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What is a Wireless Intercom?

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  • Last Modified Date: 04 October 2014
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Shouting across the house is not quite as effective as using a wireless intercom. These intercoms are not only popular in households, but are also becoming common in the workplace. A wireless intercom allows people to communicate instantly with each other through the push of a button. Business owners and homeowners alike are realizing many uses for these intercom systems.

A wireless intercom system has the advantage of simple installation, while traditional intercom systems require wires to connect each intercom placed throughout the building or home. The cost of installing wires to run throughout the walls and ceilings of a building far surpasses the cost of purchasing the intercom system itself, and a wireless intercom requires no installation.

Wireless intercoms need only be plugged into AC power outlets throughout the home or office. Battery operated wireless intercom systems don't even require this step, have had much success, and perform just as well as their AC counterparts. The only downside of battery operated systems is that the batteries must be replaced regularly.

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Once your wireless intercoms are in place, a person in the basement of a house, for example, can speak to someone on the second floor with just the push of a button. Utilizing an intercom system prevents the need to shout or run up and down stairs to communicate. It's an instant way to pass a message, instruction, or to get attention or help. Many wireless intercom systems have a range of nearly 1,000 feet (304.8 meters), making them ideal for the home or workplace. Parents and children--even seniors can benefit from a wireless intercom system.

Just as a radio may not always receive a clean signal, and your cell phone may not sound entirely clear at times, a wireless intercom system is subject to other signals and interfering obstacles such as metal walls. Before purchasing a wireless intercom system inquire about it's compatibility with the structure of your building or home. If wireless technology is not an option for you, there are always hard-wired intercoms that are not subject to the same interference or restrictions, but are also less convenient and can be expensive to install.

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