Does your disaster recovery plan include two-way radios?
As one of the most reliable forms of communication available today, two-way radios should be an essential part of any disaster recovery plan. During the catastrophic hurricanes in the US in 2017, two-way radios played a critical role in keeping first responders and public safety organisations connected despite the terrible conditions. Radios will be unaffected by power outages, telecommunications failures or natural disasters. Although we’re not often affected by hurricanes and earthquakes here in the UK, we do see our fair share of storms and flooding and it’s important to have a plan in place in the event of a disaster. Two-way radios can withstand extreme temperatures, exposure to water and being dropped better than any other communication device.
Two-way radios are designed to work in rugged conditions like those experienced during an emergency. Many have unique and purpose-built features to keep users connected in these situations, such as:
- GPS tracking, so you can locate your fellow radio users, making it easier to send help if needed.
- Intelligent audio software, so you can receive vital information even in loud, chaotic environments.
- Long battery life that lasts up to 10 hours, keeping you connected for as long as possible.
- Man down, to send out an alert if a user falls, becomes incapacitated or might be in danger.
Accessories like wireless earpieces and remote speaker microphones make communicating easy while you’re busy doing other things, giving you one less thing to worry about in a high-pressure situation.