video intercoms

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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Video Intercom Records Full Motion Video

One of the most popular video intercoms on the market not only lets you see who is at the door, it also records a short video clip to an internal memory card.  You can use the Expandable Recording Color Video Intercom System to safely identify visitors even before answering. When someone rings the doorbell, the system sends live audio and video to the indoor 4-inch, full-color monitor. You simply press a button and you can then speak hands free.

This intercom is also the first video intercom in the industry to offer a full motion Video and Audio clip recording on a removable Secure Digital card. Video clips are viewed and archived on any PC or MAC. Chances are if someone breaks in to your home or business, they’ll ring the doorbell to make sure no one is there (and pretend they’re selling something if you are). You’ll have a nice video to show the police!

This system even has a night vision mode to accommodate any lighting environment. A built-in infrared system provides supplemental lighting to enhance night viewing. The door phone camera operates in color during daylight and black & white in low lighting conditions.

For the visitor, this unit in no more difficult to use than a normal doorbell (and the button is still lighted). The unit is not only convenient to use but also designed to provide an additional measure of security. For business/commercial applications where access control is a concern, the system safeguards the entrance while remaining user-friendly to guests.

You can even add an external electric door lock to open the door from the indoor monitor and the door status indicator tells you when the lock is open!

The attractive design of the hands-free intercom system is not only functional, but is also a stylish addition to any décor. Installation is a quick and easy.

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Video Intercom Systems

There are lots of good reasons to get a video intercom. Security is one of them. Installing a video intercom system at your front door improves your home or business security. A video intercom enables you to not only talk to someone at your front door, but also to see them as well. That gives you more information to make the decision whether you want to let someone in or not without even getting near the door.

A video intercom consists of at least two components, a weatherproof camera and door bell button unit that goes at the front door, and a monitor unit that enables you to see who is at the camera. You can buy monitors that provide either a black and white or color picture.

When someone presses the call button on the video door bell it activates its camera and alerts the indoor monitor. You then talk to them while you view their image. You can even press an open lock button if you have an optional electric door lock installed.

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