In today's schools, paging systems not only tell students about the day's events or when to change classes or go to an office, but also tell them when they need to shelter in place. In an active shooter situation, clear and immediate communication is key. Teachers and students need to know not to leave their classroom, and administration need to be able to locate the threat. Classroom buttons that have emergency call settings—and that alert admin that no "safe" response has been provided—allow teachers to silently communicate back to the paging office.
Paging systems are not limited to buildings. At beaches, in amusement parks, and on school campuses, critical auditory announcements must be heard over both crowds and distance. Whether the alert is for a lost child, impending weather events, or an emergency situation, make sure your community will get the message.