Protect Against Emergency Situations with Two-Way Radios

Two-way radios

Two-way radios can be indispensable in various situations, even more so when traditional communication methods fail. These devices are the perfect communication tools during any type of natural disaster, even those that impair other communication methods. If you don’t have a two-way radio network, two-way radios are an option that can ensure you have access to stable communication methods during any emergency.

It’s tempting to think that a cell phone or tablet could be enough to ensure communication throughout an emergency. After all, these devices are constantly connected. But some regional emergencies destroy communication networks. And in these instances, your cell phone will be worthless. On the other hand, two-way radios continue operating even when other communication networks are down.

As reliant on cell phones as humans are, they have proven useless in many scenarios. Even if the cell phone network is operational, people call each other heavily during many emergencies, jeopardizing your ability to complete a call when it matters most because the system is overloaded.

Two-way radios have features that ensure stable connectivity and can assist with your emergency response, such as:

  • They work when other forms of communication do not. Unlike cell phones, two-way radios have dedicated bandwidth and channels that only you can use; others don’t have access. So, even when cell phones are down or congested, your two-way radio can still make direct calls to those you need to reach.
  • Group Communications – Radios are ideal for voice communications with large groups of people during an emergency situation. Cell Phone are limited and only communicate with one other person at a time.
  • Long battery life ensures you can make it through the emergency. Of course, at the start of any emergency, you likely don’t know how long it will last. But unlike cell phones, whose batteries can drain quickly with constant use, most two-way radios have batteries that can operate for ten or more hours before dying. And with extra batteries and a charging station, you can easily swap out a dead battery to ensure your radio continues working as long as you need it.
  • A large communication range ensures you can contact your entire team. For example, many two-way radios have a range of up to several miles, and some can seamlessly switch over to other data networks to extend the range. These features ensure that you can communicate with your entire team during an emergency, which helps you protect employees and provide a better emergency response.
  • Two-way radios are durable enough to withstand emergency conditions. Cell phones are very fragile and can crack easily if dropped. Two-way radios are far more durable and can withstand everyday wear and tear and extreme conditions that may be unique to the emergency. For instance, some are waterproof or designed to operate in high-heat conditions. You can find the right two-way radios for your environment with the feature you may need during an emergency. Radio rentals can offer many different models with features that make them ideal for any setting.

As you can see, two-way radios can be a vital lifeline during an emergency. They offer many advantages over cell phones and other communication devices. And while purchasing an entire two-way radio fleet may be cost-prohibitive, radio rentals are much more affordable.

They are an even more attractive option if you only need them during certain times, such as supporting security operations during a special event. These devices let your team stay in constant communication. If they see someone or something suspicious, they can alert team members for an appropriate response. This quick thinking can be the key to preventing many emergencies or reducing their impact.

Whether you decide to rent or buy, having two-way radios around can be a great way to ensure better responses during emergencies. They can also provide many business and operational benefits that help your organization become more efficient and productive. To learn more about how your company can benefit from two-way radios, contact Bridge Wireless today.

Bridge Wireless provides communication solutions for businesses, schools, corporations, and more. Let their team design and build a two-way radio communication solution to fit your needs.