Thu, 11/01/2012 - 13:56 — John Niewiecki
As many fire chasers realize when they are listening to fire frequencies on a scanner, a lot of what is transmitted across public safety radio systems are not discussions regarding structure damage related problems. Many times fire fighters are dispatched for car accidents and emergency medical emergencies. These transmissions are plentiful and because a fire scanner can only receive one transmission at a time, clutter and in turn impede the scanner’s ability to pick up the fire dispatches restoration companies need to build their business.
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 13:25 — John Niewiecki
Yes. Knowledge is power and so is timing in the world of reconstruction. Listening to scanners, if done right, can earn a restoration company more business every year. Yet listening for fire dispatches is not enough. Getting all the transmissions and being able to go back in time is the key, because critical questions beyond just the address of a fire, smoke, or water damage event is not enough.
Questions must be answered such as:
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:12 — John Niewiecki
Over the years scanners have been a source of entertainment for millions of people worldwide. When a police car or fire truck races by one’s house, curiosity peaks and one naturally wonders what is happening. Is it someone I know? Can I help? These are some of the first thoughts, and such questions can be answered by listening to a police/fire scanner.
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:26 — John Niewiecki
If a restoration company looking to monitor fire frequencies in their service territory chooses Rangecast as their fire lead generation system, they will enjoy the benefit of Multisync. This technology comes free with the service and is part of the software component.
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:25 — John Niewiecki
In a word, no. Not really. Although this is rare to happen when it comes to fire frequencies. Encryption is expensive to implement and generally intended to keep criminals from knowing that the police are on their way. Your fire scanner is generally not affected, but it is possible.
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:23 — John Niewiecki
Ready to start raking in the bucks with your new smoke, water, and fire lead generation system but starting to worry about the constant, 24 hour commotion fire scanners create while transmitting public safety information? If you are putting the system in your home, this is sure to cross your mind. If you are placing the system at work, such noise could be a serious distraction to those who are not tasked with listening to the scanners for fire leads.
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:21 — John Niewiecki
Now that you have your water, smoke, and fire lead generation system up and running, how can you maximize your time so that you are not spending all day and all night listening to the radio? Although such listening can be fun and exciting, there’s work to be done! All quality professional restoration lead generation systems that utilize fire scanners will record the audio form the scanner in some fashion or another. Finding which transmissions are the fire leads in a quick and efficient manner is the key.
How is this done?
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:09 — John Niewiecki
So now you are listening to your fire scanner and enjoying the benefit of knowing what is happening in your local area, and on occasion you get a lead and close the business. You are probably noticing though that listening and catching an address can be tough. You may also be noticing that there are events in your territory that you should know are happening but miss no less.
How can this be? You know your programming is correct and you know the parameters of your reception, so how can you be missing fire leads?
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:04 — John Niewiecki
If you have decided to use multiple scanners to receive simultaneous transmission in order to gather fire leads, one option to do this is by “siloing” frequencies. What does this mean in plain English??? It means that each scanner has a subset of the total amount of fire frequencies you are looking to scan in order to gather leads.
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:02 — John Niewiecki
Reception can be tricky and different for every square mile of the world. tower services are an option, but how do you know if such a purchase is necessary? A sight survey to measure the number of fire frequencies and the number of counties your fire lead generation system can reach may be necessary.