Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MotoTRBO™ compatible radio for less than the cost of a Minitor V™ Pager!

You read it correctly, a MotoTRBO™ compatible  5/4 watt 16 channel narrow band VHF or UHF analog/digital radio for LESS than the cost of a comparable Minitor V™ pager.

It has audible and vibrate alert and multi-channel scan just like Minitor V™, plus three times the warranty and it can talk in both analog and digital modes - even allow two calls to be in progress at the same time! Want more information? Email us at ServingU@falcondirect.com or just give us a call at 800.489.2611. We'll even tell you how to get one FREE!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Picture No One Wants To See!

Broadcasters, Churches, Farmers, Municipalities, Property Owners, and Electrical Utilities all have one thing in common - Copper theft!  We are all paying for senseless criminal acts involving Arson, Burglary, and Copper theft - the ABC's of one of America's major crime problems.

We've got a solution!  It's called The CrimeBuster Program, a joint venture between participating churches and property owners along with local law enforcement agencies and Falcon Direct; working together as a coordinated team to drive these crimes out of communities that are fed up with being victimized!

If you've had enough, click here for complete information on the CrimeBuster Program, then give us a call at 205.854.2611 or email ServingU@falcondirect.com.

Photo courtesy of NorthEscambia.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

And the band played on.....

Many of our readers are aware of the numerous accusations of unfair competitive practices by Motorola in the public safety marketplace (Click here for recent comments by an industry executive and senior government officials).  Most of us in the industry know that the Department of Homeland Security require radios with P25 operating capability, not compatibility, or upgradeability.  The key word is CAPABILITY using open standard technology.

Numerous radio equipment dealers, supported by factory support personnel, are loudly proclaiming that the only way to go is with either a proprietary Motorola standard using five thousand dollar radios or a subordinate technology which can be requested under special circumstances when budget limitations are a factor.  It should come as no surprise to anyone than both the anti-competitive, cost excessive enhanced P25 solution offered by Motorola and the lower cost MotoTRBO system with enhanced features are BOTH based on proprietary technology.  

The fact that the enhanced P25 system is NOT compatible with federal interoperability standards and the MotoTRBO system does not meet the SAFECOM technical standards required by DHS and FEMA.  Unfortunately, this seems to deter neither Motorola, uninformed users, or even is some cases; FEMA officials responsible for the proper administration of grant funds and compliance review of both federal and state interoperability operating plans.

If you are planning a system upgrade to narrow band and/or digital operating capability, we urge you to get all the facts before making a costly mistake that will cost us ALL money.  While you are at it, be thankful that there are people like Dave Storey, President and CEO of Relm Wireless who are not afraid to stand up and tell it like it is.

If you don't know how it is and would like the real unbiased facts, give us a call at 800.489.2611.  Let's work together to see that our taxpayer dollars are spent effectively and with common sense - not in response to sales pitches by those who benefit by suppressing fair and open competition.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New HelpAlert Reporter Now Available!

Almost a decade ago, Falcon Direct developed a wireless call button system for use in Courtrooms. Most commonly known as "The Button", these devices have been installed in courtrooms all over Alabama. More recently, the button has been used by merchants at high risk of armed robbery working in association with local police departments. The Mayors office in Birmingham, AL is equipped with the button as are the probate offices in Lamar County. Alabama, and in a variety of commercial and governmental applications.

Every community has it's share of disabled and elderly persons who could benefit from an emergency notification service. We'll all seen the "I'm down and can't get up" ads on TV. What they don't tell you is the monthly cost associated with the service and the delay resulting from routing the call first to a monitoring center, then to 911, and ultimately to local first responders.

The HelpAlert Reporter is available at minimal cost, no monthly fees, and help can be available at the push of a button when service is provided by a local participating agency. When the button is activated, a direct radio message is wirelessly sent directly to first responders via the local 2-way radio system. In many cases the cost of HelpAlert Reporters can be paid for from a number of grant sources. Call us at 205.854.2611 for more information or click here.