Turning an IP Camera Into an Intercom

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 19, 2012

Several integrators have recently sent help requests looking for guidelines on using IP cameras as part of a single station intercom system. In this note, we examine one of those requests and provide our answer:

Problem Statement

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