Walkie talkies

Two-way radios -also known as walkie talkies- have been used the world over in military and police operations for decades. It's a little unsettling though to realise that every time you see someone with a walkie talkie you instantly think 'surveillance". Over the years their use has extended to various business operations. It's the kind of covert gadget that reminds you that it's always better to have two strings to your bow as far as personal security is concerned. Whichever way you look at it, they're pretty handy and useful to have around.

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Limited In Range, But Highly Beneficial

Two-way radios gained prominence mainly because they allowed people within a particular range to communicate without using devices such as telephones and cell phones. For the meantime you can forget cell phone tariffs and all the inconveniences of network unavailability as you won't need neither in order to use walkie talkies. It might be a hefty once off cost, but in the long run, it's a lot cheaper to use these communication devices than cell phones. The only backdrop is that their range is limited depending on the brand and model you buy.

Public Awareness Is Paramount

Don't you just hate it when a problem arises and you wish someone had told you beforehand. Well, walkie talkies have the added benefit of heightening public awareness to health and security concerns in real time. Whenever health and security personnel in public areas are alerted of any threats to security via two way radios, you can rest assured that every other official will know about it as it happens and be able to warn you wherever you are. What makes this all the more special is that when a single message is relayed, it is immediately streamed to other personnel.


It's a mystery how businesses continue to complain about cell phone charges when a once off investment can make all those problems go away. What's more worrying, however, is that the same businesses haven't the foggiest idea how these devices can be applied to everyday business operations. Two-way radios can benefit a wide variety of businesses, it's all about thinking outside the box.

* Farming. Farms located deep in the rural areas can struggle when it comes to network connectivity. Dark spots -where network availability can be an issue- are prime target areas for using two-way radio. These devices can speed up your response to accidents, disease outbreaks and impending natural disasters.

* Construction. If you're looking for industry specific communication devices then you've come to the right place. Using a regular cell phone to communicate with construction workers can waste time when lives are at risk. If workers are equipped with two-way radios you can easily relay general commands without the hassle of communicating to workers separately.

Last but not least, walkie talkies can be used to bolster security at large events. The recent Ariane Grande Manchester concert where 22 people were killed in a terrorist attack got a lot of people thinking about how it could have been prevented. Perhaps having two-way radios for security personnel could have helped, who knows. Regardless, nowadays you can't afford to leave anything to chance.