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Answering unit by 2N upgraded into a surveillance device and control panel

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2N’s Indoor View, the company’s answering unit for high-end residential projects, has been updated to allow both surveillance functions as well as for it to be a control panel in home automation systems. The upgrade is intended to meet the demands of people living in luxury properties and their changing security requirements.

Residents of luxury buildings have had to prioritise home security and convenience and recent technological advancements have increased calls from homeowners to integrate smart devices in a way that can deliver both.

2N’s new firmware is a response to that demand, enhancing the 2N Indoor View in three ways:

  1. Up to four IP cameras can now be connected to the answering unit: These IP cameras do not need to be connected to the intercom – they only need to be in the same local network as the answering unit. In this way, the resident can use the 2N Indoor View’s 7” colour touchscreen display inside their home to see what is going on in the hallway, behind the house or in the garage.
  2. Photos are taken from each intercom call – including missed calls: The 2N Indoor View automatically captures snapshots from each call – including missed calls – and adds them to the call log. The unit takes more than one picture in case the person at the door has turned sideways or had their hand in front of the camera at the key moment.
  3. The unit can act as the home automation control panel: HTTP commands can now be sent from the 2N Indoor View, meaning that it is possible to control home automation functions – such as turning on the lights, opening the blinds and calling the lift – directly from the answering unit.

Michal Kratochvíl, CEO of 2N Telekomunikace, said: “We know from residents in luxury properties that they want their smart devices to give them enhanced security and convenience and that they have no patience with products that don’t work well together. This upgrade has met those needs both by turning the 2N Indoor View into a surveillance device and by putting at the heart of the smart home ecosystem.”

For more information, visit: www.2n.com