Geofencing and out-of-hours Real time fleet tracking alerts by email

The Quartix Fleet Tracking System offers complete flexibility and solutions in setting up real time alarms to inform you of unauthorised vehicle movements and other exceptions. The Fleet Tracking System allows you to set up a series of geographic zones together with the time based rules of when vehicles should be inside or outside each zone. Please see the following Geofencing Training Video for more information on how it works and how to use it within the Quartix Fleet Management System:

Geofencing zones & modes of use

Two geofencing zone types are available: Named locations – comprising a named building or area, such as a depot, the fleet driver’s home address or a customer location. Geographical zones – these can be set up to encompass any shape on a map and are intended to show the boundaries of a territory, city or similar (London’s Congestion Charge Zone, for example). Geofencing is used in one of two modes: Mandatory mode – the fleet vehicle must be inside the chosen zone for the times specified. Prohibited mode – the fleet vehicle must not enter the zone during the times specified. The zones and times applied to them can be different for each fleet vehicle and each day of the week, if required. The screen opposite shows how zones may be set to any shape or size – including polygons of unlimited complexity using the Quartix Fleet Tracking Management System.

Geofencing fleet tracking alert types

Geofencing Fleet Tracking alarm messages can be sent to one or more email addresses. Alerts can include the following:
  • Out-of-hours: : if the fleet vehicle ignition is activated outside preset working hours, or
  • If a geofence rule is broken, either a mandatory or prohibited zone rule.
Here are some examples of how our Geofence Fleet Tracking System is used in practice:
  • A housing maintenance manager needs to know that all his fleet vehicles are available on call inside the boundaries of the city. Solution – Specify the boundary of the city as a ‘Mandatory Zone’ between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday (or as required).
  • For Telematics Insurance purposes, a transport manager has to be sure that trucks and vans are not left outside fleet drivers’ homes overnight but are instead parked in the depot. Solution – Specify the depot as ‘Quartix Named Location: Mandatory Zone’ between the hours of 8.00pm and 8.00am (or as required).
  • A business owner wants to be sure that his employees are not returning home from site during the working day. Solution – Designate the fleet driver’s home as a ‘Quartix Named Location: Prohibited Zone’ on weekdays between 8.00am and 6.00pm; emailed notification will be given if the fleet vehicle does return home during the day.
In summary, Fleet Tracking and Geofencing can help you manage your business by alerting you to exceptional or prohibited behaviour – keeping you one step ahead. The Quartix Vehicle Tracking System is available through Rental or Purchase schemes with three levels of functionality. The GPS Geofencing Fleet Tracking Solution shown on this page is included in both our InfoPlus and Corporate Vehicle Tracking Packages.