I can remember when we used to leave the front door unlocked. I can also remember most homes in Brisbane NOT having security screen doors. Now that we are in the 21st Century life and technology moves at a frantic pace. The hot ticket security item has to be the smartphone alarm and CCTV system. However we are also getting many more calls for intercom systems for homes.
An intercom system that is connected to a Wifi connection or smartphone increase your security dramatically.
Of course installing the “correct” wiring at the time of construction is much easier than recabling or an existing home. The advantages of an IP intercom system means you can see in real time who has requested entry to your home. In theory you could answer a electronic knock on your front door from almost anywhere in the world. If you like many other are buying items online you can rest easy knowing that when the package is delivered you can talk to the driver or even open the front door from your mobile phone.
Wireless intercom systems for home are being sold everywhere, Ebay, JB HiFI etc but whist these may seem like a good idea they must be installed and programmed correctly.
We have been installing and fixing security equipment for 30 years. From Alarm and access control systems to electronic locks. It all started with apartment intercom entry systems, this was because the “doorman” was replaced with a electric lock attached to a internal phone and the intercom system was born. Bunnings sell a wireless door bell for less than $20 but whats the point when your not home or out the back cooking on the BBQ.