As technology has improved to create intercom systems that incorporate music and video capabilities into one stylish system, more and more homeowners are recognizing the convenience they provide. Advanced intercom systems offer the latest in home communications in a stylish setup that is easily installed by a qualified residential electrician.
A new or updated intercom system can enhance your family’s daily living. They keep your family connected throughout your entire home. While this type of electrical installation can provide convenience for every family member, home intercom systems are particularly useful for families with young children, senior citizens, or handicapped individuals living within the home.
Wired Intercom System Installation
When you have a home intercom system installed, it’s a great idea to look for a residential electrician with a bit of carpentry experience along with professional electrical skills. If you are retrofitting a home intercom system in existing construction, you’ll need to have low-voltage wires run through your home behind the walls. The intercom must be connected to your electrical system in order for it to work, so you definitely need a qualified electrician to come in and do it for you. Not only will your residential electrician need to connect the master intercom to your power system, but he will have to connect each substation to the master so that they all work.
Doorbell Intercom System Installations
Knowing who is at the door before you unlock and open it can provide you with a safe, secure feeling. While they come in handy during the daytime hours, doorbell intercom systems provide the kind of security a family needs today once the sun has gone down and it is difficult to see who is standing outside your front door. With this type of intercom system, your doorbell is wired to the intercom so that you can easily find out who is on the outside of your home simply by having a moment or two of conversation with them using your intercom system.
Intercom System Components
Most intercom systems come fully packaged with all required components, except perhaps the cabling. Your kit should include the master station, substations, and a door station if you are installing a doorbell intercom. Your electrician can assist you with all necessary cabling (enough to reach from each substation to the master) as well as all required electrical wiring.