How To Create An Event
Some trackers come with sensors that are already preset. All you have to do is create an alert for the specific sensor. If this is NOT the case, then you need to create an Event. When you create an Event, you are defining something that is going to happen. For instance, when a tracker enters a geofence, or the vehicle ignition turns off. Those are Events.
First you create the Event for the desired GPS tracker, then you set up and alert for the GPS tracker Event. Our system will log Events, which you can see at any time, but you need to set the alert for that specific Event if you want to be notified when it happens.
How To Create An Event For Your GPS Tracker
First: Log in to the GPS tracking application.
Next: On the top right of your screen, click on the gear “Setup” icon.
Next: On the box that appears, click on the “Events” tab at the top of the box.
Next: You should now see all of your Events listed if you have any already. On the top right of the form click on the “+Add event” button to create an event.
Next: Fill in the form. Only click “Show Always” if you want your Event to always be shown. You don’t usually need this option. We typically leave that unchecked.
Next: For “Device Protocol” you need to select the protocol for the tracking device you are going to attach this Event onto. This would be the same port you used to set the IP for the tracker when you first signed up. If you don’t know, feel free to contact us. If you are using one of our trackers, it most likely will be “6013 | h02”.
Next: Now you need to type in the parameters for your desired event and their trigger. For instance, “Condition” would be “motion”.
Then “Equals” in the middle and “true” for the parameter value.
You need to know what code your trackers is sending. Most of our trackers use “motion” and “true/false” for vibrations alerts.
Every tracker is different. We can only advise on the trackers we typically sell here at Elements GPS. If you are really stuck and need some help, contact us and we might be able to help. Just be aware that your tracker might not even send this information, depending on what type of GPS tracker you have purchased.
Next: Type in the “Message” that you would like our system to log when this event happens. Like “Motion detected!”
Next: Click “Save”
Next: Click “Save” again.
You are all done setting up an Event!
All you basically do is create an event, input the parameters you want, and then save them! Every time your trackers does this Event, we will log it and you can view how many times it has happened and when.
How To View Your GPS Tracker Event History:
First: On the left side of your screen, click on the “Objects” tab to see all of your trackers.
Next: Put check mark in the box next to the trackers you want to see Event triggers for.
Next: Click on the “Events” tab, next to the “Objects” tab.
Now you should see all of your Events for the related GPS trackers. They are shown with a date and the message you had typed for them to display.
Just click on one of the Events to see the location and more details.
While our system will log these events, you still need to set up an Alert if you want to be notified when an Event happens regarding any specific GPS tracker.
Go here to learn how to set up an Alert.