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What is geofencing in New Haven and how can it be used with my home security?

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

Despite all the fantastic things modern home security systems are able to do, there is still a human variable present. While it’s true you can lock your front door, switch off your smart lights, and even modify your thermostat from your cell phone, you may still not remember to do so. But what if you were able to have your home’s components automatically adjust based simply on where you are? You can do just that with geofencing.

Discover more about this technology and how it incorporates into your New Haven security system.

How does geofencing work?

Geofencing works by initiating a virtual perimeter around a defined spot, such as your home. This border is frequently formed through Global Positioning System (GPS) or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. You can turn on geofencing via your home security mobile app. After establishing the virtual perimeter, your smart home will determine your phone's location. Whenever that is done, your security system can see whether you are outside or inside the designated zone. You can now enable the actions you want to happen as you come back home or leave.

How to incorporate geofencing with your New Haven home security

You’ll find a wealth of possibilities when utilizing geofencing with your home’s security. Before hooking up your system, determining specifically what you are able to program through your app is a smart move. There is a definite security bonus as you can instruct your system to automatically secure your main entrance, engage your alarm, and even close your garage door while you depart. Conversely, when you return for the day, you can use geofencing to open your garage, unlock your main entrance, or turn on lights.

You’ll appreciate added convenience and the opportunity for utility savings along with improved security. Just consider being able to alter your home’s temperature automatically according to your location. There’s no sense in operating your A/C or furnace at full throttle when you’re not in the house. Instead, you can set it to automatically change temperatures when you exit and then resume your ideal settings upon your return.

There are various devices you might program via geofencing, including:

  • Smart thermostats
  • Entry locks
  • Smart lights and plugs
  • Garage doors
  • Video cameras
  • Motion sensors

Looking for a geofencing alternative? Configure automations and schedules

In addition to geofencing, many security systems let you program automations and schedules. For example, you may order your doors to secure or exterior lighting to engage at designated times each and every day. You could even have a few actions occur at the same time when you’re turning in for the night. Or you may program custom “If This, Then That” rules such as deactivating front door locks whenever a safety alarm goes off.

Contact Vivint for home security geofencing in New Haven

Take advantage of home security geofencing in New Haven by consulting with the professionals at Vivint. Our innovative smart homes will take your security and convenience to an exciting new level. Reach out today at (203) 625-1716 to personalize your system.