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Administration > Alarms - Alarm settings - List of alarms

Below you can find a short description of all the alarms currently available on Frotcom, as well as the description of the Definitions each alarm might have.
If you want to know more about how to configure an alarm, please check this article.


  

AdBlue

Triggers an alarm whenever the AdBlue level is below a determinate percentage.

Definitions Description
Low level AdBlue (%) If the AdBlue level drops below this percentage, the alarm will be triggered.

 

Area entrance

Triggers an alarm when the vehicle enters a determinate area.

Definitions Description
Ignition must be off

If selected, the alarm will be triggered only when the vehicle enters in a defined area and then turns off the ignition.

 

Area exit

Triggers an alarm when the vehicle enters a determinate area.
Given a zone where a vehicle should work, this alarm detects situations when the vehicle exits that area.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

Communication problems

This alarm detects communication problems of the GPS unit. It goes off it Frotcom doesn't receive data from the vehicle for a programmable amount of time.

Definitions Description
Maximum time without communication Tolerance, in minutes, from the moment Frotcom misses the communication with the vehicle until the alarm being triggered.
Monitor GPS valid fix

If selected, the alarm will be triggered when the vehicle does not provide any valid GPS coordinate, even if it's still sending data.

 

Corridor exit

The Corridor exit alarm lets you know as soon as a vehicle leaves a corridor.
It might also let you set email/SMS notifications to keep tracking of the vehicle when it leaves/enters determinate location.
Before setting up this alarm you need to previously create the corridor you want to associated the alarm to. 

Definitions Description
Corridor The corridor you want to link with the alarm alarm. 
Detection starts

Choose if the vehicle will start to be monitored right away or when it arrives to a determinate place, zone, region or corridor.

Emit alert to e-mails when corridor control starts

Sends an email whenever the vehicle starts to be monitored.

Emit alert to mobile phones when corridor control starts

Sends an SMS whenever the vehicle starts to be monitored.

Detection ends

You can choose between never stop monitoring the vehicle (useful when the vehicle is supposed to always stay inside the corridor), stop monitoring when the vehicle arrives to a place, zone or region, or when it leaves the corridor.

Emit alert to e-mails when corridor control ends

Sends an email whenever the vehicle stops to be monitored

Emit alert to mobile phones when corridor control ends

Sends an SMS whenever the vehicle stops to be monitored.

 

Daily activity start

Let the manager knows then the vehicle starts its first trip of the day.

Definitions Description
Trips after The alarm will be triggered when the first trip after this time happens.

 

Diagnostics trouble codes

This alarm goes off whenever a diagnostic trouble code in the OBD2 interface is detected.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

Driving time limits

Used to monitor the driving times of the drivers, based on the tachograph or GPS information.

Definitions Description
Use tachograph

Select it if you want to use the tachograph information (if the vehicle has it) to detect a driving time violation.

Use GPS tracking

Select it if you want to use the GPS tracking device information to calculate the driving time information.

Maximum continuous driving time The maximum continuous driving time without stoppages.

 

Engine overspeed

The engine overspeed alarm lets you know when a vehicle's engine is going over predetermined RPM.

Definitions Description
Max. RPM Maximum rotations per minute the vehicle is restricted to.
Only with speed higher/lower than It defines the interval of speed in which the first parameter will be applied.

 

Engine temperature

Triggers an alarm whenever a high temperature in the vehicle's engine is detected.

Definitions Description
Maximum temperature This is the upper limit value of the engine's coolant temperature, starting from which the alarm will be triggered.

 

External power

This alarm warns you whenever the external power is cut from the tracking device, i.e. when the tracking device starts working only with its internal backup battery.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

Fuel level

Used to monitor rapid changes in the fuel level of a vehicle.
It might detect eventual Refuels or even Fuel theft.

Definitions Description
Refuel If the fuel in the tank increases rapidly in a short period of time to a volume higher than this, Frotcom will trigger the Fuel alarm due to a refuel situation.
Fuel theft

If the fuel in the tank decreases rapidly to a volume lower than this, Frotcom will trigger the Fuel alarm due to a fuel theft situation.

 

Generic analog

This alarm triggers when the values on analogue inputs go out of boundaries.

Definitions Description
Analog (up to 3)

Select it if there is a sensor connected to a analogue port (1, 2 or 3) of the Frotcom tracking device.

Units Units that represent the variable measured by the analogue input.
 

Trigger alarm when input is

Choose if the alarm triggers when the variable is inside or outside the defined interval.

Lower limit of the interval Bottom limit of the interval.
Higher limit of the interval Top limit of the interval.

 

Generic digital

This alarm triggers when the conditions on a digital input change.

Definitions Description
 Digital (up to 3)

Choose, for each one of the 3 ports of the Frotcom GPS tracking device, if the alarm triggers with high voltage, low voltage or none.

