Movement Alerts

Movement Alerts trigger notifications based on vehicle speeding, idling, or stop times.

To monitor alerts triggered within the last 48 hours, check the Alerts Dashboard. If you want to set up alerts based on vehicle subsystems and switches, use Equipment and Driver-triggered Alerts.


Requirements

The following instructions for creating Speeding and Idle alerts apply only to fleets provisioned with our Public Works solution (note that all customers can create their own Stop and Landmark Stop alerts). If you are not a Public Works customer, please contact the Webtech Wireless Support team to have Speeding and Idle alerts configured for you.


Setting up Movement Alerts

First, specify the fleet conditions you want to monitor and include the associated threshold values and email addresses for notification, as shown below. Once you’ve created alerts, you assign them to vehicles, as described in the next section.

To create, change, or delete an alert:

  1. From the Main Menu, select Administration–>Alert Administration.
  2. In the Alert Administration window, select the Alert tab:

A To edit an existing alert, click its row on the left side of the window.

B Enter or change information in the Edit Alert section:

  • Name – each alert must have a unique name
  • Alert Type – use the pull-down menu to choose a condition to monitor:
    • Speeding
      • Speeding Duration – number of minutes a vehicle must continuously travel above the speed limit to trigger an alert
      • Speed Limit – the speed threshold
    • Idle
      • Idle Duration – number of minutes a vehicle must continuously idle (ignition on while the vehicle is stationary) to trigger an alert
      • Ignition Off Threshold – number of minutes a vehicle can stop sending records before WFC assumes the ignition was turned off, and does not trigger an idle alert
    • Stop
      • Stop Duration – number of minutes a vehicle must continuously remain stationary to trigger a stop alert
    • Landmark Stop
      • Stop Duration – number of minutes a vehicle must continuously remain stationary at a Landmark in a monitored Landmark Group (see below) to trigger an alert
      • Available Landmark Groups/Groups to Monitor – use the arrows to move items between the lists and create a set of Landmark Groups you want to monitor for this alert. Note: you can assign a maximum of 10 Landmark Groups to a single alert.
    • Email Notification – select the check box to send email to the addresses listed below when the alert is triggered
    • Email Addresses – enter the valid email addresses you want to receive messages when alerts are triggered

C

  • To create a new alert from the information in the Edit Alert section, click Add.
    • To start creating an alert from scratch, click Clear.
  • To save changes to an existing alert, click Modify.
  • To remove the selected alert, click Delete.
Assigning Movement Alerts to Vehicles

You can assign one or more alerts to a single vehicle or multiple vehicles. WFC monitors vehicles according to the conditions you set for their assigned alerts, as described in the previous section. When a vehicle triggers an alert with email notification enabled, WFC sends a message to the specified recipients about the event.

To set/remove alerts for a vehicle:

  1. In the  Time & Resources pane, select vehicles or vehicle groups you want to work with.
  2. In the Main Menu, select Administration–>Alert Administration

A The Vehicle Assignment tab displays a check box and name for each vehicle in the current Time & Resources pane selection (each vehicle in a vehicle group appears individually).

  • Select vehicles: click one or more check boxes, or click Select All.

B Alerts currently assigned to the selected vehicles appear under Assigned Alerts.

  • To remove alerts from the selected vehicles: select one or more alerts, then click adm green minus deselect

C The pool of existing alerts are displayed under Available Alerts.

  • To assign alerts to the selected vehicles: select one or more alerts, then click adm green plus select