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Stagger Your Class Change & Breaks – And Return To School Safely With Our Alert Class Change Systems

Our Alert Systems Make it Simple to Manage Staggered Class Change Times.

The past few months have been a very uncertain and unfamiliar time. Now as more and more schools are preparing to open and welcome their pupils back,  we can help you start moving towards a new normal.

Make the new normal as safe as possible for your staff and pupils by introducing one of our school class change & alert systems.  Our alert systems are simple to setup and manage.

Firstly, we have an alert control unit which is wall or server rack mounted. This comes with a class change software, with an easy to use outlook style calendar to plan your class change and stay alert announcements.

Then to automatically broadcast a pre-recorded school voice over for class change of your choice or to voice over an alert, you then need to add one of the ranges of sounders below into your school.

We have 2 ranges of class change sounders:

Wireless Sounders Melody Range – these can :

Broadcast a teachers voice-over or music at specified times.

These sounders can also be zoned into school areas e.g. Math’s & Science Blocks, or Lower School and Upper School.

You can record your own announcements  for example, “Good Morning Students- please report to your form room and remember to keep a safe distance.”

Prevent overcrowding with scheduled automatic messages e.g.

“Year 9 & 10 please vacate school from front of building and Years 11 & 12 please vacate through side entrance”.

Lockdown Alert message can be broadcasted at the press of a button

“Dangerous Dog Please Stay In Class Room”

“Students, remember to maintain SAFE Distancing in the playground”

Network Sounders Harmony Range -these can :

Broadcast a teachers voice over or music can be zoned eg KS1 and KS2, or Lower School and Upper School.

Good Morning Children please report to your class room and keep safe and safe distance.

Stop Overcrowding with scheduled automatic messages e.g.

Years 11 & 12 please vacate school from front of building and Years 13 & 14 please vacate through side entrance.

Lockdown Alert message can be broadcasted at the press of a button

Dangerous Dog Stay In Class Room

Maintain SAFE Distancing in the playground

Also this system features a 8 or 15 zone network microphone so you can get a live voice message across.

Call us today for a FREE demonstration and get your school ready for safe distancing and staggered class change and break times. 

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new ATS School Lockdown Systems website.

We hope you enjoy the experience of browsing through our new range of School Lockdown systems  & synchronised clock and class change / alert systems specially designed for schools.
We have installed and maintained School Alert and clock and bell systems for over 33 years , and going back in time to our earlier class change systems that were installed where a series of cables had to be installed around the whole school to make the school bells and clocks time synchronised. This proved to be a labour intensive and costly exercise but cutting edge at the time…. But we can say the ATS bells & clock systems are still working today.
Today we are still committed the same as in the old days to offer the s cutting edge technology with the ISO & CE quality as expected. Our company also offers a first class level of service and support.
It is imperative that we maintain this level of service (please read our case studies)

Our school alert and lockdown systems can be easily installed and offer many benefits such as synchronising wall clocks to the school bells.
So each time a bell / or class change sound is broadcasted the clocks tell the exact time. All systems are synchronised 100% though out GPS.
As well as providing your school with a system to manage a school lockdown procedure to ensure the correct message is broadcasted to ensure the safeguarding of staff and pupils.

Society has changed over the years so we much adapt to this change and in the event of an emergency our school bell systems have the option to broad a lock down / Alert throughout the school at the touch of a button or via your phone.

Public addressing and alerting school pupils of an incident or message has always been an issue to get this clear and concise manor.

Why upgrade your old PA system when you could potentially just add this feature to your school alert lockdown / bells system free of charge. (with the PA Talk or Notify App)

Thank you

School Lock Down
Auto Time Systems Northern Limited

Teaching Union Calls For School Lockdown Plan

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers is calling for the government to put together a comprehensive national plan for school lockdown procedures.

Currently, although schools have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of both pupils and staff, the government has issued guidance but stopped short on defined procedures for a lockdown situation. This has left interpretation to either individual schools, or in some cases, local authorities. For example, in West Yorkshire more than 200 head teachers have attended a council-run seminar providing advice on lockdown.

The current government guidance on Dynamic Lockdown from NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) advises that a separate alert to a fire alarm bell should be used in the event of a lockdown situation to avoid confusion.

Chris Keates, NASUWT General Secretary, said: “Responsibility for ensuring security and terrorism preparedness should be the responsibility of the whole governing body. It would not be appropriate for the government simply to require schools to have preparedness plans in place and assume that they are able to do this.

“Schools will already have plans in place to respond to a range of emergency scenarios, but it’s important that they are given specific advice and support on what additional provisions are considered necessary and the support and advice to implement them.”

Autotime Systems  have created a Lockdown Alert Solution, which broadcasts a unique Lockdown School Alert across your entire premises at the touch of a button, separate to fire alarms. Our multi-button control panel enables you to broadcast a range of emergency alerts such as lockdown, evacuation and panic alarm at reception, so your staff and pupils know exactly how to react in any situation.

If you would like us to conduct a free site survey to see how a Lockdown Alert System could be tailored for the specific requirements of your school, please contact us 01257 252002.

(Source BBC News)