IP intercom systems are able to distribute audio and video signals over a computer network within an apartment building or office. The intercom system functions much like any other computer operating on a local area network, which provides for flexibility. If you have multiple locations in different buildings, this type of system can provide for maximum connectivity and reach.
So how does this work? The system is connected to a web-based server that can be easily accessed from anywhere via a computer or mobile device. The system allows users to interact with a secure area from afar, making it possible to control who gains access to a space without needing to come face to face or even be in the same region as a visitor. IP systems maintain the common features of a traditional intercom with the added ability to grant access, restrict access, communicate and verify identity – all remotely.
IP intercoms are becoming very popular within homes, businesses and public building sectors. In a residential capacity, IP intercoms facilitate access to family members who have forgotten a key or a service worker who is visiting the home. This feature is of interest to business owners who frequently have to visit office and retail locations in order to grant access to janitors and other maintenance personnel.
IP intercoms are also being embraced by many school districts in the wake of ever increasing security concerns within schools. By connecting all security systems and locks to one central cloud-based control panel, school officials have the ability to lock all doors in a building or an entire district with the click of one button.