Two Way Radio

A radio? Yes, but so much more…

Are you aware that radios can provide solutions to aid health & safety, operational efficiencies and security? All whilst providing instant communication?

It’s not surprising then, that two-way radios are actually everywhere. They’re used across many industries, from manufacturing to hospitals, education, hospitality, hotels, government departments and many more. And as you will see, there are a lot of reasons why this is the case.

1. Communication

It’s easy to forget that it’s not just the people we meet; there are just as many people behind the scenes keeping the day-to-day operations ticking over. For doors to stay open whilst operating efficiently and effectively, teams will need to communicate. This communication needs to be quick, easy and effective, allowing routine jobs to take place, ad hoc projects to run smoothly, and importantly, people to be aware of emergencies as quickly as possible.

 2. One-to-many

Radios are designed to speak from one person to-many by the simple push of a button. Whilst mobile phones are designed for a one-to-one conversation. Imagine having to alert colleagues to a fire. Radios provide the simplicity to press a button and shout fire, reaching all other radio users at once. To contact the same amount of people via a mobile phone would mean calling each person individually… taking far longer and being much less effective.

3. Coverage

A radio network can be engineered to provide the coverage that you need. Sites can connect and operate as if they are working from the same location, no matter the geographical distance. For many organisations, getting the required cellular coverage within their building(s) can be problematic, expensive and may still leave them with coverage blackspots.

4. Evolving technology

As with all technologies, things evolve and move on, and radios are no exception. A radio’s primary function is to provide instant communication. But with the development of technology, key features relating to health and safety/duty of care, business efficiency and security now enhance the benefits of radio further.

Features such as;

  • Lone worker
  • Man down
  • Emergency button
  • GPS tracking
  • Text messaging
  • Instant communication!

5. Integration

Radio integration with software applications, such as Gen2, provides an abundance of functionality, all from the radio you hold in your hand. From receiving information, alerts and alarms from your fire alarm panel, BMS, access control, disabled alarms, security alarms and job management application – it truly helps provide seamless and efficient communications. So, the device you thought you could just talk on has become an integral tool for your teams and your entire operation.

6. Duty of care

Radios provide a vital connection to colleagues when undertaking their duties. For many, team members working alone, remotely, have the added risk of experiencing potential confrontations. But with a radio, they can then raise an alarm and alert colleagues – providing the radio user peace of mind that help is on its way.


Each two-way radio has its own functions and personality… it’s all about finding the right solution for you!

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