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Radio Losses (5564_14)


Please provide the following information:

  1. The number of Airwave radio losses in 2013 / 2012 / 2011
  2. How Many Devices were recovered?

In this request please interpret “Airwave radio” as any device capable of transmitting/receiving across the TETRA Airwave radio system, as provided by Airwave Solutions Limited. 


Please find below our response.

                                                                               2011                2012                2013

  1. The number of Airwave radio losses        1641                 1004                1893


  1. How many devices were recovered         1043                   1330                1706

Please note: No matter how a radio is lost it is recorded in the figures provided, therefore they are a mixture of officers reporting the loss of a radio, (usually somewhere in the police station) and radios not being produced for the audits which are carried out a various intervals depending on the risk analysis for the particular radios.

Once a radio is reported lost, its ability to access the Airwave network is removed immediately (less than 1 hour).


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