Emergency Notification in Education

Deploy Attention-Grabbing Emergency Alerting with a Mass Notification System for Schools 

Algo delivers effective emergency notification for schools with highly noticeable IP Speakers and IP Visual Alerters. Algo endpoints have solutions from loud speakers to ultra-bright strobes to easily capture the attention of an audience in gymnasiums, workshops, cafeterias, garages, or common rooms.  



IP Endpoints for Emergency Notification in Education

Algo IP Endpoints offer highly noticeable solutions to create an effective mass notification system for schools throughout hallways, classrooms, and lecture halls. Using a combination of loud speakers and highly visible LED lights, emergency alerts can easily be seen and heard by teachers, students, and staff anywhere on school grounds or campuses.

Algo IP Speakers are designed to deliver loud, distinctive audio output, ensuring emergency alerts and tones are easily identified and pre-recorded emergency notifications are delivered with clear speech intelligible audio. Algo Visual Alerters and Visual Displays offer additional alerting for education environments where background noise may be loud, such as playgrounds, gymnasiums, or cafeterias. Algo’s endpoints for alerting and emergency notification are effective in instantly informing building occupants about critical events. 

Algo’s Products for Emergency Notification 

Achieve Extremely Loud Emergency Alerts with IP Speakers

Algo IP Speakers offer incredible volume output to ensure emergency notifications can effectively be heard throughout entire schools or campuses. With solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications, Algo’s range of speakers includes ceiling speakers and wall-mount speakers for classrooms, offices, and hallways, and horn speakers for loud spaces gymnasiums and outdoor spaces – all offering wideband audio capabilities and ambient noise detection.

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When selecting an Algo IP Speaker for an emergency notification system for schools, exploring the solutions that are tailored for specific environments and purposes will ensure the best fit and performance. Algo IP Speakers have a range of common features across the portfolio, however, each speaker offers unique customizable solutions for specific placement in education. 

Loud tones and sharp alerts that focus on loud audio output are best delivered through IP Speakers such as the 8180 IP Audio Alerter or the 8186 IP Horn Speaker.

Where focus needs to be given for pre-recorded or live voice emergency notifications and messages, Algo’s 8188 IP Ceiling Speaker and 8189 IP Surface Mount Speaker are designed to deliver greater speech intelligible communication. 

Algo also offers speakers with a combination of functions, such as added strobe lights, embedded call buttons, and clock interfaces, such as the 8190 IP Speaker – Clock, and 8190S IP Speaker – Clock & Visual Alerter. The 8190 and 8190S are ideal for classroom application where both audible and visual alerting can be delivered through a single device and include a call button for teachers to initiate a call with admin staff to receive appropriate instructions during emergencies.

The 8410 IP Display Speaker is another viable option for classroom applications, offering a three-part solution including a wide-angle LCD display screen, wideband speakers, and ultra-bright flashers. The 8410 can deliver audio notification while displaying informative messages on the screen, updating teachers and students of the event and providing instructions, while the flashers are used to draw attention and bring awareness to the emergency alerts. The 8420 IP Dual-Sided Display Speaker offers similar functionality to the 8410 but is designed to be deployed in hallways or common rooms for double sided notifications. 

Bring Incredibly Bright Emergency Notifications with IP Visual Alerters 

In cases where there is loud ambient noise, such as a cafeteria or gymnasium, or in cases where only the teachers are meant to be alerted of an emergency event or there is a need to address hearing impairment, Algo offers visual alerting tools to ensure effective emergency communication can be received for silent alerting.  

Algo IP Visual Alerters can be deployed on their own or to complement audible alerting devices. On their own, the 8128 IP Visual Alerter and 8138 IP Color Visual Alerter can be deployed as part of an emergency notification system, offering numerous flash patterns for flexible alerting solutions to suit any education needs. As a four-color visual alerter, the 8138 has even more customizable options and can be configured to provide color-coded alerts for specific situational events. The 8190S, 8410, and 8420 can also be used without the speakers configured to offer silent alerting in situations where necessary. 

Building a Mass Notification System for Schools with Algo IP Endpoints 

Integrating Audible and Visual Notification Tools 

Algo IP Endpoints work fluidly together to create one effective system for emergency notification. The combination of visual and audible alerting devices in education ensures crucial messaging is delivered to the occupants of a school or campus facility. 

Algo IP Endpoints are highly effective for emergency alerting when integrated into education facilities. However, for a more robust emergency notification system that may include SMS text, multi-SIP, etc., Algo IP Endpoints can be deployed in education with a combination of advanced emergency notification software, such as Singlewire InformaCast, Intrado Revolution, and Layered Solutions to deliver a reliable and effective means of ensuring emergency communication is received by all audiences.   

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Multicasting for Emergency Alerting  

Users can make use of multicast capabilities of their Algo IP Endpoints to amplify their emergency communication systems in education. By doing so, the emergency system in schools and campus facilities can easily be scaled to efficiently handle various emergencies. Either an Algo device or a SIP telephone can be configured as the multicast sender, enabling users to customize their solution for broadcasting emergency notifications.  

Multicasting in education provides administrative staff flexibility and control over the emergency communication systems within a school or campus, ensuring that important alerts and updates can be effectively and swiftly relayed when necessary. Leveraging the functionality of Algo IP Endpoints can create a robust and efficient communication solution for emergencies in environments of all sizes.  

Accessories to Amplify Emergency Notification System  for Schools 

There are two activation options available using Algo IP Endpoints:  

  • Via SIP  
  • Via Button  

Enhancing an emergency mass notification system for schools is easy with Algo accessories. Algo accessories are designed to work in tandem with Algo IP Endpoints to provide a seamless solution for delivering emergency notifications from pre-recorded announcements to alarms. The most common accessory is the Algo 1202 Call Button. With various customization options, the quick press of the 1202 button can set off alarms, instantly alerting building occupants of an emergency event. The 1203 Call Switch also enables instant communication, although in a more seamless design.