The Five Best Two-Way Radios for Construction Crews

The Five Best Two-Way Radios for Construction Crews
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The Five Best Two-Way Radios for Construction Crews

Loud Workplaces Require Excellent Communication Devices

Construction sites are busy and loud environments with workers spread out across a wide area - sometimes several stories or more up in the air! When they need to communicate with each other, it’s neither practical nor reasonable for someone to stop what they’re doing and physically find the person they need. 

With two-way radios, construction crews can keep in contact as they discuss projects, request materials, or alert their team to an emergency. However, construction sites are also loud due to heavy equipment and power tools, and it may be difficult for users to relay their messages without the appropriate devices and accessories.

Motorola CP100D Two-Way Radio

The Motorola CP100D two-way radio is the perfect entry-level solution for construction crews that need a reliable, affordable communication solution. This radio, which features both analog and digital capabilities, is easily upgradeable, allowing it to grow with the needs of your business. Built to endure even the toughest conditions, the CP100D is both dust and splashproof, with an IP54 rating and several additional benefits and features such as:

  • 35% longer talk time
  • Superior audio
  • Wider radio coverage
  • Twice the voice capacity in a 12.5 kHz licensed channel
  • Non-display and limited keypads
  • 16 to 160 channel options

Motorola R7 Two-Way Radio

The MOTOTRBO R7 two-way radio is ideal for construction crews. This professionally enhanced device is designed to make communication clear and your team more efficient, providing top-of-the-line audio quality, coverage, and device durability. The R7 combines the latest technology with existing radios to outperform its predecessors, with a powerful new speaker, longer battery life, and a call playback feature. It also has a number of other features, including:

  • The first chemical-resistant two-way radio
  • Bluetooth and integrated Wi-Fi
  • Trunking Support

These incredible and industry-leading features make the R7 a versatile option for workforces in various industries, including construction.

Motorola XPR3000 Series Digital Radios

The XPR3000 series are cutting-edge digital radios designed to communicate essential voice and data for construction crews and their business-critical operations. Equipped with an easily accessible emergency button, the XPR3000 series radios enable one-touch help summoning, utilizing Transmit Interrupt to clear a channel if necessary. 

It offers a range of features, including:

  • Bluetooth® and integrated Wi-Fi
  • Text messaging capabilities
  • Telephony for connectivity between radios and landlines or mobile phones
  • Work order ticket management

Additionally, the XPR3000 series radios have an IP68 waterproof rating and rigorous testing to meet military standards mean that these radios are highly reliable in demanding conditions.

Motorola SL3500E MOTOTRBO Radio

The Motorola SL3500e is a feature-rich two-way radio that’s ideal for construction crews looking for a reliable site-wide communication device. Some of the features of the SLE3500e include the following:

  • Bluetooth capabilities
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Two-line OLED screen
  • Scalable and compatible with MOTOTRBO two-way radio repeaters and systems
  • Unified Workgroups

With the Motorola SL3500e, construction crews can connect employees onsite and off, helping to get work done faster and more efficiently.

Motorola MOTOTRBO ION Smart Radio

The Motorola MOTOTRBO ION is a rugged and sophisticated device that offers voice communication and broadband data and has access to the growing App Development network, including:

  • Barcode Scanner
  • Work Ticketing
  • Location Tracking
  • Video Streaming

The device features an IP68 rating for being dust-tight and can withstand 2 hours of immersion in water. It also has a 4” high-resolution touchscreen made of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, making it perfect for sharing images, schematics, diagrams, and videos while preventing the inevitable scratches and breaks that come with working on a construction site.


About Amerizon

Suppose you need radios that will enable your business or organization to connect over other devices, at other locations, or across distances. In that case, Amerizon Wireless will walk you through the process of obtaining the radios, along with Nationwide PTT coverage. 

For more information about the monthly subscription fees, and how to obtain free TLK 100 radios when you sign up for Motorola WAVE Push-to-Talk Over Cellular, don't hesitate to get in touch with our WAVE activation team by calling us at 1-866-MCA-WAVE or emailing us at