When a hurricane hits, communications is your lifeline. In 2017, Hurricane Irma hit South Florida with winds over 110 miles per hour, causing widespread devastation. 2018 brought Hurricane Michael, a category 4 storm sweeping through the Florida Panhandle with winds as high as 155 miles per hour.

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What will Mother Nature bring in 2019?  We may not know the answer, but do know that Motorola two-way radios are an ideal choice over cell phones during a hurricane for South Florida businesses.  Here’s why:

  1. Instant Communications

In emergency situations, every second counts.  Motorola two-way radios provide instant communications with the simple push of a button.  Unlike cell phones, there is no need for swiping, scrolling, or searching for apps to place a call during moments where response time is critical.

  1.  Group-wide Talk Groups  

In the aftermath of a storm, you need the ability to communicate with your entire work crew at once while also making sure everyone is on the same page.  Vital information can get lost or misconstrued using traditional communication methods like phone call or texts, that only reach one person at a time.  Two-way radios offer group-wide talk groups so you can relay important information to an entire work crew all at once ensuring that everyone is equipped with the same information and focused on the task at hand for a safe, efficient, and coordinated response.

  1.  Clear Digital Audio

Powerful storms bring howling winds and pouring rain, often making it hard to hear using commercial grade cell phones.  MOTOTRBO digital two-way radios have built-in noise cancellation features that minimize background noise for clear audio in harsh user environments.  Certain models are equipped with Intelligent Audio, which monitors background noise levels and automatically adjusts the speaker volume up or down helping you communicate effectively and allowing listeners to hear more clearly in loud environments.

  1.  Long Battery Lifecp200d xpr3000 sl300

If your crew is working during a dangerous storm, you need the assurance that their radio equipment is going to last for as long as you need to stay in communication with them. Even during power outages.  Whether responding to an emergency, coordinating a mobile workforce, or communicating critical information, communications is key to your operation.   Motorola builds superior batteries to ensure optimal performance with a complete line of Motorola Original and IMPRES two-way radio batteries designed for high performance in demanding work environments and extended work shifts.

  1.  Durability

Unlike consumer-grade cell phones which can break easily when dropped, two-way radios are specifically designed and engineered to withstand the most rugged working conditions.  They can withstand being dropped on concrete, excessive dust and rain, and even high heat and freezing cold temperatures.

Some recommended two-way radios for South Florida businesses during hurricane season include:

Not sure which radio is right for your business? Contact us!  

Our team of two-way radio experts is available to help you select the right radio solution to meet your business needs.

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Industrial Communications & Electronics is an Authorized Motorola Solutions Channel Partner specializing in two-way radio sales and service with offices serving Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.  We own and operate Motorola MOTOTRBO Connect Plus wide-area digital two-way radio networks providing reliable digital radio coverage throughout New England and South Florida.  We also offer bi-directional amplifier systems (BDA / DAS) and public safety communications.