BroadNet | Why Network Radio Enhances Safety & Security of your Remote Workforce
Construction sites, particularly Highways sites can cover vast areas. Motorway construction and maintenance for example can be many miles long. Road patching and traffic management crews can cover a hundred-mile radius in one day.
How do you know where the teams are, where that single vital piece of grading equipment is, are the teams safe? How do you redeploy the team to a more urgent task? How do you speak live to the team? How does the team communicate between themselves whilst on site? All these questions are ones that should be running through managers minds.
Historically there have been a range of ways for organisations to achieve this – Tracking apps, job management apps, mobile phones and vehicle trackers etc but none of these solutions do it all.
A good network radio solution, such as BroadNet, with its additional integrated software portfolio does all this and more.
Network Radio uses existing international infrastructure of mobile networks, satellite and Wi-Fi to transmit data is very efficient and totally secure packages. The result is crystal clear digital voice communication with no crackles or interference, unit tracking, SOS, Incident and Job Management, The ability to send images back to the controller, unlimited channels and callsigns, BodyCam CCTV ( Which can be send back to the controller), Web Based controller system where a manager can log in via any internet browser and interact with the units.
Clients own apps can also be loaded on to many of the handsets making the devices truly fully integrated into an organisations existing workflow.
Using a system like BroadNet means that teams on the ground have their own point to point communications on their own channel, broadcasting to either the whole team or individual users. Managers can access any team channel and talk directly to the whole team or any individual user in their organisation using either a push to talk radio style or BN Call two-way phone call.
Teams can send images back to their managers identifying issues, or unexpected job requirements. Should a member of the team have a safety or security concern they can press their SOS button which alerts other users in the team and controllers that there is an issue. On the Bodycam units, pressing SOS automatically starts the CCTV and then send that’s to the controller.
Controllers can send jobs direct to teams and an see when they have accepted the tasking, when they have departed to the task, arrived at the task and completed the task. Locations can be identified using google mapping, or tools
such as What3Words
BroadNet has been pioneering solutions using network radio for nearly a decade, develops its own handset and web based dispatched software and is used by over 250 organisations including South Eastern Railway, Brighton & Hove Buses, Surrey Ambulance Service, Glenmavis Traffic Management and Oldham Council to name but a few.