Church Security and Walkie Talkies

Posted by Michael Pollex on Jun 20, 2019 2:57:10 PM

Church Security and Walkie Talkies

Many different churches and places of worship have come to realize a need for their own internal security team. Quite often volunteers, ex-military, ex-law enforcement, or anyone willing to help are a part of a church security team. Having organized groups, knowing the building, and staying connected are some of the many important aspects of these teams.

Keeping church security teams connected in a simple and efficient way is important and that's where two-way radios can help. Having your own FCC License gives your church private frequencies so you don't have to worry about having someone on your radio channels. These private channels can give your team peace of mind that security conversations will stay within the team.

Most churches are often looking for a push-to-talk communication solution that is easy for all to use and cost effective. Radios like the EVX-S24 and VX-261 are both affordable and effective radios for these types of operations. The EVX-S24 has a display screen that can be programmed to name different channels. Security, Office, and Parking are a few common channels that churches will use in order to keep their team communication organized. It's important that the team has a general understanding of radio use, etiquette, and functionality.

Most church buildings and operations do not have a need for a repeater due to their size and radio use. Simple 1 or 2 wire headsets can help with discreet communication in the sanctuary or outside of the building. There are many interchangeable earpiece options that gives radio users the freedom to choose and wear what is comfortable for them. Whether the church is large or small, equipping your team with the right equipment can go a long way.

If you are in the Denver area and looking for walkie talkies for your church, feel free to contact us at: 

https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Motorola, Denver, Digital Radios, staff communication, Team Communication

Simple Ways to Enhance Your Radio Communication

Posted by Michael Pollex on May 29, 2019 3:05:24 PM

Simple Ways to Enhance Your Radio Communication

Here are a few easy ways to enhance your two-way radio communication:

Upgrade to digital

Are your radio conversations sounding muffled, spotty, or cutting in and out? Upgrading your fleet to digital can help clear up audio quality and enhance coverage within your day-to-day operations. Quite often switching from analog to digital can clear up current problems that are being experienced with your radios. If you are currently using the CP200d analog radio, you can purchase the software upgrade and make it digital!

Use a higher quality accessory

Having an accessory that is reliable and durable can make a huge difference in your teams’ communication. Sometimes cheaper accessories make the audio quality diminish and harder to understand. Purchasing a noise canceling surveillance kit can help clear background noise and give you a better user experience.

Use a longer antenna

If your radio fleet has stubby antennas, using whip antennas can help extend your coverage in-building or outside. Sometimes this quick swapping of antennas can give you about 20% better coverage!

Add a repeater

Adding a repeater can help give you extended coverage and allow your team to connect even further. These are even available in our rental fleet if you are needing them for a short period of time or for a rental event

Do you have questions about upgrading or enhancing your radio communication?

Feel free to give us a call at 303-987-1545 or contact us online at:

https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Motorola, Digital Radios, Staff Commmunication, Team Communication, Education, Manufacturing, Construction, Safety

Two-way Radios are more than just a "Box Solution"...

Posted by Michael Pollex on Nov 28, 2018 1:14:17 PM

Two-way Radios are more than just a “Box Solution”...It’s About Customer Service

Investing in two-way radios is a big step for any business, school, or facility. It’s important that as an end user, you know which two-way radios, features, licensing options, and systems are available to you. Too often businesses looking to buy radios are emailed a price list and a spec sheet from a vendor and expected to make a decision without handling the product. Or, they are pushed towards a certain radio model even though it may not be the best fit for their operation. 

Buying FCC licensed two-way radios for your team is more than just being sold a box with a radio in it and having to figure it out on your own. Factors like location, building size, industry, and user preference all come into play when finding the right radio for your team. Depending on the type of radio, there are many different features that can enhance your operations.

Having a go-to partner that is willing to come on site, test radios with you, and be your communications consultant is important to make sure your two-way radios or radio system operates correctly throughout your day-to-day operations. The relationship shouldn’t end after the sale either. Your communications partner should be there handling warranty repairs, reprogramming, and assist you when you are looking to expand your radio fleet and make adjustments in the future.

Here at Radio Resource, we offer more than just "box solutions", we offer personal communication solutions fit for your specific operations.

If you are interested in having one of our representatives come on site in the Denver Metro area, we would be more than happy to help you find the right solution.

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us at: https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Digital Radios, Team Communication, Manufacturing, Safety

Two-way Radio Communication for Assisted Living Facilities

Posted by Michael Pollex on Sep 28, 2018 9:15:30 AM

Two-way Radio Communication for Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Communities are responsible for the well-being, health, and safety of its community members. Creating a welcoming, organized, and safe environment is important to any type of community. One important piece of organization and safety is instant communication between staff, medical, and facility managers.

