What is an Intercom?
An intercom is electronic intercommunication device that allows two or more people carry on a conversation over a wired circuit through different rooms or compartments in a structure (i.e. buildings). It is mostly found mounted permanently with the building. There are intercom stations for private residential buildings and apartments, for prisons and prison vans, for ships and aircrafts, for hospitals and emergency points, etc. Intercoms can be audio only, video or combination of both audio and video.
Why Do I Need an Intercom?
- Intercom system provides high level of security and peace of mind;
- Intercom system is very helpful. It can enable users to communicate between different home or office areas;
- Intercom system can be used to monitor child’s room;
- Intercom system may allow play radio or CD music
Audio or Video?
An audio only intercom system enables to receive “calls” from front door or some other door on the outside of the building. When a visitor arrives, they press a button that alerts one or multiple room stations and then the people inside the building can talk to them by pressing a button on an room station if it is a “hands-free” one or by picking up a handset. You can even press a button to unlock the if you have an electric door strike installed.
Video intercoms are getting more popular now, they are affordable and in addition to sound offer colour images, with picture memory and zoom option. The obvious advantage of a video intercom system is that the users can safely see their potential visitors without opening the door.
Wireless or Wired?
Major benefits of wireless intercom system over a traditional wired one are that since no wires has to be run installation of it is much easier and faster, it can be also easily moved or carried around.
Traditional wired intercom systems involve running of the cable between the outside entrance station and handsets inside the building as well as routing wires from one room to another. The intercom wiring similar to telephone wires can easily be installed and hidden inside the walls or floor mouldings during new construction or building renovation. The wired intercoms provide good quality, clear and reliable communication.
DIY or use a Professional?
There are many people that would prefer the DIY intercom system just because they like to do things themselves. With the DIY intercom they can save money and choose only the equipment they need without any extras.
However, the best and expensive intercom system won’t work if it is installed incorrectly. Most of domestic and apartment intercom systems must be installed and properly wired by a qualified and certified technician.
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