As yet another school year approaches, schools and communities across the country are looking for ways to improve safety for crossing guards. Push to talk two-way radios are sensible, cost-effective solutions that go a long way toward improving safety all around. These are just a few reasons your school district may seek to embrace these radios for crossing guards.
Allows Crossing Guards to Report Accidents and Safety Concerns Instantly
One of the main benefits or selling points, if you will, of push to talk two-way radios is that they facilitate instant communication with the push of a button. When accidents happen, crossing guards can instantly communicate details of the accident, call for assistance, and notify the proper authorities of potential threats to students such as weather emergencies, erratic driving, etc.
Assists Crossing Guards with Directing Flow of Traffic
Depending on school designs and road layouts, two-way radios can assist crossing guards with coordinating the flow of traffic with bus drivers and parent pick up lines within the school to promote optimal safety for students. Coordinated efforts can avoid unnecessary congestion to relieve incidents of dangerous aggressive driving while so many students are crossing busy streets.
Coordinate Emergency Responses
When emergencies do arise, push to talk two-way radios facilitate open communication between all parties so that a measured and coordinated response can be managed. Crossing guards often play critical roles in this process by keeping children out of harm’s way if ambulances, fire trucks, etc. are required as part of the response efforts.
What Features do PTT Radios for Crossing Guards Require?
Not all push to talk two-way radios are created equal. There are some features that will be necessary for radios to be effective resources for crossing guards to use. Chief among them are features listed below:
- SOS – Emergency Notification Buttons. These buttons send out broadcast messages to designated resources when emergencies happen, taking priority over any other messages being relayed at the time.
- Water and wind resistance. This means that radios can withstand a little wind-driven rain and debris without breaking down allowing crossing guards to communicate in all kinds of weather.
- Ruggedized radios can handle being jostled and dropped in a crowd of eager children ready to go home after long days cooped up in classrooms.
Crossing guards can perform more effectively when they are able to keep the lines of communication open. Peak PTT can help you choose the right push to talk two-way radios for your school safety needs. Contact us today at 855-600-6161.