In order to help you when it comes to deciding on a new product, we have compiled a list of all the two-way radios for security forces which are currently available.

The two-way radio revolutionised communication back when it was developed in the 1930s; since then, it has been an essential piece of equipment in the inventory of a security force.

Over the years the professional two-way radio has undergone significant development – nowadays, it is more efficient and effective than ever before. This development allows our security forces to better organise themselves and hence be of greater aid to the public.

Best two-way radios for the police force
Motorola XT460 two-way radios for security forces

Motorola XT460

With the XT460 model, Motorola has produced an great two-way radio for harsh and rough environments. This particular model has undergone Motorola’s most severe testing (simulating up to five years of field use) and boasts an IP55 rating.

In addition to its durability, the Licensed XT460 houses 8 channels with up to 219 codes and allows you to programme 16 pre-recorded channels. This product is ideal for noisy environments, as it comes with a built-in 1500mW loudspeaker.

Why you’ll love it:

  • IP55 rating
  • Military standard 810G
  • Antimicrobial coating
  • 1500mW loudspeaker
  • 9km range
  • VOX capability

 

Vertex VX-451Vertex VX-451 two-way radios for security forces

The Vertex VX–451 has all the essential design qualities that make it the perfect two-way radio for the police force. Its fantastic IP57 rating not only protects it from any dust, but also signifies that it can be submerged in water for a period of 30 minutes.

In addition to its durability this device houses other impressive features such as the ‘man down’ function. Furthermore, if the VX-451 is lost or stolen, it can be temporarily or permanently disabled via a remote source.

The VX–451 comes in either a VHF or UHF model – this means that you can and can decide on which device to purchase in accordance with your required range, whilst not compromising on the great features it offers.

Why you’ll love it:

  • 6 scan options
  • Licensed radio with 32 channels
  • ARTS notification system
  • 5 hours of battery life
  • CTCSS / DCS Encode and Decode

Best two-way radios for field agents

Mitex General XtremeMitex General Xtreme

The General Xtreme from Mitex is ideal for outdoor use. With an IP66 rating, it is protected from the elements in every environment.

Perfect for long distance communication, these field agent two-way radios have an approximate range of 25km; tasks in this line of work are rarely in close proximity and response time is crucial.

In addition to this excellent range are the built-in rechargeable 1500mAh batteries, so you won’t have to worry about running flat whilst you’re on call.

The design of the GeneralX is lightweight and compact; as a result it will fit comfortably into any pouches without adding extra weight that could slow you down.

Why you’ll love it:

  • 8/10 hour battery life
  • 16 channels
  • Compatible with existing General, Pro and DMR models
  • Wide range of accessories available

 

vertex VX-459 two-way radios for security forces

Vertex VX-459 (Licensed two-way radio)

This licensed professional two-way radio is programmed to scan up to 512 channels, therefore allows wide spread communication with a maximum of 32 groups. Furthermore, it comes in VHF and UHF so you can tailor your purchase around your activity.

Unique to Vertex two-way radios, the Auto Range Transpond System (ARTS) notifies you when there is another ARTS device in the vicinity. Another useful feature when working in this particular field is the clear voice and whisper feature, this will essentially detect a lower tone of voice and transmit it in an audible volume.

Potentially the most important feature aside from range is the ability to temporarily or permanently disable the VX-459 if it were to be stolen or lost. Taking into account the field of work, it would be disastrous if there device were to make itself into the wrong hands.

Why you’ll love it:

  • IP57 rating
  • 5 hours battery life with battery saver function
  • 9 programmable keys
  • Light & compact: 296g / 109 x 58.5 x 43mm
  • Emergency button and ‘Lone Walker’ alerts

 

Best two-way radios for the fire service

Motorola DP2400Motorola DP2400

The DP2400 as one of the most durable and cost-effective devices on the market. The impressive IP55 rating will keep your device safe from the elements, making it ideal for the fire service.

Sound quality is paramount to the overall appeal of a professional two-way radio. The DP4200 features intelligent audio, meaning that the radio volume automatically adjusts to the present background noise.

A rather unique feature with this particular product is the fact it is equipped with both analogue and digital technology. This offers you the option of communicating with analogue radios or effortlessly switching over to digital whenever necessary.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Available in UHF and VHF
  • Group calling
  • Noise-cancelling software
  • VOX capability
  • 8 setting scan function and 16 channels

 

Entel HT953 ATEX PMR446 Two-Way Radio with LCDEntel HT953 two-way radios for security forces

The only professional PMR446 two-way radio that ATEX approves in today’s market is the Entel HT953. With an IP68 rating, each device is individually tested to guarantee it can be submerged to 5 metres for up to an hour.

In addition to its extreme robustness, the audio features of this two-way radio make it the perfect device when in an emergency. Programmed with VOX and extra loud audio, communication remains clear even in the most challenging environments.

Entel have definitely placed a huge emphasis on safety when constructing this two-way radio. There is a built-in emergency call and personal attack setting which sends out an automated message if triggered.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Mil-Std 810C/D/E/F
  • Long-life Lithium-Ion battery technology
  • Optional Bluetooth, voice scrambler and voice announcements
  • 255 Channels
  • High-visibility backlit LCD display

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