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Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Efficiency Uses | 0 comments

Two-way radios can help remedy school traffic problems

Two-way radios can help remedy school traffic problems

Any parent who has ever taken their children to school knows how hectic the traffic can be around the facility. This is not only frustrating to parents trying to make it work, but it is also a safety liability for schools. It is the school’s responsibility to find a way to make traffic manageable and implementing a wireless communication system may prove useful. Northern Virginia schools have recently found traffic to be a growing problem with safety and security, according to Northern Virginia Daily. The Warren County School Board is working to solve parking and traffic problems at the schools. The board’s first priority is an especially problematic school that is located at the end of a dead end street, making it impossible for emergency vehicles to enter during high volume periods. “Traffic flow at this time is a safety concern. There are [more than 580] students trying to get to school at the same time with cars and buses all the time in front of the school,” explained...

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Safety and Security | 0 comments

JCPenny’s new pricing strategy may require additional security

JCPenny’s new pricing strategy may require additional security

One of the major department stores in the country, JCPenny’s has recently announced its plan to overhaul its pricing strategy. Forbes Magazine reports the retail store says it will commit to everyday low prices and will no longer offer discounted merchandise, frequent coupons or other similar sales. Depending on the success of these strategies, other retailers may wish to follow suit. However, additional security may be required. The department store is hoping that this new pricing structure will help to expand the size of its purchasing target market, says Forbes Magazine, because anyone that wants a good deal of department store products will shop at JCPenny’s instead of hold out for sales at other stores. This added consumer base may certainly translate into greater profit, but may also mean a greater risk of theft and security risks. Department stores and other retailers may want to consider equipping employees with two-way radios in order to manage the crowds an announcement like this can bring. Two-way radios like those in the...

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Safety and Security | 0 comments

You don’t have to be restricted to a desk to monitor security

You don’t have to be restricted to a desk to monitor security

Businesses of all sorts and sizes place a high importance on security. This is largely meant to improve loss prevention, avoid theft and provide a sense of safety to employees. However, traditional means of security required a staff member to sit at a desk, keeping a constant watch on monitors displaying video from security cameras. While this still may be one favorable method for some companies, others do not want to pay an employee for this task and prefer a more active form of security. Two-way radios can provide the sense of security that your business needs without causing an employee to be constricted to a desk. If all staff members are equipped with a portable radio, they can go about their work and responsibilities while still being able to alert mangers or emergency responders in the case of a security breach. Furthermore, two-way radios can allow security guards to have a means of communication while standing guard at a location. A radio like the Motorola CP185 may be...

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Efficiency Uses | 0 comments

Poor communication can lead to medical error

Poor communication can lead to medical error

If your hospital or healthcare facility does not have a wireless communication system in place, you may want to consider implementing one as poor communication in the workplace is linked to medical error. According to The Wall Street Journal, a survey of operating room and critical-care nurses found 58 percent of nurses say they have been in a situation where they are unable to get other employees to listen or were unable to communicate a concern. This lack of communication can potentially lead to dangerous misconceptions or shortcuts that can be harmful to the patient or even the physician or nurse. When a person’s life is in your hands, there’s no room for error and two-way radios can help eliminate potential tragedies. A two-way radio like the Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 6350 can be a great healthcare application. This digital radio integrates voice and data applications to make your operation run efficiently. The XPR 6350 digital portable radio delivers exceptional voice quality and a long lasting battery life. Consider how...

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Efficiency Uses | 0 comments

Complying with FCC regulations won’t cost as much as you think

Complying with FCC regulations won’t cost as much as you think

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set a deadline for all businesses to update radio equipment to fit narrowbanding regulations. As of January 1, 2013, radio systems operating in the 150-512 mHz radio bands must use at least 12.5 kHz efficiency technology. The narrowbanding regulations are meant to make the available radio space more efficient for all users. Companies that do not meet the deadline may face legal action including fines and loss of licensure, explains the FCC. You may be worried that updating your company’s radio equipment will cost more than you have budgeted. However, there are a variety of two-way radios and mobile radios that are affordable and meet FCC standards. The Motorola BPR40, for instance, is lightweight and priced competitively. The Motorola CP line of portable radios, including the bestselling Motorola CP200, are also very cost effective and durable. The Motorola CM200 is one mobile radio compatible with the CP200 that is rugged, reliable and fairly inexpensive. By implementing the CP200 and CM200 in your business,...

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