Two-way digital radios, also known as walkie talkies, are an effective way of maintaining a line of communication between your employees. Many different services use these devices such as blue light emergency services, events, hospitality, construction etc. Security companies often need two-way radios that are reliable, but also multifunctional as their roles change depending on the situation. Where it’s not possible to communicate through the voice function of two-way radios, it’s important to have another way of sending important updates to your colleagues. At Wall to Wall Communications, we provide digital two-way radios that offer instant messaging, which allows your business to maintain a line of communication in any eventuality that may occur in the field. If you need advice on what walkie talkie system is right for your business, please contact us today
How Do You Text On A Walkie Talkie?
Texting is a standard practice in the modern-day as many people use instant messaging to keep in touch with their friends and family. However, if you are used to only talking into a digital two-way radio it might present a new challenge, especially if you are in the field. However, once you understand how to use it, texting will offer your employees a safe backup to keep in touch with HQ whilst on patrol. Other benefits of using the text feature on a walkie talkie are:
- Discreetly share real-time information
- Safely keep in touch with colleagues
- Get updates on employees whereabouts
- Send directions to employees without disrupting their concentration
The texting feature is simple to use as most modern digital two-way radios include an intuitive, touch keypad that allows you to type your messages with ease. This is great when you’re dealing with an incident and you don’t want to escalate it by making a call for backup. The text feature is also useful when you may be working in a noisy environment that is hard to talk in, like a festival or concert.
If you want to learn more about digital two-way radios, you can read our Walkie Talkie 101: What Is A Two Way Radio blog
How Will Texting On A Walkie Talkie Benefit Your Business?
At Wall to Wall Communications, we believe that being able to text on digital two-way radios is best suited for industries that deal with the public like security, blue light services, events and hospitality. It enables security personnel to discreetly send messages to their colleagues without attracting too much attention to themselves. This may help staff to preempt a violent situation and request back-up before an incident endangers the safety of the public and themselves. It also enables security personnel to give real-time updates to members of staff back in the office, so people can monitor their location and assist in any volatile situation. Overall, this feature will benefit private security companies because it will enable everybody to stay in touch and offer assistance in situations that are difficult to control.