We are all busy with our day-to-day routines while simultaneously looking for ways to simplify life. And that is why more and more people are looking to home automation to help uncomplicate things. Many also discover after utilizing their new home automation systems that they gain significant peace of mind and savings.
There are many layers to home automation. However, to get you started, this article focuses on the primary elements you’ll need to know before acquiring your new system.
Alarm.com provides many practical examples of how Geo-Services as an opt-in feature helps with things around your house when you’re leaving home or on your way back.
- Forgot to lock up? No problem.
Do you ever get that sudden suspicion—typically when you’re a distance from home—that you left the garage open? Geo-Services can help.
- Save energy when you leave the house.
An effective way to lower your energy bill is to set your thermostat back a few degrees when your house is empty. But when you’re late for work or excited for a road trip, it’s easy to forget. A Geo-Services rule for your smart thermostat will take care of this forever. When your system sees that you’re leaving (and that no one else is home), your thermostat will set back for automatic savings.
- Come home to a warm welcome.
On your way back home, Geo-Services works in reverse, ensuring that things are comfortable when you get there. As well as turning your thermostat back up. Geo-Services can turn on your smart lights as you arrive home.
- Pause your security cameras when you don’t need them.
When no one’s home, you want to see the activity that your smart security cameras capture. When you’re there, however, you don’t need a video alert every time the kids run through the house.
Geo-Services lets you automatically pause any, or all, of your cameras’ recording schedules when you’re home. It’s an easy way to conserve video clips and eliminate alerts that you don’t need.
- Customize your rules with multiple geo-fences.
A single, circular geofence around your home won’t time every task perfectly. For example, it takes longer to adjust the temperature than it does to turn the lights on.
You can easily set up more than one geo-fence rule. For your ‘coming home’ rules, try creating a 10-mile fence to trigger your thermostat, with a one-mile fence for your lights. Once your fences are set up, you can use them for other rules and customize them until they’re perfect.