The acceleration in construction activity predicted for this year means that many companies will be investigating their options for improving communications within their organizations and with subcontractors.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
BearCom, a nationwide provider of wireless communications equipment and solutions, today issued advice to construction companies of all sizes on how they can use wireless technologies to address three of the industry’s perennial concerns: jobsite efficiency, safety, and security.
“The acceleration in construction activity predicted for this year means that many companies will be investigating their options for improving communications within their organizations and with subcontractors,” said Hugh Johnston, Product & Purchasing Manager at BearCom. “To make that happen, we believe they will rely more than ever on two-way radios, team communications systems, and wireless video surveillance cameras.”
The one-to-many communications facilitated by two-way radios are vitally important to smooth construction operations, Johnston said. “If people aren’t walking back and forth across large job sites looking for answers, groups can be more efficient. And more efficient groups often need less manpower.” He also noted that two-way radios help construction workers identify and resolve safety issues before they become more of a threat.
Construction firms rely heavily on one of the most popular two-way radios ever released, the CP200 from Motorola Solutions. The CP200 is lightweight, durable, and easy to use. It is now available in a digital version, the Motorola CP200d, which retains the radio’s simplicity and durability while delivering all the advantages of digital technology.
Another option is the Motorola BC130, an economical, easy-to-use radio available exclusively through BearCom. The BC130 has been recognized in the Contractors’ Top 50 New Products awards made annually by Equipment Today magazine and ForConstructionPros.com.
Construction organizations needing the very latest digital technologies look to the MOTOTRBO line from Motorola. The Motorola XPR6350, a popular choice for professionals, offers both voice and data communications and features one-touch calling, quick text messaging, and enhanced call management.
Radios can be augmented with two-way team communications systems, which improve team effectiveness, productivity, and safety through continuous, hands-free, full-duplex communication. These systems are specifically designed to withstand demanding environments, while delivering hearing protection and outstanding audio clarity.
When the day’s work is done, a construction company’s emphasis often turns to security. IP video surveillance cameras are widely used to deter crime on job sites, and integrating cameras into a wireless mesh broadband network can dramatically reduce installation costs.
Johnston noted that when the need for video surveillance equipment or two-way radios is short-term, many organizations prefer to rent that equipment rather than purchase it. “Radios often are rented to replace units lost or under repair, when additional radios are needed for a specific project, and when communicating with subcontractors whose radios are not compatible,” he said.
BearCom provides a broad line of high-performance wireless communications products, services, and complete mobility solutions. Founded in 1981, BearCom is America's only nationwide dealer and integrator of wireless communications equipment, serves customers from 26 branch offices located throughout the U.S., has several affiliated offices around the world, and employs approximately 400 people. BearCom is headquartered in the Dallas, Texas area. For more information, visit http://www.BearCom.com/construction.