Geofencing API by PTV xServer
What are the benefits of geofencing?
A geofence is a virtual fence for a real geographic area. Geofences can be dynamically generated as a radius around a location, or predefined based on a set of boundaries. A geofence serves as a geographical perimeter: As soon as a vehicle or other valuable objects equipped with a GPS transmitter enter or are moved outside the geofence, managers receive an automatic notification. Geofencing is particularly relevant for high-security transports and functions as an effective deterrent against cargo theft.
Why implement the Geofencing API by PTV xServer?
Due to its standardised interface, the Geofencing API by PTV xServer can be easily integrated into any existing fleet monitoring solution. It enables both geofencing and corridor fencing: While geofencing ensures that vehicles cannot leave a defined territory, with corridor fencing they must stick to a specific route. As soon as the geofencing system detects the GPS signal outside the defined area or route, an automatic action is initiated. This action may be a message, an alarm screen, or even interventions in the vehicle's electronics to prevent it from starting. Our Geofencing API is already in use for the following applications:
- Monitoring of agricultural and construction equipment to prevent unauthorised removal
- Area control for rental cars to prevent driving outside of the agreed upon boundaries
- High-security transports and transportation of money and valuables
- Time-critical transports
Area fencing based on locations
Apply fences around given locations to recognise vehicles entering or leaving your defined area.
Corridor fencing based on routes
Calculate corridors along your calculated routes to determine if your vehicles are leaving the predefined paths.
Geofencing API Documentation
API Version 1 is our established solution that is widely used in the market. Your company has been a customer for a while and hasn’t switched APIs recently? Then you’re most likely interested in the documentation on API Version 1
If you want to see integration samples, you can check them out in the xServer API Version 1 Code Sample Browser.
API Version 2 will follow soon!