2N IP Intercom Scenarios

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IP video doorbell for the home

With home automation becoming increasingly popular, IP door entry systems can become an integral part of a homes’ security system and play a part in smarter access control. Using IP Door Intercoms, visitor calls can be routed and answered on cordless phones, IP phones and or a standard iPad or iPhone. Calls can even be answered when you are out and about via a smart phone connected to the internet so that even when you are away you can see, speak and decide whether to grant access to your visitor.

Important features to consider:

  • Camera
  • Single button units
  • Soft phone application for smart phones / tablets (iPhone, iPad and Android devices)
  • Security Relay

homes

IP video doorbell for multi-tenant housing

For multi-tenant housing from small-shared houses up to multi-storey apartment blocks tenants can be provided with a dedicated call button for their visitors to notify them of their arrival. With video entry, tenants will be more confident of their safety by being able to identify the visitor and choose whether to allow them entry or not. With IP technology it is also possible for calls from their door phone to be routed to their iPhone or iPad even if they are not at home. Should they wish, they are able to allow visitors access so long as they are connected to the internet.

Important features to consider:

  • Camera
  • Multiple buttons depending on the number of apartments
  • Soft phone application for smart phones / tablets (iPhone, iPad and Android devices)
  • Vandal resistant
  • Security Relay

homes

IP intercoms in the hospitals and other public building

With thousands of staff and members of the public having access to our hospitals on a daily basis it can be a difficult task to monitor and prevent access to certain areas. By installing IP Door entry systems it is now possible to secure many sensitive areas such as medicine stocks, medical records and staff areas whilst at the same time allowing management to provide immediate access to authorised personnel.

Importantly IP access systems can provide a cost-effective, scalable and reliable solution which are essential factors for large non-profit organisations.

Controlling access to the public may also be required in hospitals and other public buildings. And with a range of simple single button IP door entry units a member of staff will be able to grant access from their desk via their telephone keypad or computer. There are also various models with visual signalling alerts which are ideal for users that are hard of hearing ensuring they have the same smooth experience as other users.

Important features to consider

  • Staff areas:
    • High security
    • Access control via RFID or keypad entry
    • Attendance tracking / Time management systems to record all entry and exit of employees
    • Time restrictions
    • Authorisation restrictions to certain areas
  • Public areas:
    • Visual signals for those who are hard of hearing
education

IP intercoms for education institutions

Providing students with a safe and secure learning environment is essential and therefore restricting access to unauthorised persons is also essential. IP door entry systems are an ideal way of ensuring that all visitors are screened and unable to gain entry to school grounds without an authorised person granting them access via an IP phone or softphone on a PC. With the addition of either an RFID reader or keypad, staff are able to gain access and all staff movements can be recorded on a central management system.

For university campus’ access is often required for students round the clock, and with an IP access control system installed all movements are recorded eliminating the need for costly reception staff.

Important features to consider:

  • Secure entry to building or grounds
  • Central call point for reception
  • Additional buttons to direct calls to members of staff / department
  • Attendance tracking / time management systems to record all entry and exit
  • Access control via RFID or keypad entry
  • Time restrictions
  • Camera

businesses

IP intercoms for office buildings and businesses

For most office buildings there is a requirement to allow controlled access for authorised personnel as well as provide a professional greeting to visitors. In a managed office environment visitor calls may be directed to a central reception or direct to a specific company or department. By using an IP Door entry system companies are now able to utilise their existing IP network infrastructure and provide a quick response to visitor calls via either an IP phone, Softphone on a PC or a mobile.

In addition to the normal access control, IP Door Entry systems can also be used for personnel time management and monitoring. By installing either an RFID reader or keypad personnel movement data can be stored on a central management system.

Importantly these door entry systems can be connected to both existing IP telephony systems or a hosted telephony service provider.

Important features to consider:

  • Secure entry to building
  • Central call point for reception
  • Dedicated call button for each company
  • Attendance tracking / time management system for employees
  • Time restrictions
  • Camera
  • Access control via RFID or keypad entry
  • Giving visitors a professional welcome

highways

IP intercoms on the highway

Highways are one of the unique environments where IP door entry devices can be installed not for the traditional means of access but for simple emergency point-to-point calling. And with them being outside and exposed to the elements units will need to withstand extreme temperatures, rain and possibly vandalism. Therefore the units will need to be extremely robust, highly visible and simple to use.

The big advantage with IP intercoms for Highways is that they can be managed and configured remotely online. So should any technical problems arise they can be handled remotely from the office and without the need to send out an engineer to site.

Important features to consider:

  • SOS Communication
  • Weather proof
  • Protection from extreme temperatures
  • Vandal resistant
  • Highly visible
  • Giving visitors a professional welcome