We were delighted to be contacted by the Billericay Round Table, organisers of the annual event, asking for our help to ensure everything ran smooth and safely on the night.
Brentwood has lots of experience supplying two way radio solutions for large public Bonfire Night celebrations and firework displays, so we were more than happy to share our expertise and put together a solution that met their needs.
Attracting around 20,000 visitors each year, Billericay Fireworks attracts visitors from across Essex and beyond. With so many people flocking to watch the giant fireworks display, the key concerns of the organisers were being able to coordinate people arriving efficiently and effectively, keeping staff and stewards in constant contact across a large, busy site in the dark and, of course, being able to guarantee visitor safety at all times.
After assessing the size of the Lake Meadows site, we recognised that maintaining reliable coverage over a wide network area was a priority to ensure radio users stayed in touch at all times.
With that in mind, we supplied a fleet of Motorola Digital Radios and a Motorola DM4400 Base Station along with a DR3000 Repeater. The DR3000 boosted system coverage so all of the Motorola Digital handsets supplied worked reliably across the site at all times.
The DM4400 is a high powered mobile radio transmitter which can be fitted to a vehicle or used as a standalone Base Station. It can act as control point for a network of handheld radios.
The option to use the DM44000 as a static base station was perfect for the Lake Meadows event. Users knew it would always be in position if a portable handheld radio wasn’t available during setup and preparation as well as on the night itself.
As well as communicating with each other, it was important that organisers could make themselves heard over the crowds, both to make announcements and, more importantly, to help ensure safety. We therefore also supplied loud hailers along with the radio equipment.
As stewards and staff were working on the move in a busy environment, it was important that their two way radios were not a hindrance. We therefore also supplied D shaped earpieces, so users to keep listening to the network at all times without having to hold their handsets.
If you have an event coming up, whatever the size and whatever the location, Brentwood has the expertise to help your organising team stay connected. Give us a call for a no obligation chat about your plans on 01245 403520.