Jul 02, 2013 / Written by Woody Myers

geofence CaptureAnyone who has spent any amount of time with a fleet tracking service knows the benefits of geofences.  Setting a virtual perimeter around real-world geographic areas is a great way of knowing when your vehicles, high value assets, or workers are entering a certain region.  Standard procedure for such an event is an alert that gets sent to certain personnel. While that is a good basic use of the feature, there are so many Geofence possibilities that go beyond just getting alerts:

You can set geofences to automatically launch applications when a tech leaves or enters a set area. This means you could have navigation on their device launch automatically when they leave a set area of town. This could even lead to applications where the tech doesn?t have to manually interact as much with the device. If a geofence were set for customer locations the tech is visiting, the application could automatically update when the tech arrives on-site or departs for his next location, rather than the tech having to enter this information. This would take the productivity gains of a mobile solution to the next level by reducing a manual step.

For more information on advanced fleet tracking options, contact a product specialist at 1-800-446-1991.