School communication systems are a vital part of any district’s plan. But finding that perfect solution can be overwhelming. Most of the time you end up with multiple providers, and solutions that don’t interact and, frankly, make your job even more difficult.
When finding that perfect communication system for your school, there are some key features you should look for in a solution. Does the system:
- Make reaching caregivers easier?
- Integrate with your other solutions?
- Save your staff time?
- Simplify emergency situations?
If you can’t answer yes to all of the above questions, it may be time to ask who is working for who? Your school communication systems should be easy-to-use and enhance all your communications, not just do the bare minimum.
Features of School Communication Systems
As a school administrator, you know that your communication needs are all over the place. It’s important to find the right tools to help aid in all measures of communication, not just phone calls. After all, you communicate with so many people throughout the day. Rarely all using the same method. All-inclusive school communication systems should encompass your:
- Intercom and PA Systems
- School Bells
- Personal Devices
Additionally, the optimal system should also integrate options for notifications and emergency solutions should you need to communicate beyond the standard methods.
Unified Communications (or UCaaS) is the ideal solution for any school looking to for a single platform to house all of their communication needs. It is a cloud-based solution, which means less upfront costs and quicker set-up times. An added benefit is that due to its cloud-based nature, it is also accessible from just about anywhere you have an internet connection.
This solution takes all your communications and puts it into one platform. It can be accessed from any programmed phone, computer, tablet or mobile phone thanks to an application that stores all your needed data.
Benefits of Unified School Communication Systems
When all of your communications are unified, it makes it easier to communicate from anywhere. This can be particularly beneficial for staff that work within multiple schools and need to reach contacts from anywhere. Your platform will house all the needed information and they won’t have to play a game of telephone just to place a call.
Additionally, with the fluidity needed today due to the increase in remote schooling, good school communication systems make it so you aren’t tied to the school’s physical location. Keep everyone up to date from the safety of your own home.
Incorporating SMS/MMS messaging into your solution, allows you to easily send updates and notifications to caregivers and staff from your chosen number. This is great for when unforeseen circumstances cause sudden changes and you need to update caregivers. It’s also helpful if you want to send out reminders. This can be for various reasons, such as school events and closures. Plus, messaging is less intrusive than a call. It can also be formatted faster than recording an automated phone call.
Having your intercom, PA, and bell system included with your school communications makes it easier to control those devices. It allows you to set up zones, and grants you access to these communications through your phone systems. It also allows for the implementation of panic buttons within classrooms that can call out to the office or 911 services should an emergency arise.
HighComm Puts Your School’s Needs First
Having all of your communications in one easy-to-use portal helps your school better serve its students and its community. It allows you to focus on providing the safest and most educational environment without having to sift through multiple platforms just to perform everyday tasks.
HighComm knows that good school communication systems are important, to you and to parents in your community. That is why with our Unified Communications platform you will have a user-friendly application that not only gives you access to your phone numbers, it also allows you to route calls, set up an auto attendant to land calls where they need to be, record calls to protect your staff, and so much more!
Our Intercom and PA system connect with our platform so you can easily contact anyone in your building from anywhere. Additionally, this same feature allows you to manually control access to your doors, with the right equipment. Increase your school’s security with the simple click of a button from anywhere.
We know a quality is important, which is why we have dedicated our business to helping you communicate more efficiently with the right tools. If you’re ready to learn more, visit our schools communication page, or give us a call at 1-833-444-4266! We’re happy to help!