How do Control Zones Work (New Panel Version)
This article refers to the new panel version (in Beta.) Maybe you're looking for the article for the classic version?
This feature allows you to create zones in the map and get notified or execute actions each time a device leaves or enters an area.
Cool, huh? You can use it anytime and anywhere, not only after a loss or theft! Furthermore, it’s available for the 5 operating systems that Prey supports: Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu, Android and iOS.
Whether you own a few laptops at home and just want to be safe in case of theft or you’re a busy IT manager who needs to keep tabs on your organization’s laptops, Control Zones will come in handy.
What Are Control Zones?
Control zones are geofencing areas that can be placed over the map with a pin, or type a referential address to place the marker. Free users get to create 1 zone only, while our Pro users have no number limit. These are customizable in terms of name, size and color. You can also customize whether to receive notifications every time a device enters or leaves a zone, or in both instances. If you choose not to receive email notifications on either case, though, this feature won’t do much good, since there’s no other way for Prey to warn you that your device is on the move.
As it’s always the case with Prey services, devices must be connected to the internet in order for them to be tracked.
How to Create a Control Zone
From your device list, select the devices you wish to add to your new control zone, and then click on " Create control zone" in the bar that displays on top, as per the image below. You can add or remove devices afterwards, so don't worry if you forget one!
Afterwards, you will see the control zone configuration modal, which will allow you to customize the control zone to your needs.
From this modal, you will be able to:
Once created, you can see and manage your control zones directly from the Control Zones section, accessible from the top menu.
There, you will be able to edit your control zones using the edit button, or center the map on one of your control zones by clicking the location button.
By clicking on the " More information" tab, below each control zone, you will be able to see all the devices that have been added to this specific control zone. A device that appears green has correctly been added to the geofence, while one that appears yellow will be added as soon as it connects to the internet.
How to Add or Remove Devices from Control Zones
From the Control Zones tab, hit the edit button on the control zone you wish to modify. From there, you will se a toggle that reads "Add or remove devices." Click it, and you will see a list with all of your devices. All devices that have a check mark are added to your control zone. Just click on the box next to the device you want to add (or remove) and hit "Save."
And that's about it! If you have any questions, or need any assistance in setting up your control zones, or learning how they can help you, don't hesitate to contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.