Every education establishment, whether a school, college or university, owes its students, staff and visitors a duty of care while they are on campus and offsite on organised trips.
Schools, Colleges, Universities two way communications Within the perimeter of a school or higher education campus, threats to safety and security can include injuries from accidents, from natural disasters such as flooding, storms and earth movement or from malicious acts including vandalism, theft, arson, bullying and personal assault.
The ability to report threats and incidents quickly and efficiently is essential in managing risks, containing situations and implementing emergency plans.
More educational establishments than ever, are relying on two way radio as their preferred method of instant communications on and off-site, whether in critical emergency situations or as a tool to maintain safety, security and operational efficiency.
Typical applications include:
– Protection of staff in classrooms
– Safety of students
– Incident reporting
– Management of support staff
– Implementation of emergency plans
– Coordination of on-campus activities
– Management of field trips and events
– Security and maintenance of site
Protection of staff in classrooms
Management of field trips and events
However as campuses have become larger and spread over multiple sites, buildings more complex in construction and with more activities taking place off-campus, existing analogue hand-portable walkie talkies and small communications networks can be stretched beyond their designed capability and result in less than ideal reception dead spots.
With the extended coverage, reliability, ease of use and compact, rugged design offered by Digital Two Way radios. Walkie talkies and their unique analogue/digital Mixed Mode (which allows them to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios whatever the make), management in the education sector have a predictable and economical path to migrate to the benefits of digital two way radio at an affordable cost.
Today, in addition to fully scalable digital systems, NIRO can offer dPMR and DMR digital solutions alongside the latest digital license-free PMR446 radios featuring digital/analogue mixed mode.
Hand portable walkie talkies conform to stringent standards such as the industry standard MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G specification for ruggedness and durability and offer IP54/55 Water & Dust Intrusion rated, making them ideal for operation in a wide variety of environments.
Two-way radio systems and networks provide an ideal cost effective solution to on and off-campus radio communications; providing instant communication in voice and text between departmental and facilities management teams at various sites to ensure the safe and efficient management of schools, colleges and universities alike.