relax and unwind.

Necessary mundane tasks, such as setting back the thermostat and shutting off the lights before you leave the house or go to bed, are easily forgotten or simply ignored due to lack of time or energy. Even activities that are seemingly so simple, like closing the drapes to block out the harsh afternoon sun or choosing a song to enjoy on the stereo system, can become tedious when you're tired or pressed for time.

Here's where a smart home system can help. Programmed by a professional home systems integrator, a smart home system can control the lights, thermostats, motorized shading, audio system, security system, home theater equipment - basically anything else that uses electrical or battery power - so you don't have to.

Answer the following 17 questions to determine if you and your family could benefit from a smart home system. The questions are similar to those that would be posed to you by a professional home systems integrator about your lifestyle and family dynamic to determine the practicality of having a smart home system installed.

 

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