The Key Features Of A Two-Way Radio That Are Perfect For Emergency Situations Let's go! Home » News » Blog » The Key Features Of A Two-Way Radio That Are Perfect For Emergency Situations Blog: The Key Features Of A Two-Way Radio That Are Perfect For Emergency Situations Published: 23/02/2023 When looking at a two-way radio system for your organisation, it’s important to know about the safety features that each handset provides. Choosing the right two-way radios can help create a safer working environment for your staff and ensure your business stays operational without being affected by unnecessary productivity interruptions. To do that, you’ll need to know which features to look for in an emergency two-way radio. 1) Emergency button An emergency alert button is a must-have feature, as it can save time and potentially the life of an operator. Some radios have this feature labelled as ‘Panic button’. Two-way radios equipped with an emergency alert allow operators to request assistance simply by pressing a button. This sends an alarm across the entire network, so that help can be mobilised immediately and reach the operator as soon as possible. The most important thing is that the emergency alert button is easy to reach. 2) Lone worker For a lone worker, a two-way radio with a built-in ‘alive check’ function is essential. This feature, also known as a lone worker function, triggers a “check-in alert” when an employee who is working alone hasn’t interacted with the radio in a specific period of time. If the employee doesn’t respond, an emergency notification is sent across the network, so that help can be sent. Lone Worker Solutions 3) ‘Man down’ The ‘man down’ function is similar to the lone worker feature, but instead of requiring the operator to actively “check in”, it uses a lack of movement over a long period of time as the main sign that help is needed – e.g. that the user has fallen or is unconscious and unable to physically signal for help. Sometimes, two-way radios with this function will trigger an alert when they detect a sudden tilt towards the ground (a literal sign that the user is downed). A two way radio ‘man down’ feature is key to providing a quick response for someone who is potentially seriously injured or has suffered a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or stroke. Man Down Solutions 4) Lost connection In some remote locations or in hazardous situations, it’s essential that workers are constantly within range, so they can communicate and be contacted in the event of an emergency. Some two way radio solutions come with a useful ‘lost connection’ feature, which constantly monitors the connection status and sends a notification when an operator moves out of range. Once the operator sees the alert and moves back into range, the radio sends another notification to confirm that the connection has been restored. This ensures that employees who could potentially be in danger are always reachable and can contact others to request help. Find out more The team at DTS Solutions is always ready to offer expert advice on the two-way radio features that best suit your requirements. Check our website to find out more about radios with ‘Man Down’ Solutions and other useful features.