In 2021, we're expecting improvements and new technologies for public safety. From new tactical headsets from 3M to the increase of push to talk cell phones, we have what you need to know and watch for in 2021.
We'll be exploring 4 of the top headsets and accessories we think are going to be popular this year. This includes products like,
- 3M Worktunes Headset
- 3M Peltor Comtac VI
- Police Motorcycle Equipment
- Hands Free Car Kits for Cell Phones
1. 3M Worktunes Headset
The Worktunes headset by 3M is the perfect headset for Mowing and landscapers. This headset has built in Bluetooth and a AM/FM radio. The Worktunes has strong reviews and is rated the top headsets for mowing.
Bluetooth allows you to connect to your phone to listen to music and your favorite podcasts while working. You can even answer phone calls without removing the headset.
This headset is available in four options
- Worktunes connect with AM/FM and Bluetooth
- Worktunes connect with Bluetooth
- Worktunes Pro with AM/FM radio
- Worktunes Pro with AM/FM radio Hard Hat
2. 3M Peltor Comtac VI
The 3M Comtac VI headset is a popular headset for tactical and shooting operations. With multiple configurations including hearing defender, single comms, and dual comms, this headset provides different ways the user can communicate across their team.
The microphone is designed to improve speech intelligibility that allows everyone to better understand you leaving no room for inconsistencies.
The Peltor Comtac VIhas Mission Audio Profiles (MAP) that improve your situational awareness during combat missions.
These MAP include observation, patrol, conversation, comfort, and mic off.
3. Police Motorcycle Equipment
The right equipment is key for law enforcement to effectively communicate while on Motorcycles. Setcom offers helmet kits, Push to Talk (PTT) cable kits, and speaker microphones especially designed for compatibility with any radio manufacture, helmet type, and motorcycle brand.
First Source Wireless provides wired and wireless headsets and intercoms, and accessories for any motorcycle you may ride include Harley Davidson Electraglide, Harley Davidson Road King, BMW R1200RT-P, and Honda ST1300PA. The helmet kit can fit on half shell, three-quarter shell, and full-face helmets.
Motorcycle equipment help law enforcement be able to still hear critical information from team and dispatch over the loudness of the Motorcycle.
4. Hands Free Car Kits for Cell Phones
In 2021, we're expecting more push to talk cell phones like the Mototrbo TLK 100, Sonim XP series, Kyocera becoming popular in large enterprises. These cell phones are an efficient alternative to standard two-way radios.
Advancetec offers car cradles and chargers for hands-free communications while driving. Just drop your phone in for fast charging and no cables attached to the phone.
The cell phone car kits include a junction box, external speaker, PTT button, mic, phone cradle and power cable to secure your phone on your dash and easily talk back and forth.
Have any other recommendations for what we should be looking for in 2021? Let us know in the comments below.
About the Author
Taylor Thomas is a Marketing Manager at First Source Wireless. With her experience, she has helped public safety professionals find the best critical communications equipment. Taylor has also attended many conferences including International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).