Be aware of local action with the Home Patrol-2. Simply set your radio and turn it on to hear emergency calls, weather spotters, and public safety activities. Keep up with police, fire, and ambulance calls as well as weather alerts directly from local weather spotters to stay on top of possible danger in your area or neighborhood. Enter your zip code and HomePatrol-2 will automatically find the channels available to you. When you find the one you like, simply touch the channel button to lock and hold on that conversation. Or you can just as easily mark it as one of your favorites with the touch of a button. Use it on the road to help beat traffic due to road blocks, accidents and more. Uniden HomePatrol-2 lets you hear about road and traffic conditions all along your route. HomePatrol-2 automatically monitors local agencies (GPS required, not included) as you drive so you can stay informed on local traffic and road conditions. Stay alert to hear severe weather and prevent potential disaster by getting the scoop directly from the source. Natural disasters and severe weather can strike without warning. That's why Uniden's HomePatrol-2 has real-time information. HomePatrol-2's touch screen makes it easy to quickly jump to your saved channels and can easily find new ones when time is of the essence. Listen to storm trackers providing live reports long before alerts go out. When you aren't listening to other comms, your HomePatrol-2 can standby for alerts issued by the National Weather Service's All-Hazards alert system. Your HomePatrol-2 records all active alerts so you'll never miss being informed.