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Lithium-ion batteries are the power source for many of our most essential tools: cell phones, iPads, power tools, and—my favorite piece of equipment—two-way radios.

With a little bit of care and planning, you can optimize the life of your batteries. 

Taking a proactive approach to battery care ensures that your devices are always ready for use and helps you make the most of your investment. Remember, a little care and planning can go a long way in optimizing the performance and longevity of your lithium-ion batteries.

Here are some tips for keeping your batteries in tip-top shape.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Wireless Communication, Digital Two-Way Radios, Maintenance/Installation/Service

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Is It Time for a Communications System Upgrade?

Posted by Mike Wierzba on Thursday, August 10, 2023

When a company grows, its radio equipment needs to grow along with it. Over time, coverage may become spotty, or there simply aren’t enough devices to go around. This likely doesn’t mean the whole system needs an overhaul; instead, it’s a time to reevaluate your radios’ current setup and use, as well as your future goals.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Chicago Communications, Motorola Solutions, Wireless Communication, Radio System, Technology

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Two-way radios are a major investment and a necessary one. Whether you use them to keep school security personnel and staff connected, to track the progress of workers in the field from the head office, or to meet any of the many other communications needs of a modern organization, you and your team depend on your radios to do the best possible job.

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If you're a transportation manager, you know one unfortunate truth. Accidents happen. More often than not, it’s not the fault of your drivers, but it does cause potential liability, and headaches, especially when it becomes a “their word over yours” situation.

The best thing you can do in those situations is to protect your team and company by making sure that any accidents can be explained with video evidence that can be used to respond to any accusations while protecting your drivers.

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Advances in Concealed Weapon Detection

Posted by Mike Wierzba on Tuesday, August 23, 2022

In this day and age, concealed weapon detection is a key aspect of keeping people safe. 

Whether it’s schools, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, or events and concerts, we all agree on the need to stop dangerous weapons from entering these places and bad actors from committing heinous crimes.

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You know the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”? 

What if it is broken, and it’s a two-way radio that is essential to your daily work?

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Preparing for Your Two-Way Radio Purchase

Posted by Mike Wierzba on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Now that you’ve decided that two-way radios are the right communications solution for your organization, what are the next steps for getting your purchase started?

Whether you are purchasing two-way radios for the first time or upgrading equipment, there are a lot of options at different price points to consider. As a first step, we recommend starting a conversation with one of our experts so they can help you buy two-way radios that are the best fit for your particular situation.

Tags: Digital Two-Way Radios

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For education leaders, ensuring safety and creating and maintaining communication systems is a balancing act. On the one hand, the safety and well‑being of thousands of young people is their responsibility. On the other hand, they’re dealing with a global pandemic and serious budget constraints. And yet, what could be more important than school security?

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Whether you’re supervising the manufacturing line or the bus lane, at a medical site or a construction site, you need your two‑way radio to operate continuously. Reliability is key.

Your radio can’t stop when it’s dropped, break when it’s shaken, fail when it’s shocked by static electricity, or lose power when the temperature drops.

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