Smart Home Solutions For The Fall Season

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Making your home safer during the fall season pairs nicely with efficiency upgrades via smart home solutions. Outside temperatures can fluctuate in autumn, meaning you might still have some sunny days with much cooler nights. Installing a smart thermostat makes it convenient to regulate your home’s temperature directly from your mobile device.

Out of the house and left your heat on? No problem. You can set timers and schedules to account for temperature changes so you’re never making middle-of-the-night manual adjustments. With shorter days where it gets darker earlier, the same can be said for any outdoor lighting. You can remotely control smart lighting while you’re away to keep your home from appearing vacant. With the added control of regulating your household’s light and energy use, you can drastically cut into your monthly bills.



The end of summer also marks a time when you generally start to spend more time indoors. And with Halloween approaching, the fall season can sometimes see an uptick in pranks and mischief. It never hurts to beef up your security and make sure everything is running smoothly before colder winter months approach. That includes automated locks and window and door sensors to ensure your safety in the event of a break-in.

Doorbell cameras have also become increasingly popular over the last few years, and for a good reason. Just like general home security systems (and the signs customers post in their yards and windows), the presence of a camera can deter a potential burglar or vandal in the act. Our doorbell cameras integrate perfectly with other home security features, monitor and record any activities outside, and send relevant notifications to you. Plus, they work well with motion sensors. Rather than a camera that only notifies you of a visitor or solicitor that rings your doorbell, motion sensors will let you know any time someone sets foot on your doorstep.

A doorbell camera can give you the peace of mind of knowing your child made it home from school safely, allow you to unlock a door remotely for a friend or relative stopping by for fall festivities, and monitor package deliveries or doorstep visitors while you’re away.


The fall season also brings with it the opportunity to do some traveling. Maybe you’re squeezing in the last vacations of the year or jumping ahead to holiday gatherings that see you leaving the house. In any case, you want to hit the road knowing your home is safe and secure.

Here’s where automation again comes into play as a great smart home solution. Just as you might set a schedule for your smart thermostat and outdoor lights while you’re home, you can just as easily do the same from your mobile device remotely. Worried you left your garage door open or backdoor unlocked? Easily check and make the necessary changes. Maybe an unexpected snowstorm rolls in while you’re away from home. Simply regulate your smart thermostat and avoid an unnecessary crisis like a burst pipe!

And when you partner with a trusted security company like ACS Security, you can relax knowing the monitoring of your home’s safety doesn’t fall on your shoulders alone. Not only will you be notified should something happen at your home, but you can trust that the proper authorities and first responders will be notified and put into action if necessary.


A change in seasons should be an exciting time. Fall can mark the start of new school years and sports seasons, a chance to reconnect with family and friends on holidays, and a prime opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Ensure you’re getting the most out of fall by limiting any potential risks the season can bring. The simple smart home solutions outlined above can add that extra layer of protection that brings with it a big sigh of pumpkin-spiced relief.

And if you’re looking for more ways to keep your family safe, check out our home automation services at ACS Security. We offer a wide range of home security options to protect you and your family. If you’re ready to discuss our custom solutions, contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you prepare for what’s next.