eSafe - A Worthwhile Investment for Schools
Any parent’s biggest wish is to keep his or her children as protected and safe from harm as possible. While at home, it may be possible to keep track of your child’s activities, comings and goings and how he spends his time. However, once he leaves home to go to school, control is no longer in your hands. A large part of a child’s day is spent at school or traveling to and from school every day. Schools are entrusted to take over from the parents where safety and security of the children are concerned. It is therefore in everyone’s best interests that schools start investing in products such as GPS tracking systems to efficiently manage the children under their care. Securus – a leader in GPS-enabled technology – recently launched eSafe GPS Locator. The eSafe GPS device is specifically designed to improve the safety and security of school-going children.
School principals, teachers and administrators are discovering that a product such as eSafe can prove to be useful in a number of different ways, making it a worthwhile investment. The number one advantage of eSafe is the ability to keep track of all students at all times. Since eSafe is a small compact device, it can be easily carried or attached to the child. Once it is activated, the school will receive real time information about the children's locations around the clock. So, for example, if a certain student has not come to class, the teacher can log on to the eSafe site and pinpoint the student’s location. Tracking works on and off campus. If a class is going on a field trip or doing an after school activity, eSafe can be used to keep track of their movements. Certain safe spots or zones like the sports fields or playgrounds can be earmarked using the web-based tracking system, and if any child moves out of these safe zones, the school or the administrator in charge will be notified via email or text. This allows the school to take the necessary precautions early and prevent the child from going missing. In case the school has special needs children, eSafe adds to the safety measures of the school in tracking and locating these children in case they wander off. Ultimately, the school authorities have the confidence in claiming that they are aware of their children’s whereabouts at all times – no small feat in this day and age!
Another important way a GPS tracking device such as the eSafe can help schools is in terms of managing and controlling the daily bus routes. Every day, schools send off a large number of buses that pick and drop off hundreds of kids all over their respective cities. Keeping track of this is no easy task. GPS tools can provide schools with real-time information about whether a particular bus is running late, stuck in traffic, and even its exact location using mapping technology. When GPS tracking devices are installed in all school vehicles, administration can track and locate a stalled or speeding bus at any point of time. This also helps minimize the risk of accidents and potential injuries. Travel records and histories can be stored in case the school needs such information at a later date.
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