Many industrial, retail, and other businesses have delivery doors or
docks where the delivery companies drop off packages, inventory, and
supplies. If these doors are locked, they usually have a doorbell to
alert personnel of a delivery. Or they remain unlocked so delivery
people can enter.
The problem with having a doorbell, or nothing at all, is that
personnel don't always hear the ringing or knocking, or by the time they
can respond the impatient delivery person is already pulling away. Then
the delivery waits for another day.
For those businesses that leave their delivery doors unlocked so they
won't miss deliveries, they leave themselves open to a huge security
risk. The loading dock or delivery door in a business, hospital, or
college is a portal that exposes an organization to all sorts of risk.
Anyone can walk in and have full access to the building. Adding security
personnel to monitor the dock is an expensive proposition that is
usually not an option.
The solution to both these problems is to lock the delivery doors and
wireless intercom system for delivery people to use when making
Callbox XT Outdoor Intercom installed by a delivery door, and
at least one of the staff carrying a two-way radio, the delivery door
can be secured without missing deliveries. Base station intercoms could
also be placed on several desktops allowing office personnel to monitor
for deliveries as well. Using these wireless intercoms, a business can
still get important deliveries without compromising security.
Callbox XT Outdoor Intercom is a metal and fiberglass box with two-way
radio circuitry that enables someone to press a button to call for
assistance. Two-way communication can occur so personnel can tell the
delivery person they are on the way to let them in. If the delivery door
needs to be remotely unlocked, a signal can be sent to the callbox to
activate a door lock. Then the delivery person can bring the packages in
without anyone going to the door.
The benefit of a wireless callbox is that there is no high cost of
running expensive cable to the unit. There are also no air-time or
telephone service fees to pay. Another benefit is that people monitoring
the units can carry handheld radios to communicate with the call box.
This enables monitoring personnel to be mobile.
The callbox range can be up to a mile, which can be extended by
adding an external antenna.
If existing two-way radios are in use, these callboxes can be
programmed to be compatible with virtually any brand of VHF or UHF
business band radio.
Using a callbox at the delivery door, base station intercoms on
monitoring personnel desks, and hand-held two way radios on mobile
personnel, there will never be a reason to miss a delivery again.