Best Two Way Radios for K-12 Education

According to Statistics Canada, there are approximately 15,500 schools in Canada in the K-12 education levels. This number is staggering on its own. Now imagine the population of staff and students that are attending these institutions on a weekly basis – and the need to keep each and every one of them safe on those campuses.

This is where Motorola two way radios come in. From playgrounds to classrooms, educators are looking for the best communication tools to help keep their students and staff safe – and now more than ever.

Although summer is not yet over, we are taking a look at what two way radio products are right for your education level – knowing, of course, that these warm months will be over before we know it.

K to 12:


With up to 19 hours of battery life, this radio offers digital one-to-many calling in either public or private groups. It provides excellent in-building penetration with up to 350,000 square feet or 30 floors of coverage (with an additional long-whip antenna) and clear digital audio quality that ensures the message is both relayed and understood. It’s easy to operate and understand and even easier to communicate.

An added bonus is the advanced messaging abilities, which include transmitting 25 available and / or 10 pre-programmed messages, along with group calling capabilities. No license is required for this product, and it is quickly configured to your wants and needs with private and secure communication throughout the day. Great for any budget!


The CP185 offers multi-channel capability, up to 16, to support and enable communication among a wide range of employees. An ideal two way radio for education, it offers VOX capability for hands-free communication and voice scrambling for increased privacy. Made with X-Pand Technology, which provides crisp, clear and strong audio quality – perfect for noisy environments. Compact and lightweight, with up to 10 hours of battery life.


Known as a little radio with big features, the Mag One BPR40 is a great two way radio for the education field – and has proven itself to be so. An affordable option, it features programmable buttons for easy access to frequently used features – perfect for busy staff members! It’s small and lightweight for comfortable wearing throughout the day and has good sound quality for its users.

A few things to keep in mind when considering the move to two way radio systems at your school. A digital two way radio system is a one-time cost on your school’s budget, not a recurring monthly fee like cell phone plans. Another benefit? Communication, especially in an emergency, can occur to multiple staff at once – which results in direct action and immediate results.

Nova Communications, Canada’s largest dealer of not only two way radios, but also two way radio accessories, can equip you and your staff with the tools necessary to ensure everyone in your school – whether it’s elementary or university, can learn in a safe and secure environment. Contact us today for more information or start with the FREE Portable Radio Selection Guide below.

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