Sentinel’s varied experience in the education sphere has resulted in advancements for students, teachers and administrators in areas such as curriculum, collaboration, safety/security, internet access and information access.
Technology continues to change the way that people learn. Teachers and educational institutions are leveraging the latest products and devices to better engage with students and enable them to achieve greater success. Yet educators also face significant challenges as they attempt to provide faster and more reliable network access, collaboration endpoints and security for an increasing number of equipment and devices across classrooms and campuses.
Sentinel has decades of experience working with K-12, junior/community colleges, and universities and graduate schools of all sizes and curriculums to develop end-to-end technology solutions specific to each environment, budget and level of need. We’ll help your organization find the right tools and services to significantly improve your operational efficiency, increase safety and enhance instruction both inside and outside of the classroom.
The safety of students and staff should be a top priority for every educational institution. When any type of emergency occurs, it is essential to make sure people are aware of the situation so they can quickly respond in an appropriate way that maximizes the protection of everyone in the vicinity. Severe weather, fires, medical issues, and violent incidents are all circumstances where having a mass notification system and alert devices placed in strategic locations could save a significant number of lives. Text and audio communications can also be sent to the mobile devices of students, teachers, and administrative personnel to increase the speed and reach of critical information.
Sentinel has extensive experience developing mass notification systems for all types of environments, and will work closely with you to create a solution that integrates seamlessly with your unique school or campus. There are several different types of mass notification solutions that can be configured based on your needs:
Interconnected flashing lights that placed in rooms, hallways, public spaces, and outdoors to visually alert people in the area about a dangerous or emergency situation.
Dedicated Panic Button
Standalone panic button units placed in rooms and other strategic areas both indoors and outdoors will contact the proper personnel or emergency services when pressed and provide location accuracy for faster response times.
Incident Response Team
Select personnel trained in incident response can receive notification alerts so they can take the proper action when dangerous or emergency situations occur.
Panic buttons integrated with select IP phones, tablets, and other everyday devices to make it easier for users to alert the proper authorities and provide location information in the event of an emergency or other incident.
Send text messages or push notifications to the mobile devices of students, teachers, and other school personnel with information about an emergency situation. Users have the ability to send a reply message if they require additional help.
National and Local Alerts
Automatically deliver an emergency notification to networked phones and messaging systems in the event of severe weather, amber alerts, or other dangerous situations within the local community or across the country.
Connect video surveillance to a mass notification system and receive alerts for things like motion detection in highly secure areas or to view a live camera feed in an area closest to a triggered panic button.
Capabilities for Education include the following:
allows teachers, students and administrators to connect and collaborate in unprecedented ways, making it easier than ever to share important course documents, remotely attend classes or work on group projects.
grant users access to essential learning materials no matter where they are or what device they are using. This is particularly beneficial for institutions with one-to-one or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.
utilizes the latest in integrated, network-based systems to protect classrooms and campuses from a growing array of threats.
places essential network elements and systems into a highly scalable virtual environment, resulting in easier access and sharing across locations without the high costs and labor associated with the purchase and maintenance of physical equipment.
provide 24/7 monitoring, maintenance and support for your network. Our state-of-the-art network operations center team quickly detects, diagnoses and resolves any issues, ensuring your school, college or university maintains the highest possible system availability and performance.