The saying “rather be safe than sorry” has never been truer than it is today. With the level of petty crime ever on the increase, it’s important to protect your premises and whatever is inside it. There are many different ways in which you can go about securing the inside and outside of your home, such as security systems in Melbourne.
Today the team here at Australian Security will be filling you in on what a video intercom system is exactly and why it may be the perfect addition to your home or business. Let’s take a look under the hood of the humble intercom.
Video Intercom Systems Explained
A video intercom system, also called a video door entry or a video door-phone, is an intercom system usually located at the entrance to a building—be it a home, residential complex, office park or workspace. These devices provide seamless audiovisual communication to and from a building.
These days video intercom systems are largely part of a bigger smart security system but you can get standalone systems that consist of a panel outside and a phone & screen inside. Visitors need only push a button while all you’ll need to do is glance at the screen and pick up the phone to communicate with them. Should you decide to allow the visitor entry, it’s usually just a case of pushing a button located on the indoor monitor.
As technology has advanced, so has the increasingly popular video intercom. So much so that, depending on the model you install, you don’t even need to be at home to see who is at your door. Here are a few examples of the different types of video intercom systems available today:
- Wired video intercom
- Wifi intercom doorbell
- Wifi video intercom
- Wireless video intercom
- Cell phone network video intercom
- Hybrid video intercom
Why Video Intercom Systems are a Must Have
Any modern-day homeowner or business owner knows that they need to protect their investment as best as they can. A lot of the time, that means physically safeguarding the premises. A video intercom system is among the most efficient of access control systems of all time.
Would-be criminals know not to try their hand at gaining entrance to your premises for fear of being spotted by the video camera. But, crime deterring properties aside, there are many other benefits that come with having a wireless intercom including the following:
- Improved communication within a building (or from the outside to the inside and vice versa)
- Enhanced access control
- Streamlined daily tasks like accepting deliveries
- It adds value to your property
- Acting as a virtual sign-in record keeping book so you’ll always know who was on the property
- Most are compatible with smart home devices
Now that you know all about video intercom systems, it’s only natural to want to add this extra layer to your defence strategy. When it comes to picking a company to handle your security installations, you should consider a company that has a well-established reputation, plenty of positive customer reviews and testimonials, fair pricing & an assortment of security services to take advantage of. It just so happens that Australian Security meets all of those requirements—and then some!
Australian Security is the choice of Melbourne’s leading Builders & over 1,000 Real Estate Agents, Body Corporates and over 150,000 individual homes. We specialise in both domestic and commercial installations to both new and existing homes. We also offer an unmatched 2 Year Warranty on all our work! Contact us today about intercoms, CCTV and security Systems in Melbourne. Call us on 1300 361 121