Currently, we are living in a world that is fast-paced and has many modern amenities, thanks to constantly advancing technology. Among the vast range of security products on the market today, intercoms are often forgotten even though they provide a simple low-cost access solution. They are an invaluable security measure for many different types of buildings, both commercial and residential.

Due to the many benefits of the intercom system, more people are starting to consider installing them at both residential and business properties. Depending on your needs and budget, you can install a wired intercom system or a wireless one, both of which are capable of fulfilling your requirements. Whichever system you choose, when installing an intercom device you will be getting more than the money’s worth. To help you understand just how good these systems are EA Group have put together a list of the advantages of using them.

Enhanced security

When you install an intercom system you automatically take the security of your property to the next level. Detection and verification of guests, whether they are of the welcome or unwanted variety, is imperative. It can be incredibly dangerous when you answer the door to a stranger and having an intercom system will allow you to speak to the visitor before breaking your security barrier. You can then decide whether you want to open the door or not which can prevent dangerous incidents of forced entry from people that you don’t know.

Improved communication

Traditionally, intercom systems have been used to easily communicate with people inside buildings. Whether they are used in a block of flats or to get into a business property they allow you to communicate with your visitor before they enter the building. Being a two-way communication device, intercoms don’t only allow you to speak to the person trying to get into your property but, it also allows them to speak back to you too.

Deters crime

When you have an intercom system, it requires anyone who wants to enter a building to identify themselves. You will find that this instantly deters criminals or unauthorised people from attempting to enter your property, which in turn, will hopefully make it a much safer place.

Cheaper insurance

It is becoming more and more difficult to find cheap home/building insurance cover. Once you have installed a professional intercom system you may find that you can get a better deal. Some insurance providers recognise the importance of this added security barrier and most of them would be willing to lower your annual premiums.

Restricts access

Lots of people don’t think about using an intercom system for restricting access, especially in commercial properties, but it works really well. Key or card security systems have their vulnerabilities, the main one being that the key/card can get lost or stolen. Using an intercom system instead, where visual or verbal identification can be made, will help keep the area safe and secure from anyone who isn’t authorised for access.

Investing in an intercom system

Whether you are interested in a wired intercom system for your office, or a wireless intercom system for your home, EA Group will be able to assist you. We specialise in intercom and access control systems for both home and business properties and can tailor the services to meet your individual requirements.

Our incredibly experienced team can provide you with a free site survey where we will be able to advise you regarding which intercom solution would be best suited to your application. Whether you require a video or voice intercom you can trust that when you choose EA Group for your system we will design and install a system that meets all of your needs and requirements.

Security continues to be a growing concern for businesses of all industries, ensuring that your employees, equipment and information remain safe is always a top priority. Businesses need to have adequate protection systems in place in order to make sure that all threats are deterred whether that is physically or technologically.

In the past, the majority of businesses used traditional methods as security solutions such as lock and key doors and security guards. However, there are new advanced safety innovations available that help businesses adapt and improve their security. One of the best security solutions available is an access control system. Below we will tell you everything you need to know about these systems and why your business should have one. 

What is an access control system?

This system is an electronic system that allows a person, with proper clearance, to access to a certain area of your building. These systems can involve key cards, pin codes, biometric scanners, alarms and video surveillance systems. They are an all-round system that can be tailored specifically to your business needs. 

What are the benefits?

  • Monitoring and reporting

Having an access control system in your business property will enable you to take note of every person who enters and exits your building each day. It will also record other important details such as their identity, occupation, role in the business, the reason for entry and what hours they entered and left the premises. 

This information can be valuable to business owners or managers if a potential issue, such as stolen office supplies or a data breach, occurs on a specific day or time. Using the access control system they can easily find out who was inside buildings or rooms when the issues occurred.

  • Increased safety

Threats to businesses are endless and you never know what kind of people will want access to your assets, data and even employees. One of the biggest threats is unauthorised entry. To avoid this, there needs to be a controlled security system in place that will help you maintain protection by granting necessary site access. 

As well as protecting the whole building, an access control system can also protect specific areas and rooms. This system allows you to grant approved employees access to designated areas. It is perfect for larger businesses with various offices that don’t require access by all employees. 

  • Cost-effective 

Installing an access control system may seem expensive to start with but we can assure you that it is a cost-effective solution. For example, when you have keyless entry and someone loses their key card it is much easier to replace this and reprogram the system than it is to change the entire building’s locks. 

An access control system also eliminates the need of having to print and photocopy ID cards as all of this information can be available electronically. This doesn’t only save you money but also a lot of time, it is friendly on the environment too. Of course, this system is also a lot cheaper than having a large security team yet it still provides you with the protection you require. 

How do I install an access control system?

If you think that this system is the best security solution for your business then you will need to work with one of the best access control companies in the UK to ensure that all of your needs and requirements are met. Here at EA Group we specialise in access control systems and have assisted many different businesses with their systems.

When you choose to work with us to develop your business access control system, we will ensure that it is fully tailored and suitable for your application. Whether you are simply looking for an employee access control system or you would like a complete all-round system that can monitor your buildings facilities or control how and when occupants interact with the equipment within, then we can assist you today. 

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