Whether it’s a factory setting or a retail store, your business probably has an intercom system—if not for practicality, for safety’s sake. But these systems can do a lot more than simply broadcast a message from the back room! Indeed, as technology advances, intercoms are becoming more than a staple in the working world, but a way to get a leg up on the competition and make a business more efficient.

Below, Central Telephone Sales and Service, provider of telephone systems and business communication solutions, details a few ways that intercoms can make your company’s workflow smoother.

Buzz in, Buzz out

Security is always important for businesses; when you’ve got assets to protect, after all, you can’t just let anyone into the premises! That being said, companies today need to let more and more people in and out of their facilities than ever. With the sheer volume of deliveries you probably have coming in, you’re constantly letting people in and out, and if you don’t have a quick way to assess them for security’s sake, you’ll no doubt find your workflow drastically slowed.

Intercoms are a frequently used solution. By allowing you to inspect visitors from other locations within your business, they permit seamless visitor screening—and thus seamless workflow.

If you’re concerned with upping productivity, check out our office phone system blog that discusses one piece of tech that can help.

Play Music

Lots of companies can benefit from the pleasant atmosphere that mood-appropriate music provides. In fact, according to Psychologist World, “music can reinforce a message and emphasize the influence of the entire, holistic shopping experience on customer behavior.” In other words: it not only makes customers feel at-home, but serves as a valuable tool retailers can use to influence the shopping experience.

Intercoms make playing a curated playlist throughout your store simple—and they can even account for interruptions if you need to use them for their intended paging purpose. If your store is looking for an all-in-one solution to both influence customers and facilitate employee communication, an intercom is where it’s at.

Take Advantage of Pre-Recorded Messages

Central Telephone Sales and Service provides intercoms that can play pre-recorded messages throughout a store. This has numerous worker productivity and safety implications. For instance, in an emergency situation, management won’t need to read instructions in the moment, but rely on a much less stressful pre-recorded alternative.

Central Telephone Sales and Service: For All Your Digital Business Phone System and Communication Needs

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