HOW DOES GEOFENCING SOFTWARE WORK?
When we talk about geofencing, what do we mean? Simply put, this technology creates a virtual perimeter utilizing proximity-based zones. These zones are determined using GPS points and coordinates. When a mobile GPS enabled device, such as a smartphone, enters the perimeter, the TIMECO geofencing time clock software can track their movements and log when and where the device exits the perimeter, down to the street level.
Geofences can be set up by the employer and can be adjusted whenever you see fit. More than just an individual point, you can also set up a radius around that point. For instance, if you want your team to be able to work across a larger job site, but still want to track their time efficiently, you can set a point in the middle of your worksite, and then have a one-mile radius around it. That means anyone working within a mile of that GPS point is clocked in and acquiring payable hours. Of course, should an employee step out of that radius, they’ll be clocked out and cannot log hours.
To ensure a geofence works, the virtual boundary is set up using GPS or RFID-enabled software. Often, this boundary is just a simple circle around a given location in Google maps. The geofence is then set up to activate in some way once someone enters or exits the field. For this to work with mobile devices, users will have to opt-in to the location services on their smart devices.