The modern intercom system can be more than an effective way to communicate with people throughout your home.
There are many systems on the market that offer additional features that provide both convenience and security.
More and more people are looking at ways of improving their home security and for good reason, as the population increases so does the crime rate which is a fact of life that we cannot afford to ignore.
When combined with an entry video camera and monitor visitors can be screened before you open the door and you can speak to them from the control station inside your home before deciding whether or not to let them in.
Aside from the security, this offers you, the convenience of not having to leave what you are doing to answer the door, particularly if you work from a home office or have trouble getting around makes the investment in an Intercom System worthwhile.
Many other features can also be incorporated into an intercom system that can transform it into a complete home alarm system.
Window sensors, glass breakage sensors, motion sensors, smoke alarms, and alarm sirens can all be configured to operate through the intercom control station.
The window sensors can be set so that you can have the windows partially open for ventilation but if the window is forced open any further the contacts separate and the alarm is triggered.
For the ultimate in home security add back to base monitoring for your system and if the alarm is triggered a security patrol, police or fire service will be sent to your address to investigate.
For homeowners with pets, there are motion detectors which use passive infrared technology which helps to prevent false alarms from roaming pets.
The infrared beam can be set high enough to allow pets to move around but the beam will still be interrupted by an intruder moving around.