Best Walkie Talkies for Construction

Two-way radios are primarily utilised on construction sites to:

  • Keep track of workers onsite (providing every staff member to communicate quickly and securely)
  • Request a first aider (support your team when there are medical emergencies on the site)
  • Quick and efficient sharing of all multimedia such as images, videos etc. between teams

Walkie talkies, A.K.A two-way radios can cover a wide spectrum of uses, solving communication issues at the push of a button within sites. They are a versatile tool that can adapt to any situation offering incredible value for money as initial investment without the hindrance of monthly bills or call charges.

They can also become a valuable tool during an emergency. In today’s current climate it is imperative that construction establishments are prepared and we offer a range of affordable and relevant walkie talkies. When making your choice consider the area you need to cover and what you wish to achieve from your walkie talkies/two-way radios. Most common situations of construction sites purchasing two-way radios we see is for security and clear communication purposes, as well as having more organised construction projects where we have uninterrupted signal coverage with the professional Motorola two-way radios.

Key users of walkie talkies on construction sites include:

  • Managers (both on and off-site)
  • Building site inspectors
  • Electricians, engineers and carpenters
  • Construction site labourer or technicians
  • Security teams and other admin staff members

Key uses of walkie talkie in the construction and building industry:

  • Coordination between multiple teams
  • Complex building and construction projects
  • Alarm Handler Solution
  • Security and safety of labourers or technicians
  • Emergency/incident response

Do I need a radio licence for my construction site walkie talkies?

When you have a large area to cover PMR446 radios (Private Mobile Radio, 446 MHz) may not give you the coverage you require, therefore, you may need to look at a licensed two-way radio / walkie talkie that better respond to your communication needs. From success stories we can say that professional walkie talkies are the perfect solution for large construction sites and to organise and properly set up important construction events. Licensed walkie-talkies will require an OFCOM radio licence. This can be a minefield, but the benefit you get from DCRS is that we can assist with the application and take care of the renewals if you need us to, just ask! You can learn more about OFCOM radio licences here.

The best walkie talkies for construction sites we recommend

Motorola Solutions Mototrbo DP1400 Digital Licenced Two-Way Radio 


Best walkie talkie DP1400 for construction sites

Simple and affordable, the Mototrbo DP1400 portable walkie talkie analogue/digital radio connects your site efficiently and has the flexibility to grow with your institution. By combining the best of two-way radio functionality with the latest analogue and digital technology, the DP1400 is perfect for construction site teams that want to stay connected.

Fully compatible with the MOTOTRBO family of radios, the DP1400 has superior audio quality, many emergency features, outstanding coverage, and long-lasting battery life.

You can also choose the analogue only DP1400 model, which gives you great voice communications today, with a path to crisp and clear digital voice communications when you’re ready. All you will need is a simple software upgrade.

Whatever your needs, the DP1400 provides a simple, reliable, cost-effective communication solution to help construction sites connect, coordinate, and collaborate to get the job done right. Improve the efficiency of your organisation with easy-to-use voice communication that’s right for you and your team!

Download the spec sheet here. Download the accessories brochure here.

For more information call us on 0800 043 2688 or contact

Motorola Wave PTX Two-Way Radio / Walkie Talkie


Wave PTX best two way radio for construction

Wave PTX group communication can now include those who rely on smartphones and broadband devices as well as two-way radios. WAVE PTX is a network independent multimedia communication subscription service that instantly connects your team at the push of a button.

The sharing of multiple types of multimedia with the Wave PTX makes them the perfect construction radios. In an environment with harsh background noises, the Wave PTX system can establish high-quality two-way communication between the construction teams and location, mapping, and tracking to ensure worker safety on construction sites.

The uninterrupted communications through this Motorola radio is established with the multiple channels, accessories and features it has. Loud and clear audio as well as coverage on adequate range are the most common reasons why everyone in the construction industry loves this Motorola chosen radio system.

Get in touch with our team and our radio experts will evaluate the best walkie talkies or two-way radio solutions for your business.

Download the Wave PTX brochure and read through more about the best radio features of Wave PTX here.

For more two-way radios / walkie talkie information call us on 0800 043 2688 or contact

The Verdict: Best Walkie Talkies For Construction Sites

Both hand portables that we’ve highlighted above are robust, reliable and will provide a good return on investment. With the challenge of rising costs, tighter budgets, and the need to offer incident prevention within your health and safety protocols, we would recommend that the hand portable walkie-talkies are trialled prior to purchasing, especially if you are unsure if they will reach your required coverage footprint.

If you are looking for an everyday hand portable for your construction site, then the Mototrbo DP1400 or Wave PTX portable two-way radios are designed with this in mind.

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