An intercom is an electronic device that allows two-way communication within homes, multi-residential units or commercial buildings. Nowadays, most intercoms also include video functionality and somes can even be accessible through smartphone apps.
With an intercom, you’ll be able to see and speak to people outside of your building from the safety and comfort of your home and lock and unlock your front entrance remotely
Most people will likely have seen intercoms at schools, retail stores or office buildings. But what they may not know is that an intercom system can offer a lot of benefits to residential properties as well.
1) Allows you to screen visitors
For privacy reasons, you want to be able to screen people that enter your home or place of business. With an intercom, you’ll be able to find out who is knocking at your door without having to leave your property.
If you see someone suspicious hanging around your property, you’ll be able to know ahead of time and take appropriate action. If you feel that your safety is threatened, you can even call the authorities without the person being alerted.
They don't even have to be suspicious individuals. Sometimes, you just want your privacy respected and you don't want to be bothered by door-to-door salespeople.
For businesses, an intercom can help you keep your property safe and secure for clients and staff alike. Indeed, you wouldn’t want unauthorised individuals in your place of business as that can increase the chances of theft and other criminal activity. An intercom, along with other security features like CCTV cameras and alarms, can also deter burglars from targeting your property.
If you’re running a business, you probably have packages and clients coming in and out of your property. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s more important than ever to manage the flow of visitors. However, if you have a small team of busy workers, it can be difficult to keep track of everything that happens in a single day.
With an intercom system, you can make this process a lot more streamlined. With a single push of a button, a worker can see who’s at the front door and let them in if necessary.
For small to medium sized businesses, this removes the need for a receptionist or a front desk manager.
3) Improves communication
If you work at a large commercial property, it can be difficult to send a message to different departments. Calling employees on a messaging service isn’t reliable as some team members might not be at their desks when you call them. If you need to get an urgent message across, this can be a huge problem.
Luckily, with an intercom system, you can make an announcement to the whole workplace and get your message across.
At large department stores and supermarkets, this system becomes even more important. In such places, sometimes you don’t know where a particular worker is at any given time. They could be stocking shelves or cleaning the back room. If you urgently need their help, you can simply use an intercom to call them up to your location.
There you have it, three reasons to get an intercom system for your home or place of business. If you need help installing an intercom system, contact the team at Security Camera Specialists today.