Video Door Phone

Video Door Phone

A Video Door Phone is a new type of intercom system that uses a door camera typically installed into a doorbell, so as the operator can see a visual verification of who is at their door. These video intercom systems use two parts, a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter typically combines a video camera and intercom with a doorbell. The receiver is usually a small screen that displays the output from the camera mounted in the transmitter and includes intercom controls. In many products the receiver can be used to remotely open a door that has been set up with an electronic lock.

When someone comes to the front door they ring the electronic doorbell and the receiver will then notify the owner that there is someone at the door. The owner can then interact with the receiver to view and communicate with the caller and in many cases even unlock the door as well, if required.

The vast majority of these business and home video intercom systems are wireless so the owner can answer the door remotely, also because the wireless intercom systems typically have a large range they allow the receiver to be located anywhere in the house, office or even in the back garden. This lets owners continue with their daily routine without having to worry about not hearing a visitor. Many people find this a distinct advantage. The elderly, disabled and those with mobility difficulties, find that a wireless home intercom system gives them the freedom to get on with their daily routine without having to wait patiently near the door for visitors or guests to arrive. Another advantage is the peace of mind this brings. The added security of being able to view the front door remotely can bring confidence to those living alone or who may feel vulnerable answering the door to strangers. With features that allow the users to see exactly who is at the door before answering, front door cameras and video transmitters even have controls to record pictures of visitors so users get added confidence and security at their property.