One of the most remarkable features of an advanced GPS tracking system has to be geo-fencing. This gives information on both the user’s current location and its predefined geographical area. Parents who want to monitor teenage drivers and fleet managers who are keeping track of their vehicles reaping the benefits of geo-fencing.
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What is geo-fencing and how does it work?
A tracking device attached to the vehicle is needed to get information on its location. Users can do so with their smartphone, PC, or tablet.
A geo-fence acts as a virtual barrier. Users go to the geo-fencing function found in software programs to set this up. The software uses both global positioning system (GPS) and radio frequency identification (RFID) to define the geographical boundaries. If the subject goes beyond these boundaries, a notification or alert will be sent.
The geo-fence generally has a limit of 200 meters.
What are the benefits of geo-fencing?
Geo-fencing is used by several business industries. Among the benefits of geo-fencing is it helps increase productivity through monitoring remote workers. A good example is how it aids fleet managers assign their trucks to a specific area, and they use it to make sure drivers are following the assigned routes.
Optimized routes can lead to massive savings on both fuel and maintenance costs. As you can keep track of your fleet of vehicles, you are well informed of when, where, and how your vehicles are used.
As mentioned, parents who want to monitor their teenage drivers and caregivers who have patients to look after can take advantage of the benefits of geo-fencing as well. Geo-fencing gives them the assurance that their loved ones are safe within a perimeter, and they’ll receive an immediate alert if the subject goes beyond it.
Makes a good travel buddy
If you happen to go on a road trip, make sure to install a GPS device on your vehicle. Geo-fencing will help you navigate around unfamiliar roads or terrains.
Helps avoid theft
Car theft is common nowadays, even when you happen to park your vehicle in a secured lot. Give yourself peace of mind by setting a geo-fence. This can also be used if you leave your vehicle with a mechanic or anyone outside your family and someone you’re not really close with.
Trackimo Geo-Fencing Tools
Trackimo is a GPS tracking device equipped with numerous attractive features, geo-fencing being just one of them. To set up a geo-fence, go directly to the Trackimo dashboard. Should the device go beyond the virtual fence, you will automatically receive an alert.
Trackimo has two ways of setting geo-fences: with the Trackimo Live Tracking system and another is by using the free Trackimo mobile application. Users also have the option to modify or delete the fence.
Setting virtual boundaries is incredibly useful for a number of reasons. This will give users assurance their vehicles and assets are safe no matter where they are.