General Information about Users / Devices Section

A User/Device should be thought of as an instance of an application running on a physical device (e.g. a phone).

A physical device can have more than one application running on it at the same time. e.g. A user may have both a geofencing and a location reporting application running on the same phone. In this case 2 plug-in User/Devices will need to be added, one for the location reporting and another for the geofencing.

NOTE: iDevice (P), Life360 (P) and FollowMee (P) options will not appear in the list of user types until an appropriate service account has been added, successfully polled and has devices available to add.

Configuration options for User/Devices are stored within the Root device. To access the configuration data, open the root device for editing and select the PHLocation2 tab.  

Geofencing Devices / Applications

All groups of HS3 devices representing a geofencing instance will contain a Root device and an Inside Any Fence child device by default.

Child devices to represent the state of each geofence will be added automatically the first time the plug-in receives a status report for any given geofence. These devices have a status of Inside or Outside.

BlueTooth beacons are treated in the same way as geofences but use different statuses. The statuses are In Range and Not In Range.

If any geofence/beacon child device is Inside or In Range then the Inside Any Fence device will be true. If none of the child geofence/beacon devices are Inside or In Range then it will be false.

Each geofence/beacon child device has the option of being excluded from the Inside Any Fence check. This option is on the PHLocation2 tab of the child device.

Position Reporting Devices / Applications

Groups of HS3 devices representing a position reporting device will have a different set of child devices depending on the application or service supplying the data.

There is a common set of child devices which all position types will have that includes Latitude, Longitude, Fix Accuracy, Street Address, Town, Country, PostCode, Current Location and some others.

For known services and applications the plug-in will add child devices for all the data types that the particular service reports.

In the case of a custom type of position user/device the plug-in will add all possible child device types and it is down to the user to delete the child devices for which there is no data available.

NOTE: Unwanted or redundant child device can be deleted from the HS3 management page without affecting the remaining devices.

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