Creating Events

‘Events’ simplify monitoring Objects by notifying you on important vehicle events. Before accessing event logs and alerts, one must create ‘events’ on GPSLive according to their specific needs.

To create an event, click on the ‘Event’ button at the Top Panel.

Clicking on Events will display the Events Window which allows editing and adding new events.

  • To edit an Event click on the Edit icon on the right side of an Event.
  • To add a new Event, click on the ‘Add Event +’  on the bottom left corner.

Editing or Adding an event can be done in the Event Properties window.

Event Properties window includes 7 Tabs;

  • 1. Main: Name and type of the event,
  • 2. Time: Time and days of the week for the event to be available to trigger,
  • 3. Objects: Objects for the event to be available to trigger,
  • 4. Routes: Routes for the event to be available to trigger,
  • 5. Zones: Zones for the event to be available to trigger,
  • 6. Notifications: Notifications for when the event is triggered,
  • 7. Object Control: Automated actions to take when the event is triggered.

1. Main Tab

‘Main’ tab includes the Name, Type and Basic information of an Event.

  • Event name – Event name that will be displayed in events list.
  • Event type – Type of the event (software events or GPS device supported events)
    • – SOS – SOS alarm is triggered when the SOS button is pressed.
    • – Bracelet on – Event is triggered if handcuffs are fastened.
    • – Bracelet off – Event is triggered if handcuffs are opened.
    • – Man down – Event is triggered if Object lies on the ground (mostly used to monitor security guards).
    • – Shock – Event is triggered if the GPS device was shaken.
    • – Tow – Event will be triggered if the object moves while the engine is off.
    • – Power cut – Event is triggered if GPS device power leads were disconnected.
    • – GPS antenna cut – Event is triggered if device GPS antenna is cut, not connected or broken.
    • – Low DC – Event is triggered if GPS device DC (direct current) is too low.
    • – Low battery – Event is triggered if the battery voltage is too low.
    • – Signal jamming – Event is triggered if GPS device detects signal jamming.
    • – Sudden acceleration – Event is triggered if GPS device detects sudden acceleration.
    • – Sudden braking – Event is triggered if GPS device detects sudden object braking.
    • – No connection – Event is triggered if the connection with GPS device was lost.
    • – Overspeed – Event is triggered if the Object exceeds the predefined speed.
    • – Underspeed – Event is triggered if the Object slows down below the predefined speed.
    • – Sensor – Event is triggered if a sensor meets preset conditions.
    • – Service – Allows setting a reminder about vehicle maintenance routines. Can be set by Time or Mileage. (example: change engine oil).
    • – Route in – Event is triggered if the Object crosses predefined route.
    • – Route out – Event is triggered if the Object leaves predefined route.
    • – Zone in – Event is triggered if the Object enters a geo-fence zone.
    • – Zone out – Event is triggered if the Object leaves a geo-fence zone.
  • Active – Enable or Disable an event. Useful if you don’t want to receive event messages but want to keep the event in the list for future use.
  • No connection period () – Period of time when the server cannot get a response from the GPS tracking device.
  • Speed limit (kph) – Sets speed limit, works with Overspeed and Underspeed events.
  • Sensor condition – Select sensor and set conditions for triggering an event.

2. Time Tab

‘Time’ tab includes the Time and Day settings as well as the duration between events.

  • Weekdays – Event will be available all day for the selected days.
  • Daytime – Event will be available between selected hours.

3. Objects Tab

‘Objects’ tab includes a list of Objects in the account. The event will be available for selected objects on the list.

  • Select Objects from the list for the Event.

4. Routes Tab

‘Routes’ tab includes a list of pre-set Routes in the account. The event will be available only while the object is on the selected route.

  • Select Routes from the list for the Event.

5. Zones Tab

‘Zones’ tab includes a list of pre-set geofence Zones in the account. The event will be available only while the object is in the selected zone.

  • Select Zones from the list for the Event.

6. Notifications Tab

‘Notifications’ tab includes a list of Available notification delivery methods. (Note: Instant Push Notifications are available on the mobile app)

  • – System message – Enable/Disable system message. The system message notification is displayed on the GPSLive Website.
  • – Auto hide – Automatically hide the notification after 30 seconds.
  • – Sound Alert – Select a sound to play along system message notification.
  • – Message to e-mail box – Enable/Disable e-mail notification. Enter an e-mail address to send event notifications. Note: notification may be sent to different e-mails, separate e-mail addresses with a comma.
  • – SMS – Sends event message via SMS to an authorised phone number. Note: SMS gateway must be configured.
  • – Email Template – Choose a template, which will be used for email notifications. Email templates can be created in settings->templates panel.
  • – SMS Template – Choose a template, which will be used for SMS notifications. SMS templates can be created in settings-> templates panel.

7. Object Control Tab

‘Object Control’ tab allows taking automated actions in case of event occurrence.

  • Send command – Enable/Disable sending commands after an event occurance.
  • Object Type – Select the type of your GPS Tracking device.
  • Template – Select a command template (Reset the device, enabşe/disable an alarm, or modify the update frequency)
  • Gateway – Select M2M or SMS according to your sim card.
  • Command – Leave blank.

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