Note that this is our first test of a network video intercom. We'd be interested to hear what readers are using for future tests. We are tentatively planning on 2N (owned by Axis), possibly Aiphone or Commend.
Are there other options we're missing? Let us know below.
Commend is the most overly complicated product ever designed. Solid product, and once installed it works great but incredibly difficult to program/commission if doing anything slightly difficult. Customer support is nearly non-existent.
I have standardized on Axis A8105-E & A8004-VE enterprise wide. Most all of our Aiphone units at our main campuses have been replaced. In addition, Axis IP intercoms will be installed in all new projects going forward.
The SIP integration works perfectly and allows us to use the intercoms with our IP phone system.
I also worked with our integrator to standardize a configuration that integrates the A8004-VE with Lenel (requires the Axis A9801 Security Relay) to unlock a Lenel door remotely by pressing 9.
Unfortunately, we learned that we cannot do this with the A8105 but we do use them when an entry requires the smaller form factor.
In addition, we have upgraded our IP phones in key areas to include LCD displays. These units have the color LCD which allows the intercom video to be displayed on the phone.
If anyone is interested, I have the parts list and other requirements needed to integrate the larger A8004-VE with Lenel.
Either way, you cannot go wrong with these devices.
Looks like an issue with firmware 1.65.1. Mine has been working fine until tonight when I installed Axis Companion which upgraded the firmware from 1.58.3 to 1.65.1. I downgraded the firmware and camera connected without issue.
We install dial-up telephone entry intercom for multi-unit apartment buildings. Demand is growing for a competitively priced model that will (1) call resident cell phones, (2) automatically open an app on the cell phone that shows live video of a visitor at the entry door without answering the call, (3) allows audio communication with the visitor by answering the call, and (4) can trigger the door release during the call.
Butterfly and iDor offer a touch-screen solution, but at a significant premium over traditional dial-up intercom. Mircom claims their Nano will do the same for less, but problems with the their app have delayed the release here. We believe a model that is priced to compete with traditional dial-up will be well received.
Ethan....TOA Electronics recently introduced their SIP-compliant N-SP80 IP video intercom system at ISC West and InfoComm. The 1080p video is ONVIF and tested with several VMS platforms. Integrates with their N-8000 IP industrial intercom system. Mobile apps are free. Master monitor station can run Android apps. Heated back box, tamper detection, competitively priced. Suggest you add it to your list for testing.