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The Best Commercial Intercom Systems on the Market

The Top 4 Intercoms for Your Business

Intercom systems have been around since 1894 and there has been a great deal of change in both the commercial and multifamily intercom market.

Systems these days have advanced features like video, mobile integrations and wireless intercom options, so learning the right intercom for your business or complex isn’t always easy. There are a lot of options out there and some of them won’t work on every site. Here’s a quick guide to some of our favorites.

ButterflyMX Intercom 

This one is near and dear to our hearts. The ButterflyMX Video Intercom is specifically for apartment buildings looking to provide access to common areas to resident and employee visitors and vendors. With a sleek, modern design, this commercial intercom system provides wireless intercom functionality from a hub installed in the wall outside the front access area.

While they do of course have other solutions for all sorts of use cases such as keypads, video intercom front desk stations and self-guided tour functionality—their flagship video intercom is universally recognized as an incredible solution.

We chose this as one of the best commercial intercom systems on the market due to its ease of installation, quick time-to-value and cost. Check out their solution set.


Every once in a while, an intercom will come on the market with functionality far and away outside of what anything else has. Swiftlane Video Intercom is one of those solutions. A true-wireless system, Swiftlane has the advanced functions of wired intercom systems with none of the wiring. With features such as touchless unlock based on facial recognition, resident call lists and QR Code unlock, Swiftlane is a mobile-native’s wireless intercom system.

Unlike ButterflyMX, whose flagship product rather specialized, Swiftlane is multiuse and can make a comfortable, safe environment wherever it’s installed.

As with every other system on this list, we’ve tested it and given it The Flying Locksmith’s stamp of approval. When deciding whether or not to use a wireless intercom, always be sure to consider the reach of your WiFi. Without reliable access, the system won’t work properly and could malfunction. Let us take a look to see if Swiftlane is a right fit for you.

Doorking Intercom and Gate Systems

This list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the Doorking Gate Intercom. Ubiquitous and nationally recognized, Doorking provides mounted audio intercoms at community gates allowing mobile gate unlock via cellphone, PIN usage and decal recognition for quick gate unlock for current residents.

With cloud-based software hosting, you’ll never have a time where a downed computer will bring down your system, which, in legacy systems, was a primary consideration for usage of this solution.

What’s Next?

If you have any questions about whether or not your site needs a wired commercial intercom system or a wireless solution, reach out and let us help you figure out your next move with a free physical security inspection.