Geofencing is the ability to define a boundary around an area, so that an alarm is raised when a vehicle bound to that geofence crosses the boundary.
In the Seedrive Telematics application, the alarm will be raised on the screen, and also logged. The area can be defined directly on the telematics vehicle tracking map. Geofences can be set up graphically via the map, or manually through the Basic data management functions.
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Note: You need to be authorized to access the geofencing facility: contact your service representative if you do not have access to this feature.
Tip: before creating the geofence, obtain the vehicle plate number and e-Drive number for the vehicle(s) to be bound to the geofence. Tip: If you have a lot of vehicles to bind to the geofence, after creating the geofence, consider using the ‘Manage district’ option (in the Basic data menu) as defined below in the section on setting up a geofence manually. This will let you query, select and bind multiple vehicles at a time.
Navigate to the area to be geofenced on the map, select the ‘Map Moving’ menu at the top right, then select the ‘Draw a rectangle’ (or circle or polygraph) option:
Draw the rectangle on the screen by dragging your mouse across the area to be geofenced. On releasing the mouse button, the ‘Add geofence’ dialog box will be displayed.
Tip: Clicking ‘Clear’ in the dialog box will clear the geofence and return the map to its original state.
Give the geofenced area a unique name, and click the ‘Save’ button A new ‘Bind geofence’ dialog box will appear. Enter the Plate number and eDrive number of the vehicle or device to be geofenced, and click the Bind’ button.
If you have additional vehicles to be geofenced, enter their details into the new (blank) ‘Bind geofence’ dialog box as above. Once all vehicles have been entered, press the ‘Clear’ button to exit the geofencing function.
To report, modify or delete any geofence, click on the ‘Basic data’ menu on the left of the page, and a list of geofences will be displayed To see details, delete, or modify the geofence, click on the geofence to select it, and select the relevant option on the popup menu as shown:
Tip: click in the center of the geofence, for example the District group column, to show the popup menu in the centre of the page.
Bound Vehicles list:
To modify the vehicles bound to a particular geofence, click on the geofence to select it, and ‘Bind list’ button on the popup menu. The only option available on this screen is the ability to remove a vehicle from the geofence bind list, by clicking the vehicle and pressing the ‘Remove bind’ button
Select the ‘District management’ option in the ‘Basic data’ menu on the left of the page. This will display a list of all geofences. Click on the ‘Add’ button in the Data list section of the ‘District management tab’ (see above) to add a new geofence. Then fill in the details in the form that appears. Select the type of the map (the image below is for a Circular geofence) and also the bind mode. In the page below, Bind group is selected.
Enter a unique district name and the correct geographical coordinates (longitude, latitude and diameter), and click on the ‘Add’ button.
Once the geofence is saved, the list of current geofences will be displayed in the ‘District management’ page, with the new geofence added.
On the ‘District management’ page, select the geofence to be maintained, and click the ‘Bind’ button on the popup menu that appears (refer above on how to navigate to here).
On the ‘Vehicle list’ page that appears, enter the search criteria, and ‘Query’ all or only unbound vehicles. A list of vehicles will appear.
Either double click on the vehicles you want to select, or else click on ‘Choose all’ to move the required vehicles to the ‘Vehicles chosen’ list.
Note that you can remove vehicles from the ‘Chosen’ list by clicking on the ‘X’ in the Operation column. Click ‘Bind car’ to bind the vehicles to the geofence. To view or remove vehicles from the geofence, as documented above, click on the geofence in the ‘District management’ page, and select the ‘Bind list’ button in the popup menu.