OnGuard’s Push to Talk feature allows supervisors instant communication with individual guards and patrol systems free of charge, replacing costly cell phone SMS’s and conventional two-way radio units.
Advancements in Push to Talk device technologies have cleared the way to instant communication at reduced costs keeping clients and employees safe. While traditionally, the two-way radio might be the best-known method for guard communications, there have since been many advancements in the field.
While OnGuard supplies a variety of push to talk options, the Android mobile phone app proves to be the most popular choice.
Push to Talk technology explained: Push to talk technology provides a method of communicating through two communication lines but not at the same time. Think of the “walkie-talkie”, one person holds the device and presses a button to talk. Once they release the button, another person with the device, on the same frequency can then communicate back. It is a highly effective way to talk when using radio frequencies, as the signal is almost always available. It also means more than two people can be included in a conversation making it popular for patrolling units. A further advantage of this kind of push to talk technology minimises background noise, as only one person can talk at a time, so interference is reduced.
Other style walkie-talkie devices can be manufactured with a fitted push to talk switch near the microphone, making it easy to hold while a person is talking. These systems come in many shapes and sizes, making them ideal for several types of industries. Technology has made way for a voice operated switch to be activated when a person is too busy or unable to press the button.