The benefits of installing a home intercom

December 21, 2014

The installation of an intercom allows you to secure your home, your building or your business. Essentially, it fills the role of a doorman. Is it for you?

The benefits of installing a home intercom

What are my needs?

That is the first question you should ask yourself. If you’re an employer, the installation of an intercom lets you locate and speak with employees no matter where they are in the building. For apartment dwellers and homeowners, an intercom forces individuals to identify themselves before you allow them to enter.

If you have children, it’s a bonus to be able to keep your family away from unwanted visitors without having to meet them at the door. Whatever your needs may be, there’s a product on the market that meets your requirements.

How does it work?

The installation of an intercom is quick and easy if you have a ready-to-plug-into electrical circuit. Otherwise, if you have the necessary training, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your electrical and masonry skills. Most likely, though, you’ll have to entrust the job to an electrician.

The simplest systems are connected by only two wires. If your doorbell is functional, its system can be used to connect your intercom. An intercom system is composed of two units: one is used by visitors to ring the bell and to communicate with the home’s occupants, and the other unit, which is located inside the home, enables residents to open the door remotely.

Wireless models, some with audio and video features (to see and communicate with the person at the door) and others with smart phone and tablet capabilities are also available on the market.

Why not just a doorbell?

A doorbell does just fine for announcing the presence of somebody on your doorstep. However, you still have to go and find out who is there. If you want to improve the safety of your home, then the installation of an intercom fits the bill. It allows you to communicate with your visitor before you decide whether or not to open the door.

An audio intercom, which uses speakers and microphones, allows you to communicate directly with visitors, whereas a video intercom also allows you to see who is standing at your door.

Sleep like a baby

Whether you plan to use an intercom to see who is at the front door or to communicate with your various employees or even to serve as a security feature in your apartment building, the installation of an intercom is sure to simplify your life.

For extra security, you can even connect it to a remote monitoring centre, where other people will help you keep an eye on your premises. Either way, you’ll enjoy more piece of mind when you know who is at the door.

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