Traditionally you would find intercom systems in commercial buildings and the only time you would expect to see them at residential properties is in flats or apartment buildings. However, these days, it is becoming much more common for homeowners to install intercom systems at their properties too. It goes without saying that there are numerous benefits to these door entry systems and they are a brilliant choice, especially if you have a gated property.
When browsing the market for domestic intercom systems you will notice that there is such a vast range to choose from. Not only are there multiple brands to decide between but there are also lots of different models too and it can be incredibly difficult to know which system will be best for your home. For this reason, our team here at the EA Group have put together a list of things that all homeowners should consider when choosing an intercom system for their home.
Your individual needs and requirements
Take some time to think about what you’d like your intercom system to be able to do. For example, would you just like a call button and to be able to speak to visitors or do you want to be able to see them as well. Also, consider things such as whether you would like a keypad on the intercom system so you’d don’t necessarily need a key in order to gain access.
Any preferences in regards to style
Of course, if your intercom is going to be at the front of your property, it is worthwhile considering the style of the system too. Whether it is going to be wall-mounted by your front door or installed next to the gates at the front of your property, think about which style of system would look best alongside your property.
Which system will work best at your home
Often, one of the biggest decisions to make will be whether you choose a wired or a wireless intercom system. As you would expect, there are lots of pros and a few cons to both of these systems, so take some time to do your research and find out which would be better for your property at this moment in time.
How much you have to spend
It is always beneficial to have a realistic budget in mind when you’re considering things such as intercom systems and doing so will automatically reduce the number of options that you have. You will notice that the prices of these systems can vary quite dramatically, so you won’t need to worry about being able to find a system within your budget.
Whether you’re going to install it yourself
There are some intercom systems that you will easily be able to install yourself, however, there will also be lots that require a professional to undertake the installation. Consider whether this is something you would feel comfortable installing yourself or whether you think it would be beneficial to turn straight to a professional for assistance.
If you want to integrate it with any other systems
It isn’t uncommon for homeowners these days to integrate their intercom system with other access control systems or even security systems. It is worthwhile considering whether this is something you’d be interested in doing too. Of course, this will be slightly more complex than simply installing a single system, so think carefully about what is best for you and your home.
Choosing the best intercom system for your home
Hopefully, when taking into consideration everything mentioned above, you will find it much easier to navigate the market when choosing a door entry system. Of course, upon consideration, if you decide you’re going to work alongside a professional team for the installation of the system then it is worthwhile getting an expert opinion regarding which intercom system to choose too. So, don’t be afraid to reach out to an experienced company.
If you’re searching for a company to help with your home intercom system, please get in touch with our team here at the EA Group today. We can provide you with a vast range of intercom systems, all of which we are able to install for you too. We are renowned for our expertise and our consultants will gladly advise you which intercom solution would be best suited to your property. So, contact us today to discuss your requirements in more detail or to arrange a free site survey.