Big houses with a lot of rooms do need intercoms to keep the residents safe. Intercommunication between rooms needs to take place in case of burglary or break-in and people in other rooms have to be alerted prior to an operation of preventing a burglary.
These days, mobile phones and lesser call costs can mean that you may not have to use intercoms to communicate. But when it comes to children, they do not use mobile phones mostly, and you may have to keep yourselves updated of their locations through home security intercoms.
Intercoms are available in both wireless and wired forms and wireless intercoms are the most useful in tracking people from other rooms. Just look into the weak spots of your home or places that are remote from your halls or bedrooms and place intercoms in these rooms to feel safe.
For adjacent rooms, where you can swiftly enter and exit each room, it is not necessary to keep intercoms but if the room is far away from your halls, you can set up an intercom connection in that room or opt for a wireless intercom system in that room. Children are the ones who may have to be under constant scrutiny with the help of intercoms.
Intercoms are a must in a place and that place is your gate. Talking to a visitor from inside will let you know of the mood of the visitor and will make you aware of how he is bound to behave towards you once you open the door. Though this is a rare case, this is what intercoms are meant for.
Identifying the visitor is an equally important purpose of using an intercom. The size of your house, the size of each of the rooms and the distance between each room are ones that determine the number of intercoms you may need. Ideally, choose the intercoms for the rooms wherever required and it may not be so much of a necessity to install intercoms in all rooms.
Basement is one place where it is almost mandatory to use intercoms as this place is subjected to the most of dangers. The doors to the basement may be locked when children go inside and you may talk to them to give directions and help them come out of the place.
Backyards are another place where intercoms may have to be mandatory as backyards are most preferred by children to play and at least for calling them back for lunch you may need an intercom placed there.
Managing Directors and General Managers of Companies keep unwanted calls out of the way by using intercoms and filtering the calls through a security personnel or a receptionist. You can do the same to your house by posting security personnel at the gate and filtering the calls with the help of the security. Calls may be attended by others before they finally arrive towards you.
It is generally advisable to incorporate these systems with all the other security systems possible and this will help you have a foolproof security barrier to be broken by burglars before they break in. A combination of all the systems will go a long way that your home is safe and secure!