Enhanced Connectivity: Use Kestrel Insights’ Automated Polygon Geofencing Within Samsara


Kestrel Insights introduces automated polygons directly to the Samsara dashboard. What does this entail? It means that Kestrel Insights is bringing automated polygon geofencing where you need it the most — directly to your telematics platform. Simply upload a location or address to your Samsara account, and Kestrel updates the geofence boundaries via an open API.

 With this new integration, Kestrel Insights seamlessly delivers a turnkey integration to all Samsara end users. This integration not only underscores our commitment to technological advancement but also highlights our dedication to providing solutions that resonate with the evolving needs of freight and fleet users within the supply chain.

Marketplace Integration Overview:

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Never again rely on the inaccuracies of circular geofencing, and say “goodbye” to the time-consuming task of manually drawing polygons.

Here’s a quick video that demonstrates how our geofencing solutions work inside Samsara in real-time 👇

Where Samsara customers find the most value and ROI:

  • Offset manual effort -> The ROI on this is simple: Stop paying a fully burdened employee to draw geofences! The economies of scale just don’t make sense. 
  • Increase accuracy -> No more false arrivals or departures. Build backend data that you can trust, and unlock the ability to make strategic business decisions. 
  • Maximize your SaaS ROI -> It’s no secret that ELD and telematic platforms cost a pretty penny. The old saying “outputs are only as good as your inputs” rings truer than ever in the world of telematics. Let us show you how! 
  • Enjoy robust coverage -> The power of automation means KI can easily support hundreds of thousands of location requests, providing precise polygons that would take years to draw manually. Don’t worry, KI also offers pricing plans that make sense for smaller customers as well.


I already have a telematics solution, are you replacing them? 

Not at all. We’ve built integrations to leading telematics platforms like Samsara so that you can access our automated polygon geofences within your existing tech stack. Your team gets to continue with business as usual — but with access to the many benefits of advanced geofencing.

What if I want to continue leveraging circles for some use cases?

Not a problem. By leveraging “tags” we’re able to discern between geofences that need to be processed by our system and others that should remain circular.

What if I don’t have an address or lat/long?

No worries, Kestrel has the ability to source net new locations. Some examples include “Every Loves Travel Stop in Wyoming” and “Home Depot DCs in the Western United States.” The possibilities are endless! 

Why should I invest in polygons?

Without a polygon geofencing strategy in place, you leave yourself and your company vulnerable to a gamut of problems: false arrivals, dirty backend data, and triggers/workflows that you can’t trust, just to name a few. 

I’m too small of a company.

That’s not the case. Kestrel offers flexible pricing plans for companies of all sizes, not to mention everyone can benefit from the capabilities of polygon geofences, big or small! Why now? There’s no better time than NOW. The longer you wait, the more time you’ll lose in forming a foundation that will become a pillar of your fleet and freight operations. 

How easy is it? – Turnkey, Just install the app from the Samsara App Store.

About Samsara:

Samsara is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a system of record that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. Samsara operates in North America and Europe and serves tens of thousands of customers across a wide range of industries including transportation, wholesale and retail trade, construction, field services, logistics, utilities and energy, government, healthcare and education, manufacturing, and food and beverage. The company's mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy

What’s Next?

Kestrel always keeps innovation at the forefront of our vision and roadmap. The KI product team aims each day to bring you the latest and greatest from both our product offering and the Samsara APIs. Rest assured that we’re always fully focused on leveraging geofencing data to the greatest extent and maximizing all opportunities for improvement.


You can now add Kestrel Insights’ automated polygon geofences to your Samsara dashboard. You don’t need to worry about API calls, data formatting, or KML files. Simply connect KI’s solutions to your existing Samsara instance, and unlock the power of automated polygon geofencing for your operations.

At Kestrel Insights, we’re on a mission to make our geofencing solutions available natively across all leading ELD, telematics, and track-and-trace platforms through the use of open APIs. By integrating with Samsara, we’re able to make the transformative power of modern geofencing available to a huge new audience of fleet management and supply chain professionals. We couldn’t be more excited to offer you this solution within the Samsara ecosystem.

Get Started

Getting started is easy. Reach out to samsara_geofencing@kestrelinsights.com directly or book a demo with us at www.kestrelinsights.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn.