Troubleshooting a Malfunctioning Intercom System

Things You Can Do to Fix Your Intercom before Calling Your Local Electricians

An in-home intercom system are quite addition to any property. It can save you a lot of time, and it can also serve as a potential security device. Furthermore, if you have an disabled person in the house, then an intercom system is invaluable. The problem arises when your device stops working. As you may imagine, intercom systems are quite complex devices. Fixing a problem with such a system definitely requires professional assistance. However, before you pick up the phone to call your local electricians, take a moment to check some of the things described below. If you’re lucky, you may save some money by fixing your intercom on your own.

installing Intercom SystemCheck the manual

Most intercom systems come with a manufacturer’s manual where you can find a troubleshooting section. By following the steps described in this section, you may be able to identify the source or the issue and even fix it yourself.

Check the power

It’s quite embarrassing to call your local electricians for a problem that can easily be solved by pressing a button. So, the first thing you should do is check to see if the power light on your intercom system is lit. Since most systems are powered by a 12V adapter, it’s quite possible for the adapter to be switched off or even unplugged. Since most adapters are equipped with a safety mechanism that protects them from damage due to power surges, it’s possible that the safety mechanism has tripped off. Resetting the adapter may bring your system back in working order.

Eliminate the hum

Your intercom may be functioning while still emitting an annoying humming sound. This usually happens when other electrical devices are interfering with your intercom system. The most common culprits are dimmers and fluorescent lighting fixtures. Switch off the lights in the room and check your intercom. If the humming sound is still present, then you may have to replace your system’s wiring with properly shielded wires. For this part of the job, you may need to call your local electricians.

If you reside in Brooklyn NY and are looking for a professional electrician who can help you with your problem, then contact Walford Local Residential Electrical Repairs. We have many years of experience in repairing intercom systems.

Call us at (718) 221-5582 if you have any questions.