Axis 2N Intercom Tested

By Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 08, 2018

Axis expanded its video intercom business buying Czech-based 2N in 2016. Despite competing against owner Axis' intercoms, 2N recently registered as more favored by integrators. 

This test expands IPVM's intercom test series including Zenitel's Vingtor-Stentofon, Axis door station and Hikvision's door station. We bought and tested 2N's Verso to see how it compares: 

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The unit we evaluated included an integrated day/night camera, mobile app, and 125 kHz card reader. We evaluated and tested the following:

  • System Strengths & Weaknesses
  • 2N's Software Client and Mobile App Functions
  • SIP Integration
  • Integrated Access Control
  • Audio Quality 
  • ONVIF Video Integration

Key ********

** *** *****, **'* Verso ****** ******** **** several ****:

  • ** ***** ******-******** ******: *** ** *** biggest ********** ** ** is *** ****** ***** no ****** **** ******* or ****** ** ******* calls, ******* ******** ******* of **** ** ***-**** software *******/**** ******* ********* additional ******** *********.
  • ********** ****** *******: ****** ***** ********* that ******* ****** ******* simply ** ******** ******* output ******* ** ******* strikes, ** ******** ******** user *********, ****, ** issued ***** ** ******** access **** ************* *** ********* ******* ***** ******* ****** access ******.
  • *** *************: **'* ******** ******** can ** ***** ********** by ********* *** ******'* IP *******, ******* ** requiring * ****** ** separate ******** ************. ****** incumbents **** *******, **'* onboard *** ****** ****** mirrors ******* ************* ** typical ** *******.
  • ******** *** ***********: *** **** ********* 2N **** ****-***** *** ********* **** **** **'* cloud-based *** *******,**** ****** *****. ** **** *****, all ******** ********** *** SIP ** ********.

*******, ***** *** **** weaknesses **** ********* * generally **** ******** ******:

  • ************ ******* ***** *****: *************, **'* *********** was ********* ****** ** distorted ***** **** ***** the *****/****** *******. ***** dialog *** **************, *** audio ******* *** ************ choppy *** ********* ** some ****** ***** ********** of ***** *** ******* segregation ** ******* **************. **** factor *** ******* **** two ********* ********: **** AT&T *** ******* **** tested.
  • ******** ********: ****** **** ******** systems ***** ************ *** single *****, **'* ***** is *********** ** ********* pieces **** **** ** ordered *** **** ********* separately. ** ***** ** not ****** '**** *** play' *** ***-********** ** required.
  • ***** *******: *** *****'* ******* output ****** ** ******* by ** *******. ** our *******, ******* *** the ****-******* ***** ** difficult ** ******* **** and ***** ************.
  • **** ********* **** ****: ** *******, ** is ****** ******* *** high-end ** ********* *** Verso ** ****** ~$*** more **** *** ******* comparable**** *****-*.

2N *******

*** **** ***** ******* has * ****** ***** of $*,*** ********* **** (******* not ******) ** ** Eye ******** ********. ********** modules, **** **** ****** expanders ** **** ******* run ~$*** ****. *** mobile ***** ** ****** Video *** ** ~$*.** per ****** *** ***** after *** ***** **** month.

** ** ********* *** distribution *** ******, ***** the **** ******** ** Axis.

Assembly ******** *** ******* ******

*** ** *** ******* physical ************ *** ******** differences ** ** ***** versus *********** ** **** rather **** * ****** SKU, ***** ** *********** and ******** ** ******** pieces. *** ****** ***** required ******** ***** ********* parts **** ******** * single **** *******:

2n verso build modules

*****'* ****** ******* ******** modules *** **** ******** bases ** ** ****** together **** * ****** door-station.** ****** **+ *************** Verso *********** *** **** *** same **** ** **** door-stations *** ** ********** by ********** *******, *******, or **** ****** ************:

** ***** ** ***** the ***** ********** *** modularity ***** *** ******** and ********** *******, *** they ********* ** ****** they ***** ************* ***** and **** ********* ***** kits ** *** **** common **************:

***** *** ******** ************ to ** ******* ******** for *** ******** ** design * ********** **** and ** *****. ** have ********* *** *** different ******* *** ********* doors ** *** **** facility. ** ** **** a *** ************ ***** walks ******* ******* *** SKU ****** *** ******* the ***. ** ********, some ** *** ************ offer * ***-******** ******* as * ***** ***.

