Ident-A-Kid Services of America, Inc. provides the nation’s largest Child Identification Program with over 30 years of success stories. The Company was founded in 1986 by Robert King after helping a neighbor, whose child had gone missing in a department store. As a result, Mr. King realized the importance of having a current photo ID and soon was providing child ID cards to friends and neighbors.
The first Ident-A-Kid cards were printed with a typewriter, used Polaroid photos, and contained a messy ink fingerprint. Over the years, Ident-A-Kid has kept up with technology. In 1988, the IDs were made with a PC. Ten years later, the first digital photos and fingerprints were used. Shortly thereafter, a two-step process was developed to capture a child’s data in about ten seconds.
In 2009, the first electronic ID, the eKid-ID, was sent to parents’ cell phones via picture text messaging. This important Program is currently offered to families at approximately 10,000 schools and daycares in 35 states, annually.
Notably, the Company is continually focused on child safety programs that utilize new technologies to keep pace with the changing needs of parents and schools across the country.
- Our award winning Ident-A-Kid Visitor Management System (IAK-VM) visitor management program provides schools and daycares a safe, efficient method of controlling and documenting all visitor traffic at over 7,000 campuses nationwide.
- Our ParentAlert notification system provides schools and daycares with an immediate communication tool to reach parents via text and email quickly and efficiently. Similarly, our CommunityAlert system provides churches, organizations, and businesses the same immediate notification service.
Ident-A-Kid was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the U.S., and Entrepreneur magazine named Ident-A-Kid as the No. 1 child safety franchise system in the country. Our growth is a direct result of the consistent quality of our products and services, and the growing importance of child safety in the world today. Parents, schools and communities across the country rely on Ident-A-Kid as a responsive, respected and ardent advocate of child safety.