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The Benefits of Two-Way Radios over Cell phones

Most construction companies around the world don’t allow their workers to use cell phones on site. As cited by Forbes Magazine, cell phones are one of the biggest killers of productivity at work. Not only do they distract you from the actual task at hand, but they also make you less efficient at what you do.

Instead of giving them cell phones that eventually compromise construction site efficiency, invest in two-way radios.

Here’s why they’re better:

Service during emergencies

Two-way radios are most often used at construction sites and these sites are often located far off the main cities. In fact, construction sites can be anywhere—outskirts, mountainous regions, across the ocean etc. It’s not always possible to find a mobile network at these places.

On the other hand, a two-way radios will even work if the conventional mobile phone gives up on you. Other than that, you can contact all of your workforce at once, rather than dialing one number at a time, as we do with cell phones.


Construction sites are harsh, rugged and not the most suitable area for workers to carry cell phones. The phone can drop from a certain height, get crushed by heavy machinery or even be stepped on by other workers. If the workers are using a cell phone, they might need to carry them around in protective cases to avoid any damage.

The two-way radio, on the other hand, happens to have greater tensile strength. Since they’re mostly built to military and IP specifications, they won’t crack or break down easily.

And they are designed with extensive battery life. Unlike conventional mobile phones, their batteries may last for as long as 12 to 16 hours.

Effective communication

Communication quality often gets affected at sites with lots of noise, extreme temperatures, vibration, and wet conditions. These conditions make it a lot harder for the person on the phone to understand what’s being said.

On the other hand, two-way radios allow clearer communication. They have features to reduce wind noise and are resistant to vibration and extreme temperatures.  

None of these features come at a higher cost. Since multiple workers can share a single two-way radio, the final cost for the company is less expensive. You won’t have to issue one to each employee.

Crane Warning Systems Atlanta stocks high-end crane safety instrumentation products, including crane Two Way Radio. The radios are water-resistant and are known for their 5-watt transmission power. They’re built to withstand extreme weather and pressure conditions.

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