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Can I Track My Employees’ Positions Using Geolocation When They Start/Stop Work?

Yes, with Ubiqod, you can incorporate geolocation data alongside start and stop actions—and more broadly, for every action accessible through the interface—under the following conditions:

You’re utilizing a QR code tracker, Ubiqod Key, or kiosk mode.

By employing these tools, geolocation becomes an integral part of tracking, providing accurate location data for each action recorded.

The geolocation option has been activated in the Interface configuration.

This feature must be enabled to gather geolocation data, ensuring that each interaction with the system can be accurately placed on a map.

Users have granted permission for geolocation during their initial use of the system.

This consent is critical for privacy and compliance reasons and is stored for future interactions, streamlining the process for users.

Activating Geolocation?

To enable geolocation, navigate to the interface options and select ‘Enable geolocation’. This simple step ensures that geolocation data will be captured alongside user interactions.

Geolocation of workers in Ubiqod

Handling Geolocation Refusal

If a user declines geolocation sharing, the system will handle this gracefully:

During their first use of the virtual clock, the system requests location access.

If refused, the location data will remain blank, and geofencing, if utilized, will return a value of 0.

Geolocation with IoT Devices?

The mobility of a user’s smartphone necessitates live geolocation tracking. However, IoT devices are stationary and typically associated with a specific site, so their geolocation data consistently represents the location of that site.

Understanding Geofencing?

Geofencing allows for the comparison of a user’s current position with the GPS coordinates of a designated site. You can set a geofencing distance for each location:

Site geofencing for clock-in and clock-out

If the user is within the geofencing perimeter, a value of 1 is returned.

If outside, a value of 0 is returned.

This functionality can be coupled with filters in dispatch settings, enabling the transmission of data only when geofencing criteria are met.