System and method with automatic radius crossing notification for global positioning system (GPS) tracker

  • US 10,448,196 B2
  • Filed: 07/08/2016
  • Issued: 10/15/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • a website or a mobile application running on a mobile device receiving user input activating an automatic geo-fence feature for a location without a preconfigured geo-fence, the user input including a radius;

    responsive to receiving the user input, the website or the mobile application running on the mobile device transmitting the radius and instructions to activate the automatic geo-fence feature to a tracker device;

    responsive to receiving the instructions, the tracker device activating the automatic geo-fence feature;

    when the automatic geo-fence feature is active, the tracker device determining whether the tracker device is located in the location without the preconfigured geo-fence and whether the tracker device is stationary;

    when the tracker device is located in the location without the preconfigured geo-fence and the tracker device is stationary, the tracker device determining whether a predetermined period of time has elapsed;

    when the predetermined period of time has elapsed, the tracker device creating an active geo-fence having the radius around the location without the preconfigured geo-fence; and

    when the active geo-fence has been created and the tracker device crosses the active geo-fence, the tracker device transmitting an alert notification to the website or mobile application running on the mobile device.

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