June 15, 2017
Energy Saving Tips

Cutting Energy Costs this Summer

July and August are summer’s hottest months; tough on your air conditioning system, your comfort, and your electricity bill. Most homeowners simply blast their house with air conditioning until the hottest rooms are cool, creating large bills and enormous inefficiencies. However, there is a smarter way. Temperatures in south Louisiana are on the rise, but your energy bill doesn’t have to join them. A few changes can help you enjoy the best parts of the summer – like a trip to the beach or a tall glass of iced tea – without the worry of a higher energy bill waiting in your mailbox. Acadian Total Security’s Smart Thermostat, with remote temperature sensors, can deliver precision comfort to any room in your home in a way that keeps energy wastage down. Here’s how it works: 1. Cool down wisely Heating and cooling a home costs the average family $900 a year, […]
June 14, 2017
Unexpected Activity Notification

The Unexpected Happens. Your Home Can Have Your Back.

The Unexpected Happens. Your Home Can Have Your Back.   When you’re a parent, life is full of surprises. Some of them are more welcome than others. Kids made you breakfast in bed? Pretty cute. Kids got into the garage and painted the floor purple? Not so cute.   Acadian Total Security knows how a good idea can turn bad quickly. Thanks to Unexpected Activity notifications, smarthome accessories have the power to learn your family’s everyday behavior patterns and alert you when something is out of the ordinary.   Unexpected Activity notifications can be triggered by sensors placed around your home by your Acadian Total Security provider, including contact sensors on doors and windows, and motion sensors that you’ve placed in dangerous or forbidden areas.   Picture this: On weekday mornings, your front door sees a lot of activity. On weekend mornings—not so much… so why did it just open […]
June 14, 2017
Alexa - The Home of the Future is Here Today

The Home of the Future is Here Today

The Home of the Future is Here Today 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, your home security panel can be a hub that also controls 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 and innovative Qolsys panels powered by Alarm.com. In addition to having control over your home security and automation with a smartphone app, 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 […]
June 12, 2017
Monitoring security camera on mobile device.

How Cameras In Your Home Help Provide Peace of Mind

How Cameras In Your Home Help Provide Peace of Mind Video cameras set up strategically around your home serve as an effective security tool, but they can also help reduce anxiety or fear of missing out on what’s happening. Smart video cameras show you, via smartphone app, just what’s happening at home. Watch footage from anywhere, anytime, and know when something happens through motion triggers or unexpected activity alerts. Keep an eye on your kids at home alone or with a babysitter. Check on your pets during the day – is Boomer STILL napping?? Confirm that packages marked ‘delivered’ are at your door. Watch over contractors or service people while they’re working in or around your home. Acadian Total Security offers a variety of camera equipment, so your home is covered inside and outside, and even through your doorbell. Our state-of-the-art equipment, combined with a powerful and integrated smartphone automation […]
May 30, 2017
2017 Employee of the Year

Acadian Total Security Recognizes Employee of the Year

May 30, 2017—At Acadian’s annual company meeting, Security Technician Damien “Smiley” Quibodeaux was recognized as Acadian Total Security’s 2016 Employee of the Year. Quibodeaux has been with Acadian Total Security since September 2015, and he is responsible for installing security and fire systems, access control, home automation and video camera setups. He also trains and educates other technicians, and assists the sales representatives with system design and product knowledge. Quibodeaux was presented with his award by Acadian Total Security President Blane Comeaux. A native of Church Point, Louisiana, Quibodeaux has more than 15 years of experience in the security industry. He is a graduate of Rayne High School. Quibodeaux was selected for the award for his great work ethic, professionalism, excellent customer service, and being a true asset to Acadian Total Security. One of Quibodeaux’s colleagues who nominated him for the award said, “Damien calls me at the end of […]
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.