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Intercom systems are thought of as an element of the past. After all, everyone carries a cell phone now. Yet it someone without the desk phone number is trying to gain access to your facility, how do you talk to them without an intercom? If you work in an environment that limits cell reception, how do you communicate efficiently between desks? If an emergency strikes and some employees are caught with their phones at their desks while they’re in the lunch room, how do they let anyone know they’re there?


Intercom Advantages


The truth is, intercom systems still have just as much applicability as they ever have. Cell phones and apps haven’t surpassed intercoms yet on most of their responsibilities. And best of all, intercom systems are still reasonably inexpensive to implement, manage, and maintain.


If anything, new technology makes intercoms in Chicago more relevant than they were in the past. It used to be that you had to install an entire analogue system to get intercoms up and running. That’s no longer the case. Now, you can use your IP infrastructure. That’s a lot less cabling, which translates to a lot less installation, less maintenance, and fewer repair costs down the road.


Superb Range & Quality


Today, an intercom system can handle hundreds of call points simultaneously with a fraction of the installation footprint. This makes it useful for small businesses and large alike, whether an office or a warehouse. Because it’s handled by IP instead of cabling, an intercom system can also stretch across multiple buildings on a campus or unconnected locations in an area.


You can even intercom by video with a very high-quality image. This helps particularly when it comes to security being able to manage access points and identify personnel. Intercoms in Chicago can also provide clear communication without the static or strange anomalies that can sometimes interrupt cell calls or make them difficult to understand.


In brief, intercoms exceed the capability and usefulness they once held. In many cases, intercoms offer businesses much more practicality and flexibility than cell phone use alone. Today, intercoms have a small installation and maintenance footprint, combined with big range and high-quality communications capability.