The school was adamant that these radios were powerful, dependable and easy to use. For they wanted their teachers, caretakers and back-up staff to deal seamlessly with important issues anywhere on-site, including emergencies.
In other words, the radios had to meet the extreme demands of a modern school. For example, they had to avoid any possibility of patchy coverage and unreliable operation. This is because poor radio communications could easily risk hampering the smooth running of the school, and provide a potential risk to health and safety.
The school was absolutely right to believe that state-of-the-art radio technology could communicate across the whole area of this frenetic, learning environment. That’s because these potent digital radios also offer better audio quality and increased functionality – which are crucial to all users, especially in critical situations. For instance, staff on the move would have the ability to call for assistance, anywhere on-site, at the touch of a button. What’s more, as most of the extra-curricular activities take part outdoors, it was clear the staff would require handheld radios which are clear, 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 site boundary. Our engineers calculated that Motorola DP2400, DP3400 and DP3600(with display) digital radios would best suit the broad responsibilities of the staff. And to ensure full coverage throughout the premises, Brentwood installed a power-packed DR3000 Repeater to boost all the radio transmissions.
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. And whenever they make a call in loud conditions, the intelligent audio eliminates any extreme noise, so recipients clearly hear every word.
RADIOS THAT 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 school day.
SAFETY OPTIONS TO KEEP STUDENTS AND STAFF 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 the programmable side buttons. Additional safety options include ‘Man Down’ and ‘Lone Worker’: these were employed by us to protect certain vulnerable staff. Basically, they enable colleagues to monitor their safety status at all times.
Hylands School are extremely pleased with the perfect coverage and reliability of their digital radio communications. The two-way radios supplied by Brentwood are steadfast, they’re a joy to use, feature-rich, and competitively priced. These latest radio technologies empower the different teams to work smarter, and respond more quickly to the needs of both staff and students alike.
If your school or college requires two way radio hire to improve the communications and the health and safety of your large site – please give us a call on 01245 403520 to discuss your needs.