Cell phones work best
Though cell phones may seem to be working for your team, are they actually ideal for your environment? With jobsite elements and the probability of getting dropped, there is a huge risk of ruining your communications before you even get started.
Handheld radios are much more rugged and are even offered in waterproof versions. Wash that concrete right off, save your time and money and become more efficient by reaching out to the entire team with just the push of a button.
Cheaper is better
This is not the case. Often the money-saving option proves to be the kiss of death. Product specifications are so important with this type of communications, and I almost guarantee that you will unknowingly sacrifice power output, which is vital to providing proper coverage for your team. So stick with the model that was recommended to you in the first place, or reach out to a dealer who can refer you to one.
Amazon, EBay and Craigslist are Valid Sources
You are wasting your money if you buy handhelds from these websites. Ninety-nine percent of the time these sources are unauthorized resellers. Most had previously owned the exact radios you are buying. Once they realized their own mistake, they decided to capitalize on yours.
Not only will these radios probably not be programmed properly, but they may also mix in different frequency bands which can be extremely detrimental to your entire system.
It is important to find a company that you trust to provide you the right solutions. In doing so, you will not only save time and money, but your team will be much more efficient.
For the concrete construction industry, a UHF frequency band system is highly recommended. As workers typically communicate through walls and other obstructions, frequencies should be strong enough to reach the other handhelds with no problem.