 

Idling

An idling situation is when the vehicle's engine is ON but the vehicle is not in motion.
For legacy and compatibility with older versions, you can still see the Engine detection field with both options of Use ignition or Use RPM. However, independently of your choice, Frotcom will use the correct source to detect ignition, as specified by your Frotcom Certified Partner

Definitions Description
Engine detection

Choose if the Ignition or the RPM (provided by the CANBus) will be used to detect the engine status.

 

Inactivity

The inactivity alarm is used to detect long inactivity periods. It goes off if a vehicle is at the same place for more than a predefined time.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

Monthly mileage

Triggers an alarm whenever a a vehicle drivers for over a determinate mileage in a range of one month.

Definitions Description
Maximum monthly mileage Maximum number of kms per month that a vehicle is allowed to travel.

 

Oil low level indicator

Triggers an alarm whenever oil level drops and the indicator is shown in the vehicle's dashboard.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

  

Open door

Detects when the vehicle's cargo door is opened outside of the defined places.

Definitions Description
 Ignition

Choose if the alarm triggers when the door is open and, at the same time, the ignition is on, ignition is off or in both cases.

Movement

Choose if the alarm triggers when the door is open and, at the same time, the vehicle is stopped, in motion or in both cases.

 

Overspeed

You can use this alarm to be aware of when a vehicle is driving over determinate speed.

Definitions Description
Speed limit Maximum allowed speed limit (in km/h or mph, depending on your settings).
Use local speed limits of zones

Choose if the alarm considers the speed limit of a zone the vehicle is in over the one defined above.

 

Panic button

The panic button alarm detects when the panic button connected to a Frotcom device is pressed.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

  

Seal door open

Detects when any of the vehicle's door seals is opened outside of the defined places.

Definitions Description
Ignition

 

Choose if the alarm triggers when the seal door is open and, at the same time, the ignition is on, ignition is off or in both cases.

Movement

Choose if the alarm triggers when the seal door is open and, at the same time, the vehicle is stopped, in motion or in both cases.

 

Seat belt missing

This alarm is triggered when the driver is not using the driver’s seat belt and the vehicle is traveling at 20km/h or faster.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

  

Start/stop

The start/stop alarm is useful when you want to know if a vehicle starts or stops moving.

Definitions Description
Detects when a vehicle starts moving Triggers the alarm if the vehicle starts moving.
Detects when a vehicle stops moving Triggers the alarm if the vehicle stops moving.

 

Tachograph failure

You can use the tachograph failure alarm to be warned when the tachograph may have technical problems or perhaps is being manipulated. This alarm is triggered whenever the tachograph is showing that the car is stopped while GPS information shows it is travelling at a speed higher than the minimum speed to be considered in movement.

Definitions Description
Minimum speed to be considered in movement Minimum speed to be considered in movement.

 

Temperature

Companies transporting perishable goods or other goods under controlled temperatures need to have the best possible control of those temperatures. For this, the temperature alarm might be useful since it is triggered when the cargo's temperature exits a defined range.

After defining the desired range of temperature, you can create a temperature alarm to be associated with the already created temperature range. 

Definitions Description
Temperature (up to 3) You can specify up to three different temperatures to control, in different sections of a vehicle/trailer, when each temperature is monitored by a different sensor. Frotcom automatically detects the number of temperature sensors in each vehicle, and you can specify different ranges for each of them.
Use places Select Yes if you wish the alarm to control the temperature only when the vehicle is moving between two locations, select.
Initial place Available if Use places is set to Yes.
End place Available if Use places is set to Yes.

 

Trailer weight

This alarm is triggered whenever the trailer weight varies according to the definitions.

Definitions Description
Greater than (kg) Maximum trailer weight
Less than (kg) Minimum trailer weight

 

Unidentified driver

This alarm detects when a vehicle equipped with an automatic driver identification system starts a trip without a valid driver identification.

If you want to know more about automatic driver identification, click here.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

Usage out of permitted period

This alarm is useful for the situations where a time period when is permitted to circulate is defined.

Frotcom will detect the situations in which the vehicle is used out of the permitted period defined for each vehicle (defined here) or, in case there is no specific permitted driving period for a vehicle, the company's profile definition (defined here).

Definitions Description
 N/A  N/A

  

Vehicle weight

This alarm is triggered whenever the vehicle weight, first axle or second axle, varies according to the definitions.

Definitions Description
Weight greater than (kg) Maximum gross combination weight
Weight less than (kg) Minimum gross combination weight
First axle weight greater than (kg) Maximum first axle weight
First axle weight less than (kg) Minimum first axle weight
Second axle weight greater than (kg) Maximum second axle weight
Second axle weight less than (kg) Minimum second axle weight

  

 

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