Intercom systems are essential for developing two-way communications throughout a building or campus. Schools, hospitals, offices, and more all frequently use intercom systems for efficient communication. Here are the biggest benefits of intercom systems.
Integration with CCTV
Intercom systems are often used to supplement secure access to a facility. Rather than allowing unauthorized persons open access to a building, a posted employee can see the individual from inside the building using the closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras. Both parties can communicate reciprocally using the intercom system. This process allows for higher security at the access points of a building.
Traditionally, intercom systems have been used to easy communication within a building. Intercom speakers placed at strategic points in a building make it easy for everyone in a building to receive a message at the same time. Important announcements can be made with the intercom. An intercom also makes it easy to find a specific individual quickly, which can be especially important when time is scarce.
An intercom system can be used for more than just inter-office communication and exterior door access. Intercom combined with interior door access can restrict access to certain wings or rooms within a facility. This ensures that only authorized personnel are allowed in high-priority areas.
Intercom systems require that anyone who wants to enter a building identify themselves. This deters criminals or unauthorized personnel from entering your facility, which makes your facility more secure.
1. Crime deterrent
It goes without saying that having a CCTV camera installed at your premises will act as a serious deterrent to criminals and anyone carrying out illegal activities. The sight of a CCTV camera infers an air of danger and the presence of the law, deterring anyone planning to carry out a crime from doing so.
2. Monitors activities
CCTV systems are able to keep track of what is happening at the premises where they are installed. By monitoring the activity of workers and visitors at your business’ site, you and your workforce can have total peace of mind about exactly what is going on under your roof.
3. Collect evidence
In the unfortunate event of a crime occurring at your premises, having a CCTV system really does pay dividends as it provides a way of collecting evidence to help ‘suss out’ exactly what happened. Crimes can be solved far more easily with additional evidence from a CCTV camera, helping place times, locations and, most importantly, suspects.
4. Decision Making
When it comes to settling disputes, footage from security cameras can be incredibly important. This applies to both domestic and commercial scenarios. Whether it’s dealing with family disagreements, employee feuds or altercations between staff and customers, by referring to CCTV footage, you’ll know the truth.
5. Keep records
It is always a good idea to keep records of when your staff are coming into and checking out of your site, as well as when deliveries are made or visitors enter the building, so you can ensure everything’s running smoothly.
There are many further reasons why CCTV really is an advantageous installation for any business premises, so why not consider getting cameras installed at your company’s site and give yourself and your staff total peace of mind in the safety of your operations?