Advantages of Intercom Systems

Unfortunately, hundreds of homes and businesses are burglarised in Australia every year. Therefore, installing a security alarm system makes sense, but what about an intercom? Essentially, intercom systems add another layer of security. They do this by acting as a deterrent to potential break-ins. In addition, they allow a quick and easy screening process for visitors wanting to enter your home or office. So, with many kinds of intercom systems on offer, which is best for you, and how do they work?

How Do Intercom Systems Work?

An intercom is a stand-alone two-way communication device. It can be useful for businesses, apartment blocks and homes. For example, the intercom allows the person at the door to talk to occupants in the building and vis versa. This would be a basic system. These days, primarily because of the advances with Wi-Fi technology, most intercoms allow two-way video and audio communication. Also, intercoms are available in various styles to suit every environment.

What are the Security Benefits of Intercom Systems?

Intercoms offer many benefits for home and business security.

  1. Easier Screening

Intercoms give occupants peace of mind and additional security by enabling screening of visitors wishing to enter your property. In fact, both audio and video systems work well, but video systems have the advantage of checking credentials etc. Plus, all you have to do is push a button!

  1. Integrate with Existing Security Systems

Many intercom systems will integrate easily with an existing security setup. Therefore, you may not need to buy a whole new system to enjoy the advantages. Chat to your local security experts to see which system is best for you.

  1. Deter Crime

The presence of an intercom system (especially video intercoms) and other security devices can significantly deter criminals from attempting to break in.

  1. Easy Communication in the Office

An intercom system that’s connected throughout an office building can enhance communication. For instance, easily make office-wide announcements, conduct quick meetings, or get instantaneous feedback on an immediate issue.

Different Intercom Types

The following are the most common options to consider:

Hardwired. This kind of intercom is hardwired into your business or home. Generally, this is completed during construction. Consequently, it can be challenging to add to an existing building.
Wireless. These are usually Wi-Fi or 4G based. They are easy to use, easy to scale up and less expensive to install.
Mobile Connection. This type of system allows connection through mobile phones. Via an app, you can see and talk to anyone using the intercom, no matter where you are.

If you’re considering an Intercom System, chat to Harbour Fire and Security today about your best option.

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Advantages of Intercom Systems

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