Badge Messenger vs. Phone Apps
Utilizing phone applications for staff communication in both emergency events and regular assistance requests has its drawbacks. Below are just a few of the many reasons why we think using the Badge Messenger system is a better option than phone apps when it comes to your student’s safety.
Should Teachers be required to use their own property for school communication?
Teacher’s are at the core of a school’s success. They put in extra effort, and frequently wear multiple hats. Often our educators are looked at as nurses, coaches, mentors, and more. On top of all that, should you be asking your all-star staff to provide their own phones to enable the school’s communication and emergency protocols?
The Badge Messenger system is available for a low one-time fee, with no recurring subscription fee, as is sometimes an added cost with phone app solutions. You own it, and you ensure that every staff member is using the same device.
Cell Phones Are Expensive
Think about how much you spent on your last cellular phone. It’s fair to assume it was a pretty penny. Cell phones can range from a few hundred to over a thousand dollars. Now multiply that by your staff count. Providing phones for the entire staff quickly becomes a costly proposal.
In addition to the cell phone itself being expensive, applications often require an annual subscription. The Messenger is an inexpensive one-time purchase without the annual subscription fees associated with other options. This makes it easy for a school to supply the system to its entire staff.
All Cell Phones Are Different
How many different cell phone models are in use by your staff? Do they all support the same apps? And what happens when the phone receives a software update from the provider? Will an app continue to operate properly? In an emergency event, will all these different hardware devices, with different versions of software function properly? Maybe – maybe not. With Badge Messenger, everyone is using the same device with the same software.
Cell Phones Require Existing Infrastructure
Cell phones need cellular towers to function. In emergency situations, WiFi and cellular networks can become congested, or even unavailable. Reliance on a phone app in those situations may leave you with no way to communicate. The Badge Messenger system doesn’t require any existing infrastructure. It will function regardless of the state of the WiFi or cellular networks, even in a power outage.
Keep it Simple with Badge Messenger
Badge Messenger is a simple to use, easily accessible, and efficient system that provides your staff with the communication capability they need, both for normal assistance requests and in crisis or emergency events. It does this at a reasonable cost, without reliance on any other external communication systems.