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Our nation's schools are supposed to be safe for teaching and learning, free from crime and violence — a place where the next generation can grow and learn.
Yet everyday incidents, like a fight in a hallway, an allergic reaction on the playground or an injury in gym class, threaten to disrupt the educational process. Beyond these incidents, the rise of extreme events — including active shooters and bomb threats — are challenging schools to prepare for worst-case scenarios.
Motorola Solutions has created the mission-critical ecosystem you need to build a safer school environment. Combining voice, video, software and services, its ecosystem helps you not only respond and manage both the everyday and the critical emergencies, but also recognize patterns, anticipate actions and help prevent situations as they develop.
Motorola Solutions' breadth of solutions bridges the gap in areas of risk, which often thrive in the unknown and the unseen. They provide schools with the capabilities to detect, analyze, communicate and respond to potential incidents. Through the power of the ecosystem, schools are better equipped to prevent security threats from becoming tragedies. By enabling modern incident management, they ensure that students are safer, and personnel can focus on the job at hand.
Managing your school grounds can be a challenge. From overseeing building entries, controlling student and visitor comings and goings, and monitoring access, detection plays a critical role in minimizing potential threats.
Integrated video security monitors and identifies unusual activity and potential intruders across campus. Automatic license plate recognition analyzes vehicles entering and exiting campus — detecting and reporting suspicious vehicles on school property. Building entry management provides access control, automates lockdowns and pushes notifications of potential entry breaches to your school resource officers' radios.
All of this comes together to improve your situational awareness and help increase early risk detection.
Every day, you're responsible for monitoring a large campus to maintain the safety of hundreds of students. Scouring through the collected data in order to recognize concerning behaviors on and around campus is a demanding task.
Video analytics detect potentially suspicious activity on school property, providing real-time insights into campus movements. Appearance searches quickly and seamlessly explore video footage and locate students and visitors through physical descriptions, allowing easy identification. Unusual motion detection reveals atypical events that need investigating.
Ultimately, these insights enable proactive monitoring and management across campus — enabling you to respond to suspicious behavior before an incident occurs.
Whether it's a routine fire drill, a sudden food fight in the cafeteria or an emergency situation, clear and timely communication is key to creating a connected and protected campus.
Communications — including radios and LTE devices — instantly and reliably connect your security, administration, bus drivers and staff. Radio alerts ensure all personnel are informed of critical alerts. Mass communicators enable you to send key information to parents and guardians quickly and easily, keeping the community aware of campus activity.
Connectivity — both on and off campus — is an important part of creating a safe and collaborative educational environment where you and your team are always aware.
Whether it's an everyday situation or an emergency, being ready and aware can make a critical difference. Having a comprehensive communications and action plan that can be seamlessly activated ensures your personnel are able to respond calmly and effectively with minimal disruptions to the learning environment.
Emergency connectivity ensures instant access to your local law enforcement agency for immediate notification and effective engagement of emergency response teams. Mission-critical devices provide interoperability and seamless communications when you need it most. Real-time intelligence shares alerts and live video feeds with campus personnel and public safety, enabling a coordinated and informed response and providing eyes on the scene for school staff.
Because enabling a rapid response can be the key to preventing incidents from becoming tragedies.
Effectively managing a complex ecosystem can be complicated. You need the right service, support and management to ensure your day-to-day needs are taken care of — ensuring smooth operations. Motorola Solutions' unique service offerings provide technical support, hardware repair and replacement and software updates to ensure your two-way radio, infrastructure, cameras and software are always working at peak performance.
Every child has the right to learn in a safe and supportive school environment. By bringing together the technologies and solutions you need to detect, analyze, communicate and respond, Motorola Solutions is helping you build a safe school.
So you can attract families to communities where students can thrive. And where you can recruit the best teachers and faculty who can focus on educating the next generation.
Our nation's schools are meant to be places for safe teaching and learning, even as the definition of safety continues to change. Motorola Solutions unifies critical communications, video security, data and analytics on to one single platform to provide the foundation of safety and security that schools are built upon.