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

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 switch off your smart lights, lock your entrances, and even alter your thermostat from your mobile device, you may still not remember to do so. But what if you could have your home’s components instantly update simply in response to where you are? It’s possible with geofencing.

Learn more about this functionality and how it incorporates into your Provo security system.

How does geofencing work?

Geofencing works by initiating a virtual geographic border around a defined location, like your home. This perimeter is frequently generated through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. You can activate geofencing using your home security mobile application. After setting up the virtual boundary, your security system will identify your phone's location. Once completed, your home can discern whether you are within or outside the designated location. Now you can set up the actions you want to happen whenever you leave or come back home.

How to use geofencing with your Provo security system

When integrating geofencing with home security, you’ll find 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 have your system automatically lock your front door, activate your alarm, and even bring down your garage door when you depart. On the other hand, when you come home, you can take advantage of geofencing to open your garage, unlock your main entrance, or switch on lights.

You’ll be happy to have added convenience and the greater potential for energy savings along with enhanced security. Just consider having the ability to adjust your home’s temperature automatically according to where you are. There’s no sense in using your A/C or furnace at full blast when you’re not in the house. Alternatively, you can set it to instantly adjust when you leave and then switch back to your normal settings as you return.

There are various implements you might operate through geofencing, including:

  • Smart thermostats
  • Locking systems
  • Smart lighting and plugs
  • Garage doors
  • Video cameras
  • Motion sensors

Want a geofencing alternative? Program schedules and automations

In addition to geofencing, many security systems permit you to set up automated tasks and schedules. For instance, you might program your main entryways to lock or exterior lighting to turn on at particular moments every night. You might even have multiple actions take place at the same time when you’re ready for bed. Or you can set custom “If This, Then That” rules such as unlocking your front doors whenever a safety alarm goes off.

Ask Vivint about home security geofencing in Provo

Benefit from home security geofencing in Provo by consulting with the experts at Vivint. Our modern smart homes will take your convenience and security to another level. Give us a call today at (385) 455-7233 to personalize your system.