Managing geofences

A geofence is a virtual region created on the map to represent an actual geographic area. You can define a separate geofence for an area where different types of asset tracking data need to be collected.

A geofence allows you to override alerting configurations for each asset type, when the assets are within that geofence. For example, you can define a geofence that monitors more closely high-value assets that enter its region, or a geofence that detects extended stops of all assets that are within its boundaries.

You can have a maximum of 8000 geofences.

Add a geofence

To add a geofence, you need to add it to the Geofences view and also draw it on the map. A geofence is represented as a polygon on the map.

  1. Open the Geofences view.
  2. Click Add Geofence.
  3. In the Add Geofence view, enter a name and description for the geofence.
  4. Click Display colour and select a colour from the palette. Click outside the palette to close the palette.
  5. Check the Include boxes to include this geofence in the corresponding asset data reports. This is useful when you request for asset data reports in the Reports view.
  6. Under each asset type, check Alert on enter and Alert on exit if you want to enable alert notifications for assets entering and leaving the geofence.
  7. You can override the alert configuration for any asset type. To do this, check Override alerting under that asset type and check the alerts you want to include for this geofence (see example).

    • Door: Send an alert when the door is open.
    • Cargo: Send an alert when cargo is unloaded.
    • Low battery: Send an alert when battery is low.
    • Extended stop over: Send an alert when the asset hasn’t moved for the length of time indicated by the selections. Click each box and select the value you need from the dropdown list.
    • Temperature outside range: Send an alert when temperature is out of the specified range. Click and drag the blue circles to modify the temperature range.
    • Humidity outside range: Send an alert when humidity is out of the specified range. Click and drag the blue circles to modify the humidity range.
  8. Draw the geofence on the map.

    • In the map, click the polygon button polygon at the upper right corner. A small command menu polygon commands appears next to the polygon.
    • Draw the geofence polygon following the instructions at your cursor see example). You can click Delete last point to modify your drawing or click Cancel at any time to cancel an unfinished polygon and start afresh.
  9. Click Add Geofence at the bottom of the geofence view.

Search for a geofence

You can search for any geofence using the geofence name.

  1. Open the Geofences view.
  2. In the Geofence Search field, start typing the name of the geofence. A filtered list that matches the search field will appear in the view.
  3. Click the geofence you are looking for. This opens the view of that geofence and also locates the geofence on the map.

Remove a geofence

Removing a geofence removes it both from the Geofences view and from the map.

  1. Open the Geofences view.
  2. Select a geofence.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the geofence view and click Delete.
  4. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.