I would like to make a suggestion for Geofencing. I would like to set zones that the driver should not enter for a certain amount of time.
My company delivers all over the state of Florida, however, the drivers should never be in their neighborhood. The way I set it up now (Which is very tedious) is I locate the drivers residence on the map, then make the entire state of Florida (with multiple area point) his allowed area, and leaving about 150-300 meters around his residence blank (The no go zone).
I think it would be simple to set a point area as a Not allowed. Let me know if there is another way to do this or maybe this is something that could be implemented.
I have wished for this feature as well. The last use case I had was a client wanting to know about company phones going overseas - because they have had big roaming data bills in the past. The idea being you contact the person before they leave the country. My initial thoughts was to geo-fence the major international air ports. They you know a person is probably just about to leave - before they have left.
I ended up having to geo-fence the entire country which generates an alert after they have left.
The Geofences themselves don't update. Its the device that sends the current location. Its constantly sending the location. I set the grace period for when the device leaves its assigned areas to 30 minutes.
Well my devices are quite accurate and track location very well. I am asking for a simple switch on geofencing to make an identified area a No-Go zone. Right now, you can only make areas a Go-zone and everything not identified is a no-go zone.
Here's some information about how SM approximates location on devices - hopefully this explains some of the accuracy differences between laptops and supervised iOS - especially in single app mode with the SM app running the background! @Ponceme@jared_f
As for your question about no-go zones @Ponceme, would it help to create geofencing policies around the driver's houses and rethink what "compliance" means for those policies?
For example, I might suggest making a geofencing policy that is only selecting the driver's residence. Let's say you called it, "DriverHome". When the device is in the no go zone / at home, a "DriverHome_compliant" tag would automatically be added to the device in SM. When the device is not shown in the no go zone / at home would also automatically get a DriverHome_violating tag.
You could pull these tags into your main view in the Clients page, or set up an automatic report (Systems Manager>Alerts) of violating and compliant-after-violating devices.
If that doesn't sound like it would help, I would say please submit the feature request in the "Make a Wish" box at the bottom of any dashboard page 🙂