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What is geofencing in Napa and how does it work with my home security?

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

Aside from all the incredible things the latest home security systems can do, there is still a human component to consider. While it’s true you can shut off your lighting, secure your entrances, and even adjust your comfort settings from your phone, you may still forget to do so. But what if you could have your system automatically adjust based simply on where you are? It can be done with geofencing.

Find out more about this technology and how it interacts with your Napa security system.

How does geofencing work?

Geofencing works by setting up a virtual border around a defined spot, like your house. This border is typically created through Global Positioning System (GPS) or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. You can enable geofencing using your home security mobile application. After enabling the virtual fence, your security system will detect your phone's location. Once done, your security system can see whether you are within or outside the specified location. You are now able to set up what actions you want to happen as you come home or exit.

How to integrate geofencing with your Napa security system

You’ll find a range of possibilities when utilizing geofencing with your smart home. Before installing your system, find out precisely what you can set up. There is a definite security boost as you can have your system automatically lock your main entrance, engage your alarm, and even shut your garage door as you depart. On the other hand, when you come home, you can utilize geofencing to raise your garage door, unlock your main entry, or turn on lights.

You’ll be happy to have added convenience and potential energy savings along with enhanced security. Imagine having the ability to alter your home’s temperature automatically in response to your whereabouts. There’s no need to operate your HVAC system at full throttle when you’re at work or on vacation. Instead, you can program it to promptly change temperatures when you leave and then resume your ideal settings when you return.

There are various components you might operate via geofencing, including:

  • Smart thermostats
  • Locking systems
  • Smart lights and plugs
  • Garage doors
  • Cameras
  • Motion sensors

Seeking a geofencing alternative? Configure automations and schedules

Along with geofencing, many security systems allow you to configure automated tasks and schedules. To illustrate, you might set your doors to lock or exterior lighting to turn on at particular times every evening. You might even have multiple actions occur instantaneously when you’re ready for bed. Or you might set customized “If This, Then That” rules like disengaging your locks whenever a fire alarm goes off.

Turn to Vivint for home security geofencing in Napa

Benefit from home security geofencing in Napa by turning to the experts at Vivint. Our innovative smart homes will take your safety and convenience to an exciting new level. Give us a call today at (707) 895-5704 to begin customizing your system.