Saturday, September 28, 2013

Incredible pricing on B-Stock inventory from Falcon Direct!

It's clean the shelves time!  We've got some great bargains in demo and trade in communications equipment.  For example, the TR-50 repeater by HYT, a great back up or on site repeater for less than $500!  Need a more powerful repeater? How about a VHF Motorola RKR1225 with your choice of 50 or 100 watts, or a 40 watt MotoTRBO analog/digital repeater for less than $800?

Check out our B-Stock inventory for incredible savings on HYT, ICOM, Motorola, Zetron and more.  Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sneak Peak at America's first DMR digital 2-way radio priced LOWER than analog!

Soon, very soon, YOU will be able to purchase a full powered, full featured DMR digital radio for LESS than you have been paying for analog!  Earlier, this year we introduced the BlueBox.  The tradition continues with the introduction of the Blue Button Radio, or BBR if you prefer.

The BBR is fully compatible with the DMR digital standard used by Harris, Hytera, Motorola, Tait, and Vertex when used in the open standard non-encrypted mode on single site non-trunked repeaters or conventional base stations, mobiles, and fixed base stations.

If you want to keep paying big bucks for DMR radios that are purposefully programmed to lock out competitive models, you can keep on paying.  Or, you can tell your supplier to turn off that useless proprietary encryption feature so that YOU will have control over your radio system.

If you are still using analog radios and considering a switch to digital, go with the BBR.  We don't have to lock out competition.  We ARE the competition with prices starting at UNDER $300 with your choice of the standard 16/32 channel model, or the same price for the full keypad/display model.  

The formal introduction will be made in November, 2013.    For more information, drop us an email to  The Blue Button Radio is just what YOU have been waiting for!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Church safety conference reveals simple, affordable, and effective security solutions!

We were recently privileged to attend a church safety and security conference sponsored by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department and Shelby County Chaplin's Association, hosted by the First Baptist Church in Pelham, Alabama.  The conference was well attended and covered by the local news media.  Guest speakers were present who were experts in their respective fields, along with several security equipment vendors of cameras and communications equipment (including Falcon Wireless).

After an evening of presentations and discussions, several conclusions could be made.   

1) Every church needs a safety plan and a security team equipped to deal with emergency situations (i.e. able to communicate and able to defend as in radios and weapons).

2) Monitoring and securing access is an essential part of proactive planning.  This can range  from keeping personnel at the doors during services to locking down the facility during the week when only a few people are on the premises with access granted only to those who can be identified before entry is permitted.

The key to both requirements hinges on communications with the ability to summon help quickly in time of need.  That is what our Safe-Church program is all about.  Equipping a security team with personal 2-way radios and surveillance earpieces can be done for less than two hundred dollars a person.  Providing access control can be done for less than a thousand dollars.  When arrangements can be made with local law enforcement agencies, it is possible to protect both people and property with highly efficient and affordable solutions.  Additional information is available by clicking here.  If you would like more information or a demonstration, just give us a call at 800.489.2611.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New AFG Grant eligible, NFPA approved, pager tells dispatch who got the fire call and who is coming!

I don't know if anybody has noticed, but the majority of America's firefighters are VOLUNTEERS!  With all the high tech digital communications solutions being promoted, the fact that ALERTING first responders is the first priority in firefighting.  That means PAGERS, not $3,000 over sized walkie talkies which are not designed for paging.

If that isn't bad enough, most volunteers won't wear big radios.  They have jobs, and families, and even a social life which doesn't include lugging around a radio designed for use AFTER the fire fighting activities have begun. 

What the firefighters need, and what the NFPA code calls for is personal notification by means of a device that can be worn like an article of clothing.  That, my friends is a pager.  Lots of people think paging is dead.  Not so.  Today, it is possible to get pagers that tell dispatch which people have received a call, and which ones will actually be making the call!  You are looking at one of the new generation of talk back pagers above.

Now, having said all that, we think it is time to establish county wide PAGING systems working in conjunction with 700 MHz P25 Phase 2 radios to develop a truly interoperable communications system capable of networking ALL first responders.  We think such a system has the potential of receiving a favorable review for Assistance to Firefighter grant applicants.

We would welcome the opportunity to assist by providing budgetary information, features, and benefits to help you write a winning grant application.  The AFG grant application period for 2014 will be opening in just a few weeks.  If your county fire association would be interested in more information, just give us a call at 800.489.2611 or drop us an email to  We'll take it from there!