Business Door Chime Options to Consider
Research your company’s entry needs before you make any decisions on which door chime is best for your company. To help with this decision process you can look at the layout of the office, determine if you will need to keep parts of the office blocked off to the public and do you have a receptionist? It does not matter what chime you go with what does matter is that you do your research; specifically with the manufacturer and the chimes warranty.
The most common and most recognizable is the chime that goes off when the door is open. Typically the chime will be placed on the office’s front door, but they can also be placed on doors that security can monitor whenever they are opened. This is common for businesses that deal with dangerous materials or chemical or when a company has items that are more likely to be stolen. Pharmacies for example will usually have a separate room for narcotics with a door chime to alert people when it is being accessed. You can determine whether the chime is loud for everyone to hear or if it only alerts security computers or devices. No longer do door chimes have to be loud enough for everyone to hear when someone enters a door.
A door chime that doubles as an intercom system will help you regulate who enters and leaves the building. At this stage, your chime is used more for granting access to people. With an intercom system, it will call a front desk or a department and they will in turn be able to grant that person access to enter. The chime will actually mean that the door is unlocked and the person or persons can now enter. These are commonly used in offices without a security staff or in apartment buildings to limit access. For people that work or live in these buildings they will generally have a key, card reader, or access code so they can get into the building without having to use the intercom.
For some businesses a chime that sounds every time the door is opened works great but for other businesses they might want to have the ability to shut the chime off at certain hours. In some situations the chime to be annoying for the employees and could even become disruptive. For situations like this your business might want to get a chime that can be turned on and off. These are great if you have a receptionist that sometimes has to leave their desk periodically. You can also have it set on a timer so it only works at certain times of the day. This is a good tool for evenings after the receptionist has already left.
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