Alerts in Geotab Tracking System

Geotab alerts can be setup in many ways for your vehicles. This feature allows you to monitor your vehicles without having to constantly look on your screen, saving you valuable time.

Geotab system uses two concepts to send alerts:

  1. Rules: Custom or preset rules for specific conditions of the vehicle. For example: vehicle in a zone for longer than 15 minutes, speeding 10 kph over the limit for over 2 minutes, or idling greater than 10 minutes.
  2. Exception: Created when a rule is broken.


There are a few ways you can receive alerts after an exception is created. Any and all combination of these alerts can be setup for each individual account.

On Screen Notifications

Once a rule is broken and exception is created a triangle will popup notifying that which vehicle is breaking the rule. It will also show up on trips history.

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On Screen Urgent Popup

This alert will pop up in you main map screen and will stay there until its dismissed. That way you will not miss any alerts!

Email & Text Alerts

Alert can also be set to be emailed to you. As soon as a rule is broken, the system will generate the alert to be sent out to your email. All alerts in Geotab can also be sent to anyone via text. Speeding alerts based on road speed limit can be sent drivers. It will not be real time but the recipient will get it within a minute or two from the time the rule is triggered.

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In Cab Beeping

Geotab GO7 units and above can be setup for in cab beeping when a vehicle crosses a preset speed set in the system for the device itself, or you can create a rule and setup driver feedback. The in cab beeping can also be setup for idling, where if a vehicle is idling over a certain period of time, the device will start beeping.

Contact our Tech Support team for help with setting up your Geotab alerts.

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