Unlike many consumer technologies, walkie talkies are not one-size fits all. Implementing and maintaining an efficient two-way radio setup takes work – there are hundreds of products available, new things to learn every day, and crucial maintenance steps that you need to follow to ensure you get the most out of your investment. Doing your due diligence before you choose your radios, and during your day to day operations is likely to improve your productivity, efficiency, and cash flow in the long run. Here are our top four must do’s to help you maximise return on investment from your walkie talkies:
1. Choose the right system for your needs
With so many different two-way radio products on the market, choosing the right one should involve careful consideration of your organisation’s needs and requirements. Your grade of equipment, amount of equipment, type of handset, and whether you hire or buy your units upfront will depend on your needs, budget and working environments. See our vital considerations for investing in two-way radios for more information about tailoring your product to your needs.
2. Train your team
Training your team to operate their handsets is crucial – not only so they know what to do in a critical emergency, but also so everything runs as productively as possible. A level of technical understanding is necessary to use radios.
They’re not the kind of product you can just pick up and use. Plus, if your team members know how to fix and test the walkie talkies in the event of a fault, you can also reduce downtime, save time and repair costs. Training your team on any new products or equipment and refreshing this knowledge from time to time is imperative.
3. Regular maintenance
Ongoing maintenance is crucial to the longevity of your two-way radio handsets. Clean your radios regularly to ensure no debris can get in the way of your communications. Test your radios often to ensure they’re running to standard – don’t just wait for a fault. Additionally, you should also take your radios in for preventative maintenance with us. We can help locate any faults in your system and repair them before they start to interfere with the running of your business, leaving you free to go about your operations uninterrupted.
4. Re-evaluate whether your system meets your needs
As a business, it’s likely that your needs are constantly changing. What might be the right solution for you now might become outdated as your business grows or expands. Every now and then, it’s important to ask yourself if your current equipment is still meeting your needs. Remember – just because your system is operational doesn’t mean it’s giving you the service level you require. Also, just like any technology, two-way radios are constantly becoming more and more advanced. Upgrading to the latest technology often has many benefits, like longer battery life, better connection and new features like the internet or instant messaging, which may also add value and improve your overall operations.
With 30 years’ experience in two-way radio technologies, Digicom Wireless provides innovative expert recommendations, helping you find the perfect solution for your needs. Want a two-way solution that gives you more? For upgrades, support or information, contact us online or on 1300 398 221.