Intercoms are an integral aspect of any working access control infrastructure, and in 2021, there’s a massive variety of intercom brands, makes, and models available on the market today. This sheer breadth might seem confusing or intimidating at first to the naked eye - in this blog post, the access control hardware installation experts here at Chicago Locksmiths will provide a brief guide to the main reasons that people install intercoms at their property.
Intercoms Provide the Ability to Inspect Visitors to your Property
Intercoms allow you to screen visitors to your property through visual or audio capabilities. This way you can make sure you’re only allowing people who are meant to be there inside your home or business.
Intercoms Increase Convenient Operation
Intercoms make communication and screening far more convenient. They allow you to let someone into your property without getting up to answer the door - simply push a button!
Ability to be Integrated with Security Infrastructure
Intercoms can be easily integrated with security equipment at your property like alarm systems and CCTV systems. You won't need to install a brand new system, your intercom can be installed to work properly with your existing security setup.
Intercoms function to deter criminals from even attempting a break-in at your property. Potential criminals can see that you have infrastructure in place that can catch them in the act, so they won't even attempt it!
Property Value Benefits
Installing an intercom at your residential or commercial property can increase the property value. Since people want to live in safer environments, the investment of installing an intercom at your property can help you raise its price, as potential buyers won't have to buy intercoms themselves.
Meetings and Announcements
Intercoms can allow you to make announcements throughout your commercial or even residential property easily and instantly. This is a great way to get the attention of people spread out throughout a home or office. Furthermore, intercoms allow you to conduct easy meetings without the need for everybody to move into a central conference room, which saves a ton of time and makes your day more efficient.