About the Service Provider
Pin Point Alerts Ltd.
SchoolAlerts.ie is provided by Pin Point Alerts Ltd, a communications company based in Kilkenny that offers a range of specialized and intelligent bulk messaging systems. The company has offered bulk messaging services to a number of diverse clients across Ireland since launching in 2011. The first service offered was a "local authority alert service" called MapAlerter. It is now used by several Irish Councils to issue geo-focused alerts for road closures, water disruptions, planning notices, flood & weather warnings and much more. MapAlerter was used extensively during Storm Ophelia and the technology has also been presented to the United Nations. Following on from MapAlerter, the company launched CommunityAlerts.ie to cater for the growing need of a professional Community Text Alert service provider. Over 300 groups now use the CommunityAlerts.ie service to send our crime alerts and community notices. The company also provides a number of bespoke alert solutions to clients across Ireland.
In all cases, Pin Point Alerts act as much more than a traditional bulk messaging company which schools may be used to. Unlike "SMS providers", we build our systems to meet the technology of the day and for that reason we now provide as many app-based solutions as we do SMS-based solutions. We have tweaked our offerings to focus more on apps than SMS to keep our services ahead of the curve in terms of what subscribers are using to access information, but also to help keep costs down for our clients. SchoolAlerts.ie is a good example of this, where we offer individual alerts for free through Facebook Messenger and Telegram rather than SMS.