Advanced Geofencing

On several of our tracking devices, Geofences can be downloaded directly from Telematics Guru onto the device.

What is Geofencing?

Geofencing involves the use of GPS devices to define a virtual border or boundary in a location. Think of it simply as a digital fence that you control. This enables our software to alert, or trigger a specified response when the tracked asset enters or leaves the geofenced area, or performs a certain activity.

With standard geofencing, an end software platform (such as Telematics Guru) handles alerts by receiving the GPS coordinate data sent by the devices and determining if that was inside or outside a geofence, and what actions to take.

Advanced Geofencing – Downloads to Device

On several of our tracking devices, Geofences can be downloaded directly from Telematics Guru onto the device.

Downloading geofences to the device means that the device itself knows when it is inside or outside a geofence so that it can modify its behavior accordingly:

Setting custom speed limits on private property, such as a mine site, and triggering a buzzer when the driver exceeds the limit.
Disabling cellular communication (and GPS fixes for a period) in a sensitive area, such as at an airport, or on an oil rig.
Using alternate logging parameters depending on the area a device is in, to optimize battery life.
Turning on a vehicle’s emergency lights in a specific area.

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