Professional two way radio systems provide a reliable means for teams to communicate in a safe, secure and private manner, but one question often asked before an organisation embarks on using a new system is ‘Can two way radios be traced?’
Technically speaking, unless a two way radio has a GPS chip within the radio’s hardware, then it cannot be traced. This is one of the reasons why professional two way radio solutions, and private encrypted radio networks, are so secure. Professional two way radio solutions and encrypted radio networks are trusted by the emergency services and police departments alike. It is important for users such as these to be guaranteed confidentiality and security between their people who will often communicate across different locations and within public areas.
Any radio signal can be direction found and triangulated, but secure and private encrypted radio networks will ensure privacy and security for all users. Network encryption guarantees that audio conversations are kept confidential and secure, and that staff and property are kept safe.
While tracking two way radios is not possible, GPS tracking can provide many benefits to organisations and businesses who use two way radio communications. GPS functionality can be used to improve safety, connect a workforce as well as improving the speed of responses in emergency situations.
Many manufacturers, including Hytera, Sonim, Sepura and Motorola, now include a range of GPS functionality within many of their radio hardware. This GPS functionality can report a radio’s location back to a control room, via a digital network. This is especially useful in emergencies as this feature can be always on, or only triggered in a specific scenario such as when an alarm is raised, or an emergency button pressed by the user.
GPS tracking can be installed in vehicles, two way radios themselves (hardware), and mobiles. This technology can help protect people and vehicles by tracking movement and flagging a potential emergency or dangerous situation in real time.
GPS tracking technology can help to keep tabs on movement of staff and or vehicles during ‘normal operational times’, and trigger alarms if a person, or vehicle, were to move to somewhere that was deemed unsafe or unexpected during their normal duties. GPS tracking can facilitate visibility of staff including lone workers and security staff, and trigger an alarm response if a person were to stop moving, or raise an alarm themselves.
There are numerous safety applications that can be hugely beneficial to organisations and businesses using two way radios. Here are a few of the most widely used practical functionalities that can be supported by GPS tracking within a two way radio solution:
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