How many times have you wished you could just buzz someone in besides walking all the way to the front door to answer the door bell? What about living up four flights of steps in an old building, not knowing who it is, having to walk down all those steps and back up..no more!
We specialise in the installation and repair of intercoms and door release mechanisms in domestic properties.
As the modern world is advancing, there is no denying we are all getting a little lazy, so much so that we even want to see who is at the door and open it from our phones… which is now very possible. You can virtually open your door from the other side of the world!!
Whatever your intercom need or existing intercom situation, if you’re limited by old cabling or not enough cables cores we will find a solution for you in the most efficient and affordable way.
Now you can see who is actually at the front door or gate - which adds safety to your home. A home intercom system can do that for you are able to keep We are able to supply and install a large range of intercom systems which will mean you.
Audio or video - which to choose?
Audio only intercom systems are becoming dated and a thing of the past, but, they are a budget friendly option all the same.
The audio system is more like a telephone. When a visitor presses the call button it will buzz the handset inside thus enables to receive “calls” from front door or some other door on the outside of the building. There can be one individual handset or numerous throughout, these can also be used to talk from room to room if required.
Video intercoms are far more popular now. They are getting very affordable and in addition to sound, they offer colour images, picture memory and zoom options.
The obvious advantage of a video intercom system is that the users can safely see their potential visitors without opening the door.
Wireless intercom or wired intercom?
It is always best to have cables at the intercom if possible as it is far more reliable and you don’t have to worry about replacing the battery every few months.
One major benefit of wireless intercom systems over a traditional wired one is that instillation of the intercom is far quicker, but there may be more setup involved with the software.
Traditionally intercoms are hard wired, they have cables from unit to unit or everything is wired back to one point, with the gate latch generally going back to the door station.
Intercom wiring is similar to telephone wires. They can easily be installed and hidden inside the walls or floor mouldings during new construction or building renovation. The wired intercoms provide good quality, clear and reliable communication. They can be run as specific AV cable or cat5e cables are also a reliable choice.
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With a wide range of home intercom systems available, choosing the right intercom might be overwhelming. You must consider the distance of the entryway where you want to install the intercom and the special features you need for security and convenience. Above all, It is best to seek professional advise to determine which type of intercom is suited for your home.
A broken intercom system is an inconvenience and a security risk in your home. The common issue can be caused by a worn-out doorbell button, loose wiring, or simply faulty or outdated hardware. If you’re dealing with a malfunctioned intercom, call Westcork electrician to conduct a fault-find on the system and have it repaired.
The cost of installing an intercom system depends on the type of intercom, the wiring, and the distance. It can range from $1000 to $2500 and sometimes more depending on its features and functionality.