What is Geofencing? | Telematics & GPS Tracking Feature

What is Geofencing? | Geofences allow you to create virtual zones that when triggered alert you when one of your vehicles enters or leaves a specific area. By creating these parameters Fleet Managers can check when a vehicle has entered or left a specific area.

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.

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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
  2. Improved communication
  3. Enhanced productivity
  4. More data to make informed decisions

Increased Safety

By using Geofences you add an extra layer of security to your vehicles. When creating alerts you can choose to be alerted if a vehicle moves outside of working hours. If you’re vehicle then leaves a zone in the middle of the night you will be alerted which lets you know that an attempted theft is potentially taking place.

Improved Communication

You can use Geofences to improve communication between your business and your customers. If you carry out regular deliveries to a depot, you can create a Geofence around or just before the depot. Once your driver enters that zone you can let your customer know their delivery will be with them soon.

Enhanced Productivity

Fleet Managers can keep track of vehicles and when they enter or leave a worksite. This can be useful when comparing timesheets, helping to ensure high levels of productivity and saving valuable time from being wasted.

More data to make informed decisions

After creating Geofences you will have access to more data to help you make informed decisions regarding your fleet. For example, if you have different job sites you will be able to discover which site is most productive by studying the time vehicles arrive and leave.

Examples 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

Business Fleet Geofence Alerts

Businesses can get a lot of use from using Geofence Alerts. Establishing a Geofence around your yard or premises can monitor when your vehicles arrive or leave. You could also set up zones if your vehicles carry out the same delivery stops. With this you are automatically alerted as your drivers make stops every day.

Construction businesses can create Geofence Alerts on job sites to increase security of their plant and machinery if they are fitted with an Asset Tracker.

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.

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