There are many choices for wireless communications these days. Why then should you consider 2-way radios?
Two Way Radios have not changed a lot since they were first invented we admit, but that is because they haven’t yet figured out how to change the laws of physics. The reason radio still has a place in this technological world is because:
- It does not need infrastructure to operate. You are not reliant on cell towers or satellites
- It is dead simple. One button: push it to talk, release it to listen
- It is the simplest way to reach more than one person immediately. No setup, no dialing. Instantly reach someone, or be ready for when that someone needs to reach you.
- Keeping it simple makes it that much easier to train your staff or volunteers, and that makes it easy for you.
Just because two way radios are simple to the end user, does not mean they don’t have any features. 2 Way Radios have come a long way in 60 years. Modern radios are a lot smaller and can have advanced features like fancy displays, built in GPS receivers, text messaging, paging, caller ID and lone worker.
Two Way Radios are ideal for industry where simplicity is paramount, and having a reliable, cost-effective communications device is required. Radio remains the most cost effective solution there is. Departments that most benefit are:
- Security – so you don’t need to dial for help when someone is chasing you or you are chasing them. Does Apple have an app for that?
- Maintenance – so you can reach the nearest person, not necessarily anyone specific.
- Events – so everyone is in the loop on what is going on
- Fleet vehicles – because it is illegal to operate a cell phone when driving, but not a 2-way radio. That accident info on the bridge is broadcast to all drivers to keep them updated on the fastest route.
- First aid – easy to coordinate help quickly and immediately
- Public safety for all the same reasons
- EOC – so municipalities are not reliant on 3rd party communication networks
2 Way Radios last a long time. Many of our customers have their Motorola radios in service for more than 10 years. This makes it a very cost effective solution compared to other technologies.