Step 1. To enable alerts upon entering/leaving a specific location, click Add Geofence to open the Create Location Perimeter Alert dialog.
Step 2. Enter an identifiable Location Name (e.g My Paris Warehouse).
Note: be as specific as possible - do not use the town name, use the destination address
Step 3. Input the details of a geofence:
- Type in the Address of the Geofence center. Then click on the auto-completed value.
- Select Alert When: Inside or Outside the geofence
- Click Simple Radius to use a circle geofence & use the Tolerance slider on the left to select its radius
Note: Simple Radius is the best option if this is the first time you send a tracker to a new location with a radius of 500-1000 meters due to limited accuracy of cellphone towers. Once that you have been to this location before and know it has higher accuracy (Wi-Fi enabled on premises), you can tighten the circle radius or use a polygonal geofence.
- Click Custom Shape if you know the accuracy is high, see Step 3a.
Step 3a. Click on Custom Shape to create a polygonal geofence instead of a simple circle:
- Click on Custom Shape
- Zoom in on the map and draw a polygon around your target. Leave plenty of space on the outside
- Drag any of the white dots, to modify the shape of the Geofence
Once that you've completed an over-the-road truck Shipment, select it as a Route. Use the slider on the right to be alerted if the driver deviates from that route by more than 1 to 40 km (½ to 25 mi).
Route Geofences are a useful tool for high-value shipments along a pre-determined truck route.
If you have questions about setting up up geofences, or need us to help you set up a special geofence please contact us.