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All you need to know about intercoms: a resource guide

All you need to know about intercoms: a resource guide
It’s our hope this resource guide will provide further insights into intercom systems and help readers pick products that best suit their needs.
Intercom systems have long played a critical role in security. Continued demand has also triggered growth in the intercom market. According to Grand View Research, the global video intercom devices market size was valued at US$21.7 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.6 percent from 2023 to 2030. As a leading security media platform, amsag.com offers extensive coverage on intercom solutions with exclusive contents and product highlights. It’s our hope this resource guide will provide further insights into intercom systems and help readers pick products that best suit their needs.
 
Table of contents
What is an intercom system
Who can benefit from intercom systems
How to select the best intercom system
How to install an intercom system
Featured products
 

What is an intercom system

 
An intercom system allows the host or occupant of a building to communicate with a visitor or guest at the main entrance. The occupant can use the intercom to check who’s visiting, and open the door for them if they are known visitors/guests. Over the years, intercom systems have evolved from 2-wire/4-wire systems to IP- and video-based solutions allowing the host to visually identify who is visiting. This of course can enhance the security of the building.
 

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Who can benefit from intercom systems

 
In essence, any building/end user entity with the need to secure doors and vet guests/visitors can benefit from intercoms. These range from residential buildings to large enterprises to small and medium businesses. Intercoms are also ideal for higher security areas like banks, jewelry stores, pharmacies, hospitals, schools, law enforcement, government buildings and other single-tenant locations.
 

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How to select the best intercom system?

 
To select an intercom system that is suitable for the user, many factors need to be considered. Examples include whether to get a wired or wireless intercom, or whether to get a video door phone or one with audio only. Each has benefits and disadvantages. Furthermore, many intercom systems nowadays come with features for the disabled, in compliance with regulations such as Americans with Disabilities Act. Choosing an intercom system, then, is dependent upon what the user’s needs and requirements are.
 

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How to install an intercom system

 
Installing an intercom system also requires careful planning and consideration. The location and angle of installation should be looked at. Further, for video intercom systems, lighting and field of view should also be taken into consideration.

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Featured products

 
Now that we’ve given an overview on intercom systems, below we look at some of the intercom products featured on asmag.com.
 
DNAKE 902D-B9 4.3” Facial Recognition Android Doorphone
 
DNAKE’s 902D-B9 4.3” Facial Recognition Android Doorphone includes a 4.3” color TFT LCD and is powered by PoE or power adapter (DC12V/2A). It opens the door by face recognition (10,000 users) as well as IC card (100,000 users). It supports the SIP 2.0 protocol and allows easy integration with other SIP devices. It also allows easy integration with elevator control system.
 
Aiphone WL-11 Wireless Video Intercom Set Components
 
Aiphone WL-11 Wireless Video Intercom Set Components are a convenient box set with a master and door station. The solution allows easy installation and features clear color video, 330-foot range from door to master, DECT Wireless and 1.9 GHz frequency reducing interference. The system automatically records 3 visitor images per call and stores 100 visitor images.
 
GSM intercom with keypad (3G) Customisable design Multi-way for multiple properties
 
GSM’s FUSION200K is a new premium 3G/4G/LTE door entry access system designed for easy to manage multi-tenant access. FUSION200K enters the market as probably the most robust entry system available yet it maintains its elegance by showing no visible fixings. Features include being inbuilt user access control system, managing user access via app or web for secure access, and ensuring hi-spec digital audio calls to phones of your choice.
 
Vanderbilt R20A Intercom with Video & Card Reader

The R20A IP Doorphone is a POE device with built-in RF card reader. 3MP Camera for HD Video Call Function is also featured. The R20A provides audio and visual monitoring of doors or gates, which increases security on residential and     commercial premises. Using the latest H.264 video and G.722 audio codec provides you with the highest quality video image and audio clarity.
 
Hikvision 2-Wire Video Intercom Bundle DS-KIS701
 
Hikvision’s 2-Wire Video Intercom Bundle DS-KIS701 includes video intercom function and access control function. The device is highlighted with a low-function 2MP HD colorful 155°fish-eyecamera, allowing HD video surveillance with high performance CMOS. The indoor station allows hands-free audiovisual communication with the door station and the master station in the intercom system, and supports auto-answering and no-disturbing mode, as well as noise suppression and echo cancellation.


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