Hytera Blog: Two-Way Radios for Education Let's go! Home » News » Blog » Hytera Blog: Two-Way Radios for Education Blog: Hytera Blog: Two-Way Radios for Education Published: 01/09/2021 Get smart, reliable communications anywhere and everywhere on the school premises Managing a school’s physical environment, the people and the policies can be challenging. For smaller Primary and Secondary schools and small colleges, reliable communication for front entrance wardens, security and staff members is of vital importance. Hytera’s professional radios provide high-quality sound and are the perfect solution for those working inside and outside the school premises. Instant communications are essential in the event of any incident. Whether a medical incident or something more serious that requires immediate evacuation, professional two-way radios make communication instant and allow team members to connect via one channel or multiple channels. When choosing the best two-way radios for schools, there are several things to consider. The size of the school or campus may require a certain type of two-way radio. Larger sites will need more powerful two-way radios to make sure members of staff can always be contacted. A two-way radio with a long battery life is essential for teachers and other school staff members. This allows the radio to be carried around for long periods before needing to be recharged. Radios can be assigned their own specific caller ID to allow for private conversations between units. Also with the recent COVID pandemic, the radios can be the natural, social distancing tool that makes it far easier to manage some of the guidelines schools will have in place to try and help keep infection rates down. Even though we have gone back to being allowed to mix, and this includes schools – the government guidelines talk about contingency plans and stepping measures up and down should there be a significant rise in infections. So having radios for communication makes this far easier to achieve – and achieve quickly. Hytera BD615 The Hytera BD615 is small and relatively lightweight, making it perfect for use in a busy school environment. It can also withstand anything in its path thanks to the added bonus of being IP66 – perfect for use in both indoor and outdoor situations such as sports days, school trips and more where the weather may not always be on your side. Learn more For schools on a small budget but with a need to ‘get the job done’, licence-free radios are a great low-cost economical option that provide big value for a small investment. For example, Hytera’s BD305LF and BD505LF licence-free digital radios are considerably cheaper than most smartphones. Licence-free radios, also known as PMR446 radios, have several key benefits. As the name implies, no Ofcom licence is required, which means they can be used anywhere within the UK by anyone at any time. There are no recurring costs like monthly charges, contracts, no sim card costs, or on-going maintenance charges once radios have been bought or hired. How do you need to communicate? On-site communications: Security issue notifications, alerts and messages can be communicated inside and outside the premises for maximum impact. Off-site communications: staff can take their two-way radio devices to stay connected with each other during school field trips or outings. Benefits of professional two-way radios for small schools, colleges and centres: To ensure Health & Safety standards are met for students, staff, and visitors. Access control for visitors and deliveries On-site security responsibilities can be done via group alerts for students, staff, visitors, assets, and buildings. General site Facilities and Maintenance. Managing Sports and other Non-Academic Activities Coordination of School events like Fairs, Concerts, and Sports Days Emergency communications, e.g. fire evacuation marshalling. DTS. Solutions (U.K) Ltd specialise in supplying two-way radio solutions within the Education sector. In addition to the Hytera models listed above, DTS Solutions can also offer models from alternative manufacturers. We offer free no-obligation advice as to what radio model is most suitable for your specific environment. To learn more about radios suitable for the education sector, click below. Education Sector Recommended Hytera Radios BD615 Business Digital Two-Way RadioHytera £148.00 + VAT Add to basket Compare PD505 Digital Two-Way RadioHytera £182.00 + VAT Select options Compare Sale! BD305LF Digital Business Two-Way RadioHytera £118.00 £75.00 + VAT Add to basket Compare PD605 Digital Two-Way RadioHytera £314.00 + VAT Select options Compare Contact DTS Name* Company* Telephone* Email* How can we help?