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In this example the Parc de Versailles in Paris, France has been geofenced.

At its best, Secapp’s geofencing features are a significant support for the organizations’ communication and security management.

The geofencing features allow organizations to, for example, define their workplace or factory area so that automated messages, such as instructions, warnings, or accident and threat alerts, can be sent to, within, or out of the workplace.

In this article:

  1. Overview
  2. Settings in the Secapp system
  3. Defining the area
  4. Alert settings
  5. Scheduling
  6. Limiting users
  7. Who will be notified about the alerts being sent?
  8. Benefits

1. Overview

  1. The area for the geofence is defined
  2. The users are requested to allow location trackign on their mobile devices
  3. The users will get automated messages and alerts based on the geofence and its settings


2. Settings in the Secapp system

  • First, head to “New Message” to choose an already made template for the message.
  • Fill the message details and at “Send to”, choose “Area”.

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3. Defining the area

  • Thea area can be a circle or a polygon as it is in this example.
  • Polygon allows to define the area exactly at it is wanted to be defined.
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Berlin Zoological Garden as a geofenced area.

4. Alert settings

Users within the area

  • Can be used, for example, in evacuation situations or to give other instructions. Every user that is within the area will receive the alert message.
  • These alerts are sent immediately.

Users entering and users within the area

  • Can be used to give guidance or instructions to, for example, truck drivers or external maintenance workers when they arrive to the area.
  • These alerts can be scheduled.

Users leaving area

  • Can be used for example to remind personnel to return their gears, additional keys or to beware of a safety threat when leaving outside the guarded area.
  • These alerts can be scheduled.


5. Scheduling

  • A time frame can be set for alerts. It can be some certain time or the alert can always be set active.
  • Scheduling is possible when a condition “Users entering and users within the area” orUsers leaving area” is used.

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6. Limiting users

  • Using user limits it is possible to define with whom the geofence is dealing.
  • Example: The users are limited to the curators of the zoo. When the curators enter or leave the area, their supervisor will be notified.


7. Who will be notified about the alerts being sent?

  • At “Send to” settings it is possible to define who will be notified about the alerts thav have been sent.
  • Example: Head of Transportations gets an alert message every time a truck arrives to the main entrace of a factory area.


8. Benefits

  • Easier to ensure the safety of personnel
  • A supervisor can be sure that everybody within thea area has got thenecessary instructions
  • Should a threat occur, everybody within the area are alerted and given instructions for an evacuation
  • Alerting or messaging can be done automatically (no human errors, no dependency whether someone is working or not to get the alerts launched)
  • Requires only a permission to use the location of personnel and after that the geofencing works automatically

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