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Looking After Your Fleet of Walkie-Talkies

After purchasing a fleet of Walkie-Talkies, you may want to make sure your team actually looks after them! Here we have a list of what you can do to look after your investment with Walkie-Talkie after care.

How To Store Walkie-Talkies
Walkie-Talkies should be stored in a cool, clean and dry place with limited exposure to the weather and direct sunlight. When in storage, it’s best to remove the radio battery as most radios have a soft on/off switch which will drain the battery even when it’s switched off.

Charging Walkie-Talkies
Make sure all battery contacts are clean, on both the charger and the terminals on the battery. If any of the contacts are dirty or contaminated, then the battery may not be detected when placed on charge, or will not charge correctly. Always charge your batteries in a compatible charger for your battery model, otherwise you may damage your Walkie-Talkie or battery.

If a battery is running flat too quickly, then it’s time to change it for a new one.

If you are putting a Li-Ion battery in storage, it should be half charged to 50% of its capacity. Every half year it should be discharged and recharged to keep it in good condition.

Make sure you never overcharge any of your batteries. This can damage the battery cells and will certainly shorten the battery life span. On the flip side, do not leave your batteries fully discharged for too long otherwise this can also reduce lifespan.

Day to Day Walkie-Talkies Use
Walkie-Talkies can be damaged by repetitive mistreatment such as being dropped, driven over, chewing of the aerials, swinging the radio by the antenna, placing face down in iron filings, submerging in water, inquisitive user dismantling the radio. Although some of this may sound unusual, it does happen in our experience. Using a case such as a heavy duty leather case or canvas case will help protect the radio and its components, reducing the need for repairs and replacement.

You should ensure that aerials on your radios have intact insulation otherwise you could potentially get a RF burn when transmitting.

Cleaning Walkie-Talkies
Always ensure the radios are turned off. Do not use industrial cleaners as they can damage the radio plastics. Its best practice to use a damp microfiber cloth to remove excess dirt.

Following this guide allows you to get the best return out of your Walkie-Talkie investment with a little Walkie-Talkie After Care.

If your radio fleet requires a little more attention, visit our hire page.

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Making Schools Safe and Secure with Motorola Two Way Radios

Every school, college or university, owes its students, staff and visitors a duty of care while they are on premises.

Within the boundaries of schools, colleges or universities, threats to safety and security can include injuries from accidents, natural disasters such as flooding, storms and earth movement or from acts such as vandalism, arson, theft, bullying and even personal assault. Being able to report threats and incidents quickly and reliably is essential to manage risks, contain situations and implement emergency plans.

An increasing number of educational establishments rely on school radios as their preferred method of instant communications. Whether in critical emergency situations or as tool to maintain safety and security, two way radio is found to be more efficient and cost effective than using mobile phones and less restrictive than fixed line devices.

As educational institutions have become larger and buildings more complex in construction and with more activities taking place outside school hours existing licence free analogue hand-portable two-way can be stretched beyond their designed capability and result in less than ideal coverage.

With the extended coverage, reliability, ease of use, and rugged design offered by Motorola Mototrbo Digital Radio systems, you can be confident that your communication needs will be catered for. Other benefits and additional options* include:

  • No expensive mobile phone call charges
  • You do not have the delay of waiting for a call to ring through
  • Group call in the event of emergencies
  • Group call by department*
  • Direct user to user contact*
  • Man down alarm*
  • Tailored maintenance contracts*

Keep safe and secure with school radios. Book a site visit today to see how we could tailor a Motorola two way radio system to provide your site wide communications.