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What's the Difference Between the Best Two-Way Radios for Schools?

While there are many brands to choose from, Pumaradio has established themselves as providers of some of the best two-way radios for schools. But with so many models on offer, how can you decipher which is the best radio for your school?

We've put together this short guide to help you understand the distinguishing features of each radio so that you can make an informed choice for your educational establishment. Up first is the Pumaradio PR-350.


Pumaradio PR-350

Perhaps best described as the entry-level model, this small and lightweight offering from Pumaradio is one of the best radios for use in schools that are smaller in nature. With the PR-350, there are no license fees to pay (if you don't want to), and the shorter range suits schools with a complex of tight-knit buildings such as primary schools or nurseries.

The Lithium-ion battery provides enough juice for one day's use and is robust enough to carry on working if dropped from a neck lanyard or holster. This particular model also comes with a one-year warranty.


Pumaradio PR-350LF

The newest addition to the Pumaradio family, the PR-350LF, gives users a license-free walkie talkie with a little more "oomph" than the PR-350. With intuitive operation, the PR-350LF builds on the small and lightweight design of its predecessor. It's capable of working for up to three days thanks to its much larger 2000mAh lithium-ion battery.

The range is also more extensive, which covers small to medium-sized school premises. This model is perfect if you're looking to a high-performance radio without forking out vast sums, as you secure a lot of product for the price point. The one-year warranty comes as standard, but you can upgrade to two years should you wish to.


Pumaradio PR-585

One of the best-selling walkie talkies for schools nationally, the PR-585 is more substantial in stature than the aforementioned two-way radios. It also brings a whole new range of functionality to the table. With a digital display and one-watt audio, users will enjoy the ease of use this robust device provides. With a 1800mAh lithium-ion battery, this two-way radio can easily sustain one full day of heavy use.

But where the PR-585 excels is the power output, which is rated at five watts, the highest-power school radios are allowed under UK law. Even schools that cover an expansive surface area are no problem for this walkie talkie. With this model, the warranty is also two years as standard, as opposed to one.


Pumaradio PR-450

Known in the industry as the "Tough Cookie," this is the most robust and durable offering from Pumaradio. Sharing much of the PR-585's performance, the PR-450 adds a 1.5-watt audio speaker to the five-watt power output, which doesn't distort or lose sound quality at loud volumes.

As mentioned, this radio is as rugged as they come. It's great for outdoor use with its water-resistant design and continued ability to handle knocks or drops inflicted by grounds and maintenance staff (or unruly children) without any issues. It's compatible with the rest of the Pumaradio range and comes with a three-year warranty, underscoring Pumaradio's commitment to its durability.


Make an Informed Choice When It Comes to the Best Two-Way Radio for Schools

In large part, your choice of school radios will be governed by the size and nature of your premises. However, understanding each of the different features of each Pumaradio model can help you make an informed choice about which one is best suited to your school's needs. Regardless of the model, each two-way radio comes with an individual drop-in charger and belt clip as standard.

If you would like to discuss your educational radio requirements, don't hesitate to contact a member of our skilled staff who will be able to recommend which model is the most suitable for your site. Or if you have an urgent enquiry, call our experts on 01274 911340.   

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