Few things spoil a vacation more than losing something expensive or irreplaceable while thousands of miles from home.
Working hard to remedy these disasters is MISIT™, a technology-based item recovery service with a network spanning the globe. The service recently deployed numerous improvements to its site as part of reuniting even more travelers with their lost belongings.
“Sooner or later, we all lose items that are important and essential in our lives. Speaking from experience, I know how frustrating and difficult – sometimes impossible – it is to recover them, especially when traveling,” remarks Patrick Tylicki, owner and founder of MISIT™. “Our service grew out of a realization of this profound need. I saw a flaw in the system and thought to myself, ‘Why hasn’t someone done something more creative and disruptive in the area of finding lost items?’ So, I decided to develop a solution that integrates with major public transportation options.”
Today, MISIT™ claims more than 9,000 airports as part of its database; the most recent update adds new public transportation services, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), NJ Transit, New York’s subways and Amtrack, among others. The newest iteration of MISIT™ also adds national/international locales and modes of transportation as search parameters, helping to zero in on lost items.
The major obstacle to recovering lost items while traveling has always been that different organizations have unique procedures and categorization guidelines, an obstacle that MISIT™ is striving to remove by way of a front-end filing system and detailed ticketing. Lost and found departments can quickly and easily deploy the service and see an immediate improvement in item recovery rates.
MISIT™’s service is built around convenience and efficiency. Users complete a short online form to describe their lost item. Expert staff then search the database for a match, quickly notifying users once their items are discovered. MISIT™ takes privacy and security seriously, so all users go through a foolproof ID verification process. Once verified, users can reclaim items in person or via a competitively priced, worldwide courier.
In the near future, Tylicki hopes to synchronize all the world’s public transit lost and found departments to a single, universal system.