Schools are the most stayed in places of a student’s life. Nearly a student spends 8 hours of their day here. While one must consider the safety of schools for one, he must also give more care and thoughts into the school buses. We ourselves have heard N number of sob stories relating to school buses. Extra care must be given precisely to this as even small kids travel in it to and fro.
First things first
The very basic and foremost important thing when it comes to monitoring school buses, is the mechanism of the bus. Periodic checking must be done from time to time to ensure that the bus really is in great shape. The engines, the gas tank, the breaks, literally everything must be double checked. You must also keenly check the roof, floor, window sills of the bus. There must not be any holes present in them which may threaten the safety of the kids.
Well, not literally! But, an attendance of some sort must be taken whenever the bus carries the students. Every morning the driver or a person appointed to look over the kids in the bus must check whether everyone has been picked up from their respective stops. If some student has not come then, the reason must be asked and duly noted. After the school, in the evening, once again an attendance of some sorts needs to be taken.
A lot of us are already aware of this device or technology and also it’s used specifically. The Internet of things provides such service which is highly beneficial to each and every one. The cab service’s owner, such schools which have bus facilities would use this device for the purpose of tracking the driver’s current location. It helps the schools to know whether the driver is on the right path and to also know about the bus’s whereabouts. This would make the drivers be aware of the fact that they are being monitored continuously.
The modern technology of today’s world also knows helps the school to know the trips taken by the bus.
In-vehicle tracking unit
It is a transmitting device which is mounted or found inside the vehicle which collects and transmits the information about the vehicle’s location. Thus, it requires a longer battery life or probably can use the vehicle’s power source for recharging purposes and must be both tamper-proof and safe to ensure that all the data which are transmitted are accurate. It is easy to retrofit onto the school bus. The device runs continuously to relay a constant stream of data on its location, status, and speed to the management portal.
Management and administrative portal
The management and administrative platform is the third component of the solution following the in-vehicle tracking unit and the network. It consists analytics which compares real-time data from the school bus against pre-agreed routes and times that have been taken by the bus driver. Sophisticated software would process the information at a very high speed to give constant visibility of the bus’s location, progress, and speed.
Based on the parameters which have been already agreed, any deviation from the routes already fixed, timetable or any stops that are not at pre-designated bus stops, an alert is triggered to enable the action to be taken. The front-end of this system is the management and administrative portal which is easily accessible through a web browser or in some cases a mobile app.
Managed solutions are scalable, future proof and work on a pay-as-you-go model. A no-snags commute requires transparency, communication, and control. These technologies are highly safe and also provide a sense of security for the parents. The kids too would have very fun-filled and joyous rides. The school management with all these facilities installed can happily renounce that they provide number one security and protection for their fellow students!