Below you can find a short description of all the alarms currently available on Frotcom, as well as the Definitions each one might have.
If you want to know more about how to configure an alarm, please check this article.
The Accumulated alarm can be used to watch other alarm definitions for repeated triggers during a timeframe.
|Alarm definition||You must choose one other Alarm definition that will be watched by this alarm.|
|Occurrences||The number of occurrences that must be reached to trigger this alarm|
|Time window||This is an optional parameter to define a time window in which the occurrences of the alarm must happen.|
Triggers an alarm whenever the AdBlue level is below a determinate percentage.
|Low level AdBlue (%)||If the AdBlue level drops below this percentage, the alarm will be triggered.|
Triggers an alarm when the vehicle enters a determinate area.
|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.
Triggers an alarm when the vehicle enters a determinate area.
Given a zone where a vehicle should work, this alarm detects situations when it exits that area.
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.
|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.
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 a determinate location.
Before setting up this alarm, you need to previously create the corridor you want to associate the alarm to.
|Corridor||The corridor you want to link with the alarm.|
Choose if the vehicle will begin to be monitored right away or when it arrives at 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.
You can choose between never stop monitoring the vehicle (useful when it is supposed to always stay inside the corridor), stop tracking when the vehicle arrives at 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 when the vehicle starts its first trip of the day.
|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.
Driving behavior events
This alarm can be configured to warn you whenever a new Driving behavior event is triggered for any vehicle of your fleet.
|Event types||You must choose here which Driving behavior event will be used for this alarm. By default, all the event types are selected.|
Driving time limits
Used to monitor the driving times of the drivers, based on the tachograph or GPS information.
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.|
The engine overspeed alarm lets you know when a vehicle's engine is going over predetermined RPM.
|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.|
Triggers an alarm whenever a high temperature in the vehicle's engine is detected.
|Maximum temperature||This is the upper limit value of the engine's coolant temperature, starting from which the alarm will be triggered.|
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.
This alarm is triggered when Frotcom detects rapid changes in the fuel level of a vehicle, or when the sensor wires are damaged or disconnected.
It might detect eventual Refuels or even Fuel thefts.
|Refuel||If the fuel in the tank increases rapidly in a short period to a volume higher than this, Frotcom will trigger the Fuel alarm due to a refuel situation.|
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.
This alarm triggers when the values on analogue inputs go out of boundaries.
|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.|
This alarm triggers when the conditions on a digital input change.
|Digital (up to 3)||
Choose, for each one of the three ports of the Frotcom GPS tracking device, if the alarm triggers with high voltage, low voltage or none.
It alerts the fleet manager about violations with the hours of service of the fleet.
This alarm is exclusive for ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) users, only in the United States.
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.
Choose if the Ignition or the RPM (provided by the CANBus) will be used to detect the engine status.
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 pre-defined time.
This alarm can be used to monitor the speed of the vehicles using the speed limit of the roads as parameter, making sure the drivers are respecting the limits imposed by the authorities. Only available for accounts with the Advanced routing with HERE Maps option active.
Note: As this alarm is only triggered after a trip is finished, you will only be notified once the vehicle's ignition goes off.
|Use local speed||Here you must define the vehicle profile this alarm will be based of (cars or trucks).|
|Define speed tolerance using||You must choose if you want to define the tolerance in speed or percentage.|
|Speed tolerance||The tolerance of the alarm.|
Mandatory stops alarm
With this alarm, you can configure different scenarios to control if a vehicle stops or not at some pre-selected Places.
|Ignition must be turned off||If you select this option, only events that occur with the Ignition turned on will be detected.|
|Trigger alarm if stop time||Here you must choose the time restriction (More than, Less than, or Between) the vehicles must stop at the mandatory stop areas|
Triggers an alarm whenever a vehicle drivers for over a determinate mileage in a range of one month.
|Maximum monthly mileage||Maximum number of kilometres 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.
Detects when the vehicle's cargo door is opened outside of the defined places.
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.
Choose if the alarm triggers when the door is open and, at the same time, the vehicle is stopped, in motion or both cases.
You can use this alarm to be aware of when a vehicle is driving over determinate speed.
|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.
The panic button alarm detects when the panic button connected to a Frotcom device is pressed.
Seal door open
Detects when any of the vehicle's door seals is opened outside of the defined places.
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.
Choose if the alarm triggers when the seal door is open and, at the same time, the vehicle is stopped, in motion or both cases.
Seat belt missing
This alarm is triggered when the driver is not using the driver’s seat belt, and the vehicle is travelling at 20km/h or faster.
The start/stop alarm is useful when you want to know if a vehicle starts or stops moving.
|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.|
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 indicates it is travelling at speed higher than the minimum speed to be considered in movement.
|Minimum speed to be considered in movement||Minimum speed to be considered in movement.|
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 established temperature range.
|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.|
This alarm is triggered whenever the trailer weight varies according to the definitions.
|Greater than (kg)||Maximum trailer weight|
|Less than (kg)||Minimum trailer weight|
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.
Usage out of permitted period
This alarm is useful for the situations where a 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 (described here) or, in case there is no specific permitted driving period for a vehicle, the company's profile definition (explained here).
This alarm is triggered whenever the vehicle weight, first axle or second axle, varies according to the definitions.
|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|