Security are often the ones patrolling a facility in lieu of police — or the ones first on the scene of a facility before calling the police. That’s why having crisp, clear communication amongst security staff is key. Security guards often use walkie talkies on their patrols or beats so they can communicate amongst themselves and to staff of a facility if something goes wrong. Two-way radios are a great way to keep lines of communication open while working.
Our first recommendation for a school would be either of the Motorola digital radios listed below. Both the DLR and DTR series are going to get you the most consistent and clear communication with the least amount of dead spots in nearly any facility. If you’re looking for more range for a larger campus, go with the DTR550 because the antenna length will boost communications further than the small DLR series would.
Besides a digital radio, we would also recommend a high powered (4-5 watt) UHF — the Blackbox Bantam, Motorola RDU4100. Having a higher powered radio will also reduce dead spots and allow you clearer communication.
Our last recommendation would be the brand new Kenwood NX-P500 and the Kenwood NX-340. This NX-P500 is a 2-watt digital/analog hybrid walkie talkie and would be perfect for a smaller facility. The NX-340 would be ideal for a larger facility where crisp, clear communication is a requirement all the time.