Intercom systems enable you to communicate with others within a localised setting, which can be a home, office, apartment, airplane, ship, bus, or other. Intercom systems are an ideal device for communicating instantly, easily, and effectively.
An example would be using it for the safety of your children when they are home alone so that they do not open doors to strangers.
With several types of intercom devices available in the market, it can be hard to decide on the right one. Focus on the following factors to choose a device that best matches your needs:
How much money are you willing to spend?
If you are looking for specific features such as more range (distance of intercom communication) and video, be ready to pay more. Assess your needs and your budget limit beforehand so that you don’t end up paying more for features that you don’t need.
What is your purpose?
Why do you want an intercom system for?
If it is for oral communication alone, an intercom with audio phone features should be enough. This intercom allows you to communicate with a person calling you through the device from your office, home or apartment entrance.
If monitoring activities or safety is your purpose, a video intercom is the best choice. This device comes with a camera attached to the entrance. You can see any visitor using the intercom from indoors. Video recording and image capture features are available to enable you to capture a photo or video of the person at the door.
If you want to be in the know even when you are away from your premises, an IP intercom is the answer. This system is connected to your internet. You can see and communicate with people at your door from indoors. You can monitor and communicate from any location in the world using a Wi-Fi or 3G internet facility, or through a smartphone app.
There is also the wireless intercom, which is ideal if you are looking for wire-free convenience.
Insist on a trial installation
Sometimes, an intercom system may not be compatible with your building. For example, if your building features metal walls, they are likely to impair the intercom’s signal strength, which causes poor audio quality. It is therefore better to insist on a trial run before purchasing a product.
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