Types of alerts

This section describes the types of alerts available on Navixy.

Movement

Geofence is a restricted area on a map. It is created to controll trackers inside and out of it.

On our platform geofences are used for setting a virtual perimeter. You will get notifications when your objects cross the borders. So, for example, if some building machinery leave the zone, chief will get email or SMS notification.

Our GPS-tracking system allows you to control speed exceeding. Speed limit you set on your own.

You can create one or several rules to control speed of your drivers. When the system fix speed exceeding you will get SMS or email notification.

Some organizations want to control the driving time of their vehicles. For example, vehicles shouldn’t be used off duty. So this rule helps to stay aware of beginning/end of a trip. It sends notifications on your email address or phone number about the parking state of your objects.

Scheduling

Some companies control their employees’ traffic routes. Using the app “Geofences” you can create a strict route. Then you should just set this rule to control deviations. You will get SMS or emails about breaking the rule.

With the help of the “Working statuses” feature, mobile employees can indicate what they are doing at the moment and inform about their readiness to start a new task by selecting the corresponding point from a list created by a supervisor. This way, after the ”Work status change” rule, has been activated, the monitoring system will inform about changes in your employees’ current statuses (for ex., free, started working) by SMS or email messages.

This feature is perfectly suitable for companies with a large number of mobile employees. By setting up the rule, you can control a process of task performance as well as receive notifications about submitted forms. The system will inform you about the event by SMS, email, or with push-notification to the “X-GPS Monitor” mobile app.

Fuel and eco-driving

This feature is useful for owners of a fleet or several cars, as it gives a possibility to reduce fuel costs. Also, it helps to control drivers. If a vehicle stands still but the ignition is ON, the system will send you SMS or email notification. At the end of excessive idling, you will also receive a notification. So, you may always be aware of engine excessive idling.

This rule is designed to help monitor the fuel level in real-time by receiving immediate notifications on any drastic fuel level changes: decreases or increases. Notifications can be sent via SMS and/or email.
Before creating the rule, please add and configure a fuel level sensor you want to monitor.

A lot of vehicle GPS trackers have a built-in detector of harsh driving. It constantly controls the value of accelerations during speed-ups, braking, and turns. This feature gives the ability to control the driving quality of employees.

Firstly you should configure the detection of harsh driving, and create the rule “harsh driving”, you will always know when the car passes the limit values, the system fixes the corresponding event. Further, these “Harsh driving” events can be controlled by means of notifications and reports.

Safety

The SOS button gives a great possibility to ask for help in extreme situations. For example, if your child presses this button you will get SMS or email immediately.

You need to be sure that your car is safe in your absence. In case your vehicle is off, but the car with mounted tracker starts moving, the platform will inform you about this Unauthorized movement. This function is useful when, for example, the car is evacuated or carjacked. The system will inform you by SMS / email notification.

The rule “Driver change” will be useful for the organizations, where multiple drivers use the same vehicle. Having set up this feature, you will always be aware of who drives at the moment; the system informs you by SMS or email you indicated, and also send notifications to X-GPS.Monitor application.

Notice: The “Driver change” rule is available only for the devices with connected RFID or iButton reader (or any other equipment for driver identification).

The rule of social distancing monitoring allows employees to know if they have crossed each other and if they have breached personal distance.

At the moment, this rule supports Teltonika GH5200 device as a handy badge that can be worn around the neck.

If the distance between employees is not respected, you will receive an alert on the platform and the device will vibrate and sound.

Device

Sometimes connection can be lost for different reasons. For example, no GSM signal in tracker location or battery is low. In such cases the system will fix it in the events history and  inform you about it by SMS or email.

The majority of GPS-trackers have an internal battery and can work autonomously from 10 to 20 hours. Working time depends on accumulator capacity and operating conditions. Not to forget to charge your battery you can set the rule “Low battery”. When you have less than 30% of charge, you will get automatic notification about the necessity to charge your battery by SMS, email, Push-notification, or automatic phone call.

In case you have a number of vehicles with trackers mounted on it, this rule is very useful for you! You will get SMS or email notification when some dishonest employee tries to cut external power.

