Safety at School: Are My Classrooms, Faculty, and Staff Connected?

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 in Education, VoIP

Safety at School: Are My Classrooms, Faculty, and Staff Connected?

It is undoubtedly and unanimously agreed that the health and safety of our students is the utmost priority. This is why our schools, communities, and local leaders want to do everything they can to make schools as safe as possible. One way that schools are doing this today is by upgrading their phone to a VoIP (Voice over IP) system.

What Is A VoIP System?

A VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system allows all of the users to make or receive calls from anywhere as long as there is an Internet connection. The conversation travels through the computer network instead of the traditional landline phone lines.

What Are The Benefits Of A VoIP System To A School?


In most cases a VoIP system can be more reliable than a traditional telephone system. The VoIP infrastructure is vast in size and distributed geographically. A complete power failure to a school (whether caused by natural calamity or man-made) would not affect the phone system at all, even with no power. For example, a staff member could login from anywhere (desk, computer, smartphone, tablet) and carry on communications with emergency personnel. They would also have access and ability to use all the features of the system.


It is simple to integrate VoIP systems with other technologies. This includes integrating with other products such as emergency onsite notifications, integration with digital signage, and other remote devices.

Enhanced 911

In any emergency situation, the responding personnel can be certain of where an emergency is taking place. This allows appropriate authority to get there sooner. With advanced 911, schools have the ability to transmit the room number, or building location to emergency services when they are contacted.

Cost Saving

Budget is always a critical factor when considering services for schools. A key feature for VoIP systems is that, when partnered with the proper vendor, the cost of a fully featured VoIP phone system is less than paying for POTS (plain old telephone system) lines.

As we can see, implementing VoIP in the school communication system is not only beneficial, but also calls for urgency.  Is important to align the classroom, staff, and faculty so that in case of any emergency, everyone can be on one call and can act accordingly. Doing this will reduce the time delay and help to mitigate the situation rapidly.

The era of legacy telecommunication systems has long gone. Although we are still using mobile communication, very soon it will be well replaced by VoIP system, and rightfully so! What do you think about integrating VoIP in productive ways for classrooms, faculty, and staff? 

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