Please check out this article if you're getting inaccurate notifications telling you that your pet has entered/left a GPS fence you created.
Here's how you can avoid inaccurate notifications about GPS fences, depending on the use case:
Using Findster indoors
As stated in our article about connection range and GPS accuracy, Findster uses GPS technology, and due to this technology’s limitations, the system is not meant to be used indoors (as is the case with any other tracking system that uses GPS). The reason is because the Pet module won't be able to receive the signal broadcasted by the GPS satellites, and so their position will "jump" on the map.
Regardless, the following information may be useful:
- In certain circumstances, their position can be accurate, for example if the pet is in a top floor with big windows and thin walls - because the Pet module's GPS might still be able to acquire position.
- On the other hand, if the pet is in a basement or in a room with very thick walls, the GPS signal will get blocked, so the connection probably won't be very accurate - or the Pet module may not even be able to acquire position.
Extremely precise fences
All the systems that feature a GPS have a standard error associated of a few yards/meters, that can be higher or smaller depending on the surrounding environment.
If you're requiring the GPS fence in question to be extremely precise (with a very small radius), the Pet module won't have ideal tracking conditions and it may report an innacurate location (false positives). In this case, as they're surrounded by a very small fence, they'll easily "jump" in and out of it on the map, which results in inaccurate notifications.
As mentioned before, this is a limitation (unrelated with Findster), and is true with all tracking systems which feature GPS. In order to avoid this problem, you can increase the size of the GPS fence as a workaround. So, even if your pet gets tracked a few yards/meters away from its real position due to those "jumps", they'll still be inside the fence.
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