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How to configure the actions triggered by geofencing?

The geofencing feature allows you to put a location in present or absent mode automatically.

 

Here are the steps to follow to determine the actions that will be achieved by your smart devices when you use geofencing.

Zigbee

When you leave the perimeter indicated in the geofencing feature, your location automatically changes to Away. Your smart devices then execute the absence setpoints that you have determined.

 

To select the absence or presence setpoints, you must:

1- Create a presence automation

From the dashboard or the main menu, press on Automation, then on + Create an Automation. Select Presence from the trigger types.

2- Select the presence automation settings (part 1)

Indicate the name you want to give to the automation, then choose the condition (If I am arriving to the location or If I am leaving the location

3- Select the presence automation settings (part 2)

Indicate all the actions that will be achieved by your devices by pressing on + Add Action. Follow the steps on the screen, then save.

4- Repeat for each device

Repeat step 3 for each device to which you want to apply a presence setpoint when the location is on home or away mode.

5- Create a 2nd presence automation

Create a 2nd presence automation to define the actions that will be achieved by your devices for the remaining condition (If I am arriving to the location or If I am leaving the location). To do so, follow steps 1 to 4 again.

Note: You can deactivate at any time an automation if you don’t want it to be achieved by unchecking the Automation activated option. This prevents from deleting the automation and losing every action related to it.

Wi-Fi and Web Programmable

When you leave the perimeter indicated in the geofencing feature, your location automatically changes to Away. Your smart devices will then execute the absence setpoints that you have determined.

 

To select an absence setpoint, you must:

1- Select a device

Select a device to which you want to assign an absence setpoint, then access the settings of this device.

2- Select the absence setpoint

Open the Configuration menu, then scroll down until you can see the Away Mode field. Select the option of your choice displayed in the drop-down menu.

3- Save then repeat

Press on the Save button at the bottom of the page. Then, repeat steps 1 to 3 for all your Wi-Fi or Web Programmable devices to which you want to assign an absence setpoint.

When your location is on the Home mode, the devices follow the programmed schedules.

FAQ about geofencing

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:

 

  • Better energy savings and a comfort adapted to your routine
    Every day is different. And because your schedule may change significantly from a day to another, geofencing enables Neviweb and your smart devices to adjust accordingly. The geofencing feature allows you to use energy based on your lifestyle habits. It also provides perfect comfort every day when you return home.

 

  • You no longer need to open the app to trigger the Away mode
    With geofencing, Neviweb takes care of it without you having to lift a finger. As soon as you cross the selected perimeter, Neviweb sets your location to Away. When you get back home, the app automatically turns on the Home mode, so your house and your smart devices are ready to welcome you.


  • Simultaneously set more than one location to Away
    Some users have more than a Neviweb location per street address, which happens when one uses a GT125 and a GT130 for the same address. With geofencing, it is possible to set the same Home/Away parameters for many locations. As a result, they can all be set to Home or Away automatically, without requiring any additional intervention. Geofencing thus simplifies the management of all locations and devices greatly.

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.

The geofencing feature is only displayed when Neviweb is used on a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone. To access the geofencing functionality, download the Neviweb app on the App Store or Google Play.

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.

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