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What is a Smart Security Geo-Fence?

A geo-fence is a virtual geographic boundary that lets you create location-based alerts and rules for your Guardian system. Geo-fence alerts and rules are based on the location of one or more mobile devices, also known as Geo-Devices. It’s like drawing a box around your property and choosing to make things happen or get notification when the boundaries are crossed. 

Here’s a few examples of what you can do: 

  • Set up a location-based arming reminder so you don’t forget to arm your security system 
  • Set up a rule for your geo-fence to trigger the lights when you get close to home 
  • Get a reminder if you leave home without locking the door or closing the garage 
  • Adjust your thermostat when you come home or leave 
  • Pause video recording rules when you get home 

Keep in mind, some of these examples require integrating different smart devices into your Guardian system, like smart locks, smart lighting control, and smart thermostats. If you have interactive services with Guardian Protection, Geo-Services is included at no additional cost.  

How to set up a geo-fence 

First, start by enabling Geo-Services in the Guardian app: 

1. Launch the app and log in. 

2. Tap the menu icon in the top left and select Geo-Services.  

3. Tap the toggle switch to enable Geo-Services. 

4. Click Enable. 

Next, head over to MyGuardianHome.com to create and customize your geo-fence. You can edit its location, name, and radius. 

1. Log into MyGuardianHome.com

2. Click Settings. 

3. Click Geo-Services. 

4. In Geo-Fences, click + Add a Fence. 

5. The center of the fence defaults to the system’s installation address. To move the fence location, perform either of the following: 

  • Click and drag the location marker on the map. 
  • Enter a specific address in the Move fence location to field and click 

6. In the Fence Name field, enter a name for your geo-fence. 

7. To adjust the radius, either click and drag the geo-fence anchors on the map overlay. Or, enter the desired radius in the Radius field (in miles). 

Note: The minimum Geo-Fence radius is 1 mile, and the maximum is 100 miles. 

8. Click Save. 

How to edit a geo-fence  

1. Log into MyGuardianHome.com

2. Click Settings. 

3. Click Geo-Services. 

4. In Geo-Fences, click the desired geo-fence to edit. 

5. To move the fence location, perform either of the following: 

  • Click and drag the location marker on the map. 
  • Enter a specific address in the Move fence location to field and .  

6. In the Fence Name field, enter a name for the geo-fence. 

7. To adjust the radius, either click and drag the geo-fence anchors on the map overlay. Or, enter the desired radius in the Radius field (in miles). 

Click Save. 

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