In many areas of the world home and personal security is simply not just something that is taken for granted. The sharp increase over the years of crimes committed against people in their own homes would attest to that. It is becoming more and more important to ensure that both your home and yourself and your family has adequate protection against these types of crimes happening at home.
Naturally your first line of defense is your front door and any other externally opening door. To minimize the chances of a break in you should have these doors fitted with a quality deadlock. The old barrel style locks, while they are good for easy access to and from the premises they are not known for their strength or resistance to tampering. The external doors should also be of solid construction.
As a safeguard against opening the door to a potential intruder a home intercom system is a good idea. How many times do you hear of a person being tricked into opening a door only to find that the visitor is there for means other than a nice chat. By installing an audio or video intercom system you have that chance to persuade your visitor to leave without opening the door first.
If the visitor or intruder is not in direct contact with you then chances are once they are refused entry they will leave. Obviously the best choice for an intercom system for this situation is a video system that enables you to see the visitor while communicating with them. The video systems available today are relatively easily installed and many have bright led lights incorporated in the camera housing which eliminates the need for setting up of bright lighting outside your door.
If you are happy with the audio only systems then you have a wide range of choices and installing them can be as easy as mounting the two units in your chosen locations, testing them out and then your intercom system is up and ready to go. Wireless technology makes this possible and for ease of installation you really can’t go past them.
Having said that, if a video system is really what you are after you can buy systems that run off existing telephone wiring which is handy where it is impossible to run new cabling without having to pull down the sheeting of entire walls. There is a number of wireless video intercom systems coming on to the market but from the feedback received from users they are still a tad unreliable and the picture quality certainly could be improved upon.
The features that can be optioned into these basic systems is almost endless. There are options for almost any number of inside intercom stations, the option of having music piped through all stations and even automatic door openers that can be operated from any intercom station in the home. From simple two way communication to entertainment to a complete home alarm system, a home intercom system can be the starting point for all of those.