Geofencing is a powerful tool for home automation that allows certain actions when you are at a certain distance from your home. Today, Ring announced its latest feature – Geofence. It will be available to all Ring users and will automatically send reminders to owners to arm their video doorbells, cameras and alarms, allow users to snooze motion alerts while inside the range, and more. . This means fewer unnecessary false alerts, especially when you are already home.
All of these settings can be enabled or disabled from the Ring app. Geofence adds more convenience to your life and takes the guesswork out of home security. With this feature, you won’t have to remember to arm your system – it will remind you when you leave your home.
When you activate Geofence for the first time, you create an invisible border around your home or business. It tracks the location of your phone relative to this limit; when you walk through it, whether entering or exiting, Ring will send an alert to your device or perform a predetermined task.
This means you can automatically turn off motion alerts when you walk into your home, rather than pulling your phone out, dismissing previous alerts, and turning off the system. Geofence makes using your Ring security setup easier and more streamlined.
Your privacy is also protected. Ring does not store GPS data related to your movements, and the Ring app only identifies when you cross the border based on the automations you have enabled.
Geofence (and geofencing in general) are essential for true smart home security. The feature removes the human element from the equation, so even if you forget, your home will still be protected because the system will still be armed. At the moment, the only two features available through Geofence are arming and disarming reminders and the auto-repeat feature, but it is highly likely that more will be added in the future.
Geofence begins rolling out to all Ring devices today and is free to all users. It’s even available on the new Ring Video Doorbell Wired, the company’s newest and cheapest video doorbell to date. Combined with the new smart responses feature launched last week, Ring is dramatically stepping up its home security game.