Imagine having a holiday house or farm that knows you’re about to arrive and switches the heating on – automatically.
This is what several of our clients have implemented using the proximity option in their security system, which uses ‘geofencing’ to identify you’re on your way.
Geofencing is the use of GPS or RFID technology to create a virtual geographic boundary, enabling software to trigger a response when a mobile device enters or leaves a particular area. The Bosch Solution 6000 uses geofencing to offer integrated proximity as one of its many features.
A client’s experience
A valued client has a weekender located north of Melbourne, in the cold region of Daylesford. He has slab heating, which takes a couple of hours to take hold. Rather than arrive at a cold house every weekend, as soon as he reaches a certain point on the freeway out of Melbourne his security system is notified. His outdoor lighting comes on and the slab heating kicks in. By the time he’s reached the front gate his house is warm and welcoming. “It’s a game-changer for our family”, Peter claims. “Previously I had trouble convincing my family that it was worth going away on the weekends as we’d arrive at a freezing home in the middle of winter. Now my kids want me to add the PlayStation to the things that get switched on as we leave Melbourne!”
Additionally, the Bosch Solution 6000 allows the use of remote on/off for your security system. Using the MyAlarm app means up to 10 authorised people can control your alarm at home or work.
You and, optionally, a monitoring company are notified if the alarm is triggered. This provides peace of mind to professionals during the workday as well as weekenders to ensure no one has visited your house while you’ve been away. We’ll be providing an explanation on how to use the MyAlarm app & iFob Control in another story.