A. Safety Zone (Geo Fence) is an area you can ring fence on your mapping panel to alert you if your GPS tracker goes into or out of this geographic area. As well as showing an alert on your mapping panel, the tracker will also instantly send you a text message and/or email.
Geo-fences are extremely useful to alert you of a theft or unsanctioned removal/use of a vehicle/asset from it’s allocated area.
They are also used to help protect vulnerable individuals. If they were to leave a safety zone, you will be alerted immediately!
To set up the safety zone open your mapping panel on a desktop/laptop, click on Zones and a black box will appear on your screen. Select either ‘Polygon’ or ‘Zone’ to determine the shape of your area. ‘Add Polygon’ allows you to make a shape using straight lines by clicking on the map, and lines will join up. ‘Add Zone’ will create a circle on your map, by clicking on your map at the location you want it set. You can make it bigger or smaller by moving the bar marked ‘Size’. You must call each safety zone a different name so you know when you get an alert which one it is referring to. Add your mobile phone number, email address in the contact boxes and then click save. You can create as many safety zones as you wish.
Here’s an example of Safety Zones being set up