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Comelit demonstrates enhancements of ViP door entry and SimpleHome home automation systems at Old Trafford

Published on 10 December, 2015
Comelit has developed a comprehensive home automation system called SimpleHome
Comelit executives showed delegates at the event how a ViP installation can have an unlimited number of stations

Last month, Comelit invited installers, consultants and specifiers to a seminar about enhancements to its ViP door entry and SimpleHome home automation systems. The event was held at Old Trafford, Manchester, and included a tour of the iconic football stadium.

ViP is a market-leading audio/video IP door entry and resident information solution that exploits a peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture. As ViP is not server-based, it also avoids any single point of failure. The system uses Cat5e or higher and frequently forms part of a site’s existing structured cabling, thereby minimising installation time and producing a green solution.

Comelit executives showed delegates at the event how a ViP installation can have an unlimited number of stations (entrance panels and internal units). They also demonstrated how installers can perform system configuration, monitoring and maintenance from a remote base through ViP’s Gateways, switchboard and Call Log Client. Integrators who had previously used the Comelit concierge unit at their sites were invited to test the new virtual concierge, which features intelligent alarm management and call queuing.

Off-site control with Apps

The seminar content stressed that Comelit products empower users by allowing them to monitor their visitors and even grant access by viewing entry panels from Android or Apple apps on their smartphones and tablets. This can be achieved through Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G.

The speakers underlined that installer convenience is essential for Comelit. Its Multi-User Gateway means multiple apartments within a building can be connected, with no need for additional cabling. Where an installer wants to mix and match from different vendors, ViP can interface with Crestron/AMX etc. Integration with third-party phone systems is achieved through an IP PBX interface.

Enhancing lifestyles

Comelit has developed a comprehensive home automation system called SimpleHome. SimpleHome allows customers to make sure that domestic devices adapt to their lifestyles. An Icona door entry monitor in their apartment provides sophisticated door entry features. The monitor’s touchscreen technology also allows residents to automate and pre-programme multiple domestic devices and, as with ViP, SimpleHome gives users options for remote management using smart devices.

SimpleHome can be adjusted to meet both site-wide requirements and individual resident preferences. Power usage can be fine-tuned in many ways (notably with lighting management) and simulated occupation is an interesting option when residents are away from home.

Jeremy King, National Specification Manager, Comelit UK, said: “This annual event briefs clients on developments in our continually evolving full-IP door entry system, ViP, and the way our SimpleHome product enhances users’ lifestyles.”

He continued: “Guests really enjoyed the tour of the football stadium. Our trophy cabinet may not be quite as full as Manchester United’s yet, but Comelit has already won the Merlion Award and a Red Dot Award for product design.”

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