Video intercom systems are the best way to add comfort and security to your home or company. You do not need to open the door to see or hear who’s there. Inquiring about who’s at your door is now easier than ever, and you don’t even have to be there all the time. Video intercoms can be operated remotely. Although several distinct technologies are available for use in video intercoms, their uses vary widely. Each intercom has multiple applications according to its function.
The first category is single-family residential uses. These could be drive-up gates for a fenced-in yard or property. It’s better to have one that can be placed on a pedestal pole and be reached by a car driver. These are frequently in a more horizontal configuration with a hole design for mounting to one of our poles.
There are additional vertical variants designed for mounting on a wall near a walk-up entrance door. You can use either form in any position, but if you are placing the vertical form at a driveway gate, you may need to first place a panel or hood on the pole and then mount the video intercom to it because it lacks the proper hole pattern.
Some commercial intercom systems can be used for commercial properties as long as they are not used for different tenants inside a building because they lack the buttons needed to determine who is being contacted.
Hybrid Video Intercom System
Hybrid systems are wired in the same way as traditional wired video systems, with a cable running from an exterior station to a video monitor inside the building. Additionally, it features Wi-Fi connectivity, making it possible to integrate app-enabled devices like tablets and smartphones. Essentially, you get the best of both worlds with this solution. You can still take calls from any location so long as you have an internet connection, and the connection between the camera and the display is as quick and dependable as a wired system.
Wi-Fi Video Intercom System
Wi-Fi intercoms come in a variety of distinct styles. There are also inexpensive ones, known as doorbell intercoms. These doorbell sets aren’t built for heavy-duty use in businesses, but they should serve homeowners and small shops well. The commercial variety, on the other hand, can be installed on security doors and gates and features a keypad for entering access codes. A wireless video intercom works in the same way.
Hardwired Video Intercom System
Hardwired intercoms are more convenient, but they can be costly or impractical depending on the setup of your monitor and camera. But once the cable is laid, installation is easy and the connection is always reliable.
One problem with wired intercoms is that you can’t move around on the monitor side, so you have to walk over to a monitor every time you get a call.
Video intercom for cell phones
If your gate is too far away for wireless video, you can use the AT&T or T-Mobile cell network to get some of the benefits of wireless video. With this service, you can send video over a data connection with a low monthly charge. So, you can see and talk to visitors wherever you are as long as your phone has an Internet connection.
Video Conferencing System without Wires
If you have a wireless video intercom, you can use it to communicate even without Internet access. Wireless intercoms communicate between the outside camera and you can even utilize Wi-Fi to increase the range or connect with apps on smartphones or tablet PCs.
It’s essentially the same as the hybrid video intercom described above, except that only the camera and the internal monitor require wireless connections.
Doorbell Intercom System
You’ll find these systems to be the most common and affordable options out there. These are low-powered gadgets that talk to each other via your home Wi-Fi network or the Internet. They rely heavily on having a constant and reliable connection to the Internet at home.