Motorola Solutions offers many different two-way radio solutions that can enhance team connectivity and help create a safer environment for all types of assisted living communities. A radio like the EVX-S24 is a smaller radio that is a great push-to-talk solution that is lightweight. This radio offers emergency features, scanning, text messaging, and has a great IP rating. A radio like the XPR7550e gives users advanced features such as GPS tracking, text messaging, and the ability to do multiple types of trunking. Quite often, larger communities will need a repeater for their building to enhance the coverage of their two-way radios.

When it comes to emergency features and advanced solutions, Motorola Solutions two-way radios and applications offers a wide range of options to fit your radio needs.

To see more two-way radio solutions for your facility, visit us at https://www.radioresource.com/

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Topics: Digital Radios, two-way radios, Safety

Motorola EVX S24

Posted by Michael Pollex on Aug 24, 2018 2:02:03 PM

Motorola EVX S24

The Motorola EVX S24 is compact, discreet, and lightweight. This radio is commonly seen in schools, small hotels, and other operations looking for a smaller two-way radio that is easy to use. This radio gives off great audio quality and can operate in analog or digital. Another great feature of this radio is that it's water submersible up to 3 feet for 30 seconds. EVX S24 users also have multiple scan options available and an emergency/lone worker feature as well.

Its 8-character alphanumeric display allows users to see what channel they are on and how much battery life they have. This radio can easily fit into a coat pocket or be clipped onto a belt. Operating in digital, users can send text messages and utilize private or group call. Users can choose between black or yellow casing on the radio as well.

Previously this radio was know as the Vertex EVX S24 and has recently been rebranded to Motorola in January 2018.

To find out more about this radio, contact us at: https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Motorola, Digital, Digital Radios, two-way radios, Walkie Talkie

Two-way Radio vs. Cell Phone

Posted by Michael Pollex on Aug 10, 2018 2:09:11 PM

Two-way Radio vs. Cell Phone

 Two-way radios offer a great advantage over cell phones when it comes to keeping your work team connected, efficient, and on task. Often times it easy to lose reception on a cell phone or not connect instantly with the person you are attempting to call. Two-way radios from MOTOTRBO can connect you instantly with one person or all of your work force. With MOTOTRBO, you are able to send texts, emergency alerts, work order tickets, and much more.

Take for example a manufacturing plant. When a piece of machinery malfunctions in the plant, production comes to a halt. With a MOTOTRBO Digital radio the production manager can quickly send out an alert to ALL of the employees on the floor letting them know there is an issue. In this situation the production manager can quickly put in a work order ticket and request an order for new parts all over their MOTOTRBO digital two-way radio. MOTOTRBO allows you to easily transmit voice and data in an instant, allowing radio users to take care of the situation on hand with one device. Not to mention, two-way radios are far more durable than cell phones. With noise cancelling accessories and technology, two-way radios can help users communicate clearer in tough environments. Users can have more piece of mind knowing their radio is durable and can get the job done. Cell phones, especially in the manufacturing setting have proven to be less efficient, less durable, and more distracting. Quite often cell phones can lose service, are slow to turn on, and are not reliable in noisy situations.

Digital two-way radios from Motorola have been proven to withstand tough environments for long hours. There are even intrinsically safe options for two-way radios for those working in hazardous environments.

To find a walkie talkie solution that works for you, feel free to reach out to us at https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Denver, Digital Radios, two-way radios, Staff Commmunication, Manufacturing

Government Grants for Education

Posted by Michael Pollex on Aug 3, 2018 2:44:37 PM

Government Grants for Education

Investment in technology throughout schools today is rapidly growing. Tablets, computers, projectors, and walkie talkies are all common pieces of technology seen in schools today. Two-way radios in particular are one piece of technology that helps keep schools safe around the United States and adds another security measure for schools. Funding is available to help outfit your school with the latest technologies and keep your school ahead of the curve with the latest communication technology.

There are government grants available for Education that can go towards investing in emergency communications equipment for staff and students. Two-way radios have proven to be an effective way to communicate from one to many. This form of reliable communication helps keep administration, teachers, and other staff on the same page. Motorola Solutions partners with GovGrantsHelp to provide schools with free grant research and application assistance.

Two sources that are available for information on grants for Education are educationgrantshelp.com and GovGrantsHelp.com. These websites can help schools see which grants are available and how to apply.

