A school has many moving parts that all need attention and communication is key to make all those parts operate efficiently. Two-way radios can help administration, teachers, maintenance and custodial staff all communicate better to make sure the learning environment is the best it can be for their students. Walkie talkies can also be used to provide quick communication in a crisis. Listed below are a selection of two-way walkie talkies that work well in a variety of school environments.
Our first recommendation for a school would be either of the Motorola digital radios listed below. Both the DLR and DTR series are going to get you the most consistent and clear communication with the least amount of dead spots in nearly any school facility. If you’re looking for more range for a larger campus, go with the DTR550 because the antenna length will boost communications further than the small DLR series would.
Besides a digital radio, we would also recommend a high powered (4-5 watt) UHF — the Blackbox Bantam, Motorola RDU4100. Having a higher powered radio will also reduce dead spots and allow you clearer communication.
Our last recommendation would be the brand new Kenwood NX-P500. This is a 2-watt digital/analog hybrid walkie talkie and would be perfect for a single building school.