The rest of us got long used to the colored intercoms that have taken confidently the place of the black-and-white one in recent years. At the moment individual video intercoms are basically intended for recognition of a visitor (or just to see what is going on at the front door), and if it is necessary for communicating with him or even opening the door.
We are also aware of multi apartment intercoms with audio handsets to prevent the entrance of outsiders in the house. Sure enough, we all know that it is quite easy to entry the front door without a key and code – there are lots of existing variants.
But hardly anyone knows about one more type of intercom systems – IP intercoms. I would like to tell you about these devices in this article and explain why are they better than analog one?
We will examine this system using IP intercoms of the company BAS-IP as an example.
In this article we will examine the main differences between IP intercoms and analog one.
So, what are the differences between them? First of all, you should turn attention to its functionality. The quantity of additional functions is not large in analog, and the functionality of IP intercoms is much better. BAS-IP video intercom can be used as a photo frames, delighting the eye with pleasing memories. You can also watch films and listen to music with its help.
Video intercom control is made not with a help of mechanical keys, as in some analog one, and even not due to the touch keys (although this is possible as an additional option), – all video intercoms BAS-IP have touch screens.
Almost each model has the integrated video camera, which is to say that intercoms have video intercom function. You can communicate with neighbors, seeing each other. It is clear, that if you don’t want someone to see you, you can switch off this function during the call by pressing the button.
One of the peculiarities of IP intercoms BAS-IP is that you can fully control the system from a mobile phone (Android or iPhone).
The second features are the exclusivity and appearance. The monitors will match any design of your apartment of house. The video intercom BAS-IP AS-10 will be suitable for modern design. It has 10-inches screen and black glossy case, and will be a perfect supplement to a modern design of the apartment or house. AL-09 will perfectly fit the classical design. This is a 10-inches video intercom in the case from genuine leather.
Each video intercom BAS-IP is equipped with a SD-slot that is why you can easily update the firmware of the intercom, adding new functions.
In the same way, the system Smart Home can be based on the intercoms BAS-IP. It is made by the help of special additional modules. After connection it is possible to control the light, conditioning, curtains throughout the apartment, as well as call an elevator. You can set individual scenarios. For example, in the mode «Home» the light will switch on in the hall, sala and kitchen, the curtains will open and the air conditioning equipment will turn on. But when you activate the mode «Sleep», all the curtains will close, the air conditioners will turn off (except those which are in the bedroom), and the night lightning will turn on all over the place. These modes can be set according to your demands.
As you can see, multifunctional IP video intercom is a great alternative to the «boring» colored monitor, because it will cope not only with all «intercom duties» without undue efforts, but also with multimedia functions, as well as with automation control.