Device events

GPS Police devices report a large variety of events which are shown on the Now and History pages. Here is a detailed description of all the events you may see in HQ.

Check-in

Compatible with: Ping, Echo, Link, SafeLink

  • Requires: Ignition or Engine detection
  • How it works: when the vehicle is turned off (ignition or engine off), a timer will begin and when it reaches 3 hours (Ping), 4 hours (Link & SafeLink), 6 hours (Echo), an event called “Check-in” will happen.
  • Purpose: To let you know the device is still operating and where it currently is.

Ignition detection

Compatible with: Ping, Echo, Link, SafeLink

Ignition on

  • Requires: the green ignition sense wire on the device wiring harness must be connected to the ignition circuit on the asset.
  • How it works: when the key is at the ignition ON position, the vehicle circuitry allows the vehicle or asset's engine to start. Ignition on also powers up the climate control and safety system in a vehicle. Ignition is not the same as the accessory circuit which is intended to power up the stereo or infotainment system.
  • Purpose: to know when the key is in the ignition and the intent of the driver is to have the engine start, running, and driving.
  • Advantages: when the ignition and engine are on, HQ will record and tally engine hours and mileage.

Ignition off

  • Requires: the green ignition sense wire on the device wiring harness must be connected to the ignition circuit on the asset.
  • How it works: when the key is at the ignition ON position, the vehicle circuitry allows the vehicle or asset's engine to start. Ignition on also powers up the climate control and safety system in a vehicle. Ignition is not the same as the accessory circuit which is intended to power up the stereo or infotainment system.
  • Purpose: to know when the key is in the ignition and the intent of the driver is to have the engine start, running, and driving.
  • Advantages: when the ignition and engine are on, HQ will record and tally engine hours and mileage.

Engine detection

Compatible with: Ping, Echo, Link, SafeLink

Engine on

  • Requires: the black and red wires must be connected to the voltage system (or battery) on the asset.
  • How it works: the device knows the voltage it's connected to. When the engine is running, the alternator in the vehicle or asset begins charging back the battery and power system. When this happens, the voltage increases.
  • Purpose: to know when the engine is running.
  • Advantages: key is in the ignition and the intent of the driver is to have the engine start, running, and driving.
  • The device has detected a rise in voltage in the entire system it's connected to. 99.99% of the time this indicates that the engine is running.

Engine off

  • Requires: the black and red wires must be connected to the voltage system (or battery) on the asset.
  • How it works: the device knows the voltage it's connected to. When the engine is running, the alternator in the vehicle or asset begins charging back the battery and power system. When this happens, the voltage increases.
  • Purpose: to know when the engine is running.
  • Advantages: key is in the ignition and the intent of the driver is to have the engine start, running, and driving.
  • The device has detected a rise in voltage in the entire system it's connected to. 99.99% of the time this indicates that the engine is running.

Driving, Stop, Go

Compatible with: Ping, Echo, Link, SafeLink

Go (see also Moving)

  • Requires: Ignition or Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered go if:
    • Ignition is on or Engine is on
    • Moving speed is above 5kph (walking speed)
    • Has been driving for at least 2 seconds
    • The previous state was a Stop

Driving

  • Requires: Ignition and Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered driving if:
    • Ignition is on and Engine is on
    • Moving speed is above 5kph (walking speed)
    • Moving for greater than 30 seconds
    • Driving updates will happen when (whichever happens first):
      • The vehicle changes speed by 15kph
      • The vehicle changes course by 15 degrees
      • The vehicle has travelled 1000m
      • 120 seconds have elapsed

Stop (see also Stationary)

  • Requires: Ignition or Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered stopped if:
    • Ignition is on or Engine is on
    • Moving speed is below 5kph (walking speed)
    • Has been stationary for at least 1 second
    • The previous state was Driving or a Go

Stationary, Moving

Compatible with: Ping, Echo, Link, SafeLink

Stationary (similar to Idling)

  • Requires: Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered Stationary if:
    • Engine is on but ignition is off (or not detected)
    • Moving speed is below 5kph (less than walking speed)
    • Stationary (stopped) for at least 5 minutes

Moving (similar to Idle ended)

  • Requires: Engine detection
  • How it works. The vehicle (device) is considered Moving if:
    • Engine is on but ignition is off (or not detected)
    • Moving speed is above 5kph (greater than walking speed)
    • Moving for at least 2 second

Idling

Compatible with: Link, SafeLink

Idling

  • Requires: Ignition and Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered Idling if:
    • Ignition is on and Engine is on
    • Moving speed is below 5kph (walking speed)
    • Not moving for at least 5 minutes

Idle ended

  • Requires: Ignition and Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered Idle ended if:
    • Ignition is on and Engine is on
    • Moving speed is above 5kph (walking speed)
    • Has been moving for at least 1 second
    • The previous state was Idling and the vehicle has begun moving
      • or the vehicle has been turned off (engine off and ignition off)

Speeding

Compatible with: Ping, Echo, Link, SafeLink

Speeding

  • Requires: Ignition and/or Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered Speeding if:
    • Ignition is on and Engine is on
    • Moving speed is over the posted speed limit. You can determine what kind of speeding is acceptable (ie. 10km over posted speed limit).

Extreme Speeding

  • Requires: Ignition and/or Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered Extreme Speeding if:
    • Ignition is on and Engine is on
    • Moving speed is what speeding should never, ever occur (ie. 20km over the posted speed limit). You can determine how many km over is extreme speeding.

Possible theft emergencies

Compatible with: Ping, Echo, Link, SafeLink

Possible towing

  • Requires: Ignition and Engine detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered Possible Towing if:
    • Ignition is off and Engine is off
    • Device (vehicle) has moved 500m from where it was turned off
    • Device is actively moving

Power disconnected

  • Requires: Constant power (engine) detection
  • The vehicle (device) is considered Power disconnected if:
    • Incoming power (vehicle battery) has been removed from the device for 30 seconds.
  • system/events.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/06/11 16:56
  • by sean.fournier