Best Walkie Talkies for Schools

Walkie-talkies, A.K.A two-way radios can cover a wide spectrum of requirements, solving communication issues at the push of a button within schools. They are versatile tools that can adapt to any situation offering incredible value for money after the initial investment, without the hindrance of monthly bills or call charges.

Two-way radios are primarily utilised in schools to:

  • Keep track of staff onsite (providing every staff member with a way to communicate quickly and securely)
  • Request a first aider (support your team if there is a health emergency by using two-way radios for schools)
  • Stay organised on school trips (best solution to track the team and the students when on large-scale school trips or events)

They can also become a valuable tool during an emergency. In today’s climate, it is imperative that educational establishments are well connected to ensure high levels of security on the educational site. We offer a range of affordable education two-way radios. When making your choice consider the area you need to cover and what you wish to achieve from your walkie-talkies/two-way radios. The most common reasons for schools purchasing two-way radios we see are for security and emergency purposes, as well as improving staff connection, to stay organised on school trips where instant communication is important.

Key users of walkie-talkies on school premises and in a school setting include:

  • Teachers (both on and off-site)
  • School administrators and reception
  • Caretakers, maintenance, and estate teams
  • Security teams and other staff members

Key uses of walkie-talkies in the educational and school environment include:

  • Campus security/stranger on campus alerts/lockdowns
  • Alarm Handler Solution
  • Car loading
  • School trips
  • Emergency/incident response

Do I need a radio licence for my school walkie-talkies?

When you have a large area to cover PMR446 radios (Private Mobile Radio, 446 MHz) may not give you the coverage you require, therefore, you may need to look at a licensed two-way radio that better responds to your communication needs. From success stories, we can say that professional two-way radios are the perfect solution for large schools to organise and properly set up events such as sports day. Licensed walkie-talkies will require an OFCOM radio licence. This can be a minefield, but the benefit you get from DCRS is that we can assist with the application and take care of the renewals if you need us to, just ask! You can learn more about OFCOM radio licences here.

The best walkie-talkies for schools

Motorola Solutions Mototrbo R2 Digital Licenced Two-Way Radio 


Simple and ergonomic, the Mototrbo R2 portable two-way analogue/digital radio will connect your school efficiently. With a wide selection of accessories and applications, the R2 provides your teams with the flexibility to easily customise your walkie-talkies to suit the specific needs of your institution. Fully compatible with the MOTOTRBO family of radios, the R2 offers seamless integration while providing crystal-clear audio quality, many emergency features, reliable coverage, and long-lasting battery life. By combining the best of two-way radio functionality with the latest digital technology, the R2 is perfect for schools that want an easy-to-use voice communication system.

Whatever your needs, the R2 provides a simple, reliable and durable communication solution to help schools connect, coordinate, and collaborate, while keeping students and staff safe. Making it one of the best small and ergonomic walkie-talkies for school personnel, without hindering their flexibility. Improve the efficiency of your organisation with easy-to-use voice communication that’s right for you and your team!

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Kirisun Handheld Portable Radios

Kirisun DP405 Best walkie talkie for schoolsKirisun handheld radios are offered in both analogue and digital modes of operation, and their compact size deems them suitable for any industry and team that wishes to use them. They also come with a high-power speaker, which combined with advanced digital voice encoding and forward error correction system results in better quality audio. The call capacity is highly improved on these radios, considering the need of its users.

The Kirisun DP405 can switch between analogue and digital channels to keep in touch under any circumstances. The most valued feature of the radio would be the power-saving feature which enables the battery to provide up to 16 hours of use, thus offering reliability throughout the whole school day. It’s also built with a very high level of security with transmissions to support your company’s regulations and doesn’t undertake the risk of compromising regulations such as GDPR.

To provide user safety and protect your staff and pupils, these radios have features like emergency calls, the ability to communicate through multiple channels, as well as built-in lone worker mode. Making Kirisun a great emergency two-way radio.

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For more information about the two-way radios/walkie-talkies for schools call us on 0800 043 2688 or contact

Body-worn camera solution to complement two-way radio usage

VB400 body camera

Capturing crucial evidence on the school grounds is a crucial part of ensuring the students and staff members are protected from any anti-social behaviours. Utilising a bodycam, alongside the walkie-talkies, can help your team deal with aggressive and confrontational encounters calmly, as they are provided with a reliable way to inform the authorities of the situation by capturing both visual and audio evidence on their body camera. On top of that, footage from bodycams can be accessed instantly from the control room, which speeds up response times to emergencies and urgent assistance requests, as the rest of the team can see what exactly is taking place.

All of these features and more can be found in the Mototrbo VB400 body-worn cameras. They are easily adaptable to your team’s workflow and their intuitive design, as well as the ability to configure ahead of time, makes them highly effective even when used by beginners. On top of that, the VB400 systems are easy to incorporate into all kinds of uniforms, without restricting movement or flexibility, which is very important when working in a school.

You can rest assured that with its long-lasting battery, Full HD recording and durable design, the VB400 will help you create a much safer school environment for your students and team members. All while providing empowered staff with an easy and efficient way to process evidence, helping deter any anti-social behaviour from taking place on your school grounds.

To learn more about the capabilities of Mototrbo VB400 body-worn cameras for schools, don’t hesitate to contact us today.


The Verdict: Best Walkie-Talkies for Schools

Both hand portables that we’ve highlighted above are robust, reliable and will provide a good return on investment. With the challenge of rising costs, tighter budgets, and the need to offer incident prevention within your health and safety protocols, we would recommend that the hand portable walkie-talkies are trialled prior to purchasing, especially if you are unsure if they will reach your required coverage footprint.

If you are looking for an everyday hand portable for your school, then the Mototrbo R2 or Kirisun DP405 hand portable radios are designed with this in mind.

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