We live in a fast-paced world that offers us modern amenities and technologies. Home or business based intercom systems are one of them that can greatly enhance any exiting security system, or are a great start to security a location.
There are few better ways to update your current security than by adding a video intercom system.
Having a hard wired, two-way audio and video camera at your front door adds that extra level of home security that will help you sleep more soundly at night.
An intercom system is a two-way communication electronic device which incorporates circuitry for transmitting and receiving audio or video transmissions. Although there are devices such as wireless doorbells on the market, these can be unreliable as they are not hard-wired and can be susceptible to failure for various reasons such as a dead battery or loss of WiFi signal.
Benefits of a video intercom
Intercom systems are available in a wide variety of styles. From simple feature sets to more complex pieces of equipment which can integrate with your smart home or existing security system.
- Be ready for any delivery: If you are waiting for a delivery to arrive, or for workmen to visit, having a video intercom system allows you to see (and speak to) those who are buzzing your front door. That way you are never opening the door to a complete stranger.
- Scare off burglars: Having a system at the entrance to your home that has a camera built in and is clear for passers-by to see, will scare off potential burglars. Deterrents are a great option when formulating a strong home security plan.
- Peace of mind to fully relax: Whether you are looking to completely switch off from the world after a hard day of work, or want to sleep soundly in bed at night, having an intercom system with a live video ensures you can do just that. If there is any suggestion of something untoward out front, you’ll be able to investigate easily.
Advantages of a video intercom system
A professionally installed intercom from Advanced Overwatch has some obvious advantages:
Intercom systems automatically take your home security to the next level and make it more advanced in an overall security approach. A video intercom system cab be designed in such a way that it brings in a connection between the outer front door and property interior by using speakers and microphones along with a data connection. Whenever your doorbell is pressed, you are instantly alerted and you can directly speak to and see the visitor and ask them to introduce themselves. Being a two-way communication device, intercom also allows the visitor to talk back to you in real-time. This way, any possibility of forced entry can be avoided.
Answering your door, from a social distance
During the COVID-19 pandemic, video intercoms have become an excellent tool for customers, giving them the choice of answering the door, advising to leave a package or delivery on the door step, or to avoid contact all together by dealing with the caller from inside with no possibility of cross-infection.
A useful solution for the elderly or vulnerable
Video intercoms provide a valuable layer of security to those who are vulnerable. Friends and family can be connected to the system to monitor callers to a location and the interaction can also be recorded for enhanced peace of mind.
The capability to answer the door virtually, without the need to physically do so in person is useful to those with disabilities or poor health.
Get a free video intercom quotation and survey
If you would like to find out more about our video intercom products and other home security services, contact Advanced Overwatch today. A product specialist will be happy to provide free advice and a demonstration of our range of security products at our offices or at your home.