Things You Need To Consider Before Purchasing A Home Intercom System

Installing a home intercom system makes talking to family members in other areas of the house easy, and it's a great way to increase your home's security. However, with so many different models available, it isn't easy to decide what type of intercom system your family needs. So, before you start shopping for a home intercom system, you need to take these things into consideration.

How Many Stations Do You Need?

Every intercom system needs at least one master station. This station is used to control and communicate with all of the other stations in the home. Many people have door stations that run to the master station so they can communicate with visitors. If you have a door station that has a camera, your master station will have a monitor.

You also need to determine how many substations you want to include. Substations typically have one speaker and one microphone that are controlled using a simple switch that toggles between talk and listen. Substations are often installed in bedrooms or home offices — rooms that many people consider to be their own private space. You can choose to install substations in specific rooms or in every room in your house. Keep in mind, if you're having an intercom system installed in every room, you should make sure you're purchasing a system that allows substations to communicate with other substations — some systems only allow the subsystem to communicate with the master system.

Do You Want a Wired or Wireless System?

If you're building a new home, you may want to consider purchasing a wired system. However, if you're looking for an intercom system for your current house, wireless is probably a better choice. When you choose a wireless system, you don't have to worry about running wires between the walls, floors, and ceiling of your home. However, if you're purchasing a wireless intercom system, you need to make sure the subsystems you install are within a specific distance from the substation. Most home intercom systems have a range between 1,000 and 1,500 feet.

Purchasing an intercom system for your home is a great way to monitor your home's exterior and communicate with family members who are in different rooms without having to raise your voice. As long as you take the time to review the differences between the various systems that are available and know how many rooms need intercoms, it's easy to narrow down your options and make an informed decision.

For intercom systems, contact a company such as Alpine Electronics and Communications.