A couple weeks ago, a customer with ambulances asked if we could give them a dashlet which showed a list of recent landmark visits.
Presumably they wanted to know when their medical personnel arrived/left certain hospitals.
That was too “specific” to just their one particular request, so we opened the requirement up to fit more than just that one need.
I had our developers work on an “alert ticker” (we call it “Recent Alerts” on the Dashboard).
It looks like this:
GPS Insight Alerts ticker
Like all dashlets, you drag and drop it onto the dashboard where you want it to go.
Then you configure the settings (which vehicle group, which alert (or all alerts), how far back you want to see, and how many lines you want to see at once):
New GPS Insight Recent Alerts Dashlet
You will notice that for our account, we have multiple redundant alerts, and many of our devices are temporary so they go “out of range” since they aren’t installed into our vehicles permanently since we’re constantly testing on our own vehicles (e.g. they lose power when we shut the vehicle off). This is why there are some duplicate alerts and we have a few “Out of Range” alerts, battery voltage alerts, etc.
The point though is to show you that when alerts are triggered, you can see them on the dashboard as well as receive them on your cell phone/email.
In fact, we made it so that you no longer need to send alerts to an email/SMS phone # — you can leave that blank, & they’ll only be viewable on this dashlet.
Since our “fleet” of employees tends not to idle or drive off-hours (at least not right now for me to show you), I pulled up another customer & they had a few recent problems with their drivers. Notice that I “hid” the Alert Type column, since it’s only there until you figure out what the various colors represent, and can be “unchecked” along with “Alert Name” in the edit properties area (click on the pencil to get there):
Odd Hours & idling alerts on the GPS Insight Recent Alerts Dashboard Dashlet
If you want, you can create a dashboard full of these for all of your various alerts, and segment them into different areas:
This one I created quickly for our account:
GPS Insight Multiple Alert History Dashboard
And always remember to save your dashboard!
Save your Dashboard after creating it!
So now next time you log in you can recall it!
This is a pretty useful capability. And it took us only 5 days to create based on this requirement — make sure to ask us in case you ever have a need you would like help with. Usually it’s in the product, where you might not know we do what you require, and if it isn’t, we’ll typically put it on the list of new capabilities and sometimes get to it as quickly as within the week. We’re really that quick!
To learn more about GPS Fleet Tracking Alerts visit our website.