Accelerating the Future...
- Award Categories: Smart Cities
- Award Year: 2019
- Nominee URL: https://www.pikmykid.com/
We’ve worked with schools to perfect a dismissal that no longer relies on outdated paper notes and tedious phone calls to the office. PikMyKid Schools are able to confidently organize their dismissals with ease. PikMyKid is a comprehensive school safety system that ensures student safety & increases teacher efficiency while engaging over 85% of the parents & reducing traffic around schools. Main features include- dismissal automation, parent communication, liability mitigation, Safety Panic Button and Anonymous TipLine.
PikMyKid is the first and only safe & smart dismissal solution for school districts, charter/private schools, after-school programs, YMCAs, carpools, and daycare facilities. It connects schools, teachers, and parents through real-time tools to make dismissals safer and more efficient. Once a school comes on board, PikMykid defines a virtual ‘geofence’ of approx 200 yds around the school. During dismissal, PikMyKid system automatically identifies parents as they are entering the ‘geofence’ and sequences cars so the school staff can prepare students for dismissal in an orderly manner. All students stay safe and warm indoors during dismissal without interfering with the traffic outside. PikMyKid also triggers real-time alerts to parents when their children get in a car, school bus or leave campus to walk home.
Pikmykid includes a school dashboard, a student dispatcher application, and a free mobile phone app for parents and guardians. Our subscription also includes year-round customer support. PikMyKid has the ability to create the maximum socio-economic impact within the school community and improve safety at various levels at a minimal upfront cost. With PikMyKid, research has shown that schools have consistently observed reduced traffic congestion, increased carpooling among parents, and created safer processes for kids to walk home after-school, thus creating a more healthy and sustainable school community.
The biggest challenge we face is of marketing our solution and letting all the schools know that the solution to one their biggest problem exists and at an affordable cost. We are a small team of 13 members, who rely on inbound organic growth and SEO to spread the word about our program. We are so new and innovative in our product category that the market does not know of our existence for the most part.
As a parent, we believe school pick-up should be stress-free, efficient, and convenient without sacrificing your child’s safety. At PikMyKid, we know what it’s like from a teacher’s point of view– some of us were teachers just like you! By streamlining the dismissal process with an easy to use App interface, you can spend more valuable time with your students and lesson plans. Research has shown that We can make the neighborhood safer and encourage carpooling among parents and increase walking to and from school by the kids. Independent study has also shown that each school reduces 20,000 tons of carbon footprint per year by using PikMyKid!