The Virtual Fence

Updated 4 months ago by Marina

A virtual fence is a boundary on the map that will trigger a notification when your Pebblebee device has left or entered that predefined area.

How to create a Virtual Fence 

  1. Select a device from your device's list.
  2. Search for Virtual Fence and Tap on the ”+” sign.
  3. Find the place on the map and single-tap on the screen in the area you want to create the virtual fence.
  4. Adjust the size and confirm by giving it a name.
  5. If you want to add another geofence, repeat these instructions.

How to edit or delete a Virtual Fence

  1. To delete or edit a Virtual Fence, just hold and swipe the Virtual Fence's name to the left.
  2. Tap to edit or delete it and confirm.
  3. You can also use disable a Virtual Fence by switching the toggle to off.
This feature is available on iOS. Coming soon on Android.

Make sure your device is Connected

To ensure you will be notified when your Pebblebee enters or leaves a Geofence area please make sure your device is correctly set up in the app.

Bluetooth-only devices

  • Check the battery of your device and all the permissions on the app are enabled.
  • You will only receive a notification if your device is able to connect over Bluetooth.
  • You will only be notified if you have an internet connection.

Found LTE

  • The virtual fence notifications will depend on the tracking mode selected. To check which tracking mode is best for you The Found Tracking modes - Which one should I be using?
  • For tracking modes that rely on motion ('Approximated tracking'' and 'Motion triggered'), the device needs to have moved to trigger a location update and a virtual fence alert.
  • The Virtual Fence won't work when the tracking mode is set to 'Standby'.
  • The ability to notify entering or leaving a Virtual Fence will depend on the location updates that the Found sends. Make sure the device has a battery charge and it's able to connect over cellular.
  • You will only be notified if you have an internet connection.
  • We also recommend increasing the size of your Virtual Fence if you are receiving false alerts. GPS location updated my oscillate when the device is indoors and updating over cellular.


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