In addition to installing security fences, doors
and locks to protect your residence, intercom systems
provide extra in-home security by allowing individuals
to be aware of what is happening and who may be inside
their home at all times. A baby monitor is an example
of a simple intercom system, which many parents utilize
to hear an infant when is awake or crying, no matter
where they happen to be in the house.
Door alarm intercoms work by sounding a loud, beeping
noise or alarm whenever a door is opened in the house.
Larger homes benefit from this device, especially if
a home contains several doors and there is more than
one story involved. Equipped with speakers and microphones
for easy communication, door alarms are totally wireless
and possess emergency buttons to automatically inform
others of an emergency occurring elsewhere in the home.
Door intercom systems can also instantly lock and release
doors remotely, such as in garage doors or outside gates.
With this type of system, you do not have to leave your
residence to allow someone to gain access to your property.
Instead, you simply speak into the intercom, ask who
it is and if it is someone you want to see, you then
press a button on the intercom which opens a gate or
Other intercom and intercom-type security systems include:
• Motion detection
• Phone intercom
• Video intercom
• Security grills
• Hard-wired intercom
Wireless intercom systems do not use any wires, relying
on radio waves instead to permit communication between
individuals within a residence. Battery operated, portable
and extremely versatile, wireless intercoms cover all
areas and rooms within any size home, allowing instant
communication among family members.
Home use of intercom security systems is popular with
both residential and commercial business owners in the
Phoenix metropolitan area. In addition to providing
security and immediate awareness of who is in a building
at all times, intercoms use very little energy, with
many running on the same batteries for months.