For companies that have operational vehicles, the efficiency of their use is a priority. Therefore, many companies are starting to realize the benefits and importance of installing the GPS Tracker application on their vehicle units. Among the many features that can be utilized and maximized is the Geofence feature or it can also be called geofencing.
What is Geofencing?
Geofencing is the use of a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite network and/or local radio frequency identifiers (such as Wi-Fi nodes or Bluetooth beacons) to create virtual boundaries around a location. Geofence is then paired with a hardware/software application that responds to boundaries in certain ways as defined by program parameters.
What are the Geofence features and benefits?
Geofence is an area marked virtually to limit certain locations to make it easier for vehicle owners to monitor vehicles and the distribution process in a designated area.
For example, vehicle A is allocated to operate only in geofence area A. So when the vehicle enters / exits geofence area A, the tool will send information to the user. This also applies when vehicle A deviates from geofence area A, the tool will send an Alert.
Below is an illustration of the geofence area. Geofence is made based on the area or purpose of the vehicle. Can be mapped based on distribution centers/companies to shops, between clients, between cities, regions, and provinces. Depends on user requirements.
Apart from that, users also get complete reports such as:
1. Name of vehicle & driver on duty
2. Name of departure and destination geofence
3. Date & time the vehicle entered the geofence area
4. When the vehicle enters the geofence area
5. Mileage of the vehicle from the geofence of origin to the geofence of destination
6. Travel time of the vehicle from geofence of origin to geofence of destination
7. Duration of the vehicle in the area
The Geofence feature helps users analyze and track the position of the vehicle automatically and provide reports whenever and wherever the vehicle exits or enters geofence areas.