As school systems across the country return to school in uncertain times, the safety of student and staff remain top priorities for school administrators. Few realize push-to-talk two-way radios are essential tools for school safety, but the five reasons below show why you need to adjust your thinking on the matter.
- Allows Staff to Notify Proper Personnel Instantly When Safety Issues Arise
Timing is everything when responding to critical safety issues. Whether that event is a fire in the chemistry lab, a fight between students, or a suspicious person on campus, teachers and other members of the staff can use PTT radios to communicate the issue instantly so appropriate action can take place.
- Coordinate Student Pick Up and Drop Off Lines
Whether it is the bus line and staff are working to make sure all the students get on the right bus or the parent pickup line where chaos can ensue, it is important for staff to be able to communicate with bus drivers, teachers, and other school staff. Two-way radios in this situation can reduce the number of students left behind at schools by buses and quickly clear up misunderstandings about which students should be on which bus.
- DOT-Compliant Messaging for Buses
The ability to communicate instantly with bus drivers is critical when children do not get off the bus where parents expect them to. It is equally critical when buses are involved in accidents and need to communicate instantly with emergency services and the school. This can also be used to notify drivers of route changes due to accidents, constructions, and countless other issues that may arise. More importantly, push-to-talk two-way radios offer safer communication options and DOT compliance than mobile phones so parents do not need to worry about added distractions for drivers.
- Greater Coordination Capabilities for School Violence Response
Another huge benefit push-to-talk two-way radios offer schools is the ability to coordinate responses between school officials, teachers, and emergency services during violent events on campus and in their aftermath. While no one wants this to happen, it is best to be as prepared as possible should it occur in your school.
- Coordinate Campus Events, Parking, and Exits
From Friday night football to school plays, pageants, and programs – even graduation ceremonies, sometimes you need staff members to keep the flow of traffic running smoothly and ensure orderly flows of pedestrian and vehicle traffic during events. Push-to-talk two-way radios allow your staff to stay on top of things and promote safety for all.
Peak PTT is here to answer any of your questions about how push-to-talk two-way radios can help make your schools safer for everyone. Contact us today at 855-600-6161 to learn more.