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What is geofencing in Fort Wayne and how does it work with my security system?

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

Despite all the amazing things new home security systems can do, there is still a human component to consider. Even though you can lock your doors, turn off your smart lights, and even adjust your comfort settings from your phone, you may still not remember to do so. But what if you could have your system instantly change settings based simply on your location? It can be done with geofencing.

Find out more about this advancement and how it works with your Fort Wayne home security.

How does geofencing work?

Geofencing works by initiating a virtual geographic border around a defined location, like your home. This perimeter is typically created through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. You can enable geofencing through your home security mobile application. After setting up the virtual perimeter, your smart home will identify your phone’s whereabouts. Whenever that is done, your home can see whether you are within or outside the specified zone. You can now set up what actions you want to occur whenever you come back home or leave.

How to incorporate geofencing with your Fort Wayne security system

When using geofencing with your home’s security, you’ll discover a wealth of options. Before installing your system, find out exactly what you can set up. There is a definite security boost as you can order your system to automatically lock your front door, arm your system, and even bring down your garage door while you leave. On the contrary, when you return for the day, you can take advantage of geofencing to open your garage door, unlock your main entry, or illuminate lights.

You’ll be happy to have extra convenience and the greater potential for energy savings along with enhanced security. Just consider having the ability to change your home’s comfort levels automatically based on where you are. There’s no reason to operate your A/C or furnace at full throttle when you’re not in the house. As an alternative, you can program it to automatically adjust when you depart and then switch back to your preferred settings upon your return.

There are quite a few devices you might control via geofencing, including:

  • Smart thermostats
  • Door locks
  • Smart bulbs and plugs
  • Garage doors
  • Cameras
  • Motion detectors

Want an alternative to geofencing? Set schedules and automations

In addition to geofencing, some security systems allow you to program automations and schedules. For instance, you can program your doors to lock or outside lighting to engage at particular moments each day. You could even have a few actions happen instantaneously when you’re going to bed. Or you may program custom “If This, Then That” rules such as unlocking your front doors whenever a smoke detector goes off.

Contact Vivint for home security geofencing in Fort Wayne

Incorporate home security geofencing in Fort Wayne by contacting the professionals at Vivint. Our full-featured smart homes will take your convenience and security to an exciting new level. Reach out today at (260) 286-9602 to begin customizing your system.