Twenty years ago, the word ‘geo-fencing’ was something of an enigma. Its roles and functionalities were not completely understood and very few users recognised the value of such innovation.
Today, the term is appearing more frequently in news articles, in product manuals and highlighted as a feature in many mobile applications. Users are beginning to understand the benefits of geo-fencing when it comes to the safety and security of individuals and families.
Let’s break it down
Geo-fence is a feature in a software program that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to define geographical boundaries. In other words, a geo-fence can be looked upon as a virtual perimeter that you can draw around any location on a map. If you enter this location, you will be alerted.
Matrix has created a customisable zone management system which notifies you when your vehicle enters your area of importance. By using the Matrix Internet Tracking application, you can identify the area that you want to geo-fence. The idea is that you create circular regions, or in some cases, shapes or polygons around the buildings or locations you want to target.
Create a geo-fence around your neighbourhood so that you are alerted if your vehicle enters your home area. You can also create a geo-fence around dangerous areas that you wish to avoid.
If you have a busy family that you would like to ensure stays safe, it’s dead easy to set up geo-fence zones with corresponding notifications for when your family members enter the targeted zone, allowing you to manage the safety of your vehicle and your loved ones. Daily, the app monitors each specific geo-fence as it continues to track that location in the background.
Available to MX2 & MX3 customers
Regardless of the type of Matrix device and functionalities, all subscribers can enjoy peace of mind with Matrix. In the unfortunate event of a theft or hi-jacking, Matrix’s GPS Pinpoint Positioning and dedicated recovery teams will be able to locate your car, regardless of where criminals may drive it or try and hide it.
For more information on our features and safety offerings, visit us at www.matrix.co.za or contact Matrix Customer Care on 011 654 8090.
The Matrix Team