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Presence is the award-winning free app that turns old smartphones and tablets into Wi-Fi security cameras and you can download it today.

Presence Security is the addition of easy to install wireless sensors that notify you and your trusted circle when something important happens to fit with today's mobile lifestyle. No monthly fees are required! We want security to be affordable for everyone because we all have homes, loved ones and valuables that we want to protect.

How Geofencing Enhances your Home Security


A blog full of tips, creative ideas and how-to instructions for Presence App and Presence Security Pack. 

How Geofencing Enhances your Home Security

Brian Hinderberger

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It could be a quick trip to run an errand or you are running late and you forget or you don't have the time to engage your home security system. Regardless of the reason, your home is vulnerable, giving a burglar the opportunity in taking advantage of your situation. It can take as little as 10 minutes to break into your home and violate your property. Presence App gives you the tools to automatically help you arm your home security when you leave the radius of your home.

Geofencing is a newer feature of our free Presence App and it allows you to set modes determined on your physical location with our cloud-based technology. We have four basic modes that you can choose from; "home," or "away," or "vacation," or "sleep" modes.

Here's How You Do It

If you have an iOS Presence App-enabled device, like an old iPhone/iPad, you can choose to arm it only when you are not around. Here are the steps you can do to enable Geofencing for that device.

  • On the main screen of your Presence App tap 'Create Rules.'
  • Now that you're on the 'Rules' screen tap 'Add Rule.' 
  • You'll see a simple sentence on the 'Custom Rule' screen saying "If This then That." Tap 'This' and a list of options will appear. Tap 'I change modes...'
  • Tap 'Away Mode' and you will go back to the "this and that" sentence. Tap 'That.'
  • Select a camera device you want to arm and tap it.
  • Tap 'enable motion detection' and then save the rule

You have now enabled this camera to detect motion when you are in 'Away Mode.' Now it's time to enable geofencing on your Presence App.

Now Enable Geofencing

  • On the home screen tap 'modes' and you'll see 'geofencing' on the bottom.
  • Tap the 'geofencing' tab. If you are at the location where you want to identify as home tap 'save.' This tells Presence App that you want to identify your current location as your home radius.
  • You will be redirected to the 'modes' screen where you can flip the 'geofencing' switch to on. 
Be sure to save the location as 'home' at the location you want to Geofence.

Be sure to save the location as 'home' at the location you want to Geofence.

You're all set! Now when you leave the radius of where you identified as "home," your Presence App enabled camera will automatically start monitoring motion. 

All of this only requires your home's wireless channel and your old device. You can expand your home security with Presence Security Pack.

Expand your Geofencing features with Presence Security PacK

Expand your Geofencing features with Presence Security PacK