A geofence is a “virtual geographic boundary, defined by GPS or RFID technology,” according to the Oxford dictionary. Think of a geofence like an invisible fence. When a Lone Worker Device crosses the “fence,” the geofence triggers a response, sending an SMS to the nominated contacts. Essentially, geofences use GPS tracking to trigger responses that send alerts to contacts when users enter or exit the geofenced territory.
Geofencing allows for stricter monitoring and prevention of employees, visitors or equipment entering restricted areas. Geofences can be set to alert your nominated emergency contacts if the device has entered or exited a geofence area.
Asset or People Management
Geofencing and location tracking can help track people or assets and to understand if an asset or person is at the right location at the right time. In case a person or asset tries to exit the geofence area in an unauthorized manner, alerts can be raised to the emergency contacts. For example, if a contractor was on a large work site or farm, a geofence can be set to alert the emergency contacts that they have wandered beyond the safe working environment.
Geofencing can serve as another factor in the safety and security. For example, beacons (Sold separately) can be used indoors where GPS signals are unavailable, such as restricted areas, offices or laboratories. The device can be set to recognize the beacon signal an prevent unauthorized activity and alert the emergency contacts.
Geofences can effectively monitor people and assets. Minimum geofence area is 100m radius. Geofence accuracy depends on environment that may effect the GPS