Geofencing will likely become an essential technology for daily use. This technology is already being used in mobile marketing. The geo fencing is used in a variety of fields to manage administrative tasks, supplement marketing, or check security-related aspects. In principle, such a system works like a positioning and navigation system. The difference lies in the boundary coordinates, which cover a particular area as a rectangle or circle and function as a filter. This virtual positioning is known from the location of the vehicle by GPS.
By distinguishing between the inside and the outside of a precisely defined area, it is possible to trigger the action of entering or exiting this defined area. For example, location-based users could be encouraged to buy at a specific store location as soon as they approached. Instead, measures against theft or protection of movable objects are implemented using designated outdoor areas. If an object moves outside the marked area, the system administrator receives a message or is warned. These functions are known as location-based services (LBS).