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Eight Ways Schools Can Leverage On-Premises Mass Notification Software

Intrado Solutions for Schools 

Intrado provides innovative and life-saving solutions that can help schools easily communicate with faculty, students, and security personnel. Intrado Revolution is part of the Intrado Safety Suite portfolio. It enhances physical security and improves day-to-day communication by providing a unified solution for bell schedules, mass notifications, one-touch lockdowns, desktop and mobile alerts, live and pre-recorded announcements, automatic weather alerts, and more – all while leveraging your existing network infrastructure. 

Intrado Revolution can integrate with devices like IP ceiling speakers, IP phones, digital displays, and strobes for additional paging and alerting functionality. This helps streamline hardware, software, and cabling costs by leveraging the existing network infrastructure. Revolution can provide trusted communication for a variety of use cases.

Eight Ways Your School Can Use Intrado Revolution

  • Scheduled Bells & Automated Alerts – Leverage your existing overhead IP and analog speakers to create unified scheduled bells, announcements, and drills (e.g. routine fire and lockdown drills) across your district. Consolidating bells, clocks and PA systems using scheduling technology helps cut down costs, saves time, and maximizes the use of existing communication equipment.

  • School Paging & Broadcast Announcements – Broadcast live, pre-recorded or text-to-speech alerts across overhead speakers, digital signage, and more to quickly inform people located within a school building and on-campus. 

  • Campus Lockdowns – Rapidly activate a campus lockdown by integrating panic buttons or dialing a custom phone extension to rapidly secure the building by locking doors and windows. This process can also trigger a notification to inform faculty and students, as well as notify campus security. 

  • Weather Emergencies – Alert students and faculty of severe weather emergencies with real-time alerts from the National Weather Service. Share pertinent information such as where to seek shelter, evacuation procedures, or school closure information with students and faculty located on or off-premises. 

  • Smart Building Detection – Connect smart-building systems like access control, fire alarm panels, cameras, and more to detect and alert improper building entry, motion detection, unauthorized presence, theft, fire, and other hazardous conditions.

  • Dial Monitoring – Notify a person or department when someone dials a specific number, such as 911. In addition, Dial Monitoring helps educate customers using MTLS systems to maintain compliance with Kari’s Law. This helps faculty and first responders know exactly which classroom or office the call was placed from and allows users to dispatch an internal employee to respond to the situation before first responders arrive on site.

  • Hazardous Incidents – Use Revolution to activate strobe lights, bell-tones, and create an auto-conference call if a hazardous incident occurs, such as a chemical spill in a science classroom.

  • Mobile Notifications – An emergency can strike at any time, which is why it’s important to arm faculty and students with a notification tool that allows authorized users to report incidents and receive mobile notifications wherever they may be located. Solutions that support geofencing allow school administrators to send notifications to mobile recipients located inside or outside of the geofence, which ensures they get the right message at the right time.

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