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Intrado Solutions for Schools
Mass notification systems are essential for every K-12 school. There is an increasing demand for communication solutions to ensure the safety of faculty and students. Overhead paging, bell scheduling, access control, and two-way intercoms are examples of communication systems that schools like the McMinnville School District rely on daily. When an emergency takes place, these systems can also be used to help mitigate situations like natural disasters, active shooters, fires, and more.
To keep schools safe, district leaders need to have a quick and reliable form of communication that is used to reach the right people. Intrado’s Revolution notification software integrates with existing on-premises communication systems to deliver the safety solutions that schools depend on.
Voice of the Customer: McMinnville School District
According to David Bousquet, Technology and Information Services Director for the McMinnville School District in Yamhill County, Oregon, the district had multiple communication and safety systems that operated independently across 16 buildings (e.g., access control, phone systems, and intercoms). When the schools needed to communicate information to their combined 7,500 students and faculty members, they relied on office personnel in each building to determine which system to use and in which order. This made it challenging to deliver district-wide communication in a timely manner and created inefficiencies for emergency and non-emergency events.
McMinnville School District had a goal to provide a single-step process to initiate communication for the person(s) addressing the emergency. By streamlining their communication processes, it frees up staff responsibilities; giving them more time to get to safety and focus on the situation at hand and less time spent managing disparate communication systems across their district buildings.
“The most valuable feature of Revolution is the flexibility. You are able to make any kind of notification you want like tones, bells, record your own messages, and text to speech. All of those features you are looking for in a modern notification system are all there,” said David Bousquet.
Revolution delivered the solution McMinnville needed to serve as the glue between all of their safety systems and enhancing school security.
Hear the rest of McMinnville’s story by watching this short video:
Mass Notification for Schools
Revolution offers flexible activation options and plug-and-play integrations with IP and analog technology. Revolution gives schools the ability to simultaneously deliver attention-grabbing audio/visual alerts to disparate systems. Here are some ways Revolution can be used in Education:
Revolution is a part of the Intrado Safety Suite, a comprehensive solution for end-to-end incident management that helps schools across the US and abroad keep their faculty and students safe and informed. Whether incidents occur on campus or beyond school grounds, Safety Suite helps keep staff and students safe while providing critical information to first responders. To learn about Revolution or Safety Suite for K12, contact us at https://www.intrado.com/revolution-for-schools.
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