Multitenant Residential Intercom Systems
We are familiar with intercom systems fitted within a single home for security purposes. A multitenant residential takes the requirements to a whole new level. The first obvious difference is the enormous size of the property (a larger number of units) that needs to be supervised. Thus, you need an intercom system that is built to function in this set up.
Multitenant residential intercom systems allow people in different areas of the building to communicate with each other via a centralized set up. It includes intercoms installed at various entry and exit points that relay messages and calls back and forth, ensuring security much in the same way that a single-dwelling intercom system does.
Depending on the model you choose, you can enjoy audio or video or audio and video surveillance. An intercom system with only audio features enables you to communicate only through voice communication. On the other hand, one with video features, allows you to hear as well see the person who comes knocking at your door. Monitors are installed in every apartment. Screen sizes range from 4.5 inches to 10 inches. They are connected to high-tech cameras that stream bright and clear videos to stations. Features like night vision ensures that your watchdog is on guard 24/7. You can choose from open voice tenant stations or handset types.
Some have a memory to store images, with the time and date tagged for later viewing. This can be of great help should there be need of evidence in the event of a crime or mishap. High-end systems also have a provision to alert tenants in case of an emergency and allows for safe exits.
Access control is among the important features of a multitenant residential intercom system. It is the first way to keep unauthorized visitors out. Card access is quite common in this regard. The key fob is another option. A few models do away with the card and instead require tenants to punch in a confidential code or password to gain access. In case you lose your access card, there is a provision to have it deactivated to deter misuse.
Modern multifamily residential intercom systems are also equipped to handle emergencies. This includes SOS calls to security guards should a security breach or emergency arise. There are also other features such as buttons to unlock a door remotely and elevator control (to take your guests to the right floor) once visitors have been identified.
Installing a multitenant residential intercom system shouldn’t be a hassle if you have the right heads and hands to guide you. Most of the times, even for older buildings, it is possible to install it along the existing phone lines, making it very cost effective. There is quite an extensive range of intercom systems on the market equipped to control between 500 and 1000 tenants and man around 20 entrances.
Looking for ways to up the security should be a priority for every building owner. It not only raises your property value but also shows your tenants that you truly care.