How To Create/Modify Custom Zones.

How To Create Custom Zones

Custom zones can be created/modified using the Amcrest GPS web portal or the Amcrest GPS Pro app. Custom zones are used to create a virtual geographic boundary which alert the user if the device enters or exits a specific zone. For more information on creating/modifying custom zones, please refer to the information provided below. 

Using the Web Portal (

Step 1: Visit and log into your GPS account. 

Step 2: Click on Zone. Click Got It! to allow a boundary to be created.

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Step 3: Use the mouse to set a custom zone on the map interface.


In the custom zone menu, enter the name of the zone, choose the device type, and zone group from the drop-down menu. The zone type can be activated when the vehicle enters a custom zone, exits, or does both. Click Save to save the zone to the interface.


The new custom zone will be saved in the interface. Once a zone is created, the interface will prompt the user to set alerts. Click on Goto Create Alert to begin settings alerts.


For more information on how to create/modify alerts, click here

Using the Amcrest GPS Pro App

The Amcrest GPS Pro app is available for iOS and Android devices. Please visit the App Store or Google Play Store to download the app.  


Step 1: Log into your GPS account.

Step 2: Tap on the main menu icon ( mceclip2.png ). 

Step 3: Tap on Zones.


Tip: To create a zone, start searching locations from the top-left search icon.

To add a custom zone, click on the “+ Add Zone” option. Click “Got it!” in the prompt to begin.  

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Use the search tool in the left-hand corner to select an area to draw the custom zone. Tap on the interface to create a custom zone in a specific area of the map. Click Save Zone once all points have been set.

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Enter a name for the zone and choose which type of zone will be reported. This can be an alert when the device enters a zone, exits a zone, or both. A zone group can be applied to the zone, via the Zone Group menu. Select a group from the interface or tap on “+ Create New Zone Group” to create a new group.

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Creating a New Zone Group

A Zone Group allows multiple zones to be grouped in the interface for a specific device. To create a zone group, tap on the “+ Create New Zone Group”.

Note: The zone can be ungrouped in the interface, however, if multiple zones need to be applied to a device it is highly recommended to create a zone group.

Enter a name for the zone group and click Create Zone Group. The zone group will be applied to the zone, tap on Save Zone to save, and apply the custom zone to the device. Tap on “Create” to create the zone.

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Adding Zone Alerts

Once a zone alert has been created the interface will prompt the user to create an alert. Zone alerts are used to provide push notification alerts to your mobile device if a device enters or exits a custom zone. An email can also be used to receive zone alerts if applicable.

A zone alert can be applied to multiple devices in the interface and can be applied to individual (ungrouped) zones or specific zone groups. To begin creating an alert, tap on “+Add Alert”. Enter a name for the alert in the interface and tap on the Select Device(s) drop down menu to select your device. Multiple devices can be applied to a single alert if necessary. Tap Confirm for add a device into the Alert setup interface.

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Select whether the alert will apply to individual zones or a zone group. Tap on the Select Zone(s) drop down menu and select the applicable zone for the alert from the menu and tap Confirm.

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Enter all necessary information in the alert menu, select the current mobile carrier for your mobile device from the Mobile Carrier Phone drop down menu, then enter a phone number in which push notifications will be sent. If applicable, enter a valid email address the in the Email field. Another mobile device can be used as well for the same alert in the #2 fields. Tap Add Alert to apply the alert to your device. Alerts can be created and edited as well in the Alerts menu in the app.

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