Using your cellphone could hurt you.
In emergency situations, time is of the essence. You need instant communication to reach out to others and receive support.
Cellphones are great for social media, business calls, and sending texts.
But in a time of crisis, they are not reliable.
Cellphones depend on data to make phone calls. Some buildings, discrete places, and underground areas have limited access to wireless networks, inhibiting your ability to send messages.
The physical design also hinders your ability to quickly send emergency messages. Phones are equipped with many buttons, and often passcodes that must be entered before you are able to access a communication channel.
In an emergency situation, speed will be critical.
Two-way radios are also built with contemporary technology to provide you with a fast method of communication.
They come equipped with built-in, extra emergency features that will allow your employees to feel safe and confident in the environment they work in.
Below are some digital radio facts and features that help improve safety.
Man Down/Lone Worker
This feature sends a signal across multiple locations within the radio system. This signal can be triggered by a few actions:
- Vertical, or horizontal tilting (indicating that someone has fallen)
- Lack of motion
- Operator fails to respond to a message
Our radios come equipped with a panic button. Operating this button is easy; simply press the button in the event of an emergency.
Making the change to two-way radio systems will ensure you have a reliable communication route for first response.
We hope these digital radio facts help you make the right decision!
Don’t wait until it’s too late.