Should you choose a 2-wire door entry system for home?

Should you choose a 2-wire door entry system for home?
Intercoms have come a long way from those clunky boxes that passed voice from one end to another. They used to be ultra-high-tech in their times, but the technology has advanced so much that intercoms have become part of comprehensive home security set up.

Today, intercoms come in different types depending on the kind of connection they use. Depending on whether you choose to use an analog, digital or an IP-based intercom system, users get a host of features that can help them have greater control over their entry systems.

In most cases, the end user takes a final decision on which type of intercom to use. However, it is up to the installers to make them understand the benefits and drawbacks of each. It is in this context that installers should know what a 2-wire digital door entry system brings to the table.

Advantages of 2-wire


Just like its name suggests, a two-wire digital door entry system refers to a connection that makes use of two wires to connect the outdoor panel to the indoor monitor. Speaking about this in a blog post, Fermax pointed out that its advantages include fast and easy installation, lowering costs and saving time for the installers.

“Unlike analog video door phones, digital systems ensure that only two people hear the call: the person making the call at the panel and the person picking up the handset or monitor in the home,” Fermax said. “And they also provide other advantages such as image capture, better interference performance and uniform quality in large installations.”

A major issue with traditional door systems in residential communities is that picking up the telephone or using the monitor at home would let people know what’s happening near the doorway, not just if they have called at your door. Given such a disadvantage despite having put in tons of wiring and effort to install the system makes it complex to install and troublesome to maintain.

Of course, the newer IP-based systems would make things the easiest for some customers as they are able to integrate all wiring to ethernet cables and offer options to assimilate different devices together. You don’t even need to be at home to answer the door, you can do it from a mobile device or computer connected to the internet anywhere in the world.

Advantages of IP-based intercom


Proponents of IP-based intercom system point out flexibility, scalability, ease of installation and performance as its major benefits. Of course, factors such as scale would be integral to a commercial end customer, but not so much for a residential user. The flexibility of access, on the other hand, would be something that attracts some. Another advantage is customization.

“While traditional intercom offers almost no customization, IP based intercom system offers high customization options,” notes Aria Telecom in a post on their site. “It let you program the system to forward the doorbell to a specific number instead of a constant one. For small businesses, it is required to have such systems that can let users route the calls to several numbers when and as required. The modern IP based intercom system we are offering can integrate with smart devices such as mobile and tablets with Wi-Fi capabilities. It let you keep a constant eye on your door and communicate, allow or deny access to visitors.”

Again, their advantages to small or large businesses are clear. However, installers will still have to consider if the simplicity of a 2-wire system outweigh the unnecessary options that an IP system brings to a residential customer.

Intercoms have come a long way from those clunky boxes that passed voice from one end to another. They used to be ultra-high-tech in their times, but the technology has advanced so much that intercoms have become part of comprehensive home security set up.

Today, intercoms come in different types depending on the kind of connection they use. Depending on whether you choose to use an analog, digital or an IP-based intercom system, users get a host of features that can help them have greater control over their entry systems.

In most cases, the end user takes a final decision on which type of intercom to use. However, it is up to the installers to make them understand the benefits and drawbacks of each. It is in this context that installers should know what a 2-wire digital door entry system brings to the table.

Advantages of 2-wire


Just like its name suggests, a two-wire digital door entry system refers to a connection that makes use of two wires to connect the outdoor panel to the indoor monitor. Speaking about this in a blog post, Fermax pointed out that its advantages include fast and easy installation, lowering costs and saving time for the installers.

“Unlike analog video door phones, digital systems ensure that only two people hear the call: the person making the call at the panel and the person picking up the handset or monitor in the home,” Fermax said. “And they also provide other advantages such as image capture, better interference performance and uniform quality in large installations.”

A major issue with traditional door systems in residential communities is that picking up the telephone or using the monitor at home would let people know what’s happening near the doorway, not just if they have called at your door. Given such a disadvantage despite having put in tons of wiring and effort to install the system makes it complex to install and troublesome to maintain.

Of course, the newer IP-based systems would make things the easiest for some customers as they are able to integrate all wiring to ethernet cables and offer options to assimilate different devices together. You don’t even need to be at home to answer the door, you can do it from a mobile device or computer connected to the internet anywhere in the world.

Advantages of IP-based intercom


Proponents of IP-based intercom system point out flexibility, scalability, ease of installation and performance as its major benefits. Of course, factors such as scale would be integral to a commercial end customer, but not so much for a residential user. The flexibility of access, on the other hand, would be something that attracts some. Another advantage is customization.

“While traditional intercom offers almost no customization, IP based intercom system offers high customization options,” notes Aria Telecom in a post on their site. “It let you program the system to forward the doorbell to a specific number instead of a constant one. For small businesses, it is required to have such systems that can let users route the calls to several numbers when and as required. The modern IP based intercom system we are offering can integrate with smart devices such as mobile and tablets with Wi-Fi capabilities. It let you keep a constant eye on your door and communicate, allow or deny access to visitors.”

Again, their advantages to small or large businesses are clear. However, installers will still have to consider if the simplicity of a 2-wire system outweigh the unnecessary options that an IP system brings to a residential customer.


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