Geofences & Alerts

Setting up Geofences & Alerts

 

GEOFENCES

What is a geofence? A geofence is a virtual fence or perimeter around a location. You can draw the fence on the map, and it can be any shape or size. Like a normal fence, it creates a separation between that location and the area around it. Once created, you can configure alerts for events that happen inside the fence, or when someone enters or leaves the fenced area. 

These instructions will show you how to setup a geofence in the Rangetel GPS Tracking Platform:

Open the tools menu by clicking on the wrench in the upper right of your screen.
Rangetel Tools Menu

Click on Geofencing. This will open the geofence list on the left side. You will see any existing geofences you have, and can click on the + button to make a new one. When you click on the + button, you’ll see this screen for your new geofence.
Rangetel Geofence Sample

On this screen, you can give your Geofence a name, assign it to a group if you want, and set the color for it. You can draw the geofence as either a polygon or circle. These images show the polygon. You start by clicking in one of the corners of where the geofence will start, and then click the next corners until you are back to the first corner.

Draw a Geofence 2

Draw a Geofence 3

Draw a Geofence 4

Using the polygon, you can make the geofence as intricate as you would like – for example if you wanted to follow the outline of a property on satellite view.

This creates your geofence so that you will see it on your map now. You can toggle seeing the geofences on and off using the button in the map controls on the right of your screen: Geofence Map Toggle
In order to receive alerts based on the geofence, we will need to setup an alert as shown in the next section.

ALERTS

These instructions will show you how to setup alerts in the Rangetel GPS Tracking Platform:

Open the tools menu by clicking on the wrench in the upper right of your screen.
Rangetel Tools Menu
Click on Alerts. This will open the alerts list on the left side. You will see any existing alerts you have, and can click on the + button to make a new one. When you click on the + button, you’ll see this screen for your new alert.
Rangetel Alerts - Devices

On this first screen, you will want to give your alert a name, and select the devices that this alert will apply to.

The next tab has the type of alert you would like to setup.
Rangetel Alerts - Alert Type

The most common alerts include
Overspeed: You will set a speed, and be alerted if a device exceeds that speed
Geofence In/Out: To use the geofence options, you will need to already have created a geofenced area on your map.

If you are setting up a geofence alert, you will have the option to choose the geofence on the Type page. The geofence tab will be grayed out. When setting up other alerts, such as overspeed, you can also apply Schedule and Geofences to those. As an example, if you have a speed limit of 10 at your warehouse yard, you can set an overspeed alert of 10, and apply the geofence that you’ve previously drawn around the warehouse. This would alert you anytime a device exceeded that speed in the geofenced area.

The schedule tab allows you to set specific times when this alert would apply. If you do not set a schedule, it will apply at all times.

The notifications tab allows you to set how you would like to be notified. The main options here are Sound, Push, and Email notifications. Sound and Push notifications will go to your phone or desktop browser (as long as you’ve enabled notifications for the app, or your browser). Emails get sent any time an alert is triggered if you’ve selected the email option.

 

 

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