Video intercom system at a business.

Does Your Business Need a Video Intercom System?

Anything that makes your job easier can certainly be worth the investment. At The Flying Locksmiths, we research the latest technology to bring convenience to our clients, and video intercom systems are at the top of the list. Commercial offices, manufacturing facilities, apartment complexes and many other types of commercial buildings will all benefit from having a video intercom system.

Read on to see answers to the most commonly asked questions about video intercom systems. If you have more questions that we haven’t answered, we’d love to hear from you and give you the details!

How does a video intercom system work?

A video intercom system does exactly what you’d expect: allow two people to communicate using audio and video. Many of these intercom systems can be combined with other entry systems to allow for remote entry. To install the system, a device containing a camera and microphone will be placed at the entrance to your building, and if you want two-way video, monitors with cameras will be installed elsewhere so that tenants can respond to calls.

Can it be used with a smartphone?

This is one of the most common questions you’ll get from tenants, and the answer is yes! A video intercom system can be smartphone-based, tapping into a ubiquitous tool that’ll make it convenient for tenants to use. You won’t need to invest in hardware so tenants can see who’s at the door. All you’ll need to do is point your tenants to the app they can download on their smartphones. Plus, if you tie the intercom system into your entry system, you can offer your tenants touchless smartphone access to the building as a whole. Your tenants will love the convenience, and you’ll love not having to constantly replace keys!

How much will it cost?

Cost is likely one of the first questions you have, and we completely understand that. Typical video intercom systems start at around $1,000, but the bottom line completely depends on your existing door hardware, what features you choose and if the system is wired or wireless. If you’re on a strict budget, don’t hesitate to call us for a quote!

Will a video intercom really increase security?

Absolutely! Video intercoms have the ability to create an audit trail that can be viewed at any time, complete with time and date stamps. This kind of system can also deter vandalism and prevent attempted break-ins. Tenants will be able to let in only guests they know.

What’s the best video intercom brand and system?

ButterflyMX is known as the industry’s best commercial video intercom system, with more than 6,000 five-star reviews from property owners and managers just like yourself! We install this system for our clients and stand behind its ability to increase security and convenience for your property.

No matter the state of your current entry system, The Flying Locksmiths can install a video intercom system that suits your needs and budget. To learn more about how you can get a return on investment for all your security needs, call our knowledgeable team. We would be happy to provide you with an estimate for your commercial building.