Products that fall under the Security Intercom category provide highly reliable and redundant means of controlling, communicating, paging and archiving events and vital information. Not only do they offer convenience in identifying visitors but also allow an additional measure of safety and security in various environments.
Security Intercoms are specialized communications tools used to enhance security and life safety. Although any intercom provides an element of enhanced security wherever it is installed, the units on the market offer the enhanced communication reliability that is essential to security. These intercom products offer features that make them of particular value to security system designers and allow them to provide their customers with the most effective and comprehensive security management solution possible.
Intercom systems play a vital role in, and enhance the overall security of, any facility whether it is a single home, multiple occupancy, business, campus or multiple site/building enterprise. The systems available today allow the user to communicate with visitors, staff and security personnel. They provide varying degrees of integration between surveillance systems, access control systems, and other security/control and life safety subsystems.
The manufacturers and products presented in this month's focus are leading the way in security communications by adapting all the cutting edge technologies you see revolutionizing other segments of the security and IT industries. These products serve a diverse range of applications, from single residence to enterprise applications. Their scalable design and interfacing flexibility enable virtually unlimited expansion, communications options and exciting integration possibilities.
The security dealer/system integrator can choose an entry point, so to speak, in the security intercom market. It is not, after all, a separate entity. Rather it is an integral ingredient in security, just as is the cabling used to connect these devices.
By examining the sampling of products, you should get a better understanding of what is possible. Let them inspire you to be creative on your next challenging project.
Telephone Entry System
The 1802 can be ordered with memory options of 125, 500 or 1000 and, with all the advanced features that come standard with this unit, it offers an outstanding value for its remarkably low cost.
The 1802 is an ideal telephone entry system that is loaded with features and suited for applications that have limited space. It can be used in residential as well as commercial applications that do not require a directory, or in applications where a separate directory exist. Visitors are easily identified by voice communication and can be granted or denied access directly from a touch-tone telephone.
The system stores up to 125, 500 or 1000 telephone numbers (specify the
requirement when ordering) and offers full-duplex communication. An array of
options are available. For example, the DK1812-039 Video Adapter is a passive
video device with a female BNC connector that allows base band video to be
transmitted over regular telephone wire (UTP) for distances up to 3000 feet for
black and white video and up to 1400 feet for color. (One device required at the
camera end and one at the monitor end). Both the DK1812-130 CCTV color camera
and the DK1812-040 CCTV b/w camera can be mounted in the phone system and each
includes a camera power supply.
Video Door Phone
The design objectives were based on three Es: Easy to install, Easy to expand, and Easy to operate. The smart design and simple push button operation provides safety, convenience and peace of mind in a wide variety of residential, commercial or industrial applications.
Users can forward a call to system operators who carry cell phones or pagers, so a call will never go unanswered. The system also includes time-based forwarding, real time audio monitoring, data and voice recording and paging and it integrates with existing security and video surveillance equipment.
The AI-900 can support up to 4 master stations and 64 sub-stations from one exchange. With up to 16 exchanges the AI-900 can support 64 master stations and 1,024 sub-stations. The master stations can be a single line telephone with caller ID or the Aiphone AI- MS900 Master Station.
The AIPHONE AI-900 offers four sub stations to choose from: AI-RS150 Standard Indoor Sub station; AI-RS160 Indoor Vandal Resistant Sub station; AI-RS170 Outdoor Vandal Resistant Sub station; and AI-RS180 Outdoor Emergency Sub station.
Each sub station faceplate is made of brushed stainless steel and has a
vandal-resistant call button (except the AI-RS150), with optional LED/relay
Scalable Voice Communication System
The VS-900 integrates easily with access control and video surveillance equipment via a simple RS-232 communications protocol. Other features include telephone system integration, paging and external source distribution, event logging, and recording outputs. The VS-900 scalable architecture allows the most cost effective configuration for each application with easy expansion as the size of the facility grows. For additional information, visit www.toaelectronics.com.
Residential/Commercial Intercom System
Audio-Visual Emergency Call System
The HC345C addresses the needs of both residents and staff by combining ease of operation, accurate two-way voice communication, and an English language format prominently displayed on a high-resolution, compact CRT. The system also includes masters with keys that are colored and grouped accordingly for ease of operation, and the handset is an integral part of the master station.
The heart of the system is the Central Processing Equipment (CPE). Standard features include dual system networking between two CPE's, the capacity for 256 addressable stations, and a serial port for adding a printer or management system (NC386). Electronic supervision is provided through the polling of the system four times a second to verify proper system function and total system operation.
The CRT master station combination provides all programming capability necessary to assign room numbering, set room status, and carry on a two-way voice communication with the residents, while prominently displaying English language system information on a high-resolution CRT.
The master also incorporates function keys which allow the operator to dispatch administrators/staff to the location necessary. As an additional cost benefit, the HC345C has the ability to monitor ancillary devices such as smoke detectors, door contacts, and emergency pull cords.