Safety and communications are two of the top priorities for school districts across the country, as more and more students return to in-person learning this fall. In the recent Motorola Solutions 2021 K-12 Education Industry Survey, more than 900 respondents shared their chief areas of focus for the year to come.

The top 5 priorities for educators across the United States are:

  • Protecting staff, students, and visitors with safety features
  • Automatic alerts when a potential safety, security or emergency incident arises
  • Giving students online access classroom lessons and materials from home
  • Instant voice communication between staff members
  • The ability to access video, apps and other forms of data

Thanks to Motorola Solutions, ComSource offers several options that help schools bridge the digital divide while also creating safe spaces for learning.

Responding to schools’ needs

Taking school safety, communication, and responsiveness to the next level, ComSource’s customized education end-to-end solutions for schools include:

Two-Way Radios provide direct, instant, and reliable communication among teachers and staff—that’s why they are used by 83 percent of schools and are likely to remain a primary mode of communication for years to come. With options such as GPS tracking and advanced safety features, digital two-way radios unify staff and avoid the common problem of cellular overcrowding during emergencies or inclement weather.

Video Surveillance reveals who is accessing a facility to support student safety. Comprehensive video solutions from Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, help your security team protect the safety of students and staff. High-definition cameras and self-learning video analytics combine to track activity throughout the day.

Radio Alerts is a proprietary Motorola Solutions technology that enables ComSource to integrate video surveillance analytics with two-way radio voice or text into a seamless interoperable solution that sends instantaneous alerts over two-way radios, allowing security, faculty, and staff to take appropriate action.

Mitigation solutions help administrators stop problems before they start. Ally Incident Management Software provides comprehensive incident management and integrates with other applications to support ongoing communication.

Nitro is a secure private LTE network for schools that want to integrate all their wireless technologies a ensure every student has access to information and education. With 64 percent of survey respondents reporting that students have difficulty accessing online resources at home—and more students studying or learning online—Nitro delivers up to four times the range and twice the capacity of Wi-Fi for dependable performance and data. Nitro users enjoy better coverage no matter where they are over a customized private network that offers both voice and broadband data.

The first fully-managed CBRS platform that combines private LTE data with the business-critical voice in an enterprise-grade private network, Nitro also goes beyond distance learning to manage video surveillance, access control, and other wireless technologies, all on one platform. With twice the capacity and up to four times the range of Wi-Fi, Nitro Private LTE lets you do more with much less to manage.

Altogether, Motorola Solutions prioritizes student safety and success. No matter what your top 5 priorities are, ComSource is proud to offer a full range of solutions and services to help your school excel in this school year and beyond. Please contact us if we can help you start the year out on the right foot.

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