What is Geofencing? | Telematics & GPS Tracking Feature

Keeping track of your company vehicles and assets can be difficult especially as your business grows. Geofencing is one method that you can use to keep track of your fleet.

What is Geofencing?

Geofences is the creation of virtual zones that when triggered alert you when one of your vehicles enters or leaves a specific area. By creating these parameters you can check when a vehicle has entered or left a specific area.

How Does Geofencing Work?

Creating a Geofence is very easy and can be done in less than one minute. After marking your virtual zone all you have to do is assign an alert and you will have added an extra layer of security to your fleet. There are many other benefits to using Geofences which we will cover below in more detail.

Benefits of using Geofences

By creating Geofences there are many benefits that help ensure the smooth running of your fleet. Check them out here;

1. Increased security

Using Geofences increases the security of your vehicles as you are instantly alerted if they move inside or outside of your virtual zone. For example, if a vehicle is stolen out moves outside of the zone, you will be alerted and can keep tracking of the vehicles exact location using the Live Map.

2. Employ assets more efficiently 

The movement of assets inside and outside the geofence boundary will enable you to make informed decisions regarding the use of assets. Identifying and removing costly wastes of time will help to lower fuel costs and enhance productivity.

3. Enhanced productivity

Using Geofences can increase the productivity of your staff. As an example, you can verify that staff are following the best routes to maximise fuel efficiency. The Geofence feature can also be used to ensure staff are using their time wisely.

4. Better communication

Using Geofences to confirm arrival or deliveries will remove the need for drivers and office staff to constantly be in contact. Instead, you can be notified using your Geofence alerts,

Different Applications of Geofences

You can create a Geofence for any scenario you can think of, here’s some examples;

  1. Entering and leaving jobsites
  2. Overnight security
  3. Approaching a delivery location
  4. Entering congestion charge areas
  5. Tracking the number of visits to one location
  6. Measuring time spent at a location
  7. Monitoring after hour use
  8. Time spent travelling between locations
  9. Responding to customer queries
  10. Billing and invoicing customers

Using Geofence Alerts

You can be alerted when a vehicle enters or leaves a specific area and these alerts are sent to you via Push Notifications. You can choose to enable Push Notifications by installing the Kinesis app on your Apple or Android smartphone.

The notifications pop up on your phone when one of your vehicles has either entered or left your virtual zone. You are made aware of the time and this information is uploaded to Velocity where you can create reports.

Kinesis & ATOM

We provide two types of Telematics and GPS Vehicle Tracking systems and both systems offer the Geofence feature.

Your next step

Now that you know what geofencing is you can start to create them for your fleet and benefit from some of the examples we listed below.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Telematics systems you can arrange a demo with a member of our team.

Why our customers choose Fuelwise
VES Transport

VES Transport

“I have been using Fuelwise fuel cards for many years and both the product and level of service is exceptional. To manage my business daily I use Velocity to monitor fuel spend and transactions and e-Route helps my drivers find any of the thousands of sites available with the Fuelwise fuel card. My Account Manager is always on hand to help and goes the extra mile to ensure everything is running smoothly”.

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MDE Installations

“Fuelwise is very customer focused and were able to provide what I needed for this project where others couldn’t. The e- Route app helps our engineers find Core sites instead of Non-Core sites which helps with efficiencies and cost savings. Velocity is well managed, and I can create plenty of reports and my Account Manager is always on hand to help. With GPS Tracking built into Velocity I can view distance travelled, speed etc. and driver contact details without having to open another system.”

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