Whilst security solutions like intercom systems and access control systems are commonly associated with commercial properties, they aren’t an uncommon sight at residential properties nowadays. It is becoming increasingly common for homeowners to want to upgrade their security and provide additional protection to their homes.
There are a number of advantages to these door entry systems and they can be just as beneficial at residential properties as they are at commercial properties. So, if you’re contemplating installing additional security solutions at your home and you’re wondering whether intercom and access control systems are worthwhile exploring, keep reading today. Below we have looked into some of the main reasons why these particular systems are so popular amongst homeowners.
Add another layer of security to your home
Unfortunately, a simple door lock doesn’t tend to be enough to keep unauthorised intruders out of your home these days and as criminals get smarter, it is becoming more difficult to keep your family safe. Installing intercom and access control systems will provide additional protection to your home, providing peace of mind that it will be incredibly difficult for anyone to break in.
Speak to visitors without opening the door
Answering the door when you don’t know who is on the other side can be really dangerous. However, this type of door entry system allows you to interact with visitors before opening the door, preventing you from being a victim of forced entry. Being able to confirm the identity of all visitors this way enables you to keep a security barrier between you and any potential intruders.
Conveniently gain access through all exterior doors
When you have different keys for your porch, front door, side door and back door, it isn’t always easy to find the right key, especially in the dark or when you’re in a rush. Having an intercom and access control system will make it easier for you to get into your own home. Swapping your keys for a singular swipe card or fob, or even a code or fingerprint will be really convenient.
Lower the cost of your insurance policies
Generally speaking, the more security systems you have installed, the less likely you are to make a claim on your insurance and therefore, the cheaper your policies will be. When you install this type of door entry system, you can usually expect insurance providers to offer you lower annual premiums on things like your buildings and contents insurance.
Interact with visitors when you’re not at home
Leaving your home unattended when you’re on holiday, for example, can be nerve-wracking as it will be more vulnerable to criminals. Yet, thankfully, an intercom and access control system will continue to provide protection to your home even when you’re not there. You will even still be able to see and speak to any visitors you get whilst you’re away too, preventing any worry.
Deter criminals from targeting your home
Having additional security systems installed will help to prevent your home from being the target of criminal activity. It isn’t uncommon for intruders to look for homes that will be easy for them to gain access to, but a door entry system will make things very difficult for them. Opting for a video intercom can be particularly off-putting as criminals know they will be caught on camera.
Installing intercom and access control systems at your home
All in all, it is easy to see why so many homeowners are choosing to install intercom and access control systems and they are undeniably a brilliant choice of security solution for any residential property. It is definitely worthwhile looking into these door entry systems in more detail when you’re wanting to upgrade your home’s security and if you have any questions at all about them, please feel free to contact our team here at the EA Group.
We have a comprehensive range of intercom system and access control system solutions, all of which we can both supply and install, and we can assist you in finding the perfect solution for your home. Our services don’t stop after installation either and we provide ongoing support for all of our security systems, so there is no better company to turn to for assistance. We will gladly arrange a free site survey for you with one of our consultants to help you choose the solution that is best suited to your application, so get in touch today.