School Emergency LockdownEffective Immediate 'One Button' School Security Communications
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Synchronised Bell, Class Change & PA System
We can offer you two types of Bell System. Our Melodys range is a wireless Bell System which means no cabling across equipment. Harmonys is an IP Bell System which runs across your IT network using Power Over Ethernet (POE) to power the system and enables users to broadcast a dedicated lockdown alert, as well as live messages. It also provides a connection to an induction loop with Harmonys Line, and additional functionality through mobile and PC applications.
- Synchronised bells across your premises with our easy to use software.
- Create zones with different schedules.
- Lockdown Alert System as part of our wired Harmonys Bell System, with local and remote triggering methods.
- Make your own recordings using the microphone or our Harmonys Talk app.
- Choice of wired, wireless or IP based systems.
- Ability to link the electric bell system to Bodet’s Synchronised Clock System.
- Control the timing of other systems such as heating and lighting.
School Lockdown Alert System
Using a fire bell to announce class change or factory shifts, as well as other emergency situations such as evacuation and lockdown, can lead to confusion. It also goes against government recommendations for lockdown procedures. In the event of a possible violent intruder on the premises, the last thing any organisation wants is people streaming out of buildings and gathering outside at assembly points.
To solve this issue, we recommend the Bodet Dynamic Lockdown Solution which broadcasts a unique alert. A combination of trigger methods such as wired multi-button control panel, wireless remote control, GSM signal or mobile/PC application can broadcast emergency alerts, such as lockdown, evacuation and panic alarm. As well as routine announcements such as lesson bells and shift change, in the event of an emergency this enables specific alarms to be broadcast across the entire site. That way, everyone knows what is happening and what action to take.
- Broadcast a unique lockdown alert, separate to fire alarm, class change, shift change and other emergency situations.
- Choice of lockdown alert triggering methods (wired or remote) which can be combined depending on your organisation’s exact requirements.
- Bodet’s Lockdown Alert Solution can be part of Harmonys, a 5-in-1 Bell System which also includes Class Change / Shift Change, Synchronised Clock, PA and music streaming functionality (such as radio stations).
Multi-Purpose PA System
Although purpose built to satisfy the possibility of a crisis situation the system will double as a fully-functioning PA and Paging system, allowing you to use it for:-
- Basic PA & Paging purposes
- Automated Class Change Scheduling
- Music Broadcast
In a crisis situation the Emergency Alert System takes priority of any other usage. The other applications within the system can be set to operate in across sites and/or selected areas only, for example, you have the ability to exclude a hall in use for exams, etc.
This system is fully cabled with optional battery back-up to ensure continuous uptime. In additional to permanently sited ‘Panic Buttons’ staff can also be issued with portable, wireless buttons to activate a lockdown.
Bishop Wilson Primary School
Opening its doors for the first time in September 2013, The Bishop Wilson CofE Primary School is a £10 million new school development which forms the heart of a new village in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull.
This brand new two-form entry school and nursery has been developed not only to provide an education for the area’s 3 to 11 year olds, but also incorporates the village’s relocated church, adult learning centre, community area and health facility. The result is an outstanding educational and community development which provides a safe, secure and inspiring environment which encourages both pupils and the wider community to use and interact with the school.
Accommodating this diverse, multi-use concept requires significant flexibility of services and utilities – including the integrated audio system installed throughout the building. UK communications integrators, Babble, were brought in to ensure a high quality, reliable, flexible and user-friendly system was put in place…
Babble provided a full turn-key design-to-delivery service for all audio systems throughout the school, church and community areas. Project managing the system from the ‘ground-up’; consulting and specifying from plan drawings prior to the one-year project build, through to installation by Babble’s own engineers.
The main audio rack – which provides bell-timing, public address and background music distribution throughout the entire complex – features at the heart of it the InterM PX8000 Audio Matrix which provides 8 In – 8 Out signal distribution and control flexibility to each of the building’s individual zones. Additional remote control per zone is also provided using the PX8000’s RM-8000 and LM-8000 wall plate and desk mic. input/control devices.
Babble specified Soundfield Voice Reinforcement Systems for permanent installation in Bishop Wilson School’s classrooms. Soundfield classroom voice reinforcement systems are low-level audio systems featuring an infrared wireless microphone worn by the teacher to discreetly raise their voice for clear, consistent voice coverage throughout the entire classroom space.
The increased use of Soundfield as a teaching aid in the classroom has huge benefits to pupils with hearing difficulties, but is also proven to benefit mainstream students (whose concentration and understanding is significantly improved) and teachers who no longer have to raise their voices in noisy / lively teaching environments, therefore reducing problems of voice strain and stress.