Two Way Radios For Theme Parks

Theme Park Two Way Radios

Two Way Radio communication is almost a prerequisite for Theme Park operators.
Without efficient communications, monitoring and controlling large numbers of visitors (and staff), spread across a wide area can quickly become a big Health & Safety headache.

Theme Park Safety

Theme Parks have to offer a safe environment for all of their visitors, not to mention their own workers. With large gatherings of people, the possibility of illness, injury, crime and anti-social behaviour are always present. These incidents need quick reaction by on-site staff and can occur in areas where Two Way Radios are the only practical form of communication.

Theme Park Radio Coverage

The first thing that comes to mind when considering Two Way Radios for a Theme Park, is the large coverage area involved. A simple back to back (simplex) radio system probably won’t cover the full site efficiently.

This type of coverage problem can be overcome with the use of wide area repeaters.
Unfortunately, repeaters can increase the cost and complexity of a radio system.
Fortunately, the majority of Theme Park Communications only require short range comms. e.g. between staff on a single attraction, or in a catering area.
If there is a need for multiple users needing site-wide coverage, then the way to go is a digital trunking system. Security / medical / evacuation calls can be given priority in the event of an emergency situation.

How About Water Theme Parks?

By now, everyone knows that water and electronics don’t mix.
That may well be true, however Two Way Radios are now available with high IP (ingress protection) ratings. Some models are even submersible, and can survive a dip in the swimming pool!
So even a Water Park can make use of Two Way Radios.

Emergency Location in Theme Parks

Some digital radios have the ability to send GPS co-ordinates to a designated control centre and pinpoint the location of emergency calls. Response times, which can be critical, are reduced drastically when the incident location is known.

New digital technology also makes it possible to send automated alarms, errors, reports and warnings to numerous locations including other radios, mobile phones, e-mail, or even audible / visual alerts on PC’s, all via the two way radio system.
Setting up a two way radio system means simple, rapid deployment of various ad-hoc monitoring systems is now a real possibility.

Theme Park Evacuation

How often do evacuations happen, only to find that a false alarm has been triggered?
We now have the ability to send “pre alerts” to a digital radio or mobile phone allowing a designated person to investigate an automated “alarm” and assess whether a full emergency needs initiating.

A configurable three stage, escalating alert sequence is available.
For example…

  • 1st stage.
    Individual alarm sent to supervisor radio and/or smart phone… 2 minute delay (configurable)
  • 2nd stage.
    Group call alarm sent to several radios, or phones… 2 minute delay (configurable)
  • 3rd stage.
    Regular alarm initiated.

If no action is taken at any stage the system will escalate to the next stage, until ultimately a normal full alarm will be triggered.

In a Theme Park setting, this type of system could save a lot of panic and disappointed visitors.

For more information, advice or just a chat about your options, please contact us.

Categories: Two Way Radio
Radphone: By: Nick Allison. Nick's been in the two way radio industry for more years than he wants to admit. He has seen numerous initiatives come and go, but thinks there will always be a need for basic voice only two way radio comms.

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