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Distance between objects

Description

The rule enables tracking the direction of movement between objects, which can be beneficial for monitoring trailers or detecting violations of safe distances on the road. Each rule can accommodate up to 100 secondary devices, which will be used to measure the distance from the main object. The permissible distance range is from 5 to 200 000 meters.

Here's how receiving notifications about the "Distance between objects" event can be beneficial, particularly in tracking trailers or detecting safe distance breaching on the road:

  • Trailer Tracking: By monitoring the distance between the main object (e.g., vehicle) and secondary devices (e.g., trailers), users can receive notifications about any changes in the distance. This allows for real-time tracking of trailers and ensures their proximity to the main object, providing valuable information for logistics, fleet management, and transportation operations.
  • Safe Distance Breach Detection: The ability to detect breaches in safe distances between objects is crucial for road safety. Receiving notifications when the distance between objects falls below a specified threshold (e.g., 20 meters) can alert users to potential risks or violations. This feature helps promote adherence to road regulations and prevents accidents caused by insufficient following distances.
  • Real-Time Traffic Analysis: Aggregated data on distance measurements between objects can be utilized for traffic analysis purposes. Notifications about the changing distances can assist in assessing traffic flow patterns, identifying congested areas, or analyzing traffic behavior in specific locations. This information can aid in urban planning, traffic management, and infrastructure improvements.
  • Customization and Scalability: The flexibility to configure up to 100 secondary devices for distance monitoring provides scalability and adaptability to various scenarios. Users can customize their notifications based on their specific requirements, such as setting different distance thresholds for different secondary devices or adjusting the notification frequency for different types of objects being tracked.

Settings

Distance between objects

Approaching:

This parameter allows tracking the direction of movement between objects. When the "Approaching" control type is selected for a specific rule, the system will notify when secondary devices (e.g., trailers) are moving closer to the main objects (the objects which are selected for the rule initially). It is useful for monitoring the proximity of objects and ensuring safe distances are maintained.

Moving Away:

With the "Moving Away" control type, the system will provide notifications when secondary devices are moving farther away from the main objects. This parameter enables monitoring objects that are moving in the opposite direction or separating from the main object, providing valuable information for various applications, such as tracking vehicles leaving a convoy.

Distance:

The "Distance" parameter allows users to define a specific distance range for monitoring between the main objects and secondary devices. Users can set the permissible distance range between 5 and 200,000 meters. The system will generate notifications whenever the measured distance falls within the specified range, providing insights into the proximity of objects.

Calculation of the distance is based on the last coordinates using GPS data only.

Geofence:

Fill out the section if the rule needs to work only inside/outside of the selected geofences.

Bind zone to rule:

Enables geofence rule binding.

Map button:

Shows bound geofences on the map.

The platform specifics

  • The "Distance between objects" alert has a 10-second reset timer, meaning the alert event will not occur more often than once every 10 seconds. If this type of event occurs in time the rule has been waiting for the reset, this event will be omitted by the platform, including the reports.
  • This rule is a generic type that is not specific to any particular hardware, which means it can be applied to multiple trackers simultaneously. This allows for the selection of several trackers within a single rule.

Notifications

Emergency notification:

is used for important events. A message on the screen and the sound signal can only be disabled by clicking on the notification. Please note, some browsers can block notification sound until user activity is recorded on the page.

Push notifications:

Receive push notifications on the mobile app and web interface.

Add geofence name to the notification:

Adds names of the specified geofences to the notification text. This option is available only when the "Inside" geofence binding radio button is selected on the "Settings" tab.

SMS notifications:

List of recipients for SMS notifications when the event occurs.

Email notifications:

List of recipients for email notifications when the event occurs.

Schedule

Set a schedule for when the rule will run. If your schedule indicates that the event should not run some day or time period, it will not appear as a notification in the user interface, and notifications via SMS or email will not be sent. Additionally, you can choose a default template for quick scheduling.

Event reports

To view the dates when the events were received, you can build the "Report on all events" report.

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