Spanning the private and public sectors, the Facilities Management industry is notoriously difficult to define, but it is all about taking control of ‘non-core’ services, allowing organisations to concentrate on what they do best.
Facilities Management performs a vital function in the smooth running of offices, retail centres, industrial buildings, schools and hospitals. It has grown to become a strategic business discipline and today offers a wider range of choice in how specific functions and services are delivered.
The extent to which services offered will vary and flex around a client’s need, the site being managed and the resources available but would typically include:
- Health and Safety
The use of Kenwood two-way radio communication to coordinate services within the FM industry is widespread, providing the ability to deliver clear voice and data transmissions to different teams located around a site to prioritise work, respond to situations, manage emergency procedures, maximise the efficient use of resources and ultimately to speed up and improve the quality of service delivered.
In recent years, managed sites have become larger and the number of user groups to be served by two-way radio communication increased. Buildings too are more complex in construction, stretching the performance limits of existing analogue two-way radio networks beyond their economical capability and resulting in less than ideal reception dead spots.
Digital two-way radio offers the ideal solution; giving increased range and clarity up to the limits of the coverage area, increased security against eavesdropping and importantly, the flexibility in configuration to meet specific needs.
The cost of migrating an ageing analogue system to digital can be daunting, but with Kenwood digital two-way radio solutions, the investment can be phased over time as all Kenwood digital radio devices feature automatic analogue/digital Mixed Mode operation (which allows them to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios whatever the make) providing a predictable and cost effective path to full digital implementation.
Kenwood offers a wide variety of proven digital two-way radio communication solutions with voice and voice and data capabilities, allowing you to select the air interface technology that best suits your operation including NEXEDGE NXDN and NEXEDGE DMR . The systems can be supported by KAS-10 and KAS-20 AVL and Dispatch Software Suites to give greater control of operations and resources and enhance worker safety.
For smaller scale operations on compact sites, the latest ProTalk digital PMR446 radios and ProTalk DECT fully duplex digital wireless intercom systems provide instant communications economically and without the need for a license.
As you would expect, all Kenwood professional series hand portable walkie talkies conform to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G for ruggedness and durability and are IP54/55 Water & Dust Intrusion rated, making them ideal for use in facilities management applications.
To discover more about the millions of Kenwood devices in use by countless customers in hundreds of applications around the world, including the innovative multi-protocol NX-5000 Series (NXDN, DMR, P25 and FM Analogue) and NX-3000 Series (NXDN, DMR and FM Analogue) hand portable walkie talkies and mobiles, please visit the linked pages, complete the Enquiry Form or contact an authorised Kenwood Communications reseller.
If you need a system designed to meet more complex site or operating requirements look into our Professional Communication System Solutions,
You can also read more about how Kenwood digital two-way radio systems have been put to work in managing facilities at the One New Change shopping and office complex in the City of London, Chapelfield Shopping Centre, Norwich, La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona and the CN Tower, Toronto.