1. What is Speed Reporting?
Offering our customers Speed is part of our continuous efforts to improve the usability and functionality of your Zoombak device and service.
When you initiate an on-demand locate and your device is moving 15 miles an hour or over, the speed your device is traveling will be included along with the usual address information. It will also include the direction the device is heading. If your device is moving under 15 miles per hour, speed and direction will not be reported. This is to eliminate any erroneous speed reporting since GPS speed is not accurate under 15 miles per hour.
3. How Speed Alerts Work
You will be promptly alerted when the Zoombak device exceeds the speed you set in your Speed Limit. Zoombak will continue to plot the vehicle with both the location and speed which will be available in Historical Tracking. You will NOT be alerted again until the Zoombak device drops below your set Speed Limit and exceeds it again. However, if you set the Speed Limit too close to the driver's target speed, you may experience a "toggling" effect (as the car repeatedly drops below and exceeds the set Speed Limit), which would generate a rapid series of alert messages. To avoid getting multiple alerts, you might consider setting the Speed Limit alert to your highest tolerable speed; or in the event closer monitoring is desired, be prepared to modify the set Speed Limit if you are receiving repeated alerts. As an additional safeguard, Zoombak reserves the right to temporarily disable the Speed alert function in the event that greater than 20 alerts are generated in any 15 minute period (you will receive an email notice with instructions on how to reengage the alert function).
4. How to test your Speed Alerts
Once you have completed your speed alert setups you are ready to test the alerts. Take your Zoombak device in your vehicle and exceed the speed limit you set for alerting (do not break any local speed laws in your area and be sure to obey posted speed limits). You may want to consider setting your limit to 20 MPH to test and then reset the limit to your desired alert level (i.e. over 55 MPH). Once your receive the text message and/or email alert you know the speed alert is setup and working properly.