Pin Point Alerts has developed an innovative service called SchoolAlerts.ie which allows schools to contact parents using familiar smartphone apps for free.
The idea for SchoolAlerts.ie came about after schools were in touch with Pin Point Alerts after Storm Ophelia and Storm Emma, when they incurred huge SMS costs alerting parents about various updates. They were upset at paying a high cost for communications during a time when it was urgently required in a Level Red Weather Warning. We developed School Alerts as a way for schools to contact parents outside of traditional SMS using app-based push notifications which are free. This means that schools can send as many alerts to parents as they require, and they aren't penalised for any heavy usage during storms.
Some important points about SchoolAlerts.ie: