Geofencing allows the use of GPS to create a virtual geographic boundary, enabling InControl to trigger a response when a mobile device enters or leaves a geo-fenced area.
Geofencing is supported for devices with built-in GPS.
The Geofencing section is available within the group settings.
After selecting “Geo-Fencing” you can add a new Geo-fence option.
The window below will show up, in which you can add a “Ring” or “Path” to create a “zone”.
Multiple zones can be added to the same Geofence.
This “fence” can then be applied to all or some devices (using “tags”).
When the GPS-enabled Peplink router leaves the geo-fenced area, the following actions can be triggered:
- HTTP /HTTPS notification
- Enable / Disable Wi-Fi AP (access point)
- Device Tagging
Sample use cases
- Geo-based SSID – to enable an SSID A when a device is in zone A, and to enable an SSID B (and disable SSID A) when the device moved to zone B.
- PepVPN / Speedfusion tunnel selection based on the geographic location
When a Geo-fence is created or modified, or newly applied on a device, by default, no action will be performed until the device(s) enters/leaves the Geo-fenced area.
The specified actions will be performed as soon as InControl receives the devices’ next location points.
E-mail notifications will be sent out for each of the devices (if enabled).
If a device is selected by more than one fence, only the topmost fence will apply.