Why You Should Install Access Control in Your Home

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How You Can Use Access Control to Protect and Control Your Home

Your safety and the safety of those you love are priority number one. Having a security system in your home is the first line of defense. But no matter how robust or reliable it is, it has limitations and can often be a reactive method when it comes to dealing with an unforeseen incident.

But access control systems give a proactive means of managing potential threats, allowing you to see and decide who comes and goes and make quick decisions when a threat is detected by your system. With a home access control system installed in your Lafayette home, you know you have all your bases covered when it comes to security.  

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Provide and Revoke Access Seamlessly

Forget about leaving a key under the mat when you need to give someone else access to your home. Instead, upgrade to an access control system that lets you use fobs, mobile apps or access codes. Through your system app, you’ll be able to add new users in just a few minutes. For people like contractors that need temporary access, forget about the stress of retrieving keys or worrying if copies were made. As soon as their project is done, remove their access code from the system. In just a few steps you get complete peace of mind that only the people you want can enter your home.

Monitor Who Enters and Leaves Your Home

Access control also provides a great way to monitor the coming and goings in your home. Along with being more convenient, the entry options outlined above provide better visibility as well. Each person can be linked to their form of entry, letting you create a comprehensive security log showing when someone—like say, your daily dog walker—comes into the home and when they leave. Notice a pattern of someone coming in at times they shouldn’t be? Change the settings in your app so their code only works at predetermined times.

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3 Primary Benefits of an Integrated Smart Alarm System

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Access and control all your home security devices in one convenient location

Your smart alarm system already provides immense value to your Lafayette, LA, home by alerting you to suspicious or abnormal events inside your house while you’re away. But you can promote more proactive home security by integrating your alarm system with the rest of your smart home  surveillance, door locks, lighting, audio, climate, and more. 

An integrated security system allows you faster and more convenient control over all the devices safeguarding your home. Keep reading to learn three primary benefits of an integrated home alarm system. 

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1. Faster Response Times

With an integrated system, you can access, monitor, and manage all your smart alarms, sensors, door locks, surveillance cameras, and other smart devices in one place. When an abnormal event occurs  like an outdoor camera detecting motion in the backyard or a door sensor detecting an open door  you’ll immediately receive a notification to your smartphone. 

From there, you can quickly respond to the threat by pulling up your entire home security system on a smartphone app or touchscreen tablet. Within seconds, you’ll be viewing information about where an abnormal event was detected and watching live-stream video footage. No more wasting precious time scrambling for multiple apps or logins to check on all your security devices  integrated security allows you to review an event and call the authorities much faster than you would be able to otherwise. 

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Your Home Security Services Starter Kit for a Safer Home

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Wondering Where to Start? We Figured it Out for You

Your home’s security has become a priority to you recently, and you want to invest in home security services that will help you protect your family and your belongings. There are plenty of options on the market, but it can be overwhelming to try and figure out which services and products you really need. 

We want to make protecting your Lafayette, LA, home easier, so we picked out three essential security tools to get you started. Keep reading to find out what they are and how they’ll benefit your property.

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Alarm System

When you decide to take your property’s security seriously, the first piece of smart security technology you should bring into your home is an alarm system. An alarm system is typically the foundation of a home security system and is the most effective at protecting your family and belongings. This will give you the ultimate peace of mind knowing that you’ll receive an instant notification if your system goes off, and so will law enforcement.  

Most alarm systems give you access to real-time information from touch screen panels and smartphone applications so you can keep an eye on your home no matter where you are, at home or away. Your alarm system will also work in tandem with other smart security technology to further protect your home.

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3 Spaces in Your Home That Motorized Window Treatments Benefit

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Automate Natural Light Usage While Increasing Security

Motorized window treatments are the underdog of smart home technology. While often overlooked by homeowners, they bring a new level of power and convenience to the table. Motorized window treatments enable you to easily adjust the amount of daylight in your Lafayette, LA home to increase comfort, conserve energy, and protect your furniture from sun damage. 

If you’ve made the decision to install motorized window treatments in your home but aren’t sure what rooms to start in, we’ll dive into three spaces that benefit the most from motorized shades and rollers in this blog post. Let’s get started.

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Bedroom

Your bedroom is your safe haven. It’s where you rest and recharge while leaving the worries of the world behind. You might decide you want to let natural sunlight in during the day to set the mood for a productive day and support your circadian rhythm, but you’ll want to be able to close your window treatments after dark for privacy. Motorized window treatments add to your nightly sense of comfort and relaxation while giving you the power to raise or lower your shades with the press of a button.

Office

We’re living right in the middle of the work-from-home era, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon. Your home office needs to be a space where you can get work done without being interrupted by anyone else in your home or even a glare on your screen from the afternoon sun. Motorized window treatments like roller shades or simple blinds can filter sunlight to keep you energized without being a distraction.

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3 Situations Where Voice Control Swoops in to Save the Day

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Master the technology in your home without even lifting a finger

Alexa, what’s the easiest way to control my smart home? If you guessed voice control, you’d be correct. Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant offers you a hands-free, hassle-free way to control the audio/video, lights, thermostat, door locks, and other smart devices with simple verbal commands. Voice assistants like Alexa, Google, and Siri can be integrated with hundreds of third-party smart devices, and Alexa and Google have native integration with a Control4 home automation system. 

Keep reading to learn three situations where voice control is the ideal assistant in your Lafayette, LA smart home! 

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1. When Your Hands Are Otherwise Occupied

Let voice control be an extra set of hands when you have an armload of groceries, laundry, or anything else. Verbally ask your home to turn on exterior porch lights when you’re walking up with hands full of pizza boxes for dinner or interior laundry room lights when you’re walking down the hallway with a full load of dirty clothes. 

While your hands are occupied in the kitchen, ask Alexa or Google to brighten the overhead lighting by 25% for better visibility while you’re dicing vegetables or play some music over the in-ceiling speakers for entertainment while you cook. 

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