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How to keep your two-way radio safe.

Here to help - Infection Control Advice

In the current difficult times, all measures to lower the risk of infection should be taken. Removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces lowers the risk of spreading infection. Here are the recommendations from leading radio manufacturer, Motorola Solutions on cleaning and disinfecting, based on their current and best understanding of radio hygiene.


  • Apply 0.5% detergent-water solution with a cloth.

  • Use a stiff, non-metallic, short-bristled brush to work all loose dirt away from the device.

  • Use a soft, absorbent, lintless cloth or tissue to remove the solution and dry the device.

  • Make sure that no solution remains entrapped near any connectors, cracks or crevices.


  • Devices may be disinfected by wiping them down with rubbing alcohol with at least 70% alcohol concentration.

  • When cleaning with rubbing alcohol, the alcohol should never be applied directly to the device.

  • Apply to a cloth, which is then used to wipe down the device.

  • The effects of certain chemicals and their vapors can have detrimental effects on plastics and the metal platings.


  • Do not use bleach, solvents or cleaning sprays to cleanse or disinfect your device.

  • Do not submerge in water or cleaning agent.

IMPORTANT: Motorola Solutions, Inc. is unable to, and did not, determine whether any cleaning product is effective in removing specific foreign substances (including viruses) from the device, nor whether any disinfectant will remove all germs or viruses. However, the above cleaners, disinfectants and processes have been approved for use by Motorola Solutions, Inc. related to their less degrading effect on the physical device. Please consult the chemical manufacturers’ documentation for specifics on cleaning product efficacy with regards to foreign substances (such as viruses).


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