Choosing your Intercom System for Business or Home Installation

Entry Intercom SystemWhen did intercom entry systems become such a common part of our lives? Perhaps the first time you saw one it was on television, where a business impressed all by having an electronic system to check who is at the door, and decided whether or not to allow them access from afar. This may also be the first experience you had with an intercom entry system yourself.

Intercom entry systems then began to be used more and more in environments where safety of the individual indoors could potentially be compromised by opening the door to a stranger. Just as important as the safety of the individuals inside can be the safety of goods, technologies, secrets…

However, intercom systems are now used in much more mundane locations, and are indeed the standard for apartment buildings. If you head to an apartment building and you don’t have a key to get inside, you may have a number of methods to go through to gain entry. Commonly there is a buzzer for each apartment, but you may also need to enter the number of the apartment you wish to visit. Ultimately, you will get to speak to the occupier, assuming they are home.

A good quality intercom system is key for a business that wants to make a good impression. When you have clients arriving and expect them to be greeted by an intercom system be aware that this is going to be less friendly than meeting someone at the door. To make it worse, if you scrimp on the cost of your entry system, visitors may be difficult to hear on your end. It is usually even more of a problem at the other end, where your visitor may be on a busy street with loud surroundings. If he or she is unable to hear you clearly, this could give a really bad impression of your business as being unprofessional. These first impressions count.

Even for a home setup, intercom entry systems are now low cost and one should take the pains to choose one that performs above and beyond. Consider a video intercom system, or even a color video system so you can get a good look at who is at the door. Allowing people to access your home without first getting a good idea whether they really are who they say they are is asking for trouble, so choose your intercom system wisely.

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