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If you are looking to learn more about the benefits of video intercom systems, read this short guide today! Choosing the right access control system for your business can be a minefield. As a result, if you are thinking about investing in a video intercom, this short guide

Video intercom systems provide secure and controlled admission to those visiting your business premises. Furthermore, they offer peace of mind and protection for reception and concierge staff.

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What are the benefits of video intercom systems?

Video intercoms are brimming with features and benefits.

To summarise, these range from enabling secure access to a site, and offering reception staff peace of mind, all the way through to creating a strong first impression.

In the following sections of the guide to the benefits of video intercoms for businesses, we summarise why these access control systems play an important part in managing site entry and all-around safety.

Peace of mind and managing access

Reception and concierge staff are often tasked with granting visitors and delivery drivers with access to a site or building.

Video intercoms allow operators to ‘see who is at the front door before letting them in’. This enables them to grant access to known visitors. Contrastingly, this helps them prevent unauthorised access, as no one can enter a site without their approval.

Therefore, this makes video intercoms a highly effective means to manage site access, and keeping the business, its staff, and physical access secure.

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Customisation & integration

Video intercom systems can be customised to work with electronic key fobs and can be integrated with security alarm systems.

For example, instead of having separate access control systems for staff using keycards and visitors requiring entry, one solution can be implemented to cover both requirements.

As a result, this can often provide a cost-saving to the business and efficiency in monitoring and analysing visitor data.

Furthermore, should a potential intruder try and force the door, the video intercom system triggers an alert via the security alarm system. Two security systems working in harmony.

Tracking & analysing data

A well-designed system can provide businesses with a range of valuable data. Depending on the size of the operation, a business may have dozens if not hundreds of visitors each day.

By logging all access events, a business can build up a picture of visitor flow. Additionally, from a health and safety point of view, the business will know exactly who is in the building at any one time.

When integrated with other access control systems, a business can keep track of employee activity helping to manage time, attendance and productivity.

When it comes to tackling crime, by having an accurate log of timestamps, a video intercom system plays a role in helping solve any attempted break-ins.

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First Impressions

When it comes to creating a solid first impression, video intercom systems fit the bill perfectly. Those visiting a business can include suppliers, contractors, delivery people, and clients. For visitors, a quality video intercom system will help form an initial impression of the business.

However, it’s imperative the system design not only looks the part but is user-friendly and intuitive, too. There’s nothing more embarrassing than a new client getting frustrated because no one’s answering the door when they are pressing the wrong button!

Or worse, if the system isn’t working properly.

Remote access control and door entry

Where small businesses are concerned, remote access control and door release systems play a big role in managing the flow of visitors and deliveries to a site.

Video intercom & video door entry systems can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This is perfect for out-of-hours deliveries and for when your premises are temporarily unguarded.

Furthermore, where there is no static reception team in place, no problem. These entry systems enable whoever is in charge of managing access to do so, with a push of a button on a smart device, from anywhere in the building.

Looking to invest in a new video intercom installation?

The team at Safeguard Systems is on hand to discuss your video intercom system requirements. We currently partner with a select group of global, market-leading access control system manufacturers.

Get in touch with the team today by calling 0800 689 1835 to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us via our contact page.