BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Smart home firm, Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced it has enhanced the convenience of its smart home system by adding geo-fencing. The feature gives subscribers easier, more seamless control, such as automatically adjusting the thermostat when they leave for work and when they head home.

Nexia’s free geo-fencing feature uses a subscriber’s mobile phone location service to determine when predetermined boundaries are crossed and then trigger Nexia Automations. Nexia geo-fencing works with all major smartphone platforms to perform sophisticated tasks such as activating select automations only when all users are away from or are at home.

“A smart home is not very smart if you’re constantly telling it what to do and when to do it,” said George Land, general manager of Nexia. “Geo-fencing allows your home to sense when you’re near home or driving away and respond accordingly on its own.”

The opt-in feature does not record subscriber locations and utilizes Nexia’s rigorous security protocols to ensure privacy.

Nexia subscribers utilizing the new geo-fencing feature can:

• Adjust the thermostat when the last occupant leaves the neighborhood in the morning;

• Have lights turn on or off when a certain distance is reached from pre-determined locations such as work or home;

• Adjust the thermostat when the first occupant enters the neighborhood in the evening;

Nexia geo-fencing requires a GPS- and Wi-Fi-enabled iOS or Android device with the latest version of the Nexia app (available for free download) and access granted to location services.

Powered primarily by secure Z-Wave and Wi-Fi technology, Nexia works with hundreds of devices from some of the nation’s top manufacturers, including Schlage, General Electric, First Alert, Trane, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Andersen, and Pella. For more information, visit

Publication date: 10/13/2016

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