Best Two Way Radios for Universities

According to Statistics Canada, there are approximately 98 universities throughout the country’s 13 provinces and territories. Estimates are that in those universities, the student population alone is approximately 1.5 million. When you factor in the staff and security that make up the campus life, there is an important element (and need for) communication to ensure the safety and security of each of those individuals.

From lecture hall, classroom to library, you need the best tools for ensuring just that.

Here is a look at the best two way radios or walkie talkies for universities as we approach the beginnings of yet another school year.


Built with the latest analog and digital technology, the CP200D is compatible with MotoTRBO two way radio users, which some of your staff may be using, and provides superior audio quality, coverage and long-lasting battery life (14.5 hours on analog and 18.5 in digital). Definitely a reliable, cost-effective two way radio communication tool, which enables you to keep your staff connected and coordinated for day-to-day use. The added bonus with this technology includes allowing a supervisor to interrupt a user and deliver critical messages when and where necessary.

Motorola DTR650

This Motorola DTR650 is perfect for educational use, lasting up to 19 hours with battery life. With private and secure communications and no license required, this two way radio offers digital one-to-many calling in either public or private groups. It provides excellent in-building penetration, with up to 350,000 square feet or 30 floors of coverage (with an additional long-whip antenna) and clear digital audio quality that ensures the message is both relayed and understood.

An added bonus is the advanced messaging abilities, which include transmitting 25 available and / or 10 pre-programmed messages, along with group calling capabilities. Easy to operate and easy to communicate.

Motorola MotoTRBO XPR3300 (non-display) and XPR3500 (display)

This MotoTRBO product offers durability but light, easy to care for design with an ability to function in both digital and analog modes – with easy migration between the two. With audio that adjusts automatically, depending on background noise, and a two year warranty, this two way radio is perfect for day in and day out performance.

A few things to keep in mind when considering the move to two way radio systems at your school. A digital two way radio system is a one-time cost on your school’s budget, not a recurring monthly fee like cell phone plans. Another benefit? Communication, especially in an emergency, can occur to multiple staff at once – which results in direct action and immediate results.

Nova Communications, Canada’s largest dealer of not only two way radios, but also two way radio accessories, can equip you and your staff with the tools necessary to ensure everyone in your school – whether it’s elementary or university, can learn in a safe and secure environment. Contact us today for more information or start with the FREE Portable Radio Selection Guide below.

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