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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.


  

Accumulated alarms
The Accumulated alarm can be used to watch other alarm definitions for repeated triggers during a timeframe.

Definitions Description
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.

 

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 it exits that area.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

BLE Trailer ID Low Battery Level
As a way to be notified about a low battery level, you will be able to configure a BLE Trailer ID low level alarm.

Definitions Description
Battery low level (%) Here you must define the threashold to be used by the alarm. Whenever the battery level drops below it, the alarm will be triggered.

Note: Only Trailers configured with Trailer ID can be selected on the vehicle selector

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 a determinate location.
Before setting up this alarm, you need to previously create the corridor you want to associate the alarm to. 

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

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.

Detection ends

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.

 

Coupling and Uncoupling
This alarm warns you about the coupling and uncoupling operations of vehicles and assets of your fleet.

Definitions Description
Detection Choose which detections will be covered by the alarm. Options: Coupling and Uncoupling, Coupling, Uncoupling
Operation Choose which operations will be covered by the alarm. Options: Manual and Automatic operations, Manual, Automatic

 

 

Daily activity start
Let the manager knows when 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.

 

Days Left to Return Vehicle to Country of Origin
This alarm to notifies you when a vehicle has to be returned to the specified country and period.

Definitions Description
Maximum weeks outside Establishment Country Define here how many weeks the vehicles can stay outside their Establishment Country
Trigger before (days) Here, you can choose to be notified before the Maximum weeks outside Establishment Country is reached (in days)

 

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

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

Driver distraction detection alarm
This alarm can be used to warn you whenever a distraction of the Driver is detected. Requires the respective hardware.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

Driver fatigue detection alarm
This alarm can be used to warn you whenever a fatigue of the Driver is detected. Requires the respective hardware.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

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.

Definitions Description
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.

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.

 

Excessive fuel consumption alarm
This alarm informs you, at the end of a period, of which vehicles had an excessive average fuel consumption.

Definitions Description
Average consumption Define here what is the maximum average fuel consumption for the selected vehicles, above which the alarm will trigger. You must first select the calculation mode (Per Mileage - Default, or Per Hour), and then enter the maximum average fuel consumption
Period The period this alarm will use as reference for the calculation of the average fuel consumption. Options: Daily, Weekly, Monthly

 

Expired Driver license
This alarm allows you to track the expiration of Driver licenses. This alarm requires the Drivers to have their licenses under License Classes.

Definitions Description
Days before expiration Define here how many days in advance you'd like to be informed about expiration of Driver Licenses.

 

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
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.

Definitions Description
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.
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 three ports of the Frotcom GPS tracking device, if the alarm triggers with high voltage, low voltage or none.

 

HOS violation
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.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

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 pre-defined time.

Definitions Description
N/A N/A

 

Local Speed
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.

Definitions Description
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.

Definitions Description
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

 

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

Definitions Description
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.

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 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 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.

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 indicates it is travelling at 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 established 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.

 

Tires Alarm
This alarm warns you about problems detected with the Tires. It requires the TPMS module active.

Definitions Description
Fast/Slow leaking/Low battery Select the respective option if you'd like to be warned about Fast/Slow leakings and Low battery.
Temperature below/above You may set here threasholds for the highest/lowest allowed temperatures.
Pressure below/above You may set here threasholds for the highest/lowest allowed pressure.

 

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 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).

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

  

WFM Forms
This alarm can be used to warn you when a Form, or a specific field of a form is submitted under pre-defined circumstances.

Definitions Description
Form The form name
Field, Operator, Value This options can be used in combination to watch a specific field of a form, using logical operators (= and <>).

 

Working Day Not Started
This alarm detects when the Drivers' working days have not started accordingly to the alarm's definitions.

Definitions Description
Working day expected start Beginning of the working day
Ignore activities shorter than If you opt to use this parameter, the first activity of the day must be kept for X minutes to be considered as the start of working day
Use TCO driver state If you select this option, the alarm will control the start of a daily activity based on the TCO driver states. Otherwise, the alarm will use the Ignition state instead.

 

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