As a property management company, the quality of your tenants’ and residents’ lives are dependent on the efficiency of you and your staff.
You owe it to your residents to have the best communication possible between your team members.
And the kind of communication that can positively influence your residents' lives can only be achieved through a quality, name-brand, two-way radio.
But which radio should you choose if you’re running a property management company?
While choosing from the wide variety of radios out there might seem like a daunting task, it’s about to get easier...
This guide is the premiere resource for property management radios.
Based on more than 20 years of experience in the radio industry, we’ve highlighted three quality Motorola devices below.
We'll give you a rundown of all their best features and how those features pertain to the day-to-day communication needs of a property management organization like yours.
If you have more questions, we’re happy to help. Contact Tech Wholesale at 1-888-925-5982, fill out our online contact form, or send us a message via the live chat window on this page.
Should you decide on a radio, we’re able to match you up with a personalized quote that meets the needs of your organization.
What Do You Need in a Property Management Radio?
We’ve been providing property management companies with reliable name brand Motorola and Kenwood radios for more than 20 years.
We’ve remained on the cutting edge, embracing new technologies as they have been made available and we’ve watched how these advancements have impacted the property management industry.
Here are some of the major features we feel you should look for when trying to find a radio for your property management organization:
- Works well inside and outside
- UHF or digital device
- Multiple channels
- Clear communication
- Easy to carry around
- Discreet messaging
- Private messaging
- Long-lasting battery life
- Rechargeable batteries
What are the Best Property Management Radios?
Digital Device with Great Range
Small, well-rounded, and top-of-the-line, the Motorola DLR1060 is first up on our list.
This is a digital device, meaning that it is optimized to work both inside and outside, which is what you want when dealing with a property of any size.
The digital nature of this device also means that it has no FCC License fees associated with it.
You’ve got an impressive six channels with which to segment various parts of your staff and an indoor range of 300,000 square feet, or 20 floors. Outside, you can communicate reliably for up to two miles.
If privacy is a concern, (say you don’t want residents picking up on your communications), have no fear. This device features Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology, coupled with 10,000 radio profile ID codes, to protect all of your conversations.
The DLR1060 also features Direct Call, allowing you to reach out to one specific person while the "Page All Available" feature sends out a mass message to everyone. On top of that, the DLR technology built into this radio allows for clear and static free communication.
The radio’s casing is covered in an antimicrobial coating that will help you stop the spread of harmful germs and bacteria throughout the properties you manage.
It has a 14-hour battery life, thanks to the li-ion battery that comes included, and meets military standards for temperatures, dust, vibration, and shock.
If you want a well-rounded digital device for your property, contact us right now for a free quote on the Motorola DLR1060.
The Most Economical Choice
Next up we have the clear, light simplicity of the Motorola CLS1410.
This is a UHF Radio with four channels and a two-mile outdoor range.
The indoor range of this device is 15 floors, which should work well even in most tall apartment buildings.
Vibracall alerts come with this device, so messages won’t just sound off in front of residents.
Simplified cloning features also make setup of the CLS1410 nice and easy.
Security is also addressed with a keypad lockout feature that will protect your device if it is lost or stolen.
The included lithium-ion battery in this radio has an 18-hour battery life. It also uses 83 digital and 38 analog private lines plus 121 interference eliminator codes and 56 business exclusive frequencies to protect your communications.
If you want the most economic radio on our list, get a free personalized quote on the Motorola CLS1410.
The Toughest Property Management Radio
Finally, we have the toughest and most rugged radio for property management companies, the Motorola RDU4100.
This is a UHF radio with 10 channels and a whopping four watts of power.
When using this device, you have a range of up to three miles outdoors with indoor communications possible for up to 350,000 square feet.
When it comes to toughness, this device has got it all. It comes in a military grade case with a metal die-cast chassis that is then covered in polycarbonate. The RDU4100 meets MIL-STD 810 C-F standards.
That means it can withstand being submerged in mud or dropped from scaffolding and a blast from a firehose.
You’ve got clear real time communication all through your properties thanks to the UHF radio frequencies that this device runs on.
It is able to get around walls, trees, and vehicles while also working exceptionally well inside of a building.
As for privacy, it covers 89 business radio frequencies with privacy codes.
If you think that the Motorola RDU4100 is the right radio for your property management company, contact us for a free quote.
At a Glance: What’s The Difference Between These Radios?
- Digital radio with no FCC fees
- Direct Call/Page All available
- Highly durable
- Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology
- More economical option
- Range of up to two miles outside
- Indoor range of 15 floors
- Vibracall and Audible Call Alerts
- Highly rugged, with a metal die-cast chassis covered in polycarbonate
- Can withstand a blast from a firehose
- Communicated for up to three miles outside
- Works for 350,000 square feet inside
Which Property Management Radio Is Right For You?
The Best Radio for a Large Property
If you have a large property, we recommend using the Motorola RDU4100.
It’s a UHF radio, so it works well inside and out. It also comes with 10 channels and uses four watts of power to push signal.
The outdoor range on this device is three miles, with an indoor range of 350,000 square feet.
It’s also a tough device, capable of withstanding the rigors of a large property. The RDU4100 is surrounded by a military grade case with a metal die-cast chassis. The casing is also covered in polycarbonate for added protection. This is a device that meets MIL-STD 810 C-F standards, which meant it’s capable of working under military conditions.
This device can be submerged in mud or dropped from scaffolding with no issues. It can also withstand a blast from a firehose and live to tell the tale.
It is great at getting around walls, trees, and vehicles, thanks to its UHF frequencies.
If you have a large property that could make use of the Motorola RDU4100, contact us for a free no obligation personalized quote.
The Best All Around Radio for a Property Management Company
If you are looking for a well rounded device, we recommend using the Motorola DLR1060.
For starters, it has six channels. That means you can have one for the property manager, one for the leasing staff, a channel for security, for groundskeepers, for pool staff, and more.
It’s also nice and lightweight, so it can be carried around with no issues whatsoever.
You have a 300,000 square foot range inside and up to two miles outside, which should cover most properties with extreme ease.
If you have need of a radio that can do it all and then some through quality digital communication, contact us now for a free quote on the Motorola DLR1060.
The Most Economic Property Management Radio
If you want a high quality radio at a good price, we recommend the Motorola CLS1410.
This is a UHF radio with four channels that you can use to segment staff. It has a range of up to two miles outside and an indoor range of 15 floors.
This is a radio with an 18-hour battery life that uses 83 digital and 38 analog private lines to protect your private communications. You also have access to 121 interference eliminator codes and 56 business exclusive frequencies.
If you need a more economic radio, contact Tech Wholesale today for a free quote on the Motorola CLS1410.
Want to Learn More?
If you want your residents to continue to sign lease renewals, you have to ensure that their quality of life is top notch. That can only be done through the best and most efficient communication. It will keep your community thriving and your residents happy.
If you have questions about which property management radio is right for your company, we’re happy to help. Call us at 1-888-925-5982, reach out via live chat, or fill out our online contact form and someone will get in touch via email.
If you know which radio you want, contact us for a free no obligation quote today.