The rule is available for models with the so-called “Alarm Mode”, which is activated according to the specified conditions (for example, if the ignition is off and there is no vibration for more than 10 minutes). The system will notify you if a door or hood is opened in this mode.

This rule generates “Alarm mode” notifications on devices where this feature is available.

For some devices, a manual request for coordinates is available via SMS or GPRS channel in cases where the tracker went to sleep and turned off the GPS module. Coordinates can be requested by clicking the Refresh button in the location widget.

This rule will notify you of every tracker’s response to such a request.

OBD trackers often have very weak batteries and drain quickly if unplugged.

This rule will notify you about the disconnection of the tracker so that you can react quickly before the device is discharged.

Sometimes the connection can be lost for different reasons. For example, no GSM signal in the tracker location or battery is low. In such cases, the system will fix it in the events history and inform you about it by SMS or email.

If you use a smart lock, then you just need this rule. You will receive a notification every time someone opens and closes the lock.

Most models of trackers (even vehicle ones) have a built-in battery to keep the device operating without external power. Sometimes the battery lasts for months, and in some models it only lasts for a few hours.

This rule will notify you when the charge drops below 20%. You will be able to react in a timely manner and charge your device.

This rule is usually available for cargo trackers that attach to a tracked item. If someone opens the case of the device, the tracker will immediately send an alert.

The rule is triggered when the GPS signal is not available and the tracker cannot fix its location. Most often this happens in a building or underground.

Please note that the rule will only work if the cellular signal is available and the tracker has access to the Internet.

If you use a smart lock tracker, then use this rule for notifications about hacking attempts. It works if the lock was not opened with a key or a command from the server.

This rule is triggered when the device detects continuous vibration while parking. The triggering mechanism is similar to that of a conventional car alarm.

Reacts to the  light sensor triggering, which is usually used in cargo trackers to detect removal from the tracked object.

Some trackers have the ability to make a call to a pre-programmed phone number. This rule will notify you when the call button is pressed.

This rule is triggered immediately after the tracker has been turned on.

Create this rule to receive timely notifications for when the GPS antenna is disconnected from the tracker. It can be one of the reasons why satellite signal is lost and you’ll be able to fix it with zero delays.

Some car trackers are equipped with an external GPS antenna connected to the device via a special input. This antenna can be moved some distance away from the tracker where reception is optimal.

The rule is available for devices connected via OBD connector. If the “Check engine” indicator flashes on the dashboard, the tracker will know about it and you will receive a notification.

The error code can be found in the OBD data widget.

Inputs and outputs

Some vehicle GPS-trackers are equipped with inputs. To inputs, you can connect different tools such as car track opening or SOS button pressing. If you set up this rule, the system will inform you about inputs triggering by SMS or email.

Most GPS devices are equipped with outputs. The number of outputs depends on each particular GPS hardware. By changing the outputs state in the widget bar of your monitoring account, you can manage various equipment (e.g. block/unblock the engine, arm/disarm the alarm, etc). By setting this type of rule, you will be able to receive alerts by SMS or email about every change of the output’s state.

Most modern GPS trackers allow connecting a variety of additional sensors to measure temperature, humidity, tilt angle, fuel level, and other parameters. Enable the Parameter in Range rule if you wish to:

  • set the range of values for a required parameter (temperature, fuel level, etc.)
  • enable notifications if the monitored value is out of range
  • enable notifications if the monitored value is back in range

Parameter in Range rule is often used to monitor conditions of food, beverages, and medicines transportation, etc.

For instance, refrigerated meat and poultry products must be transported within the range of 33.8…35.6 °F (+1…+2 °C).  If you wish to make sure your products transport meets the requirements, then:

  • Install a GPS-tracker on a vehicle
  • Install a temperature sensor and connect it to the tracker.
  • Create the Parameter in Range rule and set that the in-range value should be more than +33.8 °F (+1 °C) and less than +35.6 °F (+2 °C).

Once the sensor measures that the temperature is less than +33.8 F (+1 °C)  or more than +35.6 °F (+2 °C), a notification will be instantly sent by the monitoring system saying that the value is out of range. You’ll be able to take immediate measures to keep your products fresh.

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