I'm in the process of purchasing a house that was originally built in 1994, and I believe the Home Intercom/Audio system was installed at that time.
There is currently a large intercom panel (pictured below) in the kitchen, and then various intercom stations through the house, as well as some wired speakers in the ceiling in a few of the rooms (my presumption is that these worked primarily with the 'radio' function on the intercom.
Additionally, the current owner wired a outdoor theater setup with in-ceiling speakers a couple of years ago. These are wired to a receiver in another part of the house. The two systems currently don't talk to one another.
When we move in, we're considering moving the fridge-freezer area to be recessed into the wall where the main Intercom station is currently located.
I have various questions related to this, but principally, they are as follows:
Is there a benefit in retaining separate intercom and home theater/audio system wiring loops within the house?
Can the intercom speakers' wiring loop become integrated to the Home Theater speaker loop? (for example, to play music throughout the house.) Can this be done while retaining the intercom functionality through an updated interface?
Any idea what the model is on the intercom system?