Intercom products address a crucial part of the security, communications and convenience needs in both residential and business sectors. They have evolved over time alongside the "leapfrog" development in technologies created for better and safer living environments.
The transition from analog to IP technologies
The intercom market is witnessing a significant transition from analog to IP. Traditional analog systems feature relatively poor audio and image quality and limited functionality. For example, they cannot be accessed using a mobile app or networked management systems. Although analog systems are often a more economical option, more manufacturers and installers have recommended their customers shift to IP-based intercoms for their wider range of capabilities – including higher image resolution, mobile control, remote operation, and a series of smart functions.
According to Allied Market Research , the IP intercom market is projected to experience robust growth. The global IP Intercom industry generated $2.2 billion in 2020, and is anticipated to generate $4.9 billion by 2030, witnessing a CAGR of 8.5% from 2021 to 2030.
IP intercoms bring a new level of convenience
IP intercoms let owners receive calls, play video, and open locks from anywhere through just a simple touch. For example, people often receive calls on their mobile devices for package deliveries or other services when they’re not at home. IP intercoms, however, allow users to give temporary access remotely to those who need it, just using a simple mobile application. This is more convenient and much safer than manually giving out passwords or key cards.
IP intercoms commonly provide a user-friendly screen with a clearly visible interface, simple touch interaction, intuitive operation, and multi-functional information display (e.g., weather, news, announcements, etc.). These easy-to-use features help get modern consumers accustomed to using IP intercoms since they operate very similarly to mobile phones.