Does your business need a paging system? The answer may surprise you.

With the advent and popularity of cell phones and tablets, do we still need to rely on the old school technology of a paging system? Yes, we 100% do. There is still some room for some old school in the modern workplace.

Here are a few reasons.

Paging Systems Keep the Healthcare Industry Moving

This is one industry that needs to get every cent of value out of every dollar they spend. So they can’t exactly issue every doctor, nurse, admin and orderly an iPhone.

At the same time, most hospitals are massive in size, with lots of “dead spots” where wi-fi and cell coverage are a problem. In life and death situations, you need your staff fully connected at all times.

Paging Systems Keep the Construction Industry Safe

Construction workers are incredibly vulnerable and put their lives at risk seemingly every day.

Consider that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that in 2013 alone:

  • 20% of occupational fatalities in the US were in construction
  • That adds up to 800 fatalities in just one year
  • The most common injuries were falls, struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between
  • These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half (64.2%) of all incidents

Response time is crucial when any of these incidents occur. So having a paging system that’s accessible anywhere and any time can help keep your construction workers safe.

Security and Safety

Businesses that take their employees’ safety seriously will still rely heavily on a paging system.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) has reported that 4,679 fatal workplace injuries occurred in the United States in 2014. They added that 403 were workplace homicides.

Duress alarm systems can instantly send for help when a dangerous situation arises, and are widely used in:

  • Schools
  • Courthouses
  • Detention Centers
  • Healthcare facilities

You also need to consider the safety of your isolated or lone workers. Without coworkers or anyone else nearby, they’re in danger of injuries and crimes, with nobody there to help them.

You can also protect your business and property with the latest in video security technology and surveillance equipment. Protect what’s important to you!

Saving Money on Phone Systems

Today’s businesses can also take advantage of SIP trunking to save as much as 30% on their phone-related spending.

A SIP trunk is a VoIP connection between a private phone system and public switched telephone network (PSTN) using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard.

A lot of businesses are seeing the value of this technology, as it’s estimated that 4 out of every 10 businesses will be routing 100% of their voice traffic through SIP trunks by the year 2018.

Ready to See what Paging Systems Can Do for Your Business?

These are only a handful of the reasons that paging systems are still one of the most important technologies in today’s workplace. Let us show you how it can help you.

South Bay Communications & Security is a full-service telecommunications company, and we’re available 24/7 to clients in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, and throughout Hampton Roads.

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