Mobile phones have a lot going for them, but when it comes to business, they are not always the wisest or most optimal choice. Instead, the two-way radio could be the device of choice for schools, hospitals, construction sites, event organisers, and factory workers.
The two-way radio is more affordable, and they are extremely easy to use with a frequency selector and push-to-talk (PPT) button. So let’s take a look at how a 2-way radio might be a better choice for your organisation.
Clear Long-Distance Communication
A modern walkie talkie offers supreme two-way radio communication with crystal clear audio. Background noise reduction technology works in the background to remove the effects of howling wind, rainfall, machinery, and traffic.
A second benefit is that a two-way radio will not go down as a mobile phone network can. If a cell tower goes offline, then this could cut all communication between workers, supervisors, and managers. A two-way radio offers direct communication between users, so there is no network, framework, or other equipment to cause an issue, letting you and your team to continue working without interruption.
A third benefit is that you can talk to your whole team at once. Using a mobile phone, you might need to call every employee on an individual basis. This operation-wide solution can clearly save you significant costs and time, with the option of one-on-one or group-wide announcements.
Furthermore, you can communicate in places where there is no mobile phone signal. This might be a rural location, mine, quarry, or oil rig. And, of course, one of the best things about a two-way radio is that there are no monthly fees, call charges, or contract to sign.
Durable and Safe Devices
There is a wide range of two-way radio models catering to individual companies and users’ needs. Many units are durable and lightweight, including those built to IP specifications and military standards. High IP certification indicates the level of resistance to dust and water. Some models can be submerged without causing damage.
Military standards, often dictated as MIL-STD, means that the walkie talkie has been designed to survive drops onto hard surfaces, knocks, and vibrations. These robust units can also survive low and high-temperature extremes. Explosion-proof models are built to the strictest safety standards and are ideal for those who work in the gas and oil sectors. Also, long-lasting battery power sees your workers easily get through a long shift.
Some models of 2-way radio integrate GPS, which enables tracking of workers. Man down functionality and safety features for rapid emergency response are great options for businesses that have lone workers out in the field.
Further safety benefits of these units include them being less distracting, which helps reduce the number of workplace accidents. They can be fixed in-vehicle, slid into a pocket, or fixed to clothing for easy and convenient hands-free operation.
If you are looking to maximise health and safety and keep costs down with reliable two-way communication, get in touch with Connect Mobile Radios for further advice and assistance.