The advantages of two way radios over mobile phones are many. Even with a quick glance, you’ll soon see how they can benefit your organisation.
To call someone on a mobile phone at a minimum you have to either key in their number, look up in your Contacts or call via speed dial. Then you have to wait for a connection and the person you’re trying to contact to answer. With two way radio communication you simply press a button and start talking. It’s that quick. This is especially advantageous in situations that require rapid responses such as emergencies.
You can talk to many people at once all of whom can be in different locations. This enables better co-ordination and control of personnel and resources which can help improve efficiency and increase productivity.
Two way radios can also operate in areas where mobile phone signals are weak or get lost altogether. By installing repeaters every square inch of your business premises or area of work can be reached.
Two way radios have no monthly contract or pay-as-you-go tariffs. You have the freedom to talk for as long as you want without incurring any additional costs.
Most two way radios are built to very high specifications which means that they will work in a variety of extreme environments or after they’ve been subjected to abuse. Most mobile phones cannot withstand this kind of heavy duty punishment.
Two way radios don’t depend on mobile phone towers so they can continue to function in situations such as major security incidents or natural disasters when a lot of people are making calls on mobile phones which can’t get through because the tower is overloaded.
Two way radios along with their chargers and base stations are always on site so they are always available.
Quick and clear communications can be vital in ensuring the safety of your workers and people under their care e.g. audiences, crowds, sportsmen and women.
Two-way radios are the ideal for the following industries: