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Hello, I’m Zach Palmquist, the director of engineering at Safe and Sound Security. Today, let’s unravel the world of intercom entry systems, answering your most pressing questions and guiding you through the choices that best suit your needs. Get ready for an informative and friendly journey!
Video Intercom vs. Telephone Entry: Making the Choice
The decision between a video intercom and a telephone entry system boils down to one key factor—video presence. A telephone entry system uses phone lines or cellular modules to establish communication. You can hear the person on the other end but won’t be able to see them. On the other hand, a video intercom system is app-based. When someone arrives, your phone rings, and the app displays a live video feed, giving you both visual and auditory cues. You can even remotely unlock the door using the app.
Smartphone Superpowers: Letting People In Remotely
Being off-site doesn’t limit your control. With an app-based video intercom, you can use your smartphone to manage entry. Whether you’re in the office, on vacation, or simply not near the entrance, you can pull up the app and disengage the lock from wherever you are.
Navigating Installation Challenges
Mounting the device poses the most common challenge during installation. Sometimes, our customers have existing devices that no longer work, and the form factor doesn’t match up with our offerings. Especially with flush mount devices embedded within walls, adjustments might be necessary. This can involve hiring a contractor to modify the surroundings to accommodate the new device.
The Signs for an Upgrade
If your system relies on analog phone lines (POTS lines), it’s time to consider an upgrade. These lines are becoming obsolete, and within the next few years, they’ll be a thing of the past. Upgrading to a cellular module allows for modern dialing in and out from the device, ensuring your system remains up to date and functional.
Embrace the Future with Safe and Sound Security
If the world of video intercom systems intrigues you and you’re eager to learn more, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Safe and Sound Security. We’re here to answer your questions, customize solutions to fit your requirements, and assist you in implementing a seamless access control system. Let’s connect and make your entry experience smarter and more secure!
Remember, a video intercom system isn’t just about technology—it’s about convenience, control, and a safer environment for all.