Buckingham Palace is a very large building; it has nearly 800 rooms, and a garden that could accommodate Wembley Stadium four times over. The award ceremony will see 7,000 guests in attendance on 16th May. All of this presents a huge logistical challenge for the team, and they needed two way radios that would be reliable, secure and durable.
Motorola Two Way Radios
The Duke of Edinburgh award team wanted to ensure that all guests were chaperoned efficiently at Buckingham Palace, and they also wanted to ensure staff were in constant contact across the 19 acre site.
Brentwood recommended the Motorola DP2400 radio, a digital unit that offers a superb array of professional features in a very compact size. Each unit has a belt clip and compact antenna, and a LED that changes colour according to the radio status and mode.
This radio’s key feature is its intelligent audio volume, which automatically adjusts the speaker according to the background noise. That means staff moving in and out of the palace don’t have to continuously turn their volume up and down, which results in less distraction for guests.
Because this radio is a digital model, battery life is considerably better than analogue-only radios, so staff will not have to return to base to recharge. Each unit can also be programmed with a lone worker mode that helps to ensure all operators who work alone are less vulnerable.
The Duke of Edinburgh award staff used their radios to support their security team, event organisers and palace staff. To ensure discretion, Brentwood supplied D-shape earpieces for hands free operation. The team has also invested in individual cases that can be used to carry the radio without a belt clip. Each case has a shoulder strap to make the radios easy to carry.
Why Hire or purchase From Us?
As part of our service, Brentwood programs licensed radios to the specifications in the operator’s license. That means the radios can be used straight away, without the need to change settings on delivery. We’re always thrilled to supply radios for high-profile events, and we can offer affordable options for both purchase and radio hire. Read what the event organisers from the D of E thought of our service here.
Contact our friendly team now on 01245 403520, and find out which options we recommend for your next event.