Storacall Telephone Cabinets and Acoustic Hoods
Do you have public telephones on your property? Whether you are a landlord, business owner, or manage a train station or another public area, there are several considerations you need to think about when offering the use of either freephone taxi hire phones, roadside assistance telephones, or payphones. Namely, if you provide these kinds of facilities to your customers, tenants, or general members of the public, you will want to protect them.
An unprotected telephone will only last so long after being exposed to all manner of weather conditions, drunk people who may accidentally cause damage, and others who may deliberately vandalise them. The best type of protection for these kinds of public access telephones, therefore, comes in the form of outdoor telecoms cabinets like those available from Storacall that we in stock here at PMC Telecom.
As well as the robust protective units, we also carry many acoustic hoods that can be placed over the phone where users can stand under and have a measure of privacy and protection, which also increases the quality of the call.
What do you need to look for in an outdoor telephone cabinet and why should you opt for Storacall over other options available?
Experience and Reputation
Storacall, in case you are not aware, is a company that has been in business for some time now. Those many years of experience have stood them in good stead and allowed them to improve and enhance their offerings over the years to increase the protection for public telephones. They have a sterling reputation because their products do a lot of the selling for them in being effective, robust, and investment protectors.
Following nicely from the above, one of the things that really makes Storacall cabinets and hoods stand out is the high-quality materials used in their construction. Steel and other metals are used to provide a sturdy structure that will stand the test of time.
Anything that is going to spend a long time in the open under the stars, needs to be designed and built to withstand the full force of the British weather. Fortunately, Storacall telephone cabinets, for the most part, are waterproofed to an IP65 rating.
Hood or Cabinet?
One decision you will have to make when deciding on the best option for your public telephone is whether you will opt for a full cabinet or an acoustic hood.
Cabinets, as you can probably guess, are rectangular or square in design and are designed to fully contain a telephone. They are often fitted with a door that can be opened and closed. Sometimes they can be fitted with a key if you are worried about the damage being done to the phone. However, as is the case with roadside assistance options, they are usually free to open and close without any key.
Acoustic hoods may sound a little less easy to explain. They are basically, as the name suggests units that are installed above where a telephone is installed and provide not just protection from the elements but help to enhance the sound from the phone. If you have ever tried to talk on a payphone in a public place when there is a lot of wind blowing or a lot of background noise from a busy part of town or a railway or bus station, you will know how hard it can be to understand what the other person is saying on the other end of the line and vice versa.
Acoustic hoods solve that problem to an extent.
Which is best for you? It will come down to personal preference and also where the telephone is placed. If it is outside and fully exposed to the elements, though, we would recommend you consider a cabinet, whereas, if it is not fully exposed and you are just looking to improve the quality of the calls, a hood will suffice.
Why Choose PMC Telecom
You may wonder why you should PMC Telecom to buy the Storacall cabinet you need for your public telephone. We have been in business since 1991 and in the time that has passed, have established ourselves as one of the leading names in the telephony equipment, solutions, and accessories retail sector. We have a strong commitment to quality and offering the best value to our customers, which we feel is responsible for our enviable reputation.
Need Help? Speak to The Team
Knowing that you should invest in either a telecoms cabinet for outdoor telephones or an acoustic hood is easy enough, knowing which one is the right one when so many looks the same, is the hard part.
It doesn’t have to be, though, if you let us help you.
As a customer-focused company, the team here at PMC Telecom is only too happy to help our customers.
Contact us by using the form on the Contacting PMC Telecom page, giving us a call on 0161 737 9898, or dropping us an email at email@example.com.