Physical ********

** ******* *** *****'* modular ************, ***** *******, tamper ****** *********, *** wiring ******* ****** ** this *****:

*** ****** ***** **** 802.3af *** ** ***** the ********** *** * 480 ** *** ***/***** camera *** ** ******** functions. *** **** **** connected **** **** ****** ********** *** ****** ***** PoE ***** ***** ****** by *** ********.

Making * ****

** *** ***** *****, we **** * ******* call *** ****** **** trigger. *** *** ****** the ***** ***** ************ choppy ** *** ******* with *** ****** *** service:

** *******, *** ***** distortion *** ********, *** only **** ***** ********* 2N's ***** *** ****** Video *******. ***** ******* calling ***** **'* ** Eye ******* ******* *** not **** *** **** issues.

IP *** ******** *****

*** *** ********, ***** door-stations **** ******* ** connected ** ************, **'* ** *** **** ***** ****** ** used **** ******** *** software ** ***** ***** and ****** **** ******** from * ***-** ******:

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*** ******* '***** ******' 2N ***** ******* **** a ****** **** ** a ***** **** ** guard *******, **** ****** is *** ******** ****** of ******** *** ******. Door ***** *** ** triggered *** * ****** on *** ****** ** via * ****** *********** on * **** *******. The ***** *** ******* offers *****, ***** *****.  

***** *** * ***, nor **** ** ****** any ***** ** *****, IP *** **** ******* users ** *** ***** from ********** ******** ******** ONVIF * ******* ** a ****** ****, ** relevant ***** **** ***-** cameras *** ** ********* in *** **** ***-**.

My2N/Mobile ***** ***

******* ****** ** ****** intercom ***** ** *** a ****** ****** ***/***** service ********** ****** *****. ** **** **** service ** *** '****** A ****' ******* *****.

**** **** ** ********* software ************* **** ** step ******* *** **** door-station *** *** ********* phones ** ******* ** a ***** ***** *** service:

** ******** ** ****** calling, * '****** *************' portal ** ********* ** access ***** *** ************* pages ** ****-******** ******** via *** *** ******. 

*** '****** *****' ******* is **** *** ** days, *** ******** * monthly ************ *********. ******* for *** ******* **** ~$2.50 *** ***** *** device ********* ***********, *******, ** intercom. ** ***** ** special ******* ** ********* for ********* **** **** than ** *****.

Verso ********** **** ******

*** **** ******** ** integrated *** *** ******. In ******** ** ****'***********' *******, *** **** ********** with ***** ******** ******* to **** ***** *** often ***** ******** **** before ******** * **********:

***** ******** ** ******* cards ****** * *** inches ** * ****** may **** ** ** trained ** ******** **** in ***** *** ***** to **** ** *****, physical ******* **** ** made.

** ******** ** *** 125 *** ******, ** offers **.** ***,***, *** ********** ** ****.  ** terms ** ********** *************,**** **.** *** ******* are *********, ******** ** ********* compatibility ** ******* ***** unencoded ***/*** ******* **** from *** ****** *******:

***-**** ******* ** *********** insecure, *** *** ******* data ** *** ********** will *** ** **** by **.

No ***** **********/ ***** ***** *******

** *****'* ***** **** not ******* ***** **********, and *** * ************* low-powered ** ****** *******. For **** ********** ************, neither ** ****** ** issue. *******, *** **** environments *** *** ***** power ***** ** * problem.

** ****** *** **** at *** ******* ***** levels, *** ~** ** background ***** *** *** too **** ** ***** out *** *******. *******, typical **** *** ******* noise ***** ** *****, and *** ** ** issue ** **** *********.

