Understanding Geofence Notifications

Geofence notifications can be used to send a notification or raise an alert when a device is inside or outside a geofence or when a device enters or leaves a geofence. Creating a notification for one geofence is rather simple but multiple geofences may be used as well.

Inside

If using the notification “When the device is inside geofence” with multiple geofences, the notification will fire if the device is inside any of the geofences selected.

Using the inside rule and selecting both Safe Zones shown below, the rule would fire when the device reports from inside Save Zone 1 or from inside Safe Zone 2.

Outside

If using the notification “When the device is outside geofence” with multiple geofences, the notification will fire if the device is outside all of the geofences selected.

Using the outside rule and selecting both Safe Zones shown above, the rule would fire when the device reports from outside both Safe Zone 1 and Safe Zone 2.

Doughnut Shaped Geofences

Doughnut shaped goefence notifications can be configured using multiple geofences. Consider the example shown below with two Safe Zones inside a Danger Zone.

A rule can be configured to notify whenever the device reports from inside Danger Zone, but outside of one of the two Safe Zones inside.