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Product Spotlight: 4 Top Mobile Radios for Public Safety 

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

product-spotlight-4-top-mobile-radio-for-public-safety-picks.jpgTo earn the designation mission critical, a mobile radio for public safety must deliver the same robust functionality and innovative safety features as its handheld counterparts, and be easy to install and use.

Motorola has set the gold standard for land mobile radio technology for law enforcement, firefighters and emergency first responders, and the company has an estimated 80 percent market share in the United States, according to Morningstar.

It’s no wonder then that the top four mobile radios for public safety are powered by Motorola. Below we'll take a quick look at each one. To make the right selections for your department, make sure to work with two-way radio service providers who specialize in public safety.  

APX 1500

APX 1500: Compact and easy to install

Ideal for: Local government, public safety agencies and public works departments in need of a budget-friendly mobile radio solution

Standard features: Intelligent lighting, dual-mic noise suppression, ADP privacy

APX 4500

APX 4500: An intuitive, durable and budget-friendly radio that’s easy to install 

Safety features: Integrated GPS, intelligent lighting, voice announcement and encryption

Ideal for: Public works, utilities, rural public safety, transportation and natural resources customers

APX 6500

APX 6500: Geared toward flexibility; allows users to choose from four control heads, mid- and high-power models and several installation configurations

Safety features: GPS location tracking, intelligent lighting and one-touch controls

Special benefit: Has twice the voice capacity, which allows for additional users on the system without requiring more frequencies or infrastructure

APX 7500

APX 7500: Delivers top-of-the-line audio quality, ergonomics and interoperability

Safety features: Integrated GPS for outdoor location tracking, enhanced encryption, intelligent lighting

Best known for: Crystal clear audio that withstands the harshest conditions and most ear-splitting background noise


A Solution for Every Situation

Whether you’re a large public safety agency or a small public works department, there are mobile radio options available that can be tailored into a solution to meet your unique needs. 


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