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As experts in video intercom installation, the team at Safeguard Systems have put together this short guide on the benefits of video door entry systems.


Video door entry systems provide secure and controlled admission to those visiting your business premises.


When it comes to secure door entry and overall security, video intercom systems are used by businesses for a variety of reasons.


These range from:


  • Peace of mind – see who’s at the door before letting them in


  • Enabling secure entry to premises where multiple occupants require access to a shared building


  • Managing access to a building or site in an efficient, secure way


  • Recording visitor data


  • Versatility and compatibility with other access control and security systems


When it comes to the benefits of video intercom the list is vast. Here are the main factors to consider:


  • Security


  • Customisation and integration


  • Data


  • First Impressions


  • Remote Access


Video door entry systems allow you to see who’s at the door prior to letting them in.


This is the perfect solution when dealing with unexpected visitors. Furthermore, where businesses operate 24/7 these systems provide peace of mind to anyone managing reception after-dark.


Video intercom systems can be designed and installed to include in-built infra-red lighting within the display unit. This means the system operator can see the image even when it’s completely dark outside.


Customisation and integration


With the rise of IoT there are now many standard off-the-shelf video intercom systems available on the market. These systems are ideally suited to small residential properties where the owner wants a degree of security and peace of mind before opening the front door.


But what about businesses?


The experienced team at Safeguard Systems, are specialists in access control and door entry systems for businesses.


When it comes to video entry systems for businesses, the system requirements often need to be more substantial than simply granting access to someone making a delivery or a staff member who’s forgotten their keycard.


Video intercom systems can be customised to work with electronic keycards and can be integrated with security alarms 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. 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.




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. 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.


First Impressions


When it comes to creating a solid first impression, video intercom systems fit the bill perfectly.


On a daily basis, a business will have grant access to a range of visitors including suppliers, contractors, delivery people and clients.


For visitors, a quality video door entry system will help form an initial impression of the business.


Therefore, it’s imperative the system design not only looks the part, but is user-friendly and intuitive. 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!


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 are on hand to discuss your video intercom system requirements. We currently partner with a select group of global, market-leading access control system manufacturers.


These include Paxton, Interlogix and Gallagher.


We cover a wide geographic area including Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire.


As the principles for access control and video entry are universal we work across a range of industries including construction sites, schools, office-based businesses, gyms, nightclubs, hotels, pubs, shops, retail outlets, warehouses, farms, factories, car dealerships, abattoirs, and car parks.


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.