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What is geofencing in New Brunswick and how does it work with my home security?

September 11, 2023
Man uses smartphone to adjust home security settings when leaving

In spite of all the remarkable things the latest home security systems are able to do, there is still a human variable involved. Even though you can shut off your smart lights, lock your front door, and even change your temperature levels from your smartphone, you may still neglect to do so. But what if you were able to have your system automatically change settings simply in response to where you are? It can be done with geofencing.

Learn more about this functionality and how it interacts with your New Brunswick home security.

How does geofencing work?

Geofencing works by initiating a virtual geographic boundary around a defined spot, like your residence. This border is typically formed through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. You can activate geofencing using your home security mobile app. After the virtual fence has been enabled, your system will identify your phone’s whereabouts. Whenever that is done, your security system can tell whether you are inside or outside the designated zone. Now you can program the actions you want to happen whenever you come home or exit.

How to use geofencing with your New Brunswick home security

When using geofencing with home security, you’ll find a wide range of possibilities. Before implementing your system, find out specifically what you can set up. There is a an undeniable security bonus as you can order your system to automatically lock your main entrance, arm your system, and even close your garage door while you exit. Conversely, when you come home, you can utilize geofencing to raise your garage door, unlock your main entry, or turn on lights.

You’ll enjoy additional convenience and the opportunity for energy savings along with improved security. Imagine having the ability to adjust your home’s comfort settings instantly according to your whereabouts. There’s no point in running your A/C or furnace at full blast when you’re away. Instead, you can have it promptly update when you exit and then go back to your ideal settings upon your return.

There are numerous implements you can control with geofencing, including:

  • Smart thermostats
  • Entry locks
  • Smart lights and plugs
  • Garage doors
  • Surveillance systems
  • Motion sensors

Seeking an alternative to geofencing? Set automations and schedules

In addition to geofencing, modern security systems permit you to program schedules and automations. For instance, you can order your main entryways to secure or outside lighting to activate at particular moments every evening. You could even have a few actions happen instantaneously when you’re ready for bed. Or you can program custom “If This, Then That” rules such as deactivating front door locks whenever a smoke detector is tripped.

Ask Vivint about home security geofencing in New Brunswick

Incorporate home security geofencing in New Brunswick by turning to the pros at Vivint. Our full-featured smart homes will take your safety and convenience to a new level. Reach out today at (732) 607-4656 to personalize your system.