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Why buying two way radios could benefit you or your company

While it seems like everyone is happy enough to go about their business using mobile phones these days, there's a still quite a market out there for two way radios. Not only do they cost you nothing to run, aside from the initial outlay, but they can offer you an excellent communication solution.

Why two way radios?

The most common use for two way radios is obviously within certain kinds of business. If you work within the logistics industry, then they can prove an essential tool for communications between drivers and dispatch controllers. They will prevent you from racking up huge phone bills every month, and also allow for immediate contact in real time without worrying about signal quality or dial tones.

Are they really more useful than mobiles?

It all depends on what you're looking for when it comes to answering this question. Obviously you lose the ability to leave voice messages or send text message, which can come in handy at times, but you do gain the ability to contact all your drivers or staff at the same time, which can be a real time saver in an emergency.

Another bonus is that you're not going to be tied to your network's functionality. In the event of mobile networks going down, you will still be able to communicate with your team in real time, potentially saving the company a huge amount on lost revenues.

Finally, depending on the kind of business you're in, it may also pay to have the additional build strength offered by two way radios compared to mobile phones. Your radios will be able to take a lot more damage and still remain functional, which can be particularly helpful in the construction industry.

Anything else to know?

Well, if you have decided that two way radios may be for you and your company, it is essential to know what's available in the marketplace right now before purchasing.

Some of the most common solutions include handheld two way radios, such as walkie talkies. These can be very useful on building sites, or where one member of staff is inside and one is outside, but communication is still required.

For logistics, vehicle mounted radios are the best solution. By connecting an aerial to your vehicle, and the power supply for the radio to your vehicle battery, you'll be able to ensure that you'll be reachable at all times.

Finally, desktop base station radios are ideal for those of you who work from a central hub, such as a dispatcher office. These radios are perfect for directing your staff from a single location, making them the ideal fit for offices.

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