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Schools & Education Audio Systems

Schools and Education Audio Markets

Typical Applications:

Staff / Student Announcements
'Lockdown' & Mass Notification
School Class Change / Bells
Emergency & Security Co-ordination

Schools & Education PA, 'Tannoy'

Often large sites, lots of staff and students - a Public Address (PA), 'Tannoy' audio application can prove an effective information and communication tool within many schools and education settings.
School and education audio system applications have been used historically within the school halls and assembly areas for events and stage performances. Today, most schools and education sites extend system their PA, 'Tannoy' service into all areas (eg. classrooms, staffrooms, external).
This enables additional capability and function - applications such as staff / teacher calling, class change bells/tones or even security, 'Lockdown' messages/tones during a period of heightened security.

School Lockdown & Mass Notification

School Lockdown

Rapid and effective communication, combined with clear and robust lockdown / mass notification policies and procedures help to ensure swift action is taken to mitigate and minimise risk or harm.
Working to government guidelines and UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) Guidance Note 1/2015, Abletek provides school lockdown solution design and installation services to schools and the wider education sector.

School / Commercial Lockdown & Mass Notification: More Details about Lockdown and Mass Notification

School Class Change and Bells

School Class Change

A traditional 'school bells' system relies on a series of electrical sounders and limited manually operated timer for control and schedulling of bells operation for class change, lunch and end of day.

Integrating a school class change application together with the school public address (PA) / tannoy application provides enhanced ultilisation of investment as well as improved functional and flexibility class change capabilities.

 Software Based Configuration and Scheduling
 Audio File Play Back (MP3/Wav - any audio; bells, tones, music)
 Zones: Control and Target Class Change
 Traditionally amplified and wired and/or IP Audio Class Change


Schools & Education Background Music / Radio (BGM)

School and Education BGM

A Background Music or Radio (BGM) solution can help to enhance the mood and ambiance of the installation setting. We regularly work with schools and education facilities to provide flexible solutions to enable BGM. Sometimes large areas, but often specific areas, rooms that are used by the staff/students during lunch/break times. School radio, part of a student project, learning or training course.

We offer a wide range of BGM solution applications and designs - traditional or integrated/networked IP audio based solution (inc WiFi) to provide improved service and location/zone flexibility. Specialist survey & design and speaker selection (acoustic profiling). Advice and support with copyright: Public Licensing - PRS (writers and publishers), PPL (artists and performers).

Schools & Education Audio Clients: (example projects)

Some of our schools and education clients and project examples: (more, click HERE)

Bicester Community College
College Campus
Sutton St. James School
Primary School
Bicester Community College Sutton St. James School

Our customer required a flexible audio solution that could be depolyed and regularly adjusted and altered throughout the college.
A traditionally cabled design would have been very complicated and restrictive, so an IP audio solution was specified and installed.

Distributed, multi-zone, IP audio Public Address, IP 'Tannoy' and IP Background Music (IP BGM) audio applications. Multi-media integration of traditional and IP speakers.

School wide installation to provide improved satff and student communications.

Wired and wireless solution to provide service to classrooms, staffrooms, sports, hall and offices.



Audio Applications: To find out more about schools and education audio applications, click HERE.