2N: Take Security to Next Level With Today’s IP Intercoms

Today’s intercoms are now part of a well thought out security solution for school campuses, office and apartment buildings, and countless other facilities.

Axis Communications Business Development Manager for Intercoms Craig Szamania explains the vast potential of intercoms in the security market with SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine.

The technology and subsequent usage of intercoms has evolved quite a lot over the past several years and continues to drive change in the segment.

Once mainly used as simple convenience devices — to communicate, for example, with a family member in another part of your home — today’s intercoms are now part of a well thought out security solution for school campuses, office and apartment buildings, and countless other facilities.

What caused such a leap? The shift from analog, with its inherent limitations, to a networked digital system has made all the difference.

The analog technology of the past really limited a system’s functionality, interoperability and performance. But some of today’s network-based options, such as those offered by 2N, an Axis company, are based on an open architecture and comply with today’s standards such as open SIP and ONVIF. This means they can integrate with other, already-installed networked systems in a building or on a campus.

In addition, by picking the right hardware manufacturer, dealers and end users do not have to fear the high costs of new technology and the disruption of their business, or tenants in the case of a multidwelling unit (MDU).

For instance, 2N manufactures an LTE-based intercom for the MDU segment allowing for installation without the high cost or inconveniences of running new cabling throughout the building.

The intercom will simply call to a networked device in the apartment (such as an answering unit) connecting to the existing Internet service or to any smartphone or device via an app.

There are many new technologies that allow for simple, cost-effective solutions on the market today, choices that were not available in years past.

Every organization’s security needs and challenges are different. But with today’s network technology, you can take comfort knowing you can easily meet your customers’ needs with IP intercoms and take their security to the next level.

Business Development Manager for Intercoms, Axis Communications.

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