Aiphone, an international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announced its JP Series and GT Series video intercoms have been chosen by the Army Corps of Engineers to protect military recruiting centres across the United States.
Military officials made the decision to keep recruitment centre entries locked throughout the day following the 2015 shooting deaths of five military personnel at Chattanooga, Tennessee, recruitment and reserve centres. The JP Series video intercoms will act as a video doorbell at single office recruitment centres. The GT Series will be installed at centres serving multiple military branches.
To access a centre, visitors push an exterior unit button initiating a call to a station inside the centre. There, recruitment officers use an embedded 170-degee pan-tilt-zoom video camera to clearly identify visitors. An audio intercom allows two-way conversations. A one-touch door release on the interior station unlocks the door once visitors are approved for entry.
JP Series and GT Series video intercoms
Interior stations provide either a 7- or 3.5-inch LCD screen delivering sharp colour images. A simple control adjusts the camera position as needed to provide greater detail. The JP Series and GT Series provide hands-free communication once a door call is answered. An optional handset is available if privacy is required. Stations can also record images and conversations for later review.
“Using Aiphone intercoms, recruiters now can clearly see and speak with visitors before allowing them access”
Bruce Czerwinski, U.S. General Sales Manager for Aiphone, said the video intercoms will allow military recruiters to control who enters the centres.
Single-user entry applications
“Using Aiphone intercoms, recruiters now can clearly see and speak with visitors before allowing them access,” he said. “If there is any doubt about a visitor’s intentions, the door stays locked.”
Aiphone’s JP Series video intercoms are ideal for single-user entry applications, such schools and homes. The GT Series provides multi-tenant entry security for apartment, office and mixed-use buildings, high-rise complexes, dormitories, and assisted living communities.