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Your Guide to Two Way Radios

Two-way radios can provide you and your business with a range of benefits, from better communication within your company to increasing productivity. But what are two-way radios and why should you use them? 


What two-way radios can do for your business 

Two-way radios can improve your team’s productivity, increase health and safety on-site, provide better customer service and contribute to the overall efficiency and communication of your business.  

A two-way radio is a flexible way of communication, it provides you with one-to-one communication with a small group of people or each department can have a separate channel e.g. security, management and cleaning can all have separate channels they can correspond within instead of broadcasting a message to all users.  


What Industries use Two-way Radios? 

Anyone in any industry can use two-way radios, they’re easy to use and anybody in an organization can use them with very little training. We supply our radios to a range of industries across a variety of departments including recycling, transport, hospitals, schools, councils, security and stadiums.  


Types of two-way radio equipment 

We offer a range of radio equipment from the leading two way radio suppliers including Icom, Motorola and Hytera. All of our equipment falls into three categories:  

  • Digital Handheld Radios also known as walkie talkies handled radios are the type of radio you see people carrying around, offering quick and easy communication. 
  • Digital Mobile Radios this is a vehicle-mounted two-way radio that is placed in your car or truck and uses your vehicle's battery for power. 
  • Digital Repeaters they act as a booster to help increase the range of your portable handheld radios.  



Two Way Radio Features 


Safety Features 

There are a range of safety features that can be installed or programmed into your two-way radios. The ‘emergency alert’ or ‘man down’ features enable users to alert other radios users if they are in danger or have been hurt. ‘Lone worker’ is another fantastic safety feature that requires users to check-in at certain times, if the users don’t check in an alert is triggered.  


Text Messaging  

This useful feature is ideal for transmitting information that might be difficult to remember via an audio message, or that needs to be stored for reference. 


Caller ID 

When a user transmits a message the user's ID is sent to all radios with a display screen. 


Digital encryption 

This is so that other radios cannot listen in on your communications, this feature is available on most digital radios for security.  


Our Two-Way Radio Services

Whether you’re looking for two-way radio hire, digital on-site radio systems or wide-area digital radio networks, we can provide you with our expertise and knowledge to ensure you have the best solution for your business. 

Two-way Radio Hire 

Purchasing two-way radios can be a big upfront investment. If you only need radios temporarily or don’t want to worry about maintenance and repairs two-way radio hire is a fantastic solution. 

We provide long and short-term two-way radio hire packages to a variety of industries and events. Our radio hire packages include everything you need to ensure your event or business continues to run smoothly, from high-quality two-way radios to eco-friendly re-chargeable batteries.  


On-site Radio Systems 

From the hospitality sector to the factory floor, a busy department store or site security, an on-site two-way radio system is one of many tools that can make your business more efficient and improve the safety of your workers if they operate over a large site.  


Wide Area Digital Radio Networks 

Wide area digital radio networks link radio sites together via base station repeaters to form a wide area network that reaches great distances. This is useful for communicating over large sites or locations and works with both handheld and vehicle-mounted radios.  

Lease Radio Equipment 

Leasing radio equipment is a flexible alternative to purchasing or upgrading your radio system outright. We offer clients the option between two- and five-year leases to finance new radio equipment, with monthly or quarterly payments. 

Icom PoC Radio Nationwide Coverage 

Our nationwide coverage radios provide you with high-quality PoC radios that are available for purchase or hire. This solution utilises existing 3G and 4G mobile networks across the country to deliver reliable communication.  


To find out more information about two-way radios contact us on 0800 294 7766, we can guide you in the right direction to find you your ideal two-way radio solution.  

Released On 21st Apr 2020

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