What Is the Geofencing Feature?
The GPS tracking geofencing feature allows business managers and dispatchers to create location-based areas known as “fences” that can identify when an asset is inside or outside certain geographic boundaries. Our vehicle tracking systems then keep a record of this information for later review. Geofences can be set in any shape or size, and when a driver crosses the boundary of a set geofence, you'll be able to see exactly when and where it happened by text or email.
The GPS geofencing feature is beneficial in a variety of ways:
- Fences can be set along roads to ensure that drivers stick to their assigned route.
- They can be used to track drivers' hours, departures, and arrivals, making payroll and billing easier.
- Fences can be used with push notifications to alert you when drivers leave a job site and can be dispatched elsewhere.
- Custom fences give you the freedom to monitor any asset in any location.
- Geofence Activity Reports can access your device history to show past activity—even from before the geofence was created.
Situations in Which GPS Geofencing May Be Useful
Setting geofences can improve efficiency and save you money in a variety of situations, including the following:
- When theft is a concern, geofences can be set around parked vehicles to send alerts the moment they leave the area.
- Companies looking to save money can use our GPS tracking geofencing feature for security and qualify for a discount with certain insurance companies.
- If an employee is suspected of using company vehicles for personal errands, managers can use covertly set fences to monitor whether they are staying on the approved route or are reporting to specifc job sites.