Let's go!

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.

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.

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.

Contact DTS