Features review – geofences and alerts


Geofences – what can you do?

After having vehicle tracking fitted to your fleet it is important to use the features that will help your business. Geofences and alerts are just one of the features that could make your business more efficient.

A geofence is virtual perimeter set up around a real geographical area. It can be set up as a radius around a certain area, or can be built specifically on the boundaries of a predefined site.

The Satmo vehicle tracking system will allow you to set up geofences by drawing zones around places of work or sites visited. These geofences will trigger an alert when a vehicle arrives or leaves depending on the information that you require.

Why do you need geofences?

Geofencing is an important feature in vehicle tracking and fleet management. It allows the fleet manager or user of the system to draw a zone around a specific area. Then the tracked vehicles will trigger an alert when they enter or leave this perimeter.

Alerts can be sent by SMS or email depending on the needs of the user.

Some companies will use geofences to monitor how many times the company have visited a certain customer. A monthly report will show;

  • which vehicle was there
  • when they arrived
  • the time they left
  • how long they were on site for

How can Satmo help with geofences?

Setting up points of interest and then setting geofence alerts around these pre-defined places is a quick and easy process. Once created the Satmo vehicle tracking system will alert you as soon as a tracked vehicle arrives at a place or leaves a place depending upon your alert instructions.

If you would like to hear more about our vehicle tracking system then please call us on 01274 587748. Or why not sign up for a trial? You can have a unit fitted, and use the system for 28 days with no cost to you. Check out out free trial blog and sign up now.


Fiona Taylor is the Sales Manager at award winning Satmo Vehicle Tracking. If you feel you need help with your fleet, want to gain back control, save some money and time then please get in touch.

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