A CalAmp geofence is an area of interest to your organization, such as a job site or an unsafe road you want to designate as off-limits. You draw geocoded boundaries around your geofences, which are areas on the map that our devices use to inform the system of asset arrivals and departures in the area (the CalAmp geofence events).

Note: Do not confuse the Admin - Geofences screen with the Geofence Events screen, which you access by clicking in the left sidebar menu and then Geofence Events. The Geofence Events screen is where you can view and acknowledge the Entered and Exited geofence events your organization has received. (See Geofence Events.)

To view your geofences on the Admin - Geofence events screen, follow these steps:

Note: You can also see your geofences on the Tracking screen. See Viewing Your Geofences on the Tracking Screen for details.

  1. In the sidebar menu on the left, click .
  2. Click Geofences on the flyout menu that appears.
    The Admin - Geofences screen will appear.
    At the top of the screen, you will see the geofences in your chosen group on the map. The map includes two vertical toolbars on the right with some of the same options as the Tracking screen's toolbars (see Navigating the Tracking Screen's Map).

    By default, your geofences are listed by name in ascending order (from A to Z for words, or from lowest to highest for numbers).
  3. If you want to see geofences in subgroups of the one you have selected in the Group Chooser, make sure that View Subgroups is selected at the bottom of the screen.
  4. You can scroll down the grid to see all your geofences.
  5. To find a particular geofence, you can sort the Name column, as shown in Sorting and Filtering Column Data, and scroll to it.
    If you click its name in the grid, the map will zoom in on it and display a pop-up window with details about it, including its name, assigned group, Entrance/Exit trigger, whether it's restricted (meaning that only certain users can see it, for security purposes), and its description.
    You can click Edit to modify the geofence. (See Editing a Geofence for details.)
  6. You can add or remove columns by clicking at the top right of the grid and following the steps in Customizing Displayed Columns.
  7. If you don't have CalAmp save grid modifications you make automatically for all the application's screens (if the Automatically Save Grid Settings toggle in the Preferences area of My Profile is deselected — see Viewing Your Profile and Setting Your Preferences), you can save any layout changes you've made to the Admin - Geofences screen by clicking . (If you haven't made any layout updates you can save, will be above the grid instead.) See Saving Grid Changes for an Individual Screen for more details.
    Here is an explanation of the column headers:
    • Group: The name of the fleet group the geofence belongs to.
    • Name: The geofence identifier, such as Park Lift Station.
    • Trigger: Whether the geofence is being monitored for assets entering and exiting it. The options are Both, which means geofence events will be sent to CalAmp for both arrivals and departures, and None (Landmark Only), which is for a geofence you need to have on the map but don't need to monitor for entrances and exits.
    • Category: The grouping to which you've assigned the geofence, such as Work Site or Prohibited Zone (if your organization has designated categories).
    • Status: The geofence's current state in the database, such as Enabled.
      Note: If the geofence is set to Disabled or Suspended, it won't set off Entered or Exited geofence events.
  8. Just below the grid are icons that enable you to navigate through the pages of data, if needed. See Paging Options for an explanation of these.