Today’s fleet management offers a variety of functions that allow you to better control your fleet. One of the technological features in modern fleet management is geofence or geofencing, which creates a virtual perimeter for the actual geographic area. This perimeter can mark the boundaries of the work area of your fleet vehicles, ensuring you are aware of the activity of your
1. Prevent vehicle theft
You will receive an automatic notification when the fleet vehicle leaves the geofence area that you specify. This way, you can further investigate whether it was theft or otherwise, so you can take appropriate action quickly.
2. Keeping the job on track
Geofence can notify you when your vehicle enters a certain area and leaves. This can be a means of ensuring your driver’s accountability and ensuring your driver’s job is on schedule.
3. Improve business efficiency and performance
Geofence data enriches your information about fleet performance, especially when you combine it with other information you get from a GPS-based device. With a combination of data, you can find out, for example, vehicle operating times and driving behavior in a geofence. You can use this information for performance improvement and business improvement efforts.
HOW GEOFENCE WORKS
Geofence can be either a freely defined area boundary or a radius from a location point. The geofence feature uses Global Positioning System (GPS), wi-fi, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), or cellular data to trigger pre-programmed actions when a mobile device or RFID tag enters and exits virtual boundaries.
To use the geofence feature, you must first define virtual location boundaries in GPS or software that supports RFID. This virtual boundary setting is as simple as drawing a circle around a location point on Google Maps or connecting boundary points to form an area. After that, a virtual geofence will trigger a response whenever the programmed device enters or exits the area.