SCHOOL BUS SOLUTIONS

Automatic Passenger

Counting System 

People counters save lives. Children often fall to sleep on the bus and drivers may forget to check.

 

If a child gets left behind they can die from excessive heat. Let’s not leave any children behind.

 

Add a people counter to any of our DVRs and trigger an alarm or send a sms to alert driver and dispatch that a child has been left on the bus.

Automatic Passenger counters count each person that enters the bus and each person that leaves the bus. This is then reported over Wi-Fi to dispatch so the number of students on the bus is known in real time. An alarm or SMS message can be triggered if there are passengers still on the bus when the ignition is off.

 

STUDENT CARD READER

Digital Student ID cards will help prevents students from getting on the wrong bus.

Our systems will scan and validate ID cards with a known database. If a student that is not assigned to the bus gets on, an alarm will be triggered. The driver can determine whether or not to allow the child to enter the bus.

 

Decrease The Risk Of Kidnapping

Student ID Card Reader

Time is vital to prevent student kidnapping or other tragedies.

Know children’s location minute by minute.

Card readers can be programmed to send  a message when a child gets on or off the bus. This will give parents a quicker response time if a tragedy should occur.

 

Reduce behavioral problems, Child bulling, damage to seats

A child bully alarm can be installed and triggered by a student in the event of an incident.

A second protection is the video camera. Cameras can be viewed from dispatch or on a monitor placed in the driver view. 

If needed, dispatch can speak directly with students over the bus audio system. However, it has been our experience that when student are aware they're under video surveillance, their behavior improves.

 

Cameras protect drivers from false complaints

TV newsmagazines such as "Dateline" and "20/20" have aired segments on teachers who had their careers destroyed by students who claim these teachers sexually abused or assaulted them. In some cases, these allegations are found to be true; in others, they are unsubstantiated. Even if the allegations were found to be false, the teacher's career - or life - could be ruined in the process. Unfortunately, school bus drivers and aides are also easy targets for false accusations from students and their parents. Certainly, there's no shortage of students who hold their drivers in disrespect. This grudge can develop into malice, especially if the driver files a conduct report against them. From there, students need only file a false report to gain their measure of revenge.

This problem is resolve by having cameras that cover the inside of the bus. School staff is able to see what really happen. This can also be viewed in real-time. So the problem can be corrected immediately.

 

Cameras help protect students

When students get on the school bus every morning, parents put their safety in a bus driver’s hands and, by extension, the school district’s hands. Parents rely on bus drivers not only to get their children to and from school every day, but to do so safely.

Increasingly, one way to ensure safety is the top priority is through the use of cameras inside and outside a school bus. The truth is that cameras can go a long way toward ensuring students’ safety while being transported to and from school. 

By capturing audio and video of what’s happening in and around a school bus, these cameras can perform many functions. They can:

  • Promote driver and student accountability while going to and from school.

  • Maintain a driver’s compliance with traffic laws both on and around the bus.

  • Provide all-around enhanced safety and security for students and school officials.

  • Help administrators make more accurate calls when it comes to disciplinary action.

 

REDUCE INSURANCE COST

IMPROVING DRIVER

BEHAVIOR

Accelerating more conservatively, idling less, and maintaining fuel efficient speeds is a great recipe for fuel efficiency. But, are you sure your drivers are following these best practices?

Reducing costs by correcting poor driving habits and implementing internal guidelines on Fuel Efficiency, Idling, and Aggressive Driving will make a big impact in your vehicle Operations.

 

INCREASE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIME

EVENT BUTTON GPS

Time is often the most critical factor involved during an emergency. Every second counts in situations involving life or death. It’s not surprising that numerous countries around the world are taking advantage of GPS technology to improve emergency response times.

There are a few major components that can significantly delay emergency response times, including miscommunications and uncertain traffic & road conditions. Thankfully, GPS live tracking is helping to improve emergency response times.

We install an emergency event button with every system. This can be activated by the driver in case of an emergency. When the event button is activated dispatch will receive an alert. School staff can look in on the bus and view the cameras, then respond accordingly

 

MOBILE DATA TERMINAL

  • Trip management: school bus routes can be managed through an MDT as opposed to a traditional paper list. By incorporating wireless communication MDTs have the ability to update an individual driver’s manifest to reflect changing trip requests.

  • Communication: MDTs can be used to facilitate efficient communication between vehicles and dispatch. This is often in the form of pre-programmed text messaging, which uses significantly less bandwidth than voice calls over a two-way radio system. School Districts operating a large number of vehicles may find that pre-programmed text messaging is an effective tool to reduce voice traffic.

 

Two-Way Radio

  • Facilitate communication between driver and dispatch.

  • Eliminate the need to have an extra system for communication with dispatch. 

  • All of our DVR systems have the ability to incorporate a two way radio.

 

GEO FENCING / GPS

Benefits of GPS Tracking Software for the School:

  • No special software installation required, log in and view the data.​​

  • Efficiently track the school bus route, speed, late arrivals or early departures, start and stop time of the bus and various other information like school bus number, driver name, and driver license information.​​

  • Map out the shortest route for the school bus driver, in order to avoid wrong turns or high traffic areas.​​

  • Track the mileage and travel duration of the school bus including current location and estimated time of arrival at the bus stop.

  • Instant alerts if the school bus goes out of the constrained areas using ‘Geofencing’.​

Benefits of GPS Tracking Software for Parents:

  • Parents can have the peace of mind that the school bus is being monitored throughout the journey.​

  • Parents can call/SMS to a predefined number and enquire about the correct location of the school bus.

  • Parents can view the real-time movement of the school bus through digital maps.​​

  • Parents can effortlessly track the time of their child spent in the school bus.

 

IMPROVE DRIVING HABITS

Reduce Distraction, Be Proactive, And Improve Driving. You should never stop improving driving skills. Many of us get over confident or too comfortable in our bad habits that we often forget simple defensive driving skills. Driving defensively is the best way to avoid traffic accidents and keep the roads a safer place

PREVENT CAR BREAKDOWN

BREAKING down is the last thing anybody wants as the uncertainty around what has gone wrong and how much a repair will cost is far from ideal. Sometimes, a breakdown is unavoidable and cannot be prevented, however, that does not mean that the chances of having a breakdown cannot be reduced

In fact, there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks which will help you avoid a costly and inconvenient car problems:

  • Keep your engine oil topped up.

  • Never miss a service.

  • Drive properly.

  • Remove unnecessary weight from your car.

  • Don’t ignore warning lights, strange noises or a change in how your car feels when driving.

REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION

Here are some tips concerning how you drive, what you have in your car, and maintenance issues that let you get as much bang for every buck you spend on fuel:​

  1. Drive only when needed.

  2. Make sure the gas cap is on tight.

  3. Avoid idling.

  4. Accelerate and break steadily.

  5. Drive the speed limit.

  6. Coast when possible.

  7. Use cruise control on the highways.

  8. Make your car more aerodynamic.

  9. Keep the windows closed.

  10. Minimize air conditioning.

  11. Replace dirty air filters.

  12. Maintain proper tire inflation.

  13. Reduce weight in the vehicle.

 

Contact

California Office

Phone: (888)721-5777  • (951)805-8668

Fax: 951.257.0411

Email: chuckm@mobilevideosystems.net

Midwest Office

Midwest Operations

Phone: 888.721.5777 Ext 2

Email: mvsmidwest@mobilevideosystems.net 

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