MineX 360 has launched a child security system for schools aimed at ensuring kids’ safety from their time of entrance to the time they are picked up.
Smart School Application (SmartSapp) is a multifaceted mobile application developed with the primary aim of strengthening child security in schools and giving parents more control to ensure it.
Frank D. Natie, team leader of SmartSapp said children deserve to feel safe at school and every parent should have the peace of mind that all aspects of their child’s school day are fully protected.
However, systems currently run in numerous schools across Ghana are not adequately equipped to account for when children arrive at and leave school.
Unauthorised individuals known to children (neighbours, relatives, ex-family drivers, etc.) pose the greatest risk to child safety in schools and abuse in general as kids tend to trust them. It is therefore important that only persons authorised by parents have access to their children at school.
According to him, on a daily basis, children leaving school premises without any record of who picked them up poses a huge security risk for both school authorities and parents.
Schools often do not know how many kids have left and how many are still on their premises. Consequently, responses to emergency situations are bound to be chaotic and the risk of children leaving the school premises with strangers is very high.
SmartSapp has been built to cater to the current lapses in child-security in schools, offering real-time security for children; convenience for parents and simpler and smarter systems schools.
How SmartSapp helps schools take control of the security of wards in their care SmartSapp Drop-off/Pickup feature does multiple things at once — Arrival and departure of children is electronically scanned and recorded.
Upon scanning at arrival, attendance of students is automatically taken, hence no need for a manual register in classrooms. During pickup, all persons are verified electronically with their pictures as authorised before they can leave with any ward.
The process is quick and efficient, thereby drastically reducing congestion at schools during these critical times. Additionally, parents have real-time data on when their wards were dropped or picked up from school, and by whom.