A home video intercom system serves as an extra layer of security and protection for all private residences.
These intercom systems are simple to operate – once a visitor presses a buzzer or doorbell, a picture of that person will appear on a compact LCD monitor (often 4 – 6 inches in size), which is installed inside. This lets a homeowner see who is calling prior to needing to answer or communicate with those at the door. These intercoms often come equipped with two-way audio, so if possible to have a conversation without opening the door.
As well as viewing a visitor via a dedicated monitor attached to the intercom system, it is also an option to view or play back recorded images via a PC, DVR or TV screen. In addition, for viewing later in the day when it is dark, some cameras come installed with infrared LEDs for clear nighttime viewing.
In order to protect the actual camera it often comes housed in a solid outer shell, this aims to protect against the changeable weather conditions, as well as offering some level of vandal protection.
Installing one of these intercom systems is a straightforward project for those with basis DIY skills. Often, the intercom unit is connected via the existing door bell wiring, and for ease in hook-up with the receiver or monitored, these can be wall-mounted or free stand on a counter. The maximum distance between the two different components can range from 90 – 300-feet, so its important to check this prior to purchase.
A home intercom system, with tiltable camera lens provides a simple and quick solution for monitoring a homes entry point, with an ability to communicate prior to answering a door.