In light of recent events, it seems prudent to make mention of an issue that nearly everyone nationwide can, and should, agree on; School Security. More specifically, that schools should be secure enough that school shootings can never occur. As a country, we owe it to the children attending these schools to provide an environment where they can feel safe at all times. Just a few decades ago drills for active shooters, metal detectors at school entrances, and remote operated locks to prevent unwanted visitors would seem a foreign concept. Now it’s just a daily part of life at increasingly more schools every day.
After the first instances of mass shootings targeting schools, the security levels at all education establishments began compensating for the blind spots that had allowed for those tragedies to occur in the first place. Video cameras and armed security are commonplace now, where they weren’t 20 years ago. It’s a sad state of affairs and hopefully will become a non-issue before too much time.
In times like these is it imperative that school administrators, security teams, and teachers are able to connect and communicate with each other. Compact Portable radios allow there to be clear communication throughout the entire campus. When tragedy strikes everyone turns to their mobile devices to communicate. This can take a lot of time. The telephone lines cannot be the only source of reaching important members of your team.
Radio communications through a Hytera digital radio system provide reliable instant communication between school staff. Utilizing a Hytera RD982 repeater and the PD502, PD602 or PD702 model handheld radios will help teachers and administration feel more in control of their school surroundings and the situations they may find themselves in. Student protection is their first concern.
No one likes to think about tragedy striking, especially when it comes to schools and children. More and more each day we are seeing these awful events. Make sure your campus is prepared for a disaster like this.
Our hearts go out to the victims and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school.