If you are looking for two-way radios for your school, feel free to reach out to us at https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Digital Radios, staff communication, Team Communication, Education, Safety

Two-way Radio Battery Date Codes

Posted by Michael Pollex on Jun 14, 2018 10:12:12 AM

How to Read the Date Code on your Motorola Two-way Radio Battery

Do you ever wonder if the problems you are having with your two-way radio is due to the battery? One important thing to know about the battery is that is has a date code located on it! Depending on use, Lithium Ion batteries can last for 3-5 years. It is important to know that radio problems you are experiencing may just be because you have an old battery on your radio that needs to be replaced. Lets look at the picture below:

Next to the part number of the battery (NNTN4497CR in this case) there is typically a 4 digit date code. For example, on this battery we see the code “1512”. The first two digits have to do with the year of production. So with this battery the “15” stands for 2015. The next two digits stand for the week of the year that the battery was manufactured. This battery was manufactured in the 12th week of the year.

So, from reading the date code, we can see this battery was manufactured on the 12th week of 2015.

In some cases, if your battery is very old, you will see only 3 digits. For example, the code “145” would stand for the 45th week of 2001.

Make sure your battery is up to date!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your current radios or radio batteries, feel free to reach out to us at:

https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Digital Radios, Staff Commmunication, battery life

SL Series Radios from Motorola Solutions-Where Function and Style Meet

Posted by Michael Pollex on Jun 1, 2018 10:25:36 AM

SL Series Radios from Motorola Solutions-Where Function and Style Meet

Keeping your work team connected can be a challenge if there aren’t the proper communication systems in place. The MOTOTRBO SL Series radios allows users to stay more connected by utilizing different business applications. A main part of two-way radio is obviously push-to-talk communication, but the SL Series radios can do so much more.

The SL Series radios are exceptionally slim in size, making the radio easy to use and comfortable to carry. Embedded Bluetooth is also available for wireless audio and multiple earpiece and accessory options are available as well.

Utilizing the SL Series radio to its full capability allows you to see the power of team connection and makes your team more efficient. There are numerous business applications that can enhance many different parts of your operations and make your team more efficient.

Work order tickets allows you to have quicker customer response and allows you to take care of an issue going on within your operations. In hospitality work order tickets can be used to direct employees to complete tasks such as bringing more chairs to the pool area or taking care of a leak in a specific room. The ticket can be accepted and then marked complete all using the SL Series radio.

Manager’s and staff members are all able to connect to their email directly from their SL Series two-way radio. The ability to see important emails through the two-way radios gives staff members yet another tool to help them manage their day and take care of important emails that may arise as they go throughout their day. To go along with email, the SL Series radios can text to each other, letting users connect with ease. Users can utilize telephony as well, connecting radios and landlines to their mobile two-way radios.

Overall, the SL Series digital radios give your team a stylish look but most of all effective team communication. To find out more about the SL Series radios or data applications, please contact us at:

https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Motorola, DMR Digital Technology, Digital Radios, two-way radios, Staff Commmunication, Team Communication, Hospitality Operations

Motorola SL3500e

Posted by Michael Pollex on Mar 30, 2018 9:24:36 AM

Motorola SL3500E

The Motorola SL3500E is a slim and discreet radio that allows you to communicate seamlessly. This radio can easily fit into a suit jacket or pants pocket, making it a favorite among the hospitality industry. It has a clear and easy to read digital display that allows users to easily navigate functions and receive information with a quick glance.

The SL3500e can be used hands-free as well, connecting with Bluetooth and wireless accessories for convenience of its users. This radio can also be programmed over the air, in real time. With this capability all of your radios can be programmed at once. 

Because of this, you will decrease down time with your radios, and make more efficient use of your infrastructure.

This lightweight radio doesn’t weigh you down, and its slim form factor makes it easy to operate. Enhanced features such as transmit interrupt, mute mode, and quick text messaging are all supported with this device. There are also numerous carrying options available for the SL3500e. This radio supports conventional operation for single sites and IP Site connect as well. Also, the SL3500e supports capacity plus trunking, which will give you higher call capacity due to MOTOTRBO’s efficient usage of channel and spectrum.

This radio can be paired with Motorola WAVE push-to-talk and other data solutions that enhance communications within your operations. Having a reliable two-way radio for your operations makes your team more efficient and allows you to handle issues that arise or customer needs in an instant.

Overall, the SL3500e radio is light, easy to use, and stylish. If you are looking to upgrade your two-way radios, or want to learn more about the SL3500e radio, please visit:

https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Motorola, Digital Radios, Staff Commmunication, Hospitality Operations, IP Site Connect

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