Every education establishment, whether a school, college or university, owes its students, staff and visitors a duty of care while they are on campus and offsite on organised trips.
Within the perimeter of a school or higher education campus, threats to safety and security can include injuries from accidents, from natural disasters such as flooding, storms and earth movement or from malicious acts including vandalism, theft, arson, bullying and personal assault.
The ability to report threats and incidents quickly and efficiently is essential in managing risks, containing situations and implementing emergency plans.
More educational establishments than ever, like
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, are relying on Kenwood Kenwood radio as their preferred method of instant communications on and off-site, whether in critical emergency situations or as tool to maintain safety, security and operational efficiency.
Typical applications include:
Protection of staff in classrooms
Safety of students
Management of support staff
Implementation of emergency plans
Coordination of on-campus activities
Management of field trips and events
Security and maintenance of site
However as campuses have become larger and spread over multiple sites, buildings more complex in construction and with more activities taking place off-campus, existing analogue hand-portable walkie talkies and small communications networks can be stretched beyond their designed capability and result in less than ideal reception dead spots.
Now, with the extended coverage, reliability, ease of use and compact, rugged design offered by Kenwood NEXEDGE® Digital Two Way radios and walkie talkies and their unique analogue/digital Mixed Mode (which allows them to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios whatever the make), management in the education sector have a predictable and economical path to migrate to the benefits of digital two way radio at an affordable cost.