Wireless intercom: the pros and cons
You must have seen one of these. It's an intercom, only this time its wireless. These are intercoms that can communicate using radio waves from allotted frequencies.
Wireless intercom systems can be used to ensue communication at workplaces, and residential areas. They are especially practical in more dynamic environments.
Thinking about getting an enterprise type wireless intercom for your business or home? In this article, we would be zeroing in on the pros and cons of a wireless intercom system. This is not in any way an attempt to write off the traditional wired intercom system, neither is it an attempt to ensure that you refrain from buying one or throwing away the one you already have.
PROS of Wireless Intercom Systems
1. Less expensive to install
This is one of the biggest advantages of having and using a wireless intercom system. There is little or no installation to be done. Consequently, the cost of installation may be little or nothing.
Since you do not have to screw anything on or connect any wiring, all you may have to do is unpack and use your wireless intercom system.
2. Less vulnerable to the outside factor
Talk about being invulnerable from the outside. That's one of the benefits of a wireless intercom. Since there is no wires for any intruder to clip and ruin your communication.
Also, it is also unlikely that the weather conditions could affect your communication channels.
With a wireless intercom setup, you can very easily remove and the wireless intercom. They are made to be used in dynamic situations, however, the coverage area must be adhered to.
And guess what? If your family is traveling on a camping trip, you can easily carry your portable wireless intercom along with you. This is especially helpful in areas where there is limited network coverage from your service provider.
CONS of Wireless Intercom Systems
Now we will review the not so on your side part of having and using a wireless intercom system
1. Maintenance and trouble shooting
As much as installation of a wireless intercom system is easy, the maintenance is not. In most wired intercom systems, a onetime expensive installation is all you require. Once there is a fault all you have to mostly do is check the wires and fix the rogue connection, on the distribution boxes or over the cables. But for a Wireless system, you have to continually check on the system to change batteries and check the censure.
2. More vulnerable to Hacking
It is extremely vulnerable to hacking. Unlike its wired counterpart, it is very hack prone because of its wireless nature. While steps such as hiding the SSID may prove efficient for amateur hackers, experienced and determined hackers can tap into your frequency and listen in on all your conversations.
3. Reliability, security, and consistency
Wireless systems are not over the board dependent. Something as little as a dead battery can be the break in transmission at the most critical moments.
Although this is not usually common, it does happen. Your intercom could experience interference especially if other radio frequency devices exist within your coverage area. If however, your wireless intercom uses a Wi-Fi type connection, then the channels of neighboring Wi-Fi connections might just be the cause of your signal attenuation.
There you have it. Now you know what you are dealing with.
This doesn't stop you from getting a wireless intercom system. It just means you know what you are up against and are likely to face. It is paramount to understand that wired and wireless intercom systems are selected based on the requirements, functionality, and efficiency of the site in question.
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