Posted On: December 16, 2016/
Written By: Starlink
A Delhi based school was looking for a solution for the safety and security of the Students and to fulfil their requirements along with the other future needs. The major concern for any school authority and parents are the same, safety concerns. They were looking for someone to solve the major challenges, and STAR LINK solved it easily.
1. New Delhi based School was having a problem in maintaining the data of the student while ferrying them to their respective pick-up and drop-points.
2. Security was the rising concern among parents and school authority.
3. Previously, Students/Staff were managed manually, and students lied that the bus had not passed their route or it was delayed.
4. Also, there were lots of fake reasons and proxies found in the manual register. In that case, parents and school authority were worried about the fake absence of students from the school.
The school authority decided to implement full-proof biometric system in their school vehicle which can keep the track record of every student from their pick up point to drop point with their exact timings and vice-versa.
Also, they wanted the location details (latitude and longitude) of every student in the records. They also wanted a software that can generate the reports.
Star Link Communication Pvt Ltd implemented a hardware solution and a software to solve their challenges. Star Link offered them a Biometric Device namely Bio Lynx with power back-up adaptor. This device operates on 12V and 24V with GPRS as a connectivity mode and a GPS technology for the real-time location of the student.
Also, a web based software was implemented which generates the reports, student wise, location wise, and time wise. Additionally, daily/monthly/weekly reports are generated.
Working of Hardware Solution
According to the challenges faced and requirements, Star Link implemented to install a biometric attendance machine enabled with GPS and GPRS in their every vehicle which was used to ferry students. The Bio Lynx device which was implemented is installed and connected through the server using GPRS and the real-time data is sent to the software.
The route of the bus is pre-defined and this is informed to every student on the same route. When any student is picked up by the bus, the student punches onto the machine and his name, location and time are sent to the server. Including this, an SMS is sent to the parents about their pick-up.
The same process is repeated when students drop down to their destination; name, location and time are sent to the server and SMS is sent to their parents.
Working of Software Solution
Our software can be accessed by the person who is given permission by the school authority. The web-based software allows the user to access the software from any internet enabled device from any part of the world. He/She can also generate reports as per the requirement, whenever they want to check the location details of the students.
Our software is a comprehensive software with advanced features like daily/weekly/monthly reports, student wise, location wise, time wise, class wise and many other reports with extensive filter options. This eliminates the complexity of manual system which was active earlier.
Since, Star Link is a manufacturer of Solutions and the software and hardware implemented is developed in-house. So, we can do any kind of customization possible depending on the requirement of the clients, which can further simplify and ease their challenges faced.
Fig. Working Process
Implementation of Projects
The Steps followed in the swift implementation:
1. Students need to do the registration and enrollment of their fingerprints with other details.
2. After registration process all the data of registration is sent to the central server and then all these registered templates are seamlessly transferred to the biometric devices i.e. Bio Lynx fixed into the vehicle
3. Now students can mark their presence while getting in and out of the bus they ferry for school.
4. Staff members can also use the same procedure.
5. Real-time detail of the student is seen by the reports generated through the software.
6. Real-time SMS with every information sent to the respective parents of the students.
7. In the whole system, there is a provision to allow or not allow the students for a particular event.
Deliverables of the Project
1. Real-time location of the student (time wise)
2. Various report generation
3. SMS to the parents for assurance
4. Pre-defined route with timings
Outcome of the Implementation
1. Implemented solution helps to remove the manual interpretation
2. Security and safety of every student is increased
3. Parents and school authority is now more assured
4. Driver also have to follow the pre-defined route in due time
5. No fake reasons for absence from school.