Besides its main function as a dashcam, our Android app also acts as a GPS tracker, constantly sending location data to our servers.
The updates consist of small text packets (latitude, longitude, speed, elevation and direction), but the update frequency has an influence on bandwidth consumption, which can become significant, especially while roaming.
So in the app's settings the driver can specify this frequency, between two seconds and an hour.
We don't provide SIM cards or data plans, only the Android app as the vehicle tracker, and the web portal to facilitate monitoring the vehicles. As a fleet manager, you can monitor in real time all your vehicles on the map, grouping them in various ways, or following a single vehicle as it moves across the map. For later inspection, you can examine the detailed history of routes and events, or generate various reports.
A geofence is a virtual perimeter around a geographic area. Simply by drawing on the map, you can define polygons or circles around areas meaningful to you.
Geofences are useful around warehouses (to track arrivals and departures), along roads (to ensure that drivers stick to their assigned routes) and even around cities or countries.
Entering or exiting a geofence is an event which is logged in the web portal for later viewing, but can also trigger further actions. You can set up alerts to be notified when a vehicle enters or leaves a geofence. Such events can also trigger photo capturing or video recording on the remote device where the Android app is running. The captured media files are then automatically uploaded, so you can visually inspect what happened at the border of a geographic area of interest.
In the web portal you can set up alerts, to be notified about certain events happening with a vehicle or a group of vehicles.
The main event types are speeding, stop duration, offline duration and entering/exiting a geofence.
Of course, you can also specify time constraints, so the events only trigger alerts on specific days and between certain hours.
Once an event is detected, the alert can be delivered in the form of a push notification in the browser, optionally with sound. This is useful to draw your attention to the event when you are actively monitoring the vehicles. For other times you can set up email notifications and even webhooks (POST to a URL on your server). The captured events are also listed in the history section of the map view, and are included in reports.
Besides real-time activity, the map view of the portal also shows routes travelled by any vehicle from a fleet.
You can choose a specific vehicle, specify a date/time interval and get a list of events which occured in the selected timeframe.
On the map and in text form you'll see the total distance driven and total duration, but also individual segments between stops and all the events in chronological order.
The list of events also includes photo/video uploads and the alert details you set up, such as speeding, stop duration and entering/exiting your geofences. A click on an event will bring up the details, so you can examine the finer points where needed, while keeping the big picture easily accessible. If you have external systems to ingest the data, you can also export the list of events into popular formats, such as KML, GPX, GSR and CSV (for Microsoft Excel).
When you need more structured information, you can generate various reports from the routes and data points collected in the past 3 months.
Available reports: drives, stops, distances, overspeed, geofence in/out, alert events, travel sheets, routes and driving hours - or various combinations from these.
The generated reports can be downloaded in various formats (PDF, HTML, XLS) and are available in the portal for later viewing, too. Additionally, you can set up reports to be auto-generated for each day or week, and even automatically sent to a list of email addresses.
While this is not exactly a feature like the others above, it is nevertheless important enough to be mentioned here.
The Android dashcam app is available for drivers in 24 languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
The web portal is available in more languages, as you can see in the attached screenshot. But, it lacks Korean, Ukrainian and Vietnamese from the list above. While there is a slight mismatch of languages between the app and the portal, we plan to roll out more translations as needed.