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GSM Intercoms: Pros & Cons of a GSM Intercom For Access Control

Read our useful guide on the pros and cons of GSM intercoms.

GSM Intercoms: Pros & Cons of a GSM Intercom For Access Control

If you’re thinking about investing in an access control system but you’re not sure which intercom would be most suitable for your commercial or residential property needs, then read our useful guide on the pros and cons of GSM intercoms.

What are GSM intercoms?

GSM intercoms use SIM card technology to allow access to a property. A GSM intercom allows you to speak to a visitor even if you’re not at the property, as it works by calling either a landline or mobile number.

What are the pros of GSM Intercoms?

  • No wiring to a handset or monitor in the property
  • Calls a mobile device from anywhere in the world (as long as there’s signal!)
  • Diverts to multiple users so you never miss a call
  • Simple programming – there are various easy to use apps available to change coded access, numbers to call or set timed access
  • Proximity reader built in for fob access
  • Increased security – the system can log ‘events’ for when gates are opened
  • Video functionality - GSM intercoms can be audio only or include video for better security


What are the cons of GSM intercom systems?

  • A phone signal is required at all times to receive calls
  • GSM video quality - the video quality for GSM quality is not as good compared to that of CCTV cameras

Despite a few cons, a GSM intercom can be an excellent choice for your gate access needs. Browse Rolling Center’s selection of competitively priced GSM intercoms today.

14 May 2020