SEATTLE — Zonar will sell Child Check-Mate System’s technology and integrate it with Zonar fleet management solutions, the companies announced on Tuesday.
As part of the new agreement, Zonar will offer an option to integrate the Child Check-Mate System into its ZAlerts and Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting (EVIR) software, providing digital recordings of missed inspections and sending real-time alerts to notify dispatch of issues.
"We want to make sure bus drivers and school officials have an easy way to help ensure that no student is ever left on the bus — after all, their top concern is to keep the children in their care safe,” said H. Kevin Mest, senior vice president of passenger services at Zonar Systems.
Zonar and Child Check-Mate System noted that school bus operations can leverage their technology to be compliant with California’s Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law, which requires all school buses in the state to be equipped with child reminder alarm systems by the start of the 2018-19 school year.
“In addition to selling the Child Check-Mate System on its own, using the technology with Zonar’s ZAlerts builds on the intent of the law by sending real-time alerts to management when child checks fail to happen, creating another way to help make sure your kid gets home safe," Mest said.
"More than 20 million students ride school buses each year, and our goal is to make sure no child gets left behind on a vehicle,” said Brad Both, CEO of Child Check-Mate System. “When paired together, our solutions are not only easy to implement and use, but help school drivers and fleet managers prevent these types of incidents and even increase their standards of safety and general practices."