A School Bus Tracking System is a matter of child safety. It requires efficient and accurate equipment. So that there are minimum loopholes for miscreants to utilize.
Highlights to our systems:
What is Parent Portal?
It is a web portal into which parents would be able to login with unique login IDs to know about various spects of their child's bus related activities. This portal also acts as a means of parent-teacher communication.
The trackschoolbus monitoring system is integrated to the Parent Portal to help both parents and school authorities to know student whereabouts in real-time, thus ensuring their safety.
Parent Portal Advantages
Access to the Web Parent Portal, Parents get to
- Know the travel history of their children at any given time
- Ensure if their children has reached the school/home
- Monitor speed of a school bus
- Monitor time duration at each stops
- Track school bus breakdowns, traffic jams, natural hazards, etc.
The school authorities would get the same advantages that parents get and a bit more.
- Manage fleet with higher efficiency
- Would be able to avoid fuel wastage caused by excessive idling and inefficient routes.
- Plan and route easily
- Manage emergency situations such as breakdowns easily
Parent App helps to track the location of the school bus while the child travel in real-time. You get notified about the location of the school bus. The first notification will be sent 10 minutes prior to when bus will arrive at child's stop. Parents will receive the next notification when the student boards the bus. Then parents will be able to track the school bus in a map. Parents get another notification when child gets fown the bus. The same process repeats when the student is travelling back home in the afternoon.
Real time GPS tracking
Safety is the topmost concern and priority. There are a lot of unexpected dangers that are widespread in the outside world. Every 40 seconds, a child is kidnapped or goes missing. Even small safety precaution matters so much. A number of student safety issues are related to school bus. Enable the shield of protection through GPS tracking system, a one stop solution for a lot of problems.
Real-time GPS tracking system is a convenient system that can be accessed through your personal computer or mobile phone as it has web application as well as a mobile application. The difficulty of managing school bus timings vanishes by using school bus monitoring system with assured safety alerts.
- Using RFID tags and GPS the real-time updates of the student in school bus is notified to the parents and school authorities by GPS tracking system. Be double sure about the location of your child.
- The software takes care of routing of the school bus, replacing error with accuracy. Time and energy is saved by the system along with re-routing and re-scheduling whenever an issue arises.
- School buses remain under the monitoring of school authorities while on road. The school authorities get to know how effectively the bus is being managed by the driver. The speed of the bus is also under surveillance.
- Activity of each vehicle is monitored as well as stored. Working hours is also calculated and stored.
- Manual entering is prone to mistakes and requires ample time and energy
- Helps in school trips, without getting lost
- GPS is cost effective
When it comes to school bus tracking, real-time notifications provide an additional layer of safety and convenience.
For instance, a parent who regularly picks up his/her child from the bus stop may not be able to reach the stop in time. With the help of active notification, which informs the parent when the child boards the school bus, he/she will be able to arrange another person to pick up the child.
There might also be situations when the child might get into the wrong bus or miss the bus altogether. Active notifications become quite helpful under such circumstances. No time gets wasted and the child can be tracked down in a short time.
As the student tracking system has a mobile application as well as a web interface, there are active notifications in both. In case a parent does not have access to a smartphone, he or she can get the notifications in the parent portal.
There are a number of instances when parents will get notifications. These include
In the morning,
- 10 minutes before the bus arrives at the designated stop
- Once the child boards the school bus or if the child doesn’t board
- In case the bus stops for an unusually long time at any point
- If the bus stops at a non-designated bus stop
- When the bus crosses the speed limit
- Once the child departs the school bus
Similarly, in the afternoon, the whole process takes place again.
Convenience is the day to day advantage of getting real-time notifications. The first notification of a day, when the school bus is 10 minutes away from the bus stop will make parents and children more alert. It will help avoid students missing their school buses.
But more than convenience, the more important advantage is the added safety. Children stranded at bus stops can be picked up without delay and it gets easier to track students down in case of unfortunate incidents.
Industry Leading Hardware
Any good tracking system is made of equal parts software and hardware. The quality of both elements is vital to the final product, and we realize this. That’s why we use the best and latest GPS tracking device available.
Normal GPS tracking hardware would include two different components. One would include the tracking device which sends out the location signals to the satellite and another one for reading RFID tags. But, the hardware we use is a sleeker, more portable kit which takes up lesser space. It incorporates both the tracking hardware as well as the RFID reader in a single body.
The hardware we use provides numerous advantages to you.
- School Bus Attendance – Unlike normal GPS tracking systems which do not have an attendance function built-in, our system is able to provide attendance facilities to you.
- It enables us to provide notifications to parents when the child boards or alights the school bus.
- The device is physically strong and durable due the use of industry grade materials used in the casing, PCB and the components.
- The quality of GPS devices usually come under scrutiny due to quality issues. We neither use nor recommend china made devices as there are a couple of inconveniences. First is that the maintenance and installation processes are difficult due to the unavailability of local representation of such manufacturers. And the second point is that we like the components to be perfectly in sync with our system.
- Portable design means it’s not really difficult to transport the devices, unlike the GPS trackers of yesteryear. Moreover, the compact dimensions ensure the device occupies minimal space.
Easy Installation and Maintenance
As mentioned earlier, our tracking device is unique. Both RFID reader and GPS technologies are merged into one device. Being a single piece of hardware, it is relatively effortless to install this device in quick time.
The quality of hardware ensures there would be minimum maintenance required. And in case there are any issues, our experts are ready to provide any sort of assistance you might require. You would be able to know the status of repair once you login to the web portal.