• Carmen Zajicek

Busting the Myths About Two-Way Radios

We're back with our "Starting a Construction Business" series! In our previous blogs, we focused on several types of crane safety equipment, including crane capacity indicators and load testing devices.

Talking about crane safety equipment is important because it plays a critical role in ensuring worker safety. But today, we're going to talk about two-way radios for a change.

We all know what two-way radios are and how they help ensure effective communication at construction sites. But there are many misconceptions about these devices on the internet.

So, let's get right into it and debunk common myths about two-way radios:

Myth#1: Two-way radios are bulky and heavy

That's not true! While they used to be bulky and heavy in the past, the latest two-way radio systems are light and compact.

The advanced technology that underpins them has completely transformed these walkie-talkies. They come in light-weight bodies and are very easy to carry around a job site.

Myth#2: Two-way radios are expensive

Due to advances in technology, two-way radios have become very inexpensive compared to older models.

Moreover, high-quality models are incredibly durable and come with IP66 rated water protection, which means they can last for years.

Also, they come with advanced features and can be programmed to work with other brands and noise-canceling headphones, and hence offer great value for money.

Myth#3: Two-way radios don't last long

Again, this misconception prevails due to the poor battery life of old walkie-talkies, which hardly lasted four to five hours—but things have changed.

Modern two-way radio systems are powered by Lithium-ion batteries and last for more than 14 hours with ease.

Besides, the latest chargers can rapidly recharge their batteries in no time.

Myth#4: Two-way radios have poor sound quality

It's the other way around. Modern two-way radio systems provide clear and crisp sound quality under noisy conditions.

They offer superior sound quality to smartphones and come with noise-canceling features, making them an ideal choice to communicate at construction sites.

Myth#5: Smartphones are more convenient than two-way radios

Well, smartphones are more convenient than two-way radios… when it comes to making calls to your buddy to discuss baseball from the comfort of your home.

But when it comes to effective communication in a high-noise work environment where sharing information at the right time is critical, two-way radios take the lead.

READ: The Benefits of Two-Way Radios over Cell phones

They help streamline communication channels and establish a reliable platform to pass information without any hassle.

Buy Quality Crane Safety Equipment Online

Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is a top RaycoWylie distributer in the United States. We offer high-quality crane safety equipment, including two-way radio systems, crane LMI system at affordable prices to facilitate effective communication at construction sites. Give us a call at 1-877-672-2951 for more information.

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