** ***** ** ***** the *********, *** **** responded:

** ** *** **** noise ************. ** **** differing ****** ** ******* power ********* ** *** model *** ****** ***********. The ** ***** *** example *** * *** speaker. ***** *** * 2W *******, *** ** find ** ****** ********** about *** ****** *****. It **** ******* ******** volume ******* *** *** can ****** ****** ******* the ****** **** *******.

*********** ** ******** **** other ******** ***** **** Verso (**:** ** *****) *** ****** ****** in ***** ************.

ONVIF *****

****** ***** ********* **** Zentel ** *******, **'* video ******* ******* * ****************** ** ** ** recorded ** ***** ** 3rd ***** ***** ** NVRs:

** *** ****, ** added *****'* ****** ** Exacq *** ***** ******** based ****** ********* *** not ****, ***** ******** as * ** *** X *** ****** *** recorded ** ******* ** other ***** *******.

Instruction ** ***** ***** ******

** **** *****, ** uses ** ***** ** link **** **-***** ************ for ******* *** *************. However, ** **** ***** those ***** *** ******, like *** ***** *******:

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*** ******** ******* ************ are ********* ********** *** minimize ******* *******, ** the *** ********** *** valuable. *******, *** ****** links ********* ********* ** Codes *** ************ ******* other ******** ** ****** instructions ***** ** * showstopper *** **** *********** installers.

Axis ************ **** ** ***

** ** ********* **** national ************, ***** ******** ******** **** ***** ********, *** *** ***** is *** *********** *** promoted ** **** **** sales ******** *** ***********.  However, ** ***** ******** some ******* *******, ****** tech *** ******* *******, independently ******* ******* ***********. ***** ***** ** Europe, *** *******'* ** office ** ******* **** Axis ** *************.

Verso ******** ** **** & ********* **** ********

*** ******* ********* ** offers **** **** ** Hikvision **** ******** ** tightly ********** ****** *** door ******** **** *** potential *** *********** **** readers, *******, *** **** biometrics.

******* ** * ****** endpoint ****** ********** ** a ***, ***** ** a ***** *****-**** ******** system *** ***** ***** connections *** ** *** compatible. **** **** *** Hikvision **** ********, ** Verso *** ** ********** with ***, ****** ******** lower-resolution *******.

*******, ** ***** ** priced ********** ****** **** Axis *** *********, *** test **** ******* ~$*,*** running *****~$*** **** **** ************$*** **** **** ****.

Comments (35)

***** *** * *** neat ******** ** ****, but ** ****** ***** like * ********** ** mediocre *********** ****** ** into * ****** **** hardware **** ******.

*** *** **** ** purchase *** ***** ******* to *** ***** ************ to ****?

*** '****' *********** ********** ****, ***** ** a **** ***** ******* for *** *****, * believe. *********, * ***** license ** '****' ********* licenses **** ** ** purchased.

*****

** *** **** ** record *** ***** ** a ***, *** *** licence ** ******.  ** you **** **** ************ the **** ********* ** SIP ***** ** ***** it **** **** ****** through *** *****, ** not ******.

"************ ******* ***** *****: *************, **'* *********** was ********* ****** ** distorted ***** **** ***** the *****/****** *******. ***** dialog *** **************, *** audio ******* *** ************ choppy *** ********* ** some ****** ***** ********** of ***** *** ******* segregation ** ******* **************."

 

**** ** **** ** likely ** ** * cellular **** ***** ** the *** ******.  ** seems ****** ** *** in * ********* ** an ******* *** ****** or ********* **** ** control ****.

**** ****** *** ******* with *** ********* ********: both **&* *** ******* were ******.

*** *** ** *******, but ********* *********** ** not ********** ** *** company ** ******* **.

* *** **** ***** issues ** ****. *** sure ***** ** **** from. *** *** ******* from ** *** **** to ******** **** ** to ***** ***** ******. 

* **** *** **** the **** **** *** can ****** * "*****" of ****** ***** ** call **** *** ***** is ****** *****.

*** *** **** * call ** *** ****** at *** ***** **** and ** ** ****** switch ** * ***** of ****** ***** ******* any ****.

** ****** *** **** monthly **** *** ****. 

** **** **** ********** plans ** ******* *** internal ******? ********* **** **** stream *** ********** **** ***** H.264 *** *** *** stream *** ******** ***. 

