Intercom systems are a great way to communicate from a distance and control access to residential and business locations. Nowadays video intercom systems are becoming the go-to for some residential and commercial buildings.
Why? Well, studies show that millennials are willing to spend more money on rent if their building has modern technology such as video intercoms and smart lock technology.
Commercial buildings can increase security and have better control over who accesses their facility by being able to visually view anyone entering and exiting.
The most obvious difference between the two systems is the fact that audio-only intercom systems allow the person inside to communicate with the person trying to gain access. Video intercom systems allow communication and visual capabilities to ensure the person on the other end of the speaker is exactly who they claim to be. Voice impersonations and even forced entry is more likely to happen with audio-only intercom systems.
Having a video capability on your intercom system tends to scare criminals away. Having audio of a criminal doesn’t help much and intruders know that. However, having video makes them aware that their face is being recorded and it’s in their best interest not to commit a crime.
Many may believe that if they already have a CCTV system installed on their building that they do not need a video intercom system. False. Having video capabilities on your intercom systems enhances your security and works together with your current CCTV setup. It allows for more security at the access points of buildings. The person behind the intercom and the person attempting to enter can speak to each other, while the person behind it can see as well.
Video intercom systems aren’t always costly. There’s different software that can be utilized to install these systems. Each piece of technology has different functionality and can be customized to fit your budget.
Quick Key Locksmith & Security is here to provide all of your locksmith and security needs when needed. Need a video intercom system installed on your multi-family building or commercial building? Give us a call at 877-787-3399 to receive a quote and upgrade your property!