Posted on Feb 02, 2018

5 Reasons why Two Way Radios are a must for Construction sites

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Two Way Radios are used throughout the Construction industry and feature heavily on Construction sites. Communication is a huge part of keeping things running smoothly, efficiently, and correctly as well as keeping workers safe and secure at all times. Here at Zycomm, we would like to share our top 5 reasons why Two-Way-Radios are a must for Construction companies and its workers.

Rugged and Reliable

Two Way Radios need to be able to withstand a few bangs and knocks; especially on construction sites where drops are going to be inevitable. Most two way radios are now rugged and reliable and come with high IP ratings allowing them to also combat dust, dirt, and water that may harm alternative communication solutions.

Lone Workers

It’s common to see ‘Lone Workers’ on building sites. Two Way Radios have features especially for these workers in case of emergency - communication is vital to their safety at all times when away from base or other workers. Emergency button, ‘Man Down’ and ‘Lone Worker’ features are available with digital two-way radios, with systems capable to be set to trigger an alarm tone, which will alert other radio users if there is a problem. The alarm system can be programmed to trigger when any of the following occur:

- The Worker’s radio is tilted at an unusual angle for a predetermined time – Man Down mode
- The emergency button is pressed
- There is excessive or lack of motion (occurring in ‘no movement’ mode)
- The radio is inactive after a predetermined time – Lone Worker mode
- The operator fails to respond to a message

The radio can be programmed to operate an ‘open-mic’ function if there is an alarm. The system also has prevention features to avoid false alarms; the radio will alert the user that an alarm will be sent unless activity is detected.

Wide Coverage

Workers on construction sites need to be able to communicate over large areas that can cover many acres. Due to the vast sizes, a clear line of communication may not be possible with buildings and obstacles sometimes interfering. The Two Way Radios that Zycomm provide can also be paired with repeaters that enhance the coverage of communication specific to individual site needs.

Superior voice

Another brilliant feature that Two Way Radios offer is Superior Voice. Loud noise caused by machinery and ongoing work can be a hindrance to communication, but the Superior Voicefeature allows your voice to come through clearer and louder, above ambient background noise thanks to digital error-correction technologies.

Battery life

Construction workers need to have reliable communication throughout their shift without needing to replace dead batteries or recharge their handset, causing operations in work and communication to deteriorate. New digital Two Way Radio technology is very robust and efficient, able to last long shift times due to an increase of up to 40% battery life (when compared to analogue handsets), eradicating the worry of power loss.

For more information on how Two Way Radio solutions can aid and help you and your workers, contact our expert sales team today on 01773 570 123.