How to do geofencing with Alexa
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Geofencing may sound like a highly technical term, but today’s smart devices make it easy: Choose specific things for your smart home to do based on where you are. Voice assistants like Alexa allow you to configure many different actions depending on your personal location. Combined with the right tools, this can add some interesting functionality to your smart home.
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If that job sounds like something you’d like to set up, here’s everything you can do and how Alexa enables geofencing. Follow these steps, and you’ll have your site up and running in no time!
Step 1: Open the Alexa app on your preferred device.
Note: Alexa will use this tool to estimate your location when working with traditional geofencing methods. This means that location-based services must be enabled for this device, and it must be a device that you always have with you when you leave your home. That makes smartphones the best bet.
Step 2: Choose A lot option in the lower right corner of the Alexa home page. In the menu that opens, select Customs.
Step 3: Choose the smaller one In addition button in the upper right corner to start creating new tasks. This allows Alexa to set up all kinds of actions with connected smart devices.
For geofencing to work, you’ll need to have an Alexa-compatible device set up in the voice assistant app. Fortunately, a large number of devices work with Alexa (and even more when support for Matter comes out), so you shouldn’t have too much trouble setting up your schedule. If necessary, you can go Equipment on the Alexa app to ensure that the necessary equipment is set up and can be controlled by Alexa.
Step 4: Create a common name that allows you to easily identify it, something like, “leaving the house” or “coming home.”
Step 5: Choose When this happens. Now, you will have a choice of different types of triggers to start your routine. Choose Location to continue. Enable location-based services on your device if needed.
Step 6: Next, select an address. You can enter an address, create a permanent home or work address, or simply use your current location if you’re at home. When you select an address, choose if the default mode is activated when the device is activated Come on or The leaves.
Step 7: Go back to your normal routine, you will choose Add action and choose what the geofencing system will do. Here, your options are really open, but it’s a good idea to be selective A smart home to review the tools you can use. For example, if you have modern lighting for your porch, you can set your own At homeequipment to Come onand the action of turning on the smart light. That way, when you and your device are close, it will always turn on the light when you get home. You can set another lighting system to turn off when you leave, too, automating the whole process.
Let’s say you have a compatible smart lock that works with Alexa. You can set your own schedule The leaves and the act of locking your smart lock, ensuring your home is always locked when you’re away.
There are many more options, depending on the type of devices you have and what you want to set up. Explore the actions you can take, and think about what will work for you.
Step 8: When done, select it Salvation to save the normal system. Since your activation is location-based, keep location-based services turned on on your device, and Alexa should do the rest!
Alexa geofencing restrictions
If your Alexa has multiple users, it is important to create separate profiles for them. This type of geofencing works based on device location, so multiple users can have their own geofencing routine as long as they have different features and devices.
Geofencing is not available in all regions. If you can’t find this option, check your region to see what Alexa services are available.
Child-directed skills generally cannot use any location-based data, so these do not make actions suitable for geofencing.
Geofencing using Alexa usually doesn’t work if your phone is in sleep mode or turned off. You may need to adjust these settings if you find that geofencing is not working properly.
If something goes wrong, make sure your phone is updated and restart the Alexa app. Sometimes Alexa geofencing stops working when something new comes out, so keep an eye out for updates on the app and operating system you’re using.
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