Create Location-Based Smart Actions with Geofencing on the Kasa App
What’s the Kasa Geofencing feature?
Kasa Geofencing is a location-based service that creates a virtual boundary around a specific geographic area. When a mobile device enters or exits this virtual boundary, it triggers a pre-defined action or event. Therefore, with the Kasa Geofencing feature enabled, it will automate your life after cooperating with the Kasa Smart Action feature.
It is now easier than ever to save energy by turning off appliances and lights when you leave or make your home more welcoming by turning on lights as you come home after work.
As this feature is currently in BETA, we welcome all feedback regarding the feature's use, behaviors, or even simply how you are using the feature in your smart home. If your location does not seem to work correctly, please follow the steps outlined in the FAQ at the bottom of this page.
Instruction to make the Kasa Geofencing and Smart Action features work together.
Typical usage scenario when using Kasa Geofencing and Smart Action feature.
Q1. Why my actual location is Wrong/Unavailable/Delay on the map of the "Choose Location" page when adding a Smart Action entry?
A. Please refer to the suggestions of Q3 in the "General Questions about Kasa Geofencing" to troubleshoot.
Q2. What should I do if my Geofencing Smart Action entries stop working?
A. Please refer to the suggestions of Q4 in the "General Questions about Kasa Geofencing" to troubleshoot.
Q3. If I have multiple mobile devices logged in to the Kasa app with the same account simultaneously, can each device arriving/leaving the Geofencing virtual boundary trigger the Smart Action entry to work?
A. Only when the mobile device has turned on the Geofencing function, and the “This Phone/Tablet” option in the corresponding Smart Action entry is enabled on the Kasa app installed on this mobile device, it can trigger the Smart Action entry to work.
Q4. Will Kasa Geofencing invade my data security and privacy?
A. You have nothing to worry about. We care about your data security and privacy. Kasa will not keep track of your geographic location, but will only send basic notification information to execute your Smart Actions when you arrive or leave home. We will not store any events you report nor share them with any third parties.
Q5. Is it necessary to keep the Kasa App running for Geofencing Smart Action(SA) to work?
- If the Kasa app is running in the background, SA will still take effect.
- If you exit the Kasa app and kill the background process, SA will still take effect.
- If you uninstall the Kasa App, SA will not take effect.
- If your Kasa App disconnects from the Internet, SA will not take effect.
Q6. What is the range of Effective Radius?
A. You could choose an Effective Radius from 100m(328 ft) to 2000m(1.24 mile).
Q7. Is the phone/tablet used to determine the location based on GPS only or both GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi?
A. The location service relies only on the GPS service.
Please refer to the following FAQ if you have more questions about the Kasa Geofencing feature.
General Questions about Kasa Geofencing feature.