Madison, Wis. – Sept. 27, 2023 – Singlewire Software, the leader in solutions that help keep people safe and informed, announces the launch of Safety Drill Manager and Bus Manager as part of its Visitor Aware platform. Safety Drill Manager will enable schools to virtually schedule and document required safety drills. Bus Manager will account for students as they get on and off a school bus and provide real-time bus location data. Each is aimed at helping schools provide safer environments for their students.
“Being able to account for student whereabouts and have a recorded chain of custody helps schools and parents better protect students from potential harm,” said Paul Shain, president and CEO of Singlewire Software. “Bus Manager lets students know they are on the right bus, records when they get on and off, and offers parents and school administrators insights into where buses are in real-time.”
At the end of the school day, students will check into the bus that takes them home. The mounted mobile device equipped with the Bus Manager app will verify the student is on the correct bus and record that they have gotten on. The software also marks when the student has gotten off the bus. Parents and school administrators have access to an online portal that shows where student buses are located within their active route and information about when students got on and off buses. Bus Manager can also be used for students getting on and off the bus at the beginning of the day to come to school. It is available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
“In addition to needing more accountability for student whereabouts, we’ve also found that many schools and districts are still relying on pen-and-paper methods of assigning and tracking their required safety drills,” said Bennett Stone, creator of Visitor Aware. “Safety Drill Manager offers a digital solution to assign any type of drill a school or district needs to conduct, have a checklist, and record that the drill was completed.”
Using Safety Drill Manager, schools and districts can create drills for any type of safety situation they need to practice, including fires, tornadoes, and active shooters. Drills can then be assigned to specific people who are in charge of scheduling and carrying out the drills, along with a specific time frame for when the drill needs to be completed. Each assigned drill can also include a checklist of required action items that need to be completed. This creates a digital record schools and districts can use, reducing paperwork and making it easy to verify they are meeting local mandates for conducting safety drills.
Bus Manager Bus and Safety Drill Manager add to the visitor and student management capabilities already available with Visitor Aware. To learn more about everything Visitor Aware has to offer, visit www.singlewire.com/visitor-aware.
About Singlewire Software
Singlewire Software, based in Madison, Wis., is the developer of InformaCast and Visitor Aware, two solutions that enable organizations to detect threats, notify everyone, and manage incidents. More than 5,000 organizations in over 80 countries use these tools to enhance safety and communication so they can protect their most important asset: their people. From screening visitors to sending alerts and handling critical events, Singlewire Software offers solutions for every safety challenge. To learn more, visit www.singlewire.com.