Should I Choose a Color Video Intercom System?

What is the benefit of a color video intercom system? Using this system you will be able to see who is at the other end of the system will exceptional clarity. But is it worth the extra expense?

Let’s talk about that expense first. In reality, the difference in cost between a low-cost intercom system with no video at all, a video system (black and white) and a color video system is marginal. The price of screens and cameras have lowered significantly to make the cost of a higher-grade color video intercom system with a high definition display and video signal affordable for just about anyone.

Visitors are much more likely to be impressed by a color system, and as they are not much more expensive, it usually makes sense to go for them if you ever expect visitors to be using your intercom.

You can choose a two-way system that will allow both ends of the conversation to see each other, which can make for a much more personable greeting. Depending on the application, some people find this a bit too obtrusive – they don’t want visitors to be able to see them at first, for example. This option can be switched off though, so not to worry.

Even if you are planning on just displaying a video on the entry system to greet the user, it certainly impressed more when they can use a full-color touchpad to enter any details like room numbers of department.

Choosing a high definition color video intercom can allow you to make more use of recording abilities. You may want to keep a track of who has come and gone through your business, particularly if you have sensitive information within. Having a backup system in the form of a record of who has visited your business can be a lifesaver.

Intercoms also have other uses than as entry systems; in manufacturing and on the factory floor a two-way intercom can be very useful. Whereas many business rely on a two-way radio, upping the game and adding a color video stream can make a lot of back-and-fore obsolete, as the person on the other end of the conversation can see exactly what is happening without it needing to be relayed.

Intercoms therefore will continue to play an important part in business security, home safety, and across the world in businesses who need that ability to contact each other across a workroom floor.

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