Today’s intercom solutions are not the same as in the past. With technological advances including IP, PoE, networking and mobile, these technologies are truly part of a fully integrated security solution and should be presented, sold and installed accordingly.
“Intercoms even three to five years ago were thought of as a convenience device where you push a button and talk to someone on the other side of the wall,” says Craig Szmania, regional business development for 2N, Axis Communications, Chelmsford, Mass. “Now they are part of a well-thought-out security solution used to protect schools, office complexes, industrial parks and more by verifying who is at the door, both from a video and audio standpoint. That is a change that has been driven by networking.”