Intrinsically safe radios

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An intrinsically safe radio is a device that can operate in a situation where a spark in its environment could cause an explosion. People who use intrinsically safe devices include workers in high risk factories, bomb disposal and other high-risk environments. At the scene of a terrorist incident where there is a potential improvised explosive device risk, this is another area where the intrinsically safe radio may be needed, as there will be a cordon and people are not allowed to use unsafe devices within that cordon unless they are intrinsically safe. There are different brands of radios that offer intrinsically safe handsets and they are more expensive as they do a very particular job and they are very advanced handsets. As with any device, you need to make sure that intrinsically safe handsets are in good working order and not damaged as you would not want to affect how they work and accidentally cause a spark.