ENHANCED SECURITY WITH INTERCOM & PUBLIC ADDRESS
DOES YOUR SCHOOL, COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY HAVE THE SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIRED TO HANDLE A CRITICAL SITUATION?
When a critical situation arises in schools, colleges or universities, immediate action is required. This imposes a special responsibility for staff to act before the emergency services arrive.Effective critical communication solutions have become paramount in these situations to provide guidance and safety for students and colleagues at school and college campuses. Having an up-to-date communication system can significantly reduce the damage and mean the difference between life and death.
SAFETY & EDUCATION
In today’s world, there is no question that there must be a combination of technology and trained personnel to make our educational facilities a better and more secure place for staff and students. Educators and administrators must be well versed with proper security procedures and know their roles during a security breach or attack. Security technology is a crucial element when used effectively with proper staff training. Installing systems such as CCTV, intercoms, and access control allow security personnel to see and hear what’s happening, control access and provide a safer environment for everyone.
ADMINISTRATIVE TOOL TO CRISIS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
In recent years, we’ve seen a shift and increase in the need for effective intercom, PA and mass notification in major schools, colleges and universities. In the past, intercom was primarily utilized for everyday administrative tasks and general communication. Now, with devastating shootings and an increase in violence around the globe, threat assessment is a determining factor in enhanced security deployment. Today, communication solutions used on educational premises have to meet the criteria for countering critical life and property threats.
ENHANCE SECURITY USING IP VIDEO INTERCOM
To strengthen security, schools and universities are installing IP video intercoms at all entrances. School visitors and staff are required to use them to gain access to each building during school hours. Visitors can simply press an
intercom button to activate the system, wait for a member of the main office staff to reply, and provide information on identity and purpose of visit. A monitor view-able by staff displays the visitor while speaking and access can then be granted or denied.
FIRE ALARM ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH
History shows that a full evacuation to a predetermined assembly area can be counterproductive in certain threat scenarios and potentially create more harm. In such situations, security and safety professionals recommend a voice or PA alarm that can provide situational and zone specific messages.
CRYSTAL CLEAR AUDIO
For today’s educational professionals, the need to rethink security procedures and policies is a must to prevent future shootings and violence that have become more commonplace. With a few simple steps, schools can be upgraded with access control, video monitoring, and voice audio solutions that provide effective communication as well as critical instructions, directions and assurance in any emergency.
With over half a century’s experience in design and development, STENTOFON’s commitment has always been to provide products with superior audio quality, functionality, ease-of-use and robust design. We meet educational professionals’ needs by offering an array of intercom, PA and mass notification solutions that easily interface with CCTV, access control and alarm systems. Look to STENTOFON for all your critical communication needs.