What comes to your mind when you hear the words “walkie talkie”? The picture of a young child playing with friends or a legendary villain in a film trying to track down the hero in some destitute scrapyard, isn’t it? Well, surprisingly walkie talkies have got a much wider use. The predecessor to the current product Motorola walkie talkie, the original version was first developed for military usage in World War II by Galvin Manufacturing Company (fore-runner of Motorola). However, their use has eventually spread to public safety, commercial, and site works. And today, they are used across the public, private as well as commercial sectors widely.
No matter which industry you belong to, how big/small your organisation is, or what work you do, having effective communication within the organisation is a must. As such, many businesses often face challenges in transmitting the right message at the right time, and sometimes even important messages get lost in the pool of emails and posts. So, if you are also facing such issues, invest in the walkie-talkie for your business. There are many benefits to implementing this two-way radio technology in the workplace, and this article will walk you through some of those benefits. Read on!
Clear and Reliable Communication
Unlike telephonic conversation where the signal is often strong on one side and poor on the other or no signal at all, these two-way radio communication equipment deliver consistent, clear and reliable communication at both ends. This means with walkie-talkies, there will be no call drop and no delay in communication, and you can connect with people instantly. Moreover, you will be able to stay in contact with not just one person but with all your team members available within the range.
Durable and Sturdy
Walkie-talkies are also used for military purposes, so they are designed to be sturdy, durable and can be used in harsh environments. And, unlike your smartphones, which break if dropped or destroyed when exposed to water, you don’t have to worry about smashing these rugged two-way radios. These are professional-grade commercial devices built to withstand drops, shocks, water, shakes and various other possible harsh situations.
Easy-to-Use and User Beneficial
Another significant characteristic of these devices is that they are easy to use. As such, you probably won’t have to tell your employees how it works because it has fundamental functionality that almost everybody knows. You can speak to anyone in your workforce with just a push of a button; it is as simple as that! Furthermore, when using these radio devices, you ensure that all your employees are productive, and none is wasting time scrolling other apps or social media. Hence, by diminishing the distractions, you can improve the efficiency of your workforce and reap productive results.
Added Safety Feature
When you work in a hazardous environment such as a manufacturing plant or petrochemical industry, you need to be extra cautious and well-prepared for any work injuries or emergencies that may occur. As such, walkie talkies come with some added safety features like ‘Man Down’, which gives you an alert when a person from your team has fallen. Similarly, there are devices with the ‘lone worker’ feature for working in remote areas or alone, and it periodically checks if the person is safe and notifies the person on the other side of the connection.
Cheaper and Cost-Effective
The Motorola walkie talkie offers the cheapest and cost-effective medium of communication. Moreover, there is only the one-time cost you will pay for making your purchase, unlike mobile phone communications, which are expensive and cost you a handsome amount monthly.
These are just a few benefits mentioned above that you will enjoy when you switch to two-way radios, while there are many more! But most importantly, your workforce will be more safe, reliable and efficient.