I hate to cast an ugly shadow on employees, but knowing and controlling what happens when you, the manager, are not present can be taxing. The Geo-Fencing, and Point of Interest features of LiGO offer fleet managers and planners much needed control in oversight of operations. The two differ slightly in the way they are employed and in the way their analytical data can be read, interpreted, and implemented.
Through Geo-Fencing you may manually select areas in the shape of polygons over locations on a map, or even create Geo-fenced routes. You also have the option of importing these Geo-Fence areas from GIS systems directly enabling you to create more specialized maps. Another option would be to create routes as jobs occur; this can be done by collecting data from an optimal day’s work and saving it as the standard. Alerts, or notifications can be set up to be sent to managers to alert them to a number of different things. It can be set so that an alert is sent when a vehicle or worker has entered a Geo-Fence area, or when a vehicle or worker has left the area. the alerts can also be set to send if the vehicle/worker has spent over a certain amount of time, or under a certain amount of time in the selected Geo-Fence area. This means managers can ease up on stressing about when and where their workers are and focus on more pressing tasks.
Points of Interest (POI) are point based locations that you identify, and wish to track the amount of time spent at those locations. POI’s could be building locations or fixed assets such as signs or hydrants. POI’s can also be imported or manually defined, and will enable managers to quickly see when workers are on site or in transit, communicate accurate arrival information to customers, and generate productivity reports. Below is how the reporting might appear on a device.
Users may set the software to track certain events such as:
- “disconnecting” (Device tampering or “Disconnecting unit”)
- geo-fence violations (vehicles out-of-service-area)
- unauthorized use (“After business hours”)
- excessive speed
- excessive idling
- hard acceleration
- braking and collision
- specified mileage or hour alerts