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Is it possible to have some sort of intercom system over CAT5 cabling and does it need to be separate from the lines used for the internet? Would like to setup an intercom to 4 rooms that are pre-wires with CAT5. Only other option would be some sort of wireless system I'm guessing?
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Is it possible to have some sort of intercom system over CAT5 cabling...
Yes, there are products available for that.
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...does it need to be separate from the lines used for the internet?
Yes, AFAIK.
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Most intercoms connect to each other using category cable. Some use the LAN to communicate (IP intercoms), and some do not.

Not everything using category cable is on a LAN. It's a multipurpose cable.

Google 'IP intercom' if you want them to communicate with each other over your home network. Google 'intercom' if you do not.

OnQ makes some nice looking intercoms that connect to each other with category cable, but are not networked on the home LAN.

If you have category cables run to your intercom locations, you can use either IP or non-IP intercoms, since both (usually) use category cable.

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...IP intercoms...
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