Modern person cannot imagine life without intercom systems that have become an integral part of our lives in recent years. Developing from the simple black-and-white models to the colored one, the intercoms have evolved in a new formation under increased demands of the consumers – IP intercom systems with a possibility to control the additional devices and to integrate it in the system “Smart Home”.
In the beginning the intercoms were used for making audio connection with a visitor, whereupon the functionality of devices has expanded to the possibility to see a visitor and to open the door lock remotely, but present-day wishes of modern user have significantly increased. Now each of us wants to refine operation of the equipment at home or in the office, so that all devices bend our pace of living, making it easier. IR remote control panel, time-out timer for equipment, washing machines that give guidelines for washing, shower-rooms with integrated CD-players, dishwashers, coffeemakers and other devices help to save our time and energy every day.
Sure enough, all over the world all companies continue to improve their equipment, adding innovative functional capabilities. And here we should mention home automatics control devices, thanks to which our home can become «smart».
What is the system «Smart home» and how can you create it at home?
First of all, it should be mentioned, that the system «Smart home» – this is smart complex, which gives us possibility to control effectively our flat, country house or office without time and money expenses. Due to this system you will reach maximum level of comfort and safety in your house.
Using specially designed modules you can control the light, curtains, air conditioning, elevators and devices with IR management port (TV, DVD and etc).
What are the advantages?
First of all, using the system «Smart home» you can save your money. The system undertakes the light and conditioning control. Leaving the house and switching on one of the scenarios (for example, «Nobody is at home»), the system will automatically switch everything off at home. That is why it is impossible to forget to turn something off at home.
Secondly, all switches situated in the flat, home or office will be controlled by the help of one device – internal monitor, smart phone or tablet.
And, of course, you can set light control scenarios. For example, on a sunny day you will be able to shut down the curtains, and in the evening you can open them and turn on the light where you are.
On top of that, using this system you can also control the microclimate in your house. This will not only save the electric energy, but also receive the temperature at home that suits you whatever the weather and the season are.
Sure enough, this system will suit to those, who need comfort and peace every evening after hard business hours. Coming home, you can switch all devices by pressing one button. And there will be no need for a large amount of panels anymore, which you should often search all over apartment.
Among the companies working in the development of this equipment, one of the pride places is taken by the international company BAS-IP (www.bas-ip.ru), which has been operating in the field of IP intercom systems since 2008. If initially technologies «Smart home» were developed to assure comfort, due to the devices BAS-IP your house becomes really «smart» and secure.
BAS-IP offers home automation control modules, so we would like to pay more attention to it.
BAS-IP SH-62 – this is the light control module that regulates switching on and off under the trigger principle by the four independent lightning channels. Up to 8 such modules can be connected to one monitor.
BAS-IP SH-63 – curtains control module for two unrelated curtains, which allows opening and closing them with a possibility of stopping at any position. You can connect up to 8 modules to one monitor.
Are you often late for work because your neighbor called the elevator at inappropriate time? You can remotely call the elevator to one of 16 floors due to the control module BAS-IP EVRC-16. The control is provided by the central controller unit of the elevator equipment or by means of the connection with the mounting block of call buttons.
And the module SH-67 can deal with any device with IR control module. DVD-player, TV, stereo or air conditioning – you can control everything easily.
As you can see, it is easy to create the system «Smart home». Of course, you can use not all proposed modules. For example, you can use only light and curtains control modules. It’s up to you to choose, having guided by your wishes and budget.
Furthermore, the company offers wide range of up-to-date IP video intercoms that allow:
1. Using of traditional functions of the video intercom;
2. Arranging of personal and centralized video surveillance system;
3. Control access functions;
4. Creating a comfortable living environment – «Smart home»;
5. Connecting of security alarm and technologic detectors – creating of secure living environment;
6. Monitoring of remote facilities;
7. Arranging of the centralized groups of distributed objects;
8. Creating the unified information environment for exchange and receiving both personal and centralized information;
9. In case of emergency conditions it is possible to use IP video intercom systems as a LAS (local alarm system)
10. Integration of the outdoor panel cameras in the video surveillance system.
To sum up, IP video intercom systems became the necessary equipment in the life of every person that wants not only to protect own house, but to create the comfort living environment in it. You can reach this goal with a help of the system «Smart home».