Using Two-Way Radios to Keep Students Safe

Student safety is one of the most important aspects of schooling. A safe student body is one that can learn, grow, and become more social with their peer group. The right tools can make a big difference when considering student safety.

Metropolitan Communications recommends using two-way radios to help keep students across Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, safe in schools. Two-way radios can help keep students safe in schools around New Castle County, Delaware, or Gloucester and Camden County, New Jersey, in a variety of ways, which we’ll discuss below.

Keep Lines of Communication Open

Two-way radios allow for instant communication with the push of a button. There is no waiting for a phone call to connect. Your radio just has to be tuned to the same channel. This is key to contacting staff across campus about potential threats or everyday needs.

One of the most hectic times of the day can be when students are attempting to head home. Buses, parents, and staff members are all doing their best to help students exit safely. Two-way radios can help staff direct students to the right buses or locate a parent in the pickup line that a younger student is having trouble locating while remaining at their post.

Maintain Communication Privacy Among Staff and Teachers

Two-way radios can be used to maintain privacy between staff and teachers when delivering important information, especially information that may cause panic and put students at risk. Accessories like earpieces or Bluetooth® can ensure that the information is only delivered to those whom it’s intended for.

Two-way radios can also be tuned to specific channels that may be intended to deliver clear, private communication when your staff is away from students. This prevents the need for overhead announcements that may cause panic or make classes difficult to control. Students stay calm and continue to learn while staff address the potential problem.

Ask for Help While De-Escalating Incidents

Two-Way Radios for Special EventsDe-escalation can be a part of a school day. Staff members and teachers may need to help a student calm down, break up a fight, or help in a medical emergency. Requesting additional help from the administration for other staff or first responders must happen quickly.

Two-way radios allow you to request help from other locations on campus. This may mean summoning more staff, or the nurse, to the scene or requesting that an administrator contact 911. Radios allow you to save time, monitor an ongoing situation, and even begin de-escalation while help is coming.

Discuss Two-Way Radio Solutions for Your School Today

Two-way radios can help keep students safe in numerous ways in schools across Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia, PA. If you want to learn more about two-way radio solutions for your schools in New Castle County, DE, or Gloucester and Camden County, NJ, contact the experts at Metropolitan Communications.

Our team will recommend radios, accessories, and other equipment that your school needs to improve student safety. Contact us today.