Note: Ensure to create presence automations (Zigbee) or to assign away setpoints (Wi-Fi and Web Programmable) to your devices, so that the geofencing feature triggers actions.
To configure the geofencing feature and allow the triggering of setpoints based on your distance from a location you must:
From the dashboard or the main menu, press on Geofencing. A pop-up window will appear, asking you to share your position with Neviweb to enable the geofencing feature. Press on Settings.
In your device settings, press on Location and select Always. You need to always share your position for geofencing to work properly.
Go back to the Neviweb app, then select Geofencing on the dashboard or main menu again. Press on Modify Parameters to determine location and radius.
Touch the map to mark your location, then use the cursor under the map to select the radius. Save.
Note: Use two fingers to zoom in or zoom out on the map.
Back in the Geofencing page, make sure the smartphone or tablet identified in the Tracking Device section corresponds to the one that should be tracked by Neviweb. By default, the app selects the first mobile device used to set up the geofencing feature. To change device, press on Replace Current Device using the smartphone or tablet that you wish to use for geofencing.
Note: the geofencing feature will allow the multi-user mode in spring 2020.
Geofencing, or location-based triggering, uses your mobile device to detect when you’ve crossed a set boundary and trigger actions in your smart devices.
Based on your geofencing configuration, you can, for instance, lower the setpoint temperature of all your thermostats when you are at 5 km from home.
To select the radius of your location, press with a finger on the map to mark your location. Then, drag the cursor under the map from left to right to select the radius value from 1 km to 100 km.
The use of geofencing has many benefits:
Yes. As this feature uses your mobile device’s position to detect when you leave the delimited perimeter and to send setpoints to your devices, you need to always share your position with Neviweb for the geofencing to work properly.
Yes, it is possible to set a location to Home or Away manually from the Neviweb dashboard. The house icon on the left side of the button confirms the presence status: lights are on to confirm the Home mode and lights are off for the Away mode.
Sometimes, time and presence automations may conflict and indicate different setpoints for the same period. In these situations, each new automation takes precedence over the previous one.
Yes. It is possible to set a location to the Away or Home mode manually from the Neviweb dashboard. The Away/Home setpoints will be executed according to the presence automations created (Zigbee devices) or based on the away setpoints saved (Wi-Fi and Web Programmable devices).
Only the geofencing feature requires always to share your position.
For now, the geofencing feature can only be linked to one mobile device (smartphone or tablet) at once. The multi-user mode that will be unveiled in the Neviweb app in Spring 2020 will enable the possibility to link several devices to the geofencing feature.