Research undertaken by the UK’s home security expert, ERA, indicates that over 90% of consumers consider security as the main benefit of installing a video intercom system.

The company, which has recently launched its new range of intercoms, surveyed opinions from householders on the top reasons for installing a video intercom system.

Commenting on the findings, Marketing Manager, Tania Tams said: “The results of our survey demonstrate a clear demand amongst consumers for forward thinking home security products. Video intercom systems, such as the ERA Intercoms, provide a homeowner with peace of mind when it comes to inviting visitors into the home and are a practical solution to the growing issue of doorstep crime. “

ERA offers a range of different intercoms to suit every need but the ERA Video Intercom benefits from a particularly innovative feature. Not only does this model enable a user to see and speak with visitors without having to open the door, the ERA Video Intercom also includes an auto-snapshot feature, displaying a photographic log of all visitors to the home, even when the homeowner is away.

Tania said: “The ability to talk to a visitor without opening the door is important to many vulnerable people and an intercom system offers a much higher level of security compared to other methods, such as a door chain. In the case of the ERA Video Intercom, the added advantage of being able to review the image of the caller after their visit is invaluable, especially in the event of suspicious activity.”

Whilst security was cited as the primary motivation for the majority of respondents, others surveyed recognised alternative reasons, including ‘access’ – being able to open the door to visitors from a remote, portable device – as well as ‘choice’ – having the ability to see who was at the door prior to deciding whether to open it – as key benefits of a modern video intercom system.

Offering both security and convenience, ERA Intercoms provide retailers and builders merchants with a versatile product for maximising sales. Complete with in-store merchandising materials, all ERA Intercoms benefit from easy installation and are backed by the company’s 24 hour customer helpline to support both stockists and end-users alike.