Alerts and Monitoring

Proactive Fleet Monitoring.

Our reports are a valuable tool to help you analyze the historical performance of drivers and vehicles, but there are times when you need to know RIGHT NOW when something happens. With the help of our Alerts and Monitoring tools, you can be notified when a specific event occurs. We will send an email to one or more addresses when a specific event occurs. For mission critical situations that require loud and clear notification, you can receive phone calls to a predefined list of phone numbers using our third-party vendors. Read more about the Proactive Fleet Monitoring tools below to get an idea of how they can help you better manage your fleet.

There is an Alerts tab on the nimbleGPS web site which provides at-a-glance staus of your vehicles. Each vehicle takes up a row on this screen. The alerts run across the page forming columns. In each column there is an on/off switch to activate or deactivate the alert for the particular vehicle in that row. Next to the switch is a color-coded active status indicator. The indicator tells you whether there has been no alarm, past alarm, or recent alarm. By running your mouse over the indicator, a pop-up window appears showing the time the alert was triggered. There are reports that can be run to give you historical information on Alerts that have been triggered in the past. Below is an explanation of the Alerts.

Tow Guard

Receive notification when the vehicle moves while the ignition is in the off position. The GPS tracking hardware has the capability to sense when the ignition is on or off, making this alert and many others possible.

Battery Guard

Most of our GPS devices have an internal Li-Ion battery pack which automatically powers the device in the event external power is removed. When this occurs, the system can alert you.

Unauthorized Use

The fleet management software allows you to configure days and times where the vehicle containing a GPS tracker is not allowed to be used. If use is detected an email is sent.

PTO / Aux Input

Change This is an alert that will notify you if an auxiliary device or external input is triggered. For instance, the winch of a tow truck turning on or off, the PTO running a hydraulic pump, or a door opening or closing can be monitored with alerts being sent for each occurrence.

Speed Alerts

A specific speed limit can be configured for each GPS tracking device in your fleet. If the speed is exceeded when compared to that which is reported by the GPS tracking device, an alert is sent to your email.

Idle Alerts

Because the GPS device can sense its ignition status and whether or not it is moving, idling events can be measured with a great deal of accuracy. You can get alerted if the vehicle idles for five or ten minutes. Custom idle event times can be monitored as well.

Ignition Changes

The ignition sense feature of the GPS hardware enables ignition changes to be monitored. Whenever the vehicle is turned on or off, you can receive an alert.

Geofence Entry/Exit

The virtual boundary or geofence can be configured in the GPS tracking software to notify you when a vehicle enters it, leaves it, or both. This feature can be used to monitor off limits areas or to trigger time card functionality. It can be used in conjunction with other alerts to notify of possible theft of vehicles or equipment.

Jul 10th 2018

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