Geofencing With Nest

Knowing Your Options


January 11, 2021

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The options for security systems are growing, and the technology is improving every day to keep homes safer. But a homeowner who wants the best home security system for them needs to carefully weigh their options so they can get what works and what meets their needs. One of the ways to do that is through choosing the Nest system because it can be good quality and a good value.

When it comes to using Nest, one of the things the system can do is geofencing — which allows homeowners to be gone from the house and have the Nest system adjust the temperature and lighting levels because it “knows” they aren’t there. The system can detect where the homeowner is and if they’re in the house (or a predefined area). When they’re around, the system knows what temperature and lighting they want — and it also knows what to do when they’re gone.

What does geofencing mean?

In short, geofencing means the system uses the homeowner’s smart phone to understand whether the homeowner is at home or not. It assumes that the smartphone is the person, and where the homeowner goes, the phone also goes. Because of that, anytime the homeowner is in the house and the phone is there too, the Nest system provides what the homeowner has requested. When the homeowner leaves, the Nest may turn off the lights and turn the heat down, until it detects that the homeowner has come back again. Leaving the phone at home will make Nest assume that the homeowner is there, and changes to temperature and lighting won’t be made.

The Nest can provide more geofencing options

With so many security system options available today and many different types of home automation, geofencing is popular. There are other ways of detecting whether the temperature and lighting should be changed, but since geofencing works so well, Nest doesn’t see any reason to change it. There’s a geographic “fence” around the homeowner’s house, and the range can be set according to specific needs.

Many security companies offer geofencing choices

Regardless of the system a homeowner chooses — whether it’s Nest or something else — there are geofencing options they’ll want to consider. They should also look into a security company that offers:

  • 24/7 monitoring

  • ease of installation

  • good quality equipment

  • strong customer service

  • fast response times

Brinks Home™ offers all those benefits and more. Call us today to learn how home automation can not only streamline your life, but also make your home a safer, more secure place.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter for Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.

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