This Agreement was last modified on 01 June 2017.

Which Is Better: Wired or Wireless Intercom Systems?

The most frequently asked question for almost any type of security system is about wired vs. wireless solutions. There are pros and cons to each, so it’s up to you to decide which is best for your unique needs.

Typically, wireless solutions are simpler to install and manage. They have fewer parts (no wires) and can be installed in just about any building. Since they use radio waves to communicate, the distance between speakers can cause connectivity issues. Wireless systems are best for small properties that need a simple intercom solution.

Wired solutions are considered more reliable and secure, especially over long distances. If you need an intercom system for a large building, multiple buildings, or on an exterior gate, a wired system will give you unmatched reliability over vast distances.

Which is the right alarm system for me?

Along with the factors already mentioned, the choice of the right alarm system also depends on your individual needs and the required functions.

Wireless alarm systems are interesting above all in the domestic sector or for small businesses. Wired as well as hybrid alarm systems, such as the ABUS Terxon, are suitable for protecting commercial objects of any size.

Are there different types of alarm signals for different events?

Yes. Internal alarms only sound indoors. It puts pressure on the burglars with the aim of frightening them away and warns persons who are in the building.

In the case of a local alarm, the internal alarm will be supplemented by the outdoor siren. The outdoor flashing lights will also be activated. The lights are intended to guide the police to the location and alert the local neighbourhood. For noise protection reasons, the siren may only sound for three minutes but the light may continue to flash indefinitely.

No transducers are actuated in the case of a silent alarm. Instead, a telephone call with a voice message is made to one or more predefined numbers. This could be the neighbour, your mobile phone or an emergency call centre.

An external alarm is a combination of silent alarm and local alarm: An alarm signal is sent via all transducers and a call is made to the emergency call centre or a private telephone number.



Can an Intercom Integrate with Other Security Systems?

Absolutely! You can integrate intercom systems with just about any other type of security solution. One of the most common integrations is with an access control system.

When you integrate an intercom system with an access control system, you can validate visitors before they access your property. When someone comes to the front door, you can talk to them (or see them if you choose a video intercom) to make sure they are who they say they are. Then, using the access control integration, you can push a button to unlock the door and let them in.

Can You Monitor Intercom Systems Remotely?

It depends on the system and features you choose. The only way to get remote access to your intercom system is to install one that can connect to the internet. That way, you can log into your system from any device to use your intercoms and talk to people around your property, even when you’re not there.

Standard intercom systems don’t typically offer internet connectivity. If remote access is something that’s important to you, make sure you choose a system with the right features.