* **** *** ** for ******** ** **** and ****** ****.  ******!

* *** ***** **** you ** *** ******** WDR.  ** **** ********* a ****** *******'*.  * love *** **** ********** with *** ****** *****'* but *** *** ** pretty ***.  ********** ** full ********.  *'* **** a ******** ** ****** given *** ******; ******** sooner ****** **** *****.  

***** *** **** **** *** this ******.

**** ****** ** ** context.

** ********* **** ****** 'non-CSN ****' ****** ***** can ** **** **** card ****** ******* ******** as '*******':

** ** **** * versions **** ***** **** ID **** *** ****** cards.****** ******* ****** ** “*******”**** ******* **** *** card **** ******** *** keys ** **** ******* sectors ** *** ****.

* **** ********* **** 2N ** *** ** it ** ******* **** is *** ***** ****** addition ** ** ******** SIP ******. 

** **** ***** *** kind ** *********** ** outside ****** *******? *'* curious ***** ***** **** but **** **** ** add ******* *** *** my *****. 

** *******, *** ****** is ********** ** *** integration ***'** *******. 

**** *********** *** ** done *** ***, ** that ** ***** *****. However,******/********** ****** ************* **** ******:

** *** ** **** Open ******* ***

****'* **** *'* ******* at *****. *** ** the ***********? **** ** play ****, *** *** most ****?

****** ****** ** ******* 125kHz **** ** *** equipment.

** ********* *** **** of **** ****** *** plan ** ******* ****** than ********* *** ******* you *** ******** **** read ***** ** * couple ****** ****** **** rubbing ** ***** ** the *****. ******* *** unused ******* **** ** MiFare, ******* *** ****** etc 

***** **** ** ****** under *** ******** *******, card ****** ******** * believe.

****'* ** *********** ***!  Thanks *** ******* **.

******* ** *******. ***** HD ***** *** **** way ** *** **** video ** *****. *** h264 ******* *** **/****.

 

**** *** ** ** OWNED ** ****, * though ***** **** ** 2005. *** **** ** are ******* ** ***** over *****.

 

***** *****’* **** ******** with *** *** **** station. 

 

**** ******* ** ** far *** ************ **** reality. ******* **** **** for * ****** *** 6 ******** ******* ***** the ******* ** ****** working ** ********. 

 

*** *** *** *** over ****** *** ** IP ******** *** **** they *** ** **** you *********** ********. **** will ** $*** *** MJPEG ***** *** ****** onvif ********. ** ****** knows *** ** ** their **** *** *********.

 

**** ****** ** ******* they ********* *****-* *** it *****’* **** **** Exacq ******. ** *****’* record ** ******.  *’* sure ***** *** ***** OnvifS ****** ******* **** and ** *** **** check *** *** *** never ******** ****** ********

 

****** ******* ******* ***** in ***** ** ** printed ** ** *** behind *******. **** **** ordering **** *********** *****. they ********** ***'* ******* any *** *** **** to *** *** ** on ***** *******.

******** ****'* ***** ** pay $****+ *** ** intercom *** **** **** dynamo ****** *** ** top.

***** **** ** *** a ******* ***** *** that ******* * ******* connection *** *** ** solo ** *****. 

 

*** *** ** ** firmware ******** ******, **** an ** ****.

******* *** ****** *** Solo *** **** ** update *** ******** ** the *** ****** **** an ** ****. **** make ** ****** ** deploy ** ******.

 

** **** *** ******* WITH **** ******* ** HURTS. * ***** ****** all ** ** ** i *****.

*******, **** ** ********* do *** *********?

***** ******** ******** * look ** *** ******** application. ** **** *** the ********* ************ *** and **** ** ***** future ********* ************ **** the **** *-* *****.

