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What is geofencing in Saginaw 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 the latest home security systems can do, there is still a human element involved. Even though you can secure your main entry, turn off your smart lights, and even modify your comfort settings from your phone, you may still neglect to do so. But what if you could have your home’s components instantly change settings simply according to where you are? It can be accomplished with geofencing.

Find out more about this functionality and how it interacts with your Saginaw security system.

How does geofencing work?

Geofencing works by establishing a virtual geographic border around a designated position, such as your house. This border is typically created through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. You can activate geofencing through your home security mobile app. After enabling the virtual boundary, your security system will detect your phone's location. Whenever that is completed, your home can see whether you are within or outside the specified location. You can now set up the actions you want to happen whenever you leave or come home.

How to integrate geofencing with your Saginaw smart home

When integrating geofencing with your smart home, you’ll have access to a wide range of options. Before installing your system, finding out specifically what you are able to program through your mobile device is a smart approach. There is a an undeniable security benefit as you can instruct your system to automatically secure your main entrance, arm your system, and even shut your garage door when you leave. Conversely, when you come home, you can take advantage of geofencing to open your garage, unlock your main entrance, or turn on lights.

You’ll be happy to have additional convenience and the greater potential for energy savings along with elevated security. Just think about having the ability to change your home’s comfort settings instantly based on your location. There’s no point in running your A/C or furnace at max effort when you’re not in the house. Alternatively, you can set it to automatically change temperatures when you exit and then switch back to your normal settings when you return.

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

  • Smart thermostats
  • Door locks
  • Smart lights and plugs
  • Garage doors
  • Video cameras
  • Motion detectors

Looking for an alternative to geofencing? Set schedules and automations

Along with geofencing, some home security systems allow you to configure automated tasks and schedules. To illustrate, you might order your entrances to secure or exterior lighting to engage at specific times each day. You may even have a few actions happen at the same time when you’re heading to bed. Or you can configure specific “If This, Then That” rules like deactivating front door locks whenever a smoke detector goes off.

Contact Vivint for home security geofencing in Saginaw

Take advantage of home security geofencing in Saginaw by turning to the professionals at Vivint. Our modern smart homes will take your safety and convenience to an exciting new level. Reach out today at (989) 461-3399 to personalize your system.