Choosing the Right Gate Intercom System03/09/2014 Back To Blog
Even if you live on a fairly small property, you wouldn't want to run to the gate every time someone rings the bell. The gate intercom system has become an integral part of the entire structure. You just need to select the best system for you and set it up properly.
Available Options and Individual Requirements
The first decision that you need to make is whether to go for a traditional intercom which offers voice communication only or for a video intercom system. The video systems use a camera which is set up at the gate and a receiver with a screen which allows you to see who wants to enter your property.
The video system offers a higher level of security compared to the traditional phone enter system. It is true that it is more expensive but it is a worthwhile investment. It is perfectly possible for you to get valuable extras such as night vision.
You can opt for a wired or wireless system. The wireless intercom installation is undoubtedly faster and easier. You can expect the system to require less maintenance given that it has fewer hardware parts. At the same time, you must ensure that there will be no wireless signal interference which would make the system pretty much useless. The wireless connection has to be strong and reliable.
The system must be of top quality. Its exterior components have to be weatherproof. It has to work flawlessly at all times. It should be easy to use as well. It should not take much time or effort to program the intercom.
Finally, you should consider the different brands and what they have to offer. The Linear, Doorking and Aiphone intercom models enjoy great popularity at present, but it pays off to consider the models of other brands as well. Check to confirm that the models which you consider are compatible with residential gate openers like the one you have.