Geofences are virtual boundaries you draw on a digital map that can be used in location-aware events and alarms. Geofencing can be used for setting up events and receiving notifications when a vehicle enters or leaves a predetermined area. Geofencing is critical for businesses with vehicle fleets. It allows the fleet managers to draw zones around customers’ sites, warehouses and secure areas. When these geo-fences are crossed by a vehicle or person equipped with a GPS tracker, the fleet manager will be warned with an SMS, email or smartphone push notification. For example, leaflet distribution companies may use geofences to monitor field employees in special locations. In addition, an employee is allowed to log his attendance for the day within a pre-designated zone. Individuals can use the geo-fence feature for getting notified if their vehicle leaves the city without their knowledge so they can notify the authorities against vehicle theft.
GPSLive cloud GPS Tracking platform allows users to create geofences on the digital map.
Creating a geo-fence on GPSLive is as simple as it gets, explained in 5 simple steps below;
1) Go to https://gpslive.co.uk and log in with your GPSLive credentials.
2) On the left panel, Click on “Places” and once you’re on the places tab, click on “Zones”.
3) Once you’re on the “Zones” tab, click on “Add Zone”.
4) "Zone Properties" will pop-up, enter a name and select a colour for the zone. Other settings on this screen are self-explanatory and these can be left at their default values.
5) Click on the map and start drawing the zone as you wish and shape it by placing dots on the map.
6) Complete drawing the zone by clicking on the start point once more.
7) Your geo-fence zone is now available on the map and can be used for setting up alarms to get notified when a vehicle enters or leaves the zone.
Click here to view a video tutorial on working with zones;