If your business occupies older facilities or ones that weren’t purpose-built for what you do, it’s possible that your facilities aren’t equipped with a facilitywide intercom system. You can see a real use for one, so you’re stuck with a question: is a retrofit and install worth the investment?
And if you’re in the process of planning a new build, you may be facing a similar decision. Yes, it’s easier to include a facilitywide intercom system when planning from the ground up, but still: is it worth the investment?
At Experience Audio Video, we’ve helped numerous commercial clients through the calculus on decisions like this one, and we can help you, too. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether a facilitywide intercom system for your business is worth the investment.
Frequency and Urgency of Use
Consider first how frequently you’d use such a system (or, if you already have one in your current facility, how frequently you do use it right now). Some businesses use intercom features multiple times a day, and in that case it’s an obvious decision. Others use them quite infrequently or hardly ever use them, and for those businesses the benefit of having an intercom system may not be worth the investment.
Urgency of use is another factor. There are some businesses where having an intercom system is a matter of safety and security. In those situations, it doesn’t much matter how frequently the system is used. If it’s a matter of physical safety, your choice is clear.
Other Benefits to Your Business
Beyond frequency and urgency of use, consider what other benefits your business might realize with a facilitywide intercom system. Likely you can identify tasks that would be more efficient with one, and there may be a quality-of-work-life increase, as well.
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