Holy Redeemer School



Wicked Electrical Storm Forces Emergency Upgrade of Phone


After a powerful electrical storm knocked out their entire communications system, Holy Redeemer School in Maryland looked to not only replace their system but, with future expansion in mind, also significantly upgrade its flexibility and security features.


The Catholic school chose Panasonic’s highly flexible KX-NCP1000 Network Communications Platform for its ability to accommodate near-term growth, for its security benefits and for its robust electrical protection, to ensure future thunderstorms would not put their converged data and phone network at risk.


Holy Redeemer was able to install a system that allowed them to better monitor each of the school’s main entry/exit ways and remotely open doors without leaving the office, improving school security and streamlining their communication with a durable, state-of-the-art system with room for future upgrades.

System & Presents Opportunity to Add Special Security Features When a powerful storm swept through metropolitan Washington, D.C. early last summer, an electrical strike knocked out the entire communications system at Holy Redeemer School in nearby Kensington, MD, leaving the Catholic school without telephone service. About the only good thing about the incident was that the K-8 students were on summer break and not due to return for a couple of months. Still, the school had to make a series of quick decisions about how to restore phone service.