What Is An IP Intercom System, and Does Your Business Need It?

IP stands for internet protocol. An IP intercom system is a device used by businesses to perform two-way communications for granting access to their buildings. It is configured via an existing Internet connection.

There are two types of IP intercom systems:

  • Audio intercom – When someone visits the workplace, they call via an intercom system so the operator can let them in. 
  • Video intercom – When someone visits the workplace, they allow you to see them at the front door and decide whether to let them in.

Why You Need An IP Intercom System?

Investing in an IP intercom system can provide you with the following benefits:

Enjoy Better Quality

An IP intercom system provides a substantial-quality improvement. You won’t have to deal with the frustration of disruption or static on the line. And while using a video IP intercom system, you don’t have to wrestle with the issues of overly pixelated and blurry video or low frame rates.

Offer Customizable Options

The latest IP intercom systems are not only visually appealing but also offer unmatched flexibility, which is not available with old systems. For example, you can program these systems to forward a doorbell ring to a set contact number. And if you run a small business, you can add multiple phone numbers for forwarding.

Modern IP intercom systems offer a wide range of other benefits that conventional analog intercom systems are unable to offer. This includes the integration of tablets and smartphones with Wi-Fi capabilities. This way, you can be informed on what happens outside your workplace and interact with visitors.

Improve Security

Commercial intercom systems can take your building security to the next level. By integrating security cameras, they can guide staff and visitors to where they need to go without ending up in an area with limited access or getting lost. As an important added benefit, it can also help to guide them in an emergency situation.

Scale Up

As your organization continues to grow, you can scale up your IP intercom system as well, without much less difficulty. For example, it can help you assign and implement new call points without having new cabling, and you can add new users easily and reduce the need for and cost of additional cabling. This is just one of the many ways these systems can help you keep up with your growth.

Enhance Company Image

No one wants to arrive at a meeting and be refused entry during bad weather while waiting for someone to let them in. Especially not when it’s an important visitor or a new customer you’re excited about working with. An IP intercom system provides fast access to your building and guarantees that your key visitors are not turned away.

If you are interested in investing in an IP intercom system or auditing an existing one, get in contact with Americom today. We can help you find the right system for your business, and install and implement it in a professional and cost-effective manner.

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