A geofence is a geographical boundary that can be used to add context to your map. It is also used as part of an Alert Rule, to create notifications when devices enter or exit the boundary.
The geofence editor is found in the main toolbar on the left of the screen. From there you can view, create, modify and delete your geofences.
To create a new geofence:
1. Click Add Geofence.
2. Choose a short descriptive name for the new geofence.
3. Set the status of the geofence as Active or Inactive. Inactive geofences do not trigger alarms/alerts.
4. You can optionally add a descriptions of the geofence.
5. Set the geofence area type: 'High Risk - Exclusive', 'Medium Risk - Exclusive' or 'Low Risk - Inclusive'. Exclusive geofences will trigger an alert if a device enters the area (think of them as "no go zones"), inclusive geofences will trigger an alert if a device leaves the area. Read more about the different geofence types here.
6. Choose the shape of the geofence (polygon, circle, path or box)
- Polygon: a two-dimensional shape formed with straight lines, closing in a loop to form a closed chain or circuit.
- Circle: a circle is initially drawn, which can then be reshaped to your required shape.
- Box: a square is initially drawn, which can then be reshaped to accommodate your desired shape.
- Path: when selecting Path, a new field is displayed where the user will need to add the width of the path in metres. This is located just above the Edit Shape options.
7. A geofence must be be assigned to at least one group. This determines which devices are 'monitored' by these geofences.
8. Click on the map to start drawing and double-click to finish drawing the geofence shape.
9. Editing shape options are available: Re-shape allows you to reform the shape, Drag allows you to move its destination, Rotate will move the shape around on an axis, and Resize allows you to increase or decrease the size of the geofence.
10. Save the geofence or click cancel to discard any changes you have made.