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Types Of Door Chimes
Before you commit to a door chime you need to consider your business entry needs. The design of the office is one of the things you should consider, as well as if the availability of a receptionist and also the security of some areas that you need people to stay out of. It is also essential to read and understand the manufacturer’s installation and the warranty information.
Door chimes that go off when the door is opened are the most known and basic chimes. Mostly it’s put on the front door, but it can also be used to inform the security that a particular door has been opened. This tends to be practice in companies that have dangerous chemicals and items that can be stolen. For example pharmacies tend to put their narcotics in a separate area and whenever the door is opened the door chime is activated. It will make a noise which could be external, or the sound could be directed to certain computers. It can alert certain people.
You can control who comes in and out of the building by using an office door chime that has an intercom. The door chime is now linked automatically to granting a person or people access. The intercom either calls the desk or an apartment and the receiver decides whether to buzz the person in. When the chime goes off it means that the door is open and that the person has been granted passage. Its not unusual to see this system in large buildings and apartments. It helps to manage the amount of people that enter, especially when you don’t have a security desk. In most cases there is an entrance code that can get around the door lock or even a keyhole as well, that allows people who live or work there to get in without having to buzz.
The more updated versions of business door chimes come armed with an intercom as well as a video camera. These are activated later in the evening. It prevents access by unknown people and keeps the security guard safe. It enables the guard to get a good look at the person before allowing them to enter.
Maybe the best door chime for your business is the one that goes off whenever the door is opened. This might not be the best of ideas as it can become pretty disruptive and annoying. Some door chime systems have an option of being turned off and on. Thus, the receptionist can choose between turning it off if their desk is empty and they’ve gone for a break. You can also set up such chimes on a timer so that it turns on at a particular time of the day. This help when you have slow evening traffic or when the receptionist has left for the day, and there are people inside still working.
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