The panic button (p/n 80531) is an optional cable which can be installed in between the wiring harness and the GPS device, and attached in the vehicle where the driver can easily press it.
When the driver presses the panic button, the GPS device switches to an accelerated GPS logging/sending rate. Logging continues to occur at idle; without the panic button, logging pauses during idle.
At the same time, a ZAlert is generated to alert designated personnel via email, SMS and/or web interface that a driver has pressed the panic button.
The panic alert remains in effect until someone resolves the ZAlert in Ground Traffic Control.
For the panic button to work correctly, you must have:
- Installed the panic button harness between the GPS device and power cable per the schematics below.
- A functioning GPS device. The panic button is compatible with the V4 device by default, but the V3 device must be correctly configured by Zonar to work with the panic button. This should be handled when the panic button is purchased, but if all other requirements are fulfilled, contact Zonar Customer Support to configure the V3 device.
- ZAlerts enabled in Ground Traffic Control. If your account administrator does not have access to ZAlerts, contact Zonar Customer Support.
- ZAlerts properly configured in Ground Traffic Control.
- Plug the 4-pin male connector from the vehicle harness into the 4-pin female port on the panic button harness.
- Plug the 4-pin male connector from the panic button harness into the 4-pin female port on the GPS device.
- Install the panic button in a location the driver can easily reach. The button is designed to be easily placed in the dashboard.
Setting Up Panic ZAlert
Follow the guide on ZAlerts to set up the alert as desired. When selecting the Alert Settings, make sure Panic Alert is checked for the vehicles with a panic button installed.
Activating and Resolving Panic Alerts
When the driver presses the panic button, Ground Traffic Control sends an alert notification to every designated recipient. Below is an example of an email notification:
The panic alerts will continuously be sent until an administrator logs into Ground Traffic Control and resolves the alert as described in ZAlerts. At that time the alert will be reset and able to be used again.