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

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

In spite of all the remarkable things modern home security systems can do, there is still a human component to consider. Even though you can turn off your lights, lock your entrances, and even adjust your temperature levels from your mobile device, you may still forget to do so. But what if you were able to have your system instantly change settings simply according to your location? It’s possible with geofencing.

Learn more about this advancement and how it works with your Brooklyn security system.

How does geofencing work?

Geofencing works by establishing a virtual border around a specified location, like your residence. This boundary is usually formed through Global Positioning System (GPS) or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. You can turn on geofencing using your security system’s mobile app. After the perimeter has been established, your system will determine your phone’s whereabouts. When that is completed, your security system can see whether you are inside or outside the defined area. Now you can set up the actions you want to happen when you leave or come home.

How to incorporate geofencing with your Brooklyn smart home

When incorporating geofencing with home security, you’ll discover a wealth of possibilities. Before hooking up your system, determining precisely what you are able to configure through your app is a smart approach. There is a definite security boost as you can program your system to automatically lock your doors, arm your system, and even shut your garage door when you exit. On the other hand, when you return for the day, you can use geofencing to open your garage door, unlock your front door, or turn on lights.

You’ll be happy to have additional convenience and potential energy savings along with enhanced security. Just think about having the ability to adjust your home’s comfort settings instantly based on your whereabouts. There’s no sense in using your furnace or A/C at full throttle when you’re not in the house. As an alternative, you can have it automatically adjust when you leave and then go back to your normal settings upon your return.

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

  • Smart thermostats
  • Door locks
  • Smart lighting and plugs
  • Garage doors
  • Surveillance systems
  • Motion sensors

Looking for a geofencing alternative? Configure automations and schedules

In addition to geofencing, many home security systems allow you to configure scheduling and automations. For instance, you might order your doors to lock or outside lighting to turn on at specific times every night. You could even have multiple actions occur at once when you’re going to bed. Or you can program specific “If This, Then That” rules like deactivating front door locks whenever a fire alarm is tripped.

Ask Vivint about home security geofencing in Brooklyn

Incorporate home security geofencing in Brooklyn by consulting with the professionals at Vivint. Our modern smart homes will take your convenience and security to another level. Give us a call today at (929) 552-2194 to personalize your system.