Wired Intercoms

How to Choose Between Technology for an Intercom System

2 Station Wired IntercomsWhen you are trying to choose the right 2 station wired intercom system, there are a variety of different things to consider. The first thing you will need to think about is what kind of technology that you will need for your home or business.

If you looking to buy an intercom with two units, it will probably cost you somewhere around one hundred dollars on the average, with seventy five on the low end and one hundred and twenty five on the high end. This is something that you should be thinking about in terms of what your budget is for a home intercom system. Also, this type of intercom system will be permanent fixture after you’ve hooked it up, so if you move, it will likely need to stay there.

With wireless intercom systems, you can take them with you when you move. One great thing to think about with wired intercoms versus wireless is that with wireless you have to worry about interference. With a 2 station wired intercom, you will not need to worry about the interference in the technology from other wireless frequencies.

The next thing that you will want to consider is what kind of range you want your intercom system to have. Additionally, you will want to consider whether you want your intercom system to be mobile. With a wired intercom system, you won’t be able to move around with it. It’s not going to be something that is portable like a wireless intercom unit. Also, you need to consider if you want your intercom to be able to go for a long distance between the two units. You really need to take this into consideration when you are deciding what kind of intercom to buy for your home.

The next thing to consider about intercoms is security. If you get an intercom system for outside your door, this is a great way to have a lot of safety for yourself and your family, as well. If you have unwanted guests, like a salesman, you can turn them away without ever opening the door. The same token goes for a person that might be a threat. You can see and speak to the person without ever opening up the door to them.

These ideas should help you in looking for the right 2 station wired intercom, or indeed a wireless system if it appears this is a better option in the long run.

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How to Install Wired Intercoms

IntercomsIt is hard when we have new home projects to do with very limited funds to get them done with. This is why it is wise, when possible and safe, to perform tasks oneself without having to call in an expert. While many people find it practical to hire someone to perform any modifications to their home, there are some that cannot afford that luxury.  Even if nobody in the household is a bona fide professional, there are many projects that can be done without hassle.

One project that should be considered is converting the intercom system inside the home. How to install wired intercoms? The answer is not very difficult at all. Even though it may seem like it is necessary to possess some advanced electrical knowledge, the reality is that the voltage used for this is not very high. This means that anyone can safely install an intercom as long as they have the proper equipment. While many homes now have wireless systems, wired intercoms should be considered because they will not have any interference problems. Sometimes when a wireless intercom is in use, it can malfunction due to interference and stop working well.

Even though it was stated earlier that it is not very dangerous or difficult to install a wired intercom, the level of difficulty does change depending on the status of the home it is being added to. If there is a new home that is being constructed, this will be much simpler than installing one in a home that has been around for quite a while. Usually when an intercom installation is being done on an older home, it is necessary to connect it with the doorbell wiring. After that is done, all of the visible wiring can be placed inside the wall, since it can bring down the appeal of the space.

When the question “How to install wired intercoms?” arises it should not invoke any fear in the heart! Take a trip to the local hardware store and buy a drill, a wood drill bit, a utility knife and a fish tape. If the whole thought of this is still too much to handle, it may be a good idea to call in someone that knows what they are doing. This project is simple and fairly safe, but should only be attempted by those that have at least a little electrical knowledge, and a good idea of the layout of your home.

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