Virtual Speed Camera

Virtual Speed Cameras allow you to identify speeding issues in real time and better manage driver behaviour.

You can set a geofence with a custom speed limit for a designated area of risk such as a depot or school. If a driver exceeds the speed limit in this area you will be notified by an email in real time.

You can manage geofences from the "Geofences" section in the Administration area of the Activity screen.

  • A geofence needs to be at least 820 feet in diameter to allow the EROAD unit to detect activity in the geofence.
  • The maximum area of a geofence is 9.65 miles.
  • Users with only the basic role can view but not create, edit or remove geofences.
  • When a vehicle exceeds the Virtual Speed Camera speed limit an email notification will be sent to designated recipients only who have access to the vehicle’s fleet.

To set up a Virtual Speed Camera:

1. Go to the Activity screen and click on the Geofences tab

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Then zoom or pan the map to the area where you would like to set up the Virtual Speed Camera.

2. Click on the Draw Geofence button located on the top left of the map.

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3. The mouse will change from an arrow to an arrow with a point:

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4. Click once then release the mouse. Move the mouse to the next position and click and release the mouse again.

5. Continue clicking, releasing and moving the mouse until you are ready to close the geofence. Complex geofences may require many points.

6. Double-click to close the geofence.

7. Once you have drawn your geofence, a panel called "Save New Geofence" will appear, allowing you to name your geofence.

8. Select the type of Geofence: ‘Virtual Speed Camera’.

9. Add the speed limit that you wish to apply to the Virtual Speed Camera:

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 The minimum speed for virtual speed cameras is 10 miles per hour.

10. Choose the Notification Setup ‘Speeding’ and select notification recipients. All selected recipients will receive an email when a vehicle exceeds the speed limit within the Virtual Speed Camera geofence.

11. Save your changes.