Do You Need Radios for an Upcoming Event? Why Radio Rental is the Right Choice

Two-way radio rentals

Most people aren’t experts at planning massive events. Even the experts might only plan one or two each year in a specific location. But there does come a time when you may need to plan a big event. Consider renting two-way radios if you are looking for efficient ways to boost communication and ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

Two-way radio rentals are ideal for many one-time events for multiple reasons, including:

  • With any investment, you must consider whether it is worth the cost to rent or to buy. While two-way radios are generally cost-effective, the usable life of the radio is much longer than the duration of the event. But for one-time events, most of the money spent buying two-way radios will be wasted on equipment that may not be used again (or is no longer operational or compatible with newer technologies when it is needed).
  • When you rent two-way radios, you can ensure you will be getting the latest technology with advanced features. Purchasing equipment often means looking at options that fit your budget. If you are purchasing radios, you may get equipment that is several generations behind the latest versions—but renting offers the best on the market for a fraction of the price.
  • Two-way radio rentals often come with some support from the provider. You don’t have to worry about technical problems. If you purchase your own two-way radios and encounter issues, it is up to you to troubleshoot the problems. However, if you rent two-way radios, then you can simply contact the provider company and let them worry about sorting out the problems. On top of this benefit, you also don’t have to worry about teaching the event staff (or whoever is helping) to use the radios. The provider can handle the logistics of training and ensure that everyone knows how to use the radios properly. This benefit cannot be understated because, in an emergency, it is essential that staff know how to use the radio to alert the proper individuals.

The logistics and security of one-time events can become complex, which is why you need two-way radios. The bigger the event is, the more you need these communication tools. Coordinating a large group of people requires clear direction and fast responses. Two-way radios are the ideal way for your team to share information. Additional advantages to having two-way radios at your event include:

  • Crowd Control/Addressing Unruly Attendees: The larger the event, the more likely it is to be disturbed by overcrowding or having a scuffle break out. Two-way radios allow team members to respond to problems quickly so that the event can go on with minimal disruption. Crowd control can also be managed because your team can stay in constant contact.
  • Health and Safety: With crowds, any sort of emergency event can occur. When crowds are too dense, people can become crushed. Additionally, individuals may suffer from heart attacks, falls, strokes, or suffer any other type of accident. Two-way radio rentals provide a way to contact emergency responders as quickly as possible. These responders can apply medical treatment quickly, which often minimizes the long-term damage to one’s health.
  • Team Coordination: One of the biggest challenges with events is ensuring everyone is in their proper spot and taking on their assigned duties. The one-on-one feature in two-way radios allows a supervisor to direct or adjust any staff member based upon what is currently happening. Moreover, the supervisor can alert multiple team members of an issue, ensuring all staff members that need to know something are in the loop.
  • Event Response: Despite our best planning, sometimes unforeseen things can impact an event. Whether it is the weather, an accident, equipment malfunction, or problems with a crowd, you can respond quicker with two-way radio capabilities. This can help you get your event back on track in many instances.

As you can see, two-way radio rentals provide many benefits for events – and renting them is often a far more logical choice than purchasing them. Contact Bridge Wireless today to learn more about two-way radio rentals for your next event.

Bridge Wireless provides communication solutions for businesses, school corporations, and more. Using two-way radios and more, their team can build a network to fit your needs.