Not only in the education sector, but in all walks of life, public safety and security is receiving increased focus and attention.
When it comes to safety, most schools and colleges have been able to get by with the traditional fire alarm to warn teachers and pupils of danger or a need to take emergency evacuation action.
As requirements and regulations have changed, it is now commonplace to see fences all around schools with lockable entry gates. We now also have locking front doors managed by entry phones and keypads to protect reception from unwanted visitors.
In more recent times, particularly in primary education, schools have put much work into Lock – Down programs, so that pupils can be secured in their classrooms with their teachers. Schools might use hand bells, air horns or a series of fire bell rings to message this across school buildings and the wider campus area.
For some pupils this can be confusing and, as such, ineffective. However, an effective Lock Down policy has become so important that Ofsted now have the power to put a school into ‘Special Measures’ if found not to have a suitable policy in place.
In addition schools are now questioning how they can also manage more complex scenarios - for example:-
Here at Evoke Telecom, our team of Schools Specialists have a wealth of experience in dealing with these challenges in the education sector.
For us, safety starts with communication: the ability to communicate one-to-one and more importantly, the ability to communicate one to many. We provide platforms from some of the worlds very best brands, like Avaya and Ericsson-LG.
These world class manufacturers offer systems that enable you to build the best possible solution to meet your own specific needs, at an affordable price.
With our systems' ‘open API’ protocols, we are already working with many schools to integrate other clever safety and security initiatives too!
At Evoke Telecom we believe that improving student safety is every bit as important as improving student outcomes.
If you would like to know more or meet with one of our specialists to explore how Evoke Telecom might be able to help with your Safe School needs then please do drop our team a line at [email protected] or give us a call on 01509 278278 and ask to talk to one of our Schools Sales Specialists.
Alternatively, take a look at what schools and colleges up and down the UK have to say about their experience of working with the team at Evoke Telecom.