Two Way Radio Hire

Long & Short Term Radio Hire Options Available From As Little As £5 Per Week

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In some business environments, two way radio hire or rental has distinct advantages over purchase and can help with budgeting. Whether it is a seasonal one-off event, or long-term project. Smye Rumsby can help ensure your technical communication needs are met with the flexibility of a short or long term basis. Working with leading manufacturers from around the world, we are specialists in providing two-way radios and work with a multitude of businesses.

Established in 1948, our business started as a radio repair shop just after the Second World War before developing into what we are today. With over 60 years of experience in radio communications, know you're in safe hands.

We provide two-way radio hire throughout London, Kent and East Sussex - though we can help if you are further afield. Our hire fleet is available on both short term & long term contracts, with discounts available over 6 months.

We maintain a well stocked radio hire fleet so if your need is urgent and you require a fast turnaround, please call us on 0800 975 6444

No Risk Cancellation Policy

We know that things are changing very quickly in this pandemic. Should you require to cancel your equipment hire, there will be no charge but you will need to let us know ASAP in writing. If your hire items are posted to you and you’ve cancelled on the day of delivery, we would charge a 10% handling fee as well as any postage cost.

Brands We Work With

Hytera Two Way Radios
ICOM Two Way Radios VHF & UHF
Kenwood Walkie Talkie Two Way Radios
Motorola Walkie Talkie Two Way Radio Logos
Motorola DP4400 For Hire

How Do I Know If A Two-Way Radio Is Right For Me?

Good question! Two-way radios are a method of communication a over distance and allow you to connect instantly with members of staff.

No need to worry about the time it takes to find the right phone number, simply press to talk.

Two-way radios are more durable and offer better practicality, especially on site work. Two way radios are portable and water-resistant - so you can communicate with your team come rain or shine.

Offering better coverage, each two-way radio system is built to the needs of your business. If you're looking for instant communication over distance between your team, a two way radio is the correct solution for you.

We supply two way radios for hire and for purchase, allowing you to make a decision based on your business requirements.

Portable Radios Available To Hire

We have an extensive fleet of hire radios including (but not limited to) those listed below. We also have a range of manufacturer-approved accessories available to enable you to get the most out of your radios.

Motorola DP1400 Two Way Radio Hire Photo

As part of the MOTOTRBO family of radios, the DP1400 has superior audio quality, outstanding coverage, long-lasting battery life and more.

Rugged construction and design with multiple channels and panic button and lone worker features.

Hytera PD705 Two Way Radio Example

Robust and reliable, the Hytera PD705 has excellent voice quality even in loud environments. Hosting a range of functions including; emergency alarm, alarm call and lone worker function.

With support for both digital and analog radio, PD705 can integrate with many systems.

DP4400 Two Way Radio Hire Photo (1)

DP4400 radios integrate voice and data seamlessly, offer enhanced features that are easy to use, and deliver business-critical advantages like integrated Bluetooth® and Intelligent Audio.

The DP4400 can remaster your workplace and the way people collaborate to achieve greater efficiency.

Mobile Radios & Repeaters Available To Hire

Cover all of your bases with fixed radios & digital repeaters available in our hire fleet. A range of safe driving accessories available to hire allow your workers to communicate hands-free, and Text-to-Speech technology helps your drivers keep their eyes on the road.

Motorola DM4400E Mobile Radio

The DM4400e mobile radio is designed for high performance with integrated voice and data. With advanced features for efficient operation, these next-generation radios deliver complete connectivity to your organisation.

Motorola SLR5500 Radio Repeater

Motorola SLR5500 Repeaters boost the signal of your two-way radios, all you need to connect your workplace whether you're in the field or on the factory floor.


Motorola DM4600E Mobile Radio

Safeguard your staff with responsive push-to-talk technology. The quick access buttons on DM4600e radios can summon help with one touch, using Transmit Interrupt to clear a channel when necessary. 

Not sure which radio will suit your requirements?

Our team are happy to advise! With over 70 years experience in radio communications, our team are on hand to find the most cost-effective solution for you.

Key Benefits Of Two Way Radio Hire

When hiring radios for your business, it's important to consider why hire may benefit you over purchase. Below are just some of the reasons our customers prefer to hire radios over buying them.

No capital expenditure - Minimal cost for your business

Fixed costs throughout the contract - Know what you're paying before you pay it.

Flexible hire duration - Working a short term event, or perhaps a long term construction project? We've got you covered.

Available at short notice - Did you need your two-way radios yesterday? We can help you get up and running quickly to ensure effective communication.

Technical Support - We are passionate about radios, and we love to help out. Whenever you need us, support is there.

Upgrade Your Equipment Within Contract - If you need the latest bit of kit but you're still within contract, not to worry - we can upgrade you.

Safety For Staff & Organisations - Many of our two-way radios also come with Man-Down SOS response options and also include GPS, so you know that in an emergency your staff can call for help. This is especially useful for organisations with staff who regularly face abuse or work in hazardous situations.

Organisations We Work With


We provide two-way radio hire to a variety of organisations across the UK.

Whether you're looking for radio hire for a construction site, a one-off event, or for a ShopWatch scheme, our team is here to help you get the best radio equipment for your requirements. Our engineers are experienced in setting up radio communications for a variety of organisations which gives us a unique insight into suitable and cost-effective solutions. 

Our team of engineers are passionate about radios. Having been in the radio industry since 1948, we have an in-house workshop to carry out manufacturer-approved repairs. We can carry out on-site testing & maintenance as well as competitive pricing on replacements. 

We are a service-orientated company and strive to make it personal to our clients and in recent years we have updated our Quality Management System to ISO 9001-and then ISO 14001. We are also members of Federation of communication services and are Safe Contractor approved.

“Smye-Rumsby’s extensive range of hire equipment gave us piece-of-mind that they would be able fulfil our needs under one roof. I was very pleased with the results of the trial. Seeing it working re-assured me that on the day, we would have the communication system that we needed. Smye-Rumsby have been fabulous and couldn’t do enough for us" 

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Site Survey For Radio Communications

We also conduct site surveys to advise on the best system for your organisation. Our mission is to get you the most cost effective solution without compromising on quality. Whether you're looking for two-way radio hire or purchase, we've got you covered with our site survey.
A site survey is crucial from an operational point of view and allows us to carefully assess factors such as site size, layout, terrain, staff type, black spots (areas with little or zero coverage), construction methods, the need for control software and many aspects that could potentially affect the performance of the radio system.
Perhaps you're just getting started with your radio communications, or you may even know what you're looking for. We will assign you one of our experienced Hire Department Account Managers to perform a complete site survey and determine the most cost-effective solution so that you achieve the optimum level of coverage and a fully functioning communication system.
All of this allows us to put forward a safe reliable and effective communication solution that works for you.
Call us on 0800 975 6444 to speak to one of our account managers or use the contact form below

Two Way Radio Hire Starting From £5 Per Week

Choosing a two-way radio for your business doesn't have to be difficult. Our expert team are experienced working in a variety of industries and will help find the most suitable solution for your requirements.

Let us know how many radios you're looking to hire and a member of our hire team will be in touch.

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