The Need For A Totally Private Business Walkie Talkie
Most commercial radios that are used by business and industry are not private. The inner workings you your business, such as emergencies, can be heard over a wide area when standard commercial walkie talkies are used for communications. Cellular and push to talk cell phone services are more private but can become expensive. GMRS and FRS radios are not really legal for business use, and none of these walkie talkies offer voice scrambling or encryption.
Why Use Voice Scrambling On Your Business Walkie Talkies?
In the United States, any unscrambled radio transmission on the business radio bands can be legally intercepted by radio hobbyists or anyone else using a simple scanner which sells for under $100. Since almost every business has some trade or operational secrets that they want to keep private, a voice scrambling walkie talkie can be a useful security tool.
Protect Your Business’s Privacy With Voice Scrambled Walkie Talkies.
Radios such as the Motorola On-Site RDU-2020 feature voice inversion scrambling for added privacy. Most scanner operators do not have the capability to de-scramble your voice when this feature is used.
What Is The Range Of Voice Encrypted Walkie Talkies For Business Use?
Range of most business UHF radios such as the On-Site RDU-2020 by Motorola is about two to five miles. With an outside antenna this range can be extended to fifteen or twenty miles. Totally private digital walkie talkies using 900 Mhz have a range of about one to two miles.
ISM Digital Radios Vs. Voice Scrambled Walkie Talkies For Business
Radios for business use that offer voice scrambling or encryption require a license from the FCC. This license may cost around $100 per channel. Though many users of voice scrambled UHF radios for business fail to license them and never have any issues, they could be fined up to $10,000 if caught operating illegally. The best practice when purchasing a voice scrambling UHF radio for your business is to apply for the correct FCC license. Scrambled UHF radios, such as the model below are not truly digital, but have a longer range than 900 MHZ models. 900 MHZ Digital business radios offer near total privacy on the other hand and do not require a license. If you are looking for a totally private business radio and don’t need long range, then a digital walkie talkie may work for you. If you need to cover up to a few miles on the other hand, then your best low-cost option is a business walkie talkie with voice scrambler, such as the one below.
Below is a photo of the Motorola On-Site UHF radio with voice scrambler:
Below is a photo of an ISM business 900MHZ walkie talkie radio which offers near total privacy. Click on image for more details.
Other Options For Totally Private Two Way Radio Walkie Talkies For Business
Another option for a completely private digital walkie that is legal for business use are the XRS or Extreme Radio Service, a trademarked brand name of Trisquare. These 900 Mhz radios put out about one watt, and have range comparable to FRS-GMRS radios, and offer total privacy. They are less expensive than commercial quality 900 Mhz radios such as the On-Site in the photo above.