Emergency Communication Devices


Fires in California, hurricanes in North Carolina, earthquakes in, uh, California…wherever you are, it goes without saying that natural disasters are more prevalent today than ever before. The beauty of radio technology is that it keeps everyone connected, and in times of natural crisis, that’s more important than anything else.

Communication and gathering information during an emergency is important to survival & preparing for this could save your life. Having an emergency communication plan is important and choosing the correct communication device(s) is a big part of planning. There are seven types of emergency communication devices (aside from radio and TV) to choose from, and while none are perfect, below we compare each.

Emergency Communication Devices Explained

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We tried to leave our opinion out (we’re a tad biased toward police scanner radios) and have this graphic be as apples to apples as we could. If there is anything we overlooked or you think we should add – chat with a scanner expert now.