**** ***** * *** recommend * ********** ******** solution.

*’* ***** *** **** is * ** ********. It’s **** ** ******* as * ******* ***** a *** ***** ***** time.  ** ***’** **** this ****** ** ******* as * ***** ** experience *** ****** **** a ****** ** **-** units, **** *** ** two, **** ***’** ****** familiar **** *** ******* scenarios *** *** ** repeatably ********* *** **********.  Selecting * ********* **** (of ******** ********* ******) per *** ***** * lot ** ***** ****** it ****, *** **’* hard ** ******* * company ** **** ***** a **** ****** **** to **** * ****-******** comment.

*** ***, ***** ** useful *** ***********.

** *** ******** * great ******* *** *****. Light ***** ***** *******. I've **** *** **** this ******* *** ** least * ***** *** and *** *** *********** and ******* ** *** on * ****** ** as * ********** ******* is ****** ************. *** can *** *** *** want ***** ** ***** trash *** *** ****** give * ********** ******* that ****** **** *** 2N ******* ****. 

* ***** ***** *** SIP **** ** **** functional *** *** ** client ** ********** * plus. ** * **** used ****.

** ********** *** **** issues ***** *** ******* missed *** **** *** 2N *** ******* ** say ***** ***** ******. 

*** *** **, ** have **** *******, *********, aiphone *** ** *** IP ********* ** *** "GOTO" *********. ***** **** one ******* **** *** or **** ******* *** unit *** ***** *** we *****.

***** ** *** ****** for ********* ** *****, the ***** *** **** they **** **** *.*** in **.

 

** ***** ** **** the ******* ** * turd, **********, *********, ********* and * **** *** the ***** ** ***** crap.

 

*** *** ** ** firmware ******** ******, **** an ** ****.

 

******* *** ****** *** Solo *** **** ** update *** ******** ** the *** ****** **** an ** ****.  **** make ** ****** ** deploy ** ******.

 

** *** ** **** about **+ ** **** deployed ** * *** sites, ** *** *** like **** ** * first ****, ** ***'* know **** ** *** doing **********. **** *** all **** ******* ***** installing.

 

******* *** ****** ******** revision ***** *** ** card ****** ** ** more **** *** ***** onsite *******. *** ** do *** **** ***** for * ****** *********. It’s *** * ******** process *** **** ********** from ***** ************* *** sure. 

* *** ******* * support ***** ** *** of ***** **** **** week *** ***** ** confirm **** **** **** this *** ****. ***** 2N ********** **** ** that ***** *** **** and ******** ***** *** to ** ****** ******* from * ******* ****. under ***** ********* ** still *** ** ** onsite *** ******** *** firmware ****** ** *** unit. **** *** ** the ****** *****. 

*'** *** ** ** comment ** **** (**: local-only ** ******) *** follow ** **** **** they *****.

**** ** ***** **** 2n ******* *** *** will ****** ** **-**** SD */* ****** ** it ** * ******** "feature". **** *** **** resolved **** *** ****, with **** *** ****** Compact **** *** **** released ***** **** ** well *** ** ****** to ******* *** *** basic ****.

*****, *** *** ** my ********* ** * hours ****. ** **** already ******* ******* ******** to *** **** ** work. ** *** **** costly *** ******* ** update *** ***.

*** ******* *** *** not ******** ** ****** it ****** *****.

 

*** ** ***** **** spending *** **** $**** dollars **** *** ** the ******* *** * intercoms *** **** *******, then ********* **** ***** is * *** ****** fee *** ***** *** unit.  * ******** ******* have *** *** **** of * ******* ** this *** ********* ***** to *** ********, *** it *****.  **** ************* during *** ***** *******.

 

 

* **** ********** **** the ** ** *****.  I ***** **** ** add **** *** *** of *** ***** ******** of ***** ********* ** the ****** ** ******* features **** ******* **** SIP.  *** ** *** have ** ******** **** device ** ** ********* on **** *** ****** to ********* ** **** SIP ***** ******.  *** can **** ** ** like ***:**.*.*.**:*****.  **** ** great *** ***** *** pay *** ********* ** cloud ************.

*** ** **** ** intercoms ****** **** ********* ways ** *** ***** devices ***** ****** ******* to *** *********** ******* in **.

*** ******* (*********) ***** intercoms *** ***** ********* now. ** *** ****** them ** ******* ** March ******** ******* ***

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