May 1, 2017
Alexa Voice Control

Voice-Controlled Smart Homes

Voice-controlled devices are quickly becoming a staple in our homes. They add a level of convenience and that “smart home” feature that was a futuristic dream just 20 years ago. The reality is that today, you can have a home security panel that can also control your lights, door locks, thermostat and garage doors. Acadian Total Security is excited to provide the latest in home security and automation for customers with these new Qolsys panels powered by Alarm.com. In addition to having control over your home security and automation with a smartphone app, now our panels integrate with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. If you have an Amazon Echo, Dot or Fire TV, you can turn off lights, arm your system, or lock the door by saying, “Hey Alexa, ask Alarm.com to ______.” Your device will then either give you a quick answer or automatically trigger into action.   Voice-controlled security You […]
January 23, 2017
Townsquare Media

Home Security Expert in Lafayette

Home Security Expert Proud to Serve as Lafayette’s Expert on Home Security Advice As a locally owned business, we feel proud when other businesses in our community look to us for expert advice. Townsquare Media, a group of seven radio stations in Lafayette and Acadiana, has chosen experts in different industries (from spas to electric and pest control companies) to provide helpful tips each month for the tens of thousands of listeners. We take our role as a chosen expert alarm company to provide the station audiences with tips on things like: how to save money through home automation or their home insurance, the benefits of having indoor and outdoor security cameras, how to make your home less attractive to potential thieves, questions to ask when shopping for a home security system, and holiday and summertime safety. Visit any of the Townsquare radio station websites to learn more about home […]
July 27, 2016
Paperless Billing

Save Paper — Automatic Payments

Did you know that Acadian Total Security offers paperless billing? Help us reduce our paper trail by signing up today! Join the 35% of our retail security subscribers and 82% of our Acadian On Call medical alert subscribers who are already enrolled in paperless billing. When you subscribe to paperless billing and autopay services, you’ll receive monthly email alerts that a new bill has posted to your account. Simply link your banking or credit card information to your Acadian Total Security account, and choose your payment due date (between the 1st and 28th of each month). Once it’s set up, you don’t have to worry about paying your bill each month—we’ll take care of it for you! There are two ways you can sign up: ●  Call our billing department at 855­459­4564, and provide the specialist with your checking account or credit/debit card information so we can enroll you in […]
July 27, 2016
Energy Saving Thermostat - Home Automation

Combining Convenience and Energy Efficiency

Running a more energy efficient home helps to lower utility bills, especially in the dead of summer when rates are higher. But energy efficiency doesn’t just mean using electricity less, it just means using it smarter. With home automation gadgets, you can still live in comfort without wasting extra energy when you don’t need it. Your air conditioner is one of the most energy­intensive elements in your home. But with the right thermostat, you can manage your AC’s energy usage, save money, and keep your family comfortable. Our variety of Wi­Fi­enabled thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature through smartphone apps. These thermostats have customizable cooling and heating schedules that work for your family, so the unit doesn’t run unnecessarily while no one is home. You can also adjust the temperature when you arm or disarm your security system, and set minimum and maximum temperatures that lock out manual adjustments […]
July 27, 2016
Acadian Fleet

Maintaining an Efficient Fleet

Our sister company, Acadian Ambulance, maintains a fleet of more than 500 ambulances across Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. The ambulances travel about 38 million miles every year. With an eye on efficiency, we’ve been transitioning our fleet from box unit style ambulances to sprinter ambulances (shown in this photo). Sprinters are much more fuel efficient, averaging double the miles per gallon compared to a box ambulance. Our Acadian Total Security installer vehicles may not rack up quite as many miles annually as the ambulances, but we still focus on fuel efficiency! Our security vehicles average 27 miles per gallon, allowing us to travel farther and smarter. Thanks to our fleet maintenance department, we ensure that all company vehicles are emissions­compliant and in proper working order. A well­maintained vehicle runs much more efficiently than a neglected one.
July 27, 2016
Acadian Total Security Yard Sign

Green is More Than Just a Color

Living green is becoming more important to many consumers these days. When shopping for new items, sustainability or efficiency can be some necessary qualities in the items consumers purchase. Acadian Total Security shares in wearing the “Acadian Green”, a color rooted in south Louisiana since 1971, when Acadian Ambulance began service. The color has become recognizable throughout our entire service area, and it’s synonymous with the Acadian brand and reputation. But beyond the color, Acadian Total Security is dedicated to green products and reducing waste where we can. From the ways we make our vehicle fleet more efficient, to our efforts eliminating paper, to offering devices and services that help consumers save energy, we care about our impact on the environment.
July 5, 2016
Acadian Security Sign

2G Sunset

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding 2G Sunset   1.     Why are you shutting down your 2G network?   Mobile data traffic in the United States grew by 75,000 percent over a six-year span, from 2001-2006. In the six years that followed, mobile data traffic on AT&T’s national wireless network increased more than 50,000 percent (from January 2007 through December 2013). Reallocating capacity to our more advanced wireless networks will help more of our customers have a better experience.     2.     The network turn down is not until 2017. Why are you sending me reminders now? We believe it’s important for us to be transparent about our plans for the 2G network. Our spectrum reallocation efforts have already begun and will continue between now and January 1, 2017. We may turn down some markets entirely before 2017. We’re taking advantage of the long lead time to work proactively with customers who […]
May 12, 2016
Neighborhood Crime Watch

Neighborhood Crime Watch

Talk to your neighbors about keeping an eye on each other’s’ homes and ask them to report any suspicious activity to your local police department.
May 12, 2016
Acadian Security Sign

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes can strike anywhere along the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard, the Gulf of Mexico coast, Caribbean Sea islands and coasts, Pacific Ocean islands and coasts, and, rarely, the southern California coast.   United States coastal areas are especially vulnerable to hurricane destruction because of their topographical makeup and heavy population concentrations. The areas along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts where most of the U.S. hurricane-related fatalities have occurred are also experiencing the country’s most significant growth in population, according to the National Hurricane Center.  Everyone needs to be prepared for the unexpected; the time to prepare is NOW. Acadian Ambulance wants to you to be prepared before, during, and after the storm. Plan and Take Action Supplies Kit Put together a basic disaster supplies kit and consider storage locations for different situations. Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and vehicles. Keep your supplies […]
May 12, 2016
video surveillance

Video Surveillance – Home Security

Video Surveillance and Home Security Systems Video Surveillance and Home Security Systems are proven burglary and theft deterrents, and increasingly, video cameras and surveillance are a strong asset in these systems. Too often in the news, there are stories of delivery theft from front porches, attempted home break‐ins, and business burglary and theft. In many of these situations, the presence of video surveillance assisted law enforcement in providing evidence and identifying and apprehending suspects. Without video cameras, suspects have a greater chance of avoiding capture and arrest.  By setting up strategically placed video cameras and having them connected to your security system, you can view live, streaming video or receive clips and images of important events when they occur, and your alarm company can respond if a security threat occurs.  How can having home video surveillance benefit you? View video feeds from your smartphone, tablet or computer, giving you peace of mind. […]
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