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Two-Way Radio Rentals

Event security can be a substantial logistical challenge with many things happening at once and people gathering by the thousands. Whether it's a sporting event, a music series, a trade show, an art festival or a corporate event, it's all about coordination. And coordination comes down to reliable secure communication.

Are the right people getting the right information in a timely manner? Is everyone able to respond quickly to unforeseen events? Those involved need to have clear direction, the ability to ask questions and solve problems, and access up-to-date information. That's why event organisers need to approach two-way radios (walkie-talkies) as their first and most essential safety device.

Here's a look at the key advantages of renting two-way radios for event security:

  • Crowd control and disturbances: The sooner you can rush security people to the scene of a scuffle, the greater your chance of preventing it from turning into a full-blown brawl.
  • Health and safety: Festival-goers can suffer heart attacks, slip on wet pavement and break a leg, choke on a chilidog and who knows what else. There's no substitute for calling help to the scene as soon as possible.
  • Workforce management: Supervisors can use radios to coordinate their staff and to make sure everybody is where they are supposed to be. The one-to-many capabilities of two-way radios make it possible to communicate with dozens of people instantaneously.
  • Service and maintenance requests: Because security people are the eyes and ears of your event, they can be the first to report spills, equipment breakdowns and customers getting testy about uneven service.
  • Accommodating set-up, teardown and technical crews: Musical events in particular require security staff to coordinate with crews setting up and tearing down tons of equipment and managing sophisticated stage shows. They also need to be able to alert additional security personnel at the first sign of trouble and call in help if there's an accident.
When organisers deal with large groups, everyone feels more secure knowing they can communicate with the appropriate people. Renting your radio system for event security makes that happen.

That's one of the main reasons why Tait Mobile Waikato | Dove Radio Communications has one of the largest rental two-way radio fleets in New Zealand: We supply all the gear, do all the setup and deal with all the Radio Spectrum New Zealand requirements for you. When the event is over, Tait Mobile Waikato | Dove Radio Communications takes all the gear back so you don't have to mess with it.

Why two-way radios are superior to mobile phones

Some event organisers may think mobile phones are all they need to keep people talking to each other during major events. This is a risky miscalculation.

Mobile phone networks are notorious for dead spots, dropped calls and service-level issues — the last thing an event organiser needs. Plus, there are virtually no options for group calling, private conversations, and emergency all-hands alerts.

In addition, phone systems can get overwhelmed in emergencies. When an emergency happens, everybody wants to make a call to loved ones around the country, to tell they are safe. Unfortunately, this often means the phone systems get overwhelmed. Two-way radios can handle more capacity and prioritize users and traffic so that the most vital communications are handled first. Two-way radios can also be configured to cover large areas, and with the right infrastructure, they can be more effective than phones in difficult areas like underground parking garages or remote corners of your venue.

Tait Mobile Waikato | Dove Radio Communications will be happy to consult with you and develop the perfect plan for your event operations.


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