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What is geofencing in Fresno 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 amazing things modern home security systems are able to do, there is still a human variable to consider. Even though you can lock your doors, turn off your smart lights, and even change your thermostat from your phone, you may still forget to do so. But what if you could have your home’s components instantly update based simply on your location? You can do just that with geofencing.

Learn more about this functionality and how it interacts with your Fresno security system.

How does geofencing work?

Geofencing works by establishing a virtual perimeter around a specified location, such as your residence. This perimeter is frequently generated through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. You can turn on geofencing through your security system’s mobile app. After the perimeter has been established, your smart home will detect your phone's location. When that is completed, your security system can see whether you are outside or inside the designated area. You can now program what actions you want to occur as you exit or come home.

How to incorporate geofencing with your Fresno home security

When using geofencing with your home’s security, you’ll find a wealth of options. Before hooking up your system, finding out precisely what you are able to configure through your cell phone app is a good idea. There is a definite security benefit as you can have your system automatically lock your doors, engage your alarm, and even close your garage door while you leave. Conversely, when you come home, you can take advantage of geofencing to open your garage door, unlock your front door, or switch on lights.

You’ll appreciate added convenience and the opportunity for energy savings along with improved security. Imagine having the ability to alter your home’s temperature automatically according to where you are. There’s no need to run your HVAC system at max effort when you’re not home. Alternatively, you can program it to promptly change temperatures when you exit and then resume your ideal settings when you return.

There are various implements you can operate via geofencing, including:

  • Smart thermostats
  • Smart locks
  • Smart plugs and lights
  • Garage doors
  • Cameras
  • Motion detectors

Want a geofencing alternative? Program automations and schedules

Along with geofencing, many home security systems permit you to configure scheduling and automations. To illustrate, you might set your doors to lock or outdoor lights to engage at specific moments each night. You could even have a few actions happen instantaneously when you’re turning in for the night. Or you may program specific “If This, Then That” rules such as disengaging your locks whenever a safety alarm is tripped.

Ask Vivint about home security geofencing in Fresno

Incorporate home security geofencing in Fresno by turning to the experts at Vivint. Our innovative smart homes will take your convenience and security to an exciting new level. Reach out today at (559) 354-6624 to start customizing your system.