Perrysburg Schools adds Woodland Elementary to its Virtual PA network
Torrence recently completed another Virtual PA installation for the Perrysburg School District. Woodland Elementary is now a part of the district’s expanding networked paging and emergency management system. The Torrence Virtual PA is a state-of-the-art IP solution that links VOiP phones, security assets and paging into one district-wide integrated system.
In addition to automated paging and bell schedules, Woodland implemented a building-wide lock-down function and classroom check-in feature. The check-in button allows staff in each classroom to signal they are in their room and
secure. In the event of a classroom emergency, staff can notify the front office by pressing a panic button in their classroom.
The school is in the process of adding medical, staff/visitor duress, and weather advisories to their emergency notification portfolio. The system is able to generate detailed reports to evaluate and refine procedures. Upon completing the installation, the building engineer noted: “Woodland elementary school had a great experience, the salesman and the technicians were professional and very courteous.”
Statistics show that life-changing events unfold in a matter of a few minutes, and the response in the first moments of an incident is crucial to the outcome. When seconds count, having an integrated communications system that quickly sends out pre-programmed alerts to the right authorities is the best possible response.
Torrence is proud to work with the Perrysburg School District as it works toward its 2020 vision as stated in their new mission statement:
Where passion drives exemplary education.
Ensuring all students achieve their greatest potential.
• We value students as individuals.
• We inspire students to discover their passion.
• We challenge our students and ourselves.
• We provide a safe and inclusive environment.
• We manage resources efficiently.
• We enrich our community.
• We are trailblazers.