The intercom in my condominium unit (that I own) works well, but is horribly loud. I understand this can be a boon so that I never miss a buzz, but my unit is small enough that the volume cannot be justified. There is no built in volume control.
Since I own my apartment, and we are self-managed, I cannot call a landlord. Perhaps I could call a maintenance company to install a different panel, but in my Googling, I cannot find replacement panels with volume control knobs, so I'm not sure that would help.
The manufacturer of my intercom panel does not seem to actively promote/advertise their intercom products, so I worry there's no obvious replacement.
I don't want to remove the buzzer completely, or add any glue to dampen the volume. I was hoping I could add a potentiometer or some other device to decrease the volume, but it seems a potentionmeter may be discouraged for this scenario.
Is there any simple solution here? Install a lower capacity speaker? Some sort of resistor that could be installed to decrease the volume? An alternative sort of intercom panel I haven't yet found online?