The Lord Mayor’s Show has changed immeasurably since it began 800 years ago, but it’s made quite an impression over the years. The event has featured in Shakespeare’s plays, and the coach that the Lord Mayor rides in is the same one used in the 1757 parade.
Today’s world is very different to the mediaeval setting of the first parade in 1215. While the tradition of the Lord Mayor’s Show is true to the original spirit of the event, the modern equivalent takes place on a much bigger scale.
The Lord Mayor’s Show requires heightened security, as well as coordination between distant teams. All of the access points into the site had to be monitored, and the security staff needed to be in constant contact with each other. The historic coach is itself a priceless antique that presents unique security challenges for the team.
The Lord Mayor’s Show also features a stunning procession, and that means keeping roads completely free of traffic. Road closures can be inconvenient to road users, so it’s important an events team can communicate effectively and keep disruption to a minimum through the day.
Amey Highways hired a set of two way radios for the Lord Mayor’s Show 2015, which took place on 14th November. The company is dedicated to road safety, and was put in charge of handling road closures and traffic around the event.
The company also monitored all of the entrance and exit points to ensure that attendees were safe and secure.
Brentwood recommended a set of Motorola DP4400 two way radios to keep Amey staff in contact with each other. This radio has many features that are ideal for high security events, such as a Man Down alarm that is triggered if the radio is horizontal indicating that a staff member may be in danger..
The Motorola DP4400 also has an emergency button, text messaging capability, and integrated Bluetooth for easy wireless use. This radio is also submersible, so it’s suitable for outdoor use in poor weather, and will still function if dunked in a puddle – or the River Thames!
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If you’re planning an event or a one-off gala parade, there’s no need to spend half your budget on radios. Instead of buying outright, hire your equipment from us, and get the latest two way radios and accessories for a really affordable price. Call us now on 01245 403520.