One of the most frequently asked questions we get when a customer calls for guidance on selecting a digital scanner is "what's the difference between the BCDxxxP2 and the BCDxxxHP?" and almost always immediately followed by "which one is better?"

While the first question is fairly black and white the second is a little more complicated. We will ask:

  • Are you a first time scanner user?
  • How many systems are you looking to monitor?
  • How comfortable are you with programming a scanner?

Each customer and their scanner requirement is unique so if you're in the market for a Phase II capable scanner we invite you to take a look at the comparison chart below to find the model that's right for you.

Home Patrol Series Phase II Scanners P2 Series Digital Trunking Scanners
• Ideal For Beginner/Intermediate Users
• Zip Code Based Location Entry
• Preinstalled Frequency Database
• Scan Using Favorite Lists/Quick Keys
• Sentinel Programming Software Included
• Frequencies/Lists Stored on SD Card
• Uniden Siren Smartphone App*
*available for the BCD536HP only
• Ideal For Intermediate/Advanced Users
• GPS Required for Location*
• Manual/PC Programming Required
• Scan Using ID Search/Scan
• Programming Software Not Included
• 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels
• Crowsflight Navigation*
*GPS receiver required
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