Learn About the Security Trend that is Changing the Smart Home WorldIn the world of smart home automation, there are a few ways to simply control your Louisiana home. You can press one button on your mobile device or wall keypad to start a specific scene, or schedule a scene according to date and time. However, now we have another way to control our smart homes – geofencing. Geofencing technology is a relatively new feature to homeowners and gives you another way to manage your home remotely. Instead of using times or dates to start and stop tasks, you can use your precise location. Continue reading this blog on this security and surveillance trend to learn all about it.
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What is Geo-Fencing?
Geofencing allows you to create an invisible fence around your Covington property so that as soon as someone steps inside or outside of that virtual zone, the security system reacts. Your system uses cell phone tower triangulation to gauge where you are. Once you pass the invisible barrier, either going in or out, certain rules will go into effect. These actions are triggered by a device, most often a smartphone, whenever it crosses into the established zone.
How do I use it with my smart home?
Geofencing can be used for a lot of different reasons other than just security. For example, you can monitor the activity of your children or pets so that when they go outside of a certain area, you get a text message on your phone. This is helpful for determining when your kids get home from school to make sure the home is locked and armed when they are there, or monitoring the behavior of Fido in case he escapes the backyard. Geofencing can be tied to every smart feature in your home, such as motorized shades, automated lighting, surveillance cameras, the smart thermostat, and smart locks. Imagine making your way home from work and your home activating a “welcome home” scene as soon as you are a mile away. The thermostat will adjust to make your house cooler, the lights will turn on, your TV will turn the channel to the afternoon news, and the security system will disarm.
Full Security and Surveillance Solutions
While geofencing is certainly the newest trend in smart security, there are many other ways to protect your home. Here are a few more ways we can install a surveillance and security system in your home to protect your loved ones and valuables.
- Smart Locks:By incorporating smart locks into your smart home, you can wirelessly lock and unlock doors, get alerts sent to your phone on the status of every entryway, and use personal codes to enter instead of keys. We’ll work with you to find the right smart lock or entry system that suits you.
- Surveillance Cameras:Our cameras can be used to capture break-ins if they occur, but they can also be used to monitor pets, infants, and guests. View any room in your home at a moment’s notice in real time and zoom in on specific points. Keep hours of video footage on a secure platform and share files securely when needed. Our indoor and outdoor security cameras are high quality so they withstand basic wear and tear as well as intense weather conditions like moisture and heat. With our HD models, you’ll also capture tiny details you would not have noticed otherwise.
- Arm/Disarm Wirelessly: The Control4 interface allows you to arm and disarm your system by pressing one button on your phone, or a touch panel in your home. You can send a panic alert, view the history of all logged security events, and even directly control security sensors. It's also easy to send a fire, police or panic alert from your touch screen, even while the security system is disarmed.