The primary aim of the two-way radio system is to deal with important issues that arise on-site, including emergencies.
The existing analogue radios were failing to meet the modern demands placed upon them. Radio users were constantly frustrated with their patchy coverage and unreliable operation. As well as hampering the day-to-day running of the college, the radios’ poor performance was proving to be a potential risk to health and safety.
By upgrading to state-of-the-art digital technology, the academic teams would be able to communicate with ease across the whole campus of this busy, learning environment. For digital radios offer better audio quality and increased functionality which are vital to users, especially in critical situations. For example, staff on the move would have the ability to call for assistance, anywhere on site, at the touch of a button.
As well as academic pursuits, the college is involved in extra-curricular activities, which include competitive sports. As most of these take part outdoors, it was clear the staff would need to use handheld radios that are durable and weatherproof.
COVERAGE THAT RADIO USERS CAN TRUST ANYWHERE ON-SITE
We carried out free site trials to ensure radio users in every department could receive razor-sharp reception – even from the campus boundary. Our engineers calculated that the Motorola DP1400 digital radios worked best in this terrain.
Better communications have made a big impact on the staff. For instance, when they’re supervising groups of boisterous students, the self-adjusting volume and crisp audio of their radios ensure they avoid missing important messages. Whenever they make a call in loud conditions, the radio technology eliminates any extreme noise, so the recipient clearly hears every word. In addition to the DP1400s, we supplied the college with two of the latest wire kits; earpieces that make the sound even sharper.
RADIOS THE STAFF CAN DEPEND ON IN ALL CONDITIONS
Because these well-constructed radios are tough, resilient and water-resistant, they continue to deliver top results in the most testing scenarios. And as the batteries in digital radios last up to 40 percent longer between charges compared to analogue, they continue to power the radios well beyond the normal college day.
SAFETY OPTIONS THAT KEEP STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES SECURE
Working on large sites can expose the staff to personal risk – especially when operating away from their colleagues. Employees have the ability to call for help, at any time, by operating one of their radios’ programmable side buttons. Additional safety options include ‘Man Down’ and ‘Lone Worker’; these safeguard vulnerable staff as colleagues are able to monitor their safety status.
Havering Sixth Form College are pleased the unreliability of their radio communications has been solved by their new digital radios. The two way radios supplied by Brentwood are steadfast, simple to operate, full of features, and competitively priced. The cutting-edge technologies empower the academic teams to work smarter and respond more quickly to the needs of students.
If your school or college requires two-way radios to improve the communications of your large site – please give us a call on 01245 403520 to discuss your needs.