Seeing is believing – especially when it comes to home security.
Intercoms have been around for ages, but technological advances have taken them to a whole new level.
With the addition of hands-free electronic operation, live video capabilities and wireless functionality, intercoms now play an even greater role in protecting your assets and enhancing the safety of those in your home.
A video intercom system takes the guesswork out of guests – especially uninvited ones. They allow anyone inside the home to hear and see who is outside the door or the gate and verify their identity before deciding whether or not to let them in.
But that’s not the only upside.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of installing a video intercom at home, you’ll be interested in the many benefits of these popular, convenient and easy-to-use systems.
- Added protection
Of course, the number one reason for a video intercom system is enhanced safety and security. You can identify visitors and assess the potential risk from behind a locked door or gate which means you never have to put yourself at risk if you’re not 100% sure.
The crisp audio and high quality visuals let you see and hear your visitors very clearly, and the clarity is so good that you can even read the small print on a contractor’s ID card should you need to verify their details.
- Easily integrated with other systems
Another advantage of modern video intercoms and access control systems is that they can be integrated with existing systems. You can set up the system so that you can view images from existing CCTV security cameras on the system’s video monitor and depending on where the cameras are located, you can use them to watch kids playing near the pool etc.
- Remote viewing
Some of the more sophisticated systems will allow you to see what’s happening at your front door and enable you to open your home, even when you’re not there. As long as you are connected wirelessly to these modern systems, you can receive live video and audio feed on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and have access control at your fingertips – anywhere in the world.
- Inter-room communication
Video intercom systems can also be set up in multiple locations throughout the home, so you can use them to communicate with members of your family in other rooms or keep a watchful eye (and ear) on babies and children.
- Adds value to your property
Security is an increasingly important consideration for home buyers and if your home has a comprehensive alarm system supplemented by a video intercom system, it can be a key point of difference at sale time. Modern intercom systems look good too and their hands-free operation enhances their appeal even further.
Newer video intercoms can also capture, store and date-stamp images so you can review the footage at any stage to identify visitors or obtain evidence of unauthorised entry.
For peace-of-mind about safety and security at home, there’s absolutely no doubt about the value of a video intercom system. Not only can you find out exactly who is at your door right there and then, you also get a host of other benefits too.
- Posted by Steve Aldridge
- On 20/11/2017