Microphone For School Announcements

It’s time to transition from analog intercom equipment to a flexible IP intercom solution.

If your school or office building is over 20 years old, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with analog intercom equipment. If you’re managing an entire school district or multi site corporation, you are probably dealing with various hardware manufacturers in each building. Regardless of your hardware needs, now is the time to upgrade your analog intercom and PA system to an IP Intercom System

Your Intercom system acts like the master conductor of your daily and emergency announcements. Upgrading to an IP intercom and P/A system transforms your dated hardware into a fully functioning mass notification system. What does that do for you, your teachers and students?

Here are 7 reasons why you should update your analog school intercom to an IP Intercom System

1. IP Intercom Systems Help Decrease Emergency Response Time

Upgrading to an IP intercom system can significantly reduce the time it takes to respond to emergencies. With features like instant alerts and the ability to integrate with other security systems, staff can be notified immediately and take necessary action swiftly, ensuring student and staff safety.

2. Make Announcements Easier

An IP intercom system simplifies the process of making announcements — whether broadcasting  a message to a single classroom or the entire campus, IP systems allow for seamless communication without the need to be at a central location, facilitating real-time updates and information sharing.

3. Multiple location Paging Capabilities 

With an IP intercom system, schools can implement district-wide paging and businesses with multiple locations or buildings can make announcements across the company. This is particularly useful for large school districts and businesses needing consistent communication across multiple locations. Messages can be sent from one central point to every location simultaneously.

4. Scalable & Affordable

IP systems are both scalable and cost-effective. As school needs grow, adding more endpoints (like speakers and microphones) to the system is straightforward without significant infrastructure changes. Moreover, IP systems often use existing network infrastructure, which can help reduce installation costs.

5  Automatic Consistent Messaging Across Mediums: 

This system ensures that all communications are uniform, regardless of the medium used. Messages delivered via intercom, email, or mobile alerts maintain consistency, which is crucial for clarity and reducing misinformation during critical times.

6 Make Administration’s Life Easier

IP intercom systems streamline many administrative tasks. With features like scheduling announcements, remote access, and integration with other digital tools, school administrators can manage day-to-day operations more efficiently, allowing them to focus more on educational goals and less on logistical challenges

7. Retrofit Existing Intercom Hardware

Many IP systems are designed to be compatible with existing analog systems, which means schools can upgrade their intercom functionality without the need to completely replace their current hardware. This makes transitioning to an IP system less disruptive and more cost-effective, allowing for a phased-approach to updates.  

Who makes the best school intercom hardware? 

There are many manufacturers of school intercom hardware. Who makes the best is a personal preference. Some of the top manufacturers include: 

  • Bogen Intercom
  • Dukane Intercom
  • Rauland Intercom
  • TOA Electronics
  • Valcom Intercom

Are you considering upgrading your analog intercom and p/a system to an IP intercom?

A flexible mass notification software platform can make the transition seamless and cost-effective. Layered Solutions’ Mass Notification Platform is compatible with various intercom and public address system manufacturers, providing the flexibility to update your hardware as needed and within your budget. For districts with multiple buildings and diverse manufacturers, this platform offers the freedom to integrate all systems into a unified platform, enhancing communication and simplifying management.