An IP/SIP intercom system can be simple or surprisingly complex. What can be limited and what should not be neglected: information from industry experts.
Digital technologies are rapidly penetrating all areas of our lives. Analog intercoms and other intercoms do not meet the requirements of modern consumers for a long time. They are being replaced by more functional and sometimes more secure technical solutions. Moreover, their cost is actively reduced every year. Very often, everything new, including promising technological innovations, causes distrust or at first scares the user away with its apparent complexity. Very soon, the decision takes root, and we all think together: “How did we manage without it before?”.
Today we will try to clarify one of such innovative areas as IP / SIP intercom, and also answer the main questions faced by owners of country houses who have turned their eyes toward such a solution:
- What is IP intercom and what are its benefits?
- What should be included in an IP/SIP intercom package?
Completely replacing the functions of classic analog intercoms (in the face of the well-known audio and video intercom), IP intercoms are used to transmit voice and video over local computer networks and the Internet. At the same time, they are able to become part of the modern telecommunications space, starting from the level of a computer network inside the house and further up to city-wide networks. As a result, the owner of such a system receives a fundamentally different level of opportunities and comfortable “chips”.
A modern IP intercom system is most often represented by two main types of equipment:
- Calling panels with camera, i.e. those that are installed on the door, gate or entrance. They are single-subscriber and multi-subscriber.
- In-house video intercoms – these devices are installed inside the house and are designed to receive video or audio calls from the panel on the gate or gate. Let’s make a reservation right away that both a smartphone and any IP phone can play the role of a subscriber device in the case of a normal IP intercom.
This is a certain minimum set that will allow us to call the subscriber and answer the call. Moreover, the concept of territorial restrictions in IP intercom simply does not exist. The call panel can stand in one city, and the IP monitor in another, and this will not affect the quality of work in any way if the Internet channel has sufficient bandwidth.