What Is Geofencing?

When it comes to the latest security techniques, the jargon seems to become ever more techie and confusing. Here is a brief look at geofence arming, what it is used for, and how it could benefit you.


A geofence is a virtual fence around a real-world geographical location, which uses technology rather than physical barriers as a form of security and defence. The geofence is created using coordinates entered into mapping software, and can be programmed to suit any size or shape of territory.


Geofencing has many applications, such as being able to track the movements and location of a car within a specific boundary. The technique is increasingly being used within home security systems, where it is sometimes referred to as geofence arming. A mobile app is used with owner’s permission to track their location.


Once the app is enabled it will then automatically detect whether you or your family members are present in the house. The system can be used to automatically unlock a door as you approach, which saves you having to fumble around in your bag or coat pocket for a key on your doorstep; very useful on a dark windswept evening!


Not only will your front door or garage doors be automatically unlocked, but you can also use the app to automatically switch on interior and exterior lights, and disarm any burglar alarms that are active. Furthermore, geofencing technology can alter thermostats to turn the heating on, and control the functionality are fire alarms and CCTV security cameras.


For your ultimate convenience, you can programme the app to work with your daily routine, or even for when you leave or return from holidays, so that all your home security devices are working when they should. By being able to manage your lighting and heating to the precise times that you need them, you can also save on utility bills.


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