Ring Geofence now automates home security settings for users
Ring can now snooze alerts and tap you to set security systems depending on if you're home or not
Ring just added one more tool to the way people control the security in their home with its doorbells, cameras and alarms. A new feature called Geofence will move some actions, like arm a security system or pausing motion notifications into auto mode — so people don't have to activate these options every time they leave the house or come home.
Geofence is free for all users — and won't require a subscription to Ring's plans. Ring users will need to enroll their mobile device in Geofence, but from there they'll be able to activate the feature right from the Ring app.
The feature basically involves setting up a virtual perimeter around a home or space. Whenever a Ring user crosses this perimeter — whether they're coming home, or leaving home — these actions will automatically go into play.
Geofence will ask you automatically if you want to arm or disarm your security system when it senses you've left or arrived at homeRing
There are two main features. The first is an arm or disarm reminder. This is a push notification which will ask a Ring Video Doorbell, Camera or Alarm user if they want to arm or disarm their system.
The second feature is one that automatically quiets any notification about motion from a Ring Video Doorbell, including the new $59.99 Ring Video Doorbell Wired, which starts shipping today. And it will also work with a Ring Security Camera if the user is detected at home.
Ring recently added additional features last week called Smart Responses, which includes being able to have Amazon's voice assistant Alexa answer and ask questions of visitors at the front door. That feature, however, requires a subscription to Ring's Protect Plan, unlike Geofence which is available to all Ring users.
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