How Two-Way Radio Communication Can Enhance Safety In Schools Let's go! Home » News » Blog » How Two-Way Radio Communication Can Enhance Safety In Schools Blog: How Two-Way Radio Communication Can Enhance Safety In Schools Published: 16/09/2021 How Two-Way Radio Communication Can Enhance Safety In Schools Covid aside, safety and security are never far from the top of the agenda in schools. As well as the day-to-day duty of educating hundreds of children of different ages, schools also undertake the role of having secure childcare providers, catering to a wide range of safety needs, and mitigating a variety of security issues. These include bullying and antisocial behaviour among pupils, physical or verbal abuse directed at staff, theft or attempted burglaries by people outside the school, accidents, and building maintenance issues, among other factors. For large schools that are often distributed over several main buildings, learning facilities, and outdoor areas, two-way radios provide a vital means of communication between staff. Therefore, improving safety and enabling rapid responses to emergencies. Two-way radios can enhance your school security system in the following ways: 1) Protects staff in classrooms Teachers can use their two-way radio to immediately call for aid if they need support in the classroom, without having to leave pupils unattended. 2) Fast response to accidents and emergencies Two-way radios can be used to report incidents quickly and efficiently, by calling first aiders to the site in the event of an accident. Two-way radios for schools are designed for both indoor and outdoor use over large distances, enabling teachers to call direct support to an outdoor area (e.g. a sports field or playground), without having to use their phone. 3) Help staff communicate during school trips and events It isn’t just in the school itself that a two-way radio proves useful. They can also be used to help staff communicate during away days and school trips, especially when staff are supervising small groups in isolation from each other. 4) Rapid response to security and maintenance issues With portable two-way radios, staff can raise immediate alerts to security issues e.g. a fight between two pupils or maintenance concerns such as a fire or a burst water pipe. This helps to resolve issues quickly before they escalate. What two-way radio equipment do you need for a school? There is now a wide range of licence-free radios designed specifically for use in the educational sector, which are available at a low cost to schools from leading manufacturers. Our DTS Education catalogue includes a choice of handsets, accessories, and supporting infrastructure, all designed to be durable, effective, and easy to use. Next steps At DTS Solutions, we work with schools, universities, colleges, and nurseries to help improve safety and security through effective two-way radios. We can help you choose the best two-way radios for schools and establish the most cost-effective infrastructure for your needs. So, to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our team members today. Contact DTS Name* Company* Telephone* Email* How can we help?