As a building owner or manager, you have a responsibility to keep your property secure at all times. However, you may not want to hire a security guard 24/7.
In the U.S., larceny-theft is the most common form of property crime. This involves thieves breaking into cars or into the building itself.
Fortunately, you have options. Installing an intercom system can provide added protection and much more.
Let’s go over five key benefits of an intercom.
1. Keep Criminals Out
One of the biggest benefits of an intercom is they deter criminals on the spot. Many thieves looking to break into your building will decide otherwise the second they see the intercom panel.
If they decide to try to gain access anyway, they’ll have to identify themselves. This is likely to backfire on them. Most people won’t let in an unexpected stranger.
If you own an apartment building, ensure all tenants not to allow unfamiliar people in. This adds an additional layer of protection.
2. Restrict Access to Certain Areas
If your office building contains areas of restricted access, installing an intercom is a great way to monitor who enters. It’s a simple solution to a serious security issue.
With an intercom, a person needing to gain access to a restricted area must identify themselves. The employees working in the area can easily communicate with them and allow access with the push of a button.
This is a great way to keep certain areas secure without interrupting workflow.
Intercoms provide an instant line of communication between people in and outside a building. This comes in handy in a number of situations.
For tenants of an apartment building, they’ll know exactly when their guests have arrived. In office buildings, visitors can easily communicate with the front desk staff.
An intercom also allows for widespread announcements throughout a building. This is perfect for communicating messages to an entire office at once.
4. Insurance Benefits
Insurance companies want the least amount of risk possible. It’s very common for them to give discounts on premiums when the insured take precautionary measures.
Installing intercoms is a great way to reduce the risk of theft, vandalism, and even violent crime. Your insurance company will likely give you a break on your monthly premiums.
Make sure you inform your insurance provider when you install an intercom system. If they don’t provide a discount, another provider will.
5. Improve Your Existing Security Measures
Used in conjunction with other security features, an intercom can drastically improve the level of safety at your building.
For example, if you already have video surveillance, a person inside your building can both see and communicate with the person outside. This will cut down on the possibility of someone lying about who they are to gain access to your building.
Install an Intercom System and Get Peace of Mind
In addition to the benefits discussed above, an intercom system will give you, your staff, or tenants peace of mind. This alone is worth the investment.
Have a system installed today and feel